How to disconnect wires from connector blocks?

Huw Powell audi at
Thu Feb 16 12:29:36 PST 2012

There is a special tool (or several, actually) that has a half dozen 
different terminal release bits sticking out of it.  Sorry, have no picture.

I used mine to build this:

It can also be done using a carefully ground-down small screwdriver. 
You basically need a thin, strong tip that is about 3/32" wide by 3/128" 
thick.  Or so.  Some styles of terminals are easier to remove than others.

On 2/16/2012 3:17 PM, Radek wrote:
> I've been trying to relay the headlights on a 88 90Q, using relays from my parts car, together with their respective connector blocks.  The idea is to place the relays inside, on the existing panel, away from the engine compartment, moisture, etc.
> However, I want to change some of the wires in the connector blocks for thicker ones.  To do this, I've been trying to pull wires out - I used small nails, pins etc. to unlatch the wires - without any success.  I'm talking about  connector blocks that have four (in this case) wires in them, all female fittings, that fit into a standard Audi relay with spade connectors. I don't want to destroy the plastic block, just to replace some of the wires that fit into it.  Is there a trick to it, or a special tool?
> Thanks.
> Radek.
> 88 90Q
> 91 V8Q 5-sp.
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