(Topic ID: 124495)

Burnt Plug Wire - Would it Cause Lights Being Out?

By scampcamp

4 years ago

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#1 4 years ago

I installed new lights in my Terminator 2 skull - eyes & they did not power on. There are some other lights that don't light up also. Would the burnted plug I pointed out in the photos be the issue? Thanks

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#2 4 years ago

Yes. You need new connector and new pins on the board.

If you haven't done board work, get help. Easy to lose through board continuity.

LTG : )™

#4 4 years ago

Thanks LTG.... I can figure out how to add a new plug but pins on a board? Not really. Does the board in this case always need new pins?

#6 4 years ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

I installed new lights in my Terminator 2 skull - eyes & they did not power on. There are some other lights that don't light up also. Would the burnted plug I pointed out in the photos be the issue? Thanks

No, that connector will not cause the eyes in the skull not to light. That connector is for GI lighting. That being said, that connector and associated pins needs to be repaired. When replacing the pins on the board, pay very careful attention to the traces on both sides of the board. The heat in that area (that caused the connector to burn) makes the traces very delicate, even though they are big...

After you replace the pins, you can use the table in the "On Board GI Problems" section of PinWiki to verify connectivity http://pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Williams_WPC#General_Illumination_Problems

For the skull lamps, try flipping the LEDs around in the socket (assuming you installed LEDs).

#7 4 years ago

Thanks.... do you know where I can send the board to have someone put new pins on?

#8 4 years ago

You could send the board to me PM me.

#9 4 years ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

do you know where I can send the board to have someone put new pins on?

If you get down to my business anytime, I'd put them in free for you.

LTG : )™

#10 4 years ago

LTG - PM sent

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#11 4 years ago

If I can't find my correct correct crimping tool for these connectors... would a plyers do the job?

#12 4 years ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

would a plyers do the job

Tough, but can be done.

LTG : )™

#13 4 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

Tough, but can be done.
LTG : )™

You'll pull all your hair out by the time you're done. You should be able to find a pair of wire strippers like this that will make it at least better than pliers.


#14 4 years ago

I replace them with IDCs personally...easier for me.

#15 4 years ago

I think I found the tool I was looking for. Is this it?

#17 4 years ago

Thanks again Lloyd !!

#18 4 years ago

There are 3 holes where 2 wires go in. Is this right? It's a big pain getting the connectors crimped. Practice makes perfect... Glad I have extras.

#19 4 years ago

Make a "Y", solder two wires to one, and then the one into the connector.

LTG : )

#20 4 years ago

If I went to Menards or Home Depot... what gauge wire would I need?

#21 4 years ago

18. Take a piece with and check.

LTG : )

#22 4 years ago

That's a good idea...

#23 4 years ago

Ok... I messed up & lost track of which wire goes where... Would someone please attach a picture of the connector & where the wires go/come from? Thanks soooooo much!

#25 4 years ago

Lloyd... PM sent

I meant the wires on the particular connector...

#27 4 years ago

thanks gcp & Lloyd. I opened my Funhouse & the connector & that photo from the website looks different.... to me anyways.

#28 4 years ago

Found this one on my HDD

#29 4 years ago

So... there are some of the same wires looping through different places on the connector? I'm looking at a Funhouse next to my T2... The connectors look different... I'm wondering if I'm over my head in this.

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#30 4 years ago

Take a close look at the picture Zaza posted. There are 4 yellow with white stripe and 3 solid yellow wires coming up in that bundle. Each wire of each color is electrically the same (multiple wires coming up from the 6.3v winding on the transformer) so you do not need to find the specific wire that was on each pin. Just match the colors to the correct pins on the connector as shown in Zaza's picture.

#31 4 years ago

The thing is... The connector I have doesn't let me use the same wire & have it go through 2 holes.

#32 4 years ago

That is why you take two wires. Solder to one wire. The two wires go to two spots on the connector. The one wire goes to the original wire that went to two spots.

That is why I posted earlier in this thread to make a "Y".

LTG : )

#33 4 years ago

It works!! Thanks again for your help!

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