Hello, I am attempting to repair a Taxi left-ramp lane switch. Instead of disassembling the ramps, etc., I removed the switch and was going to attempt to solder it in place. When working on one of the wires that had broken off the switch, the other one broke off too.
I started the process of cleaning up the contacts on the switch and was relatively successful with (what I am calling) the first connector, the one that doesn't have a diode going into it too.
The other connector with the diode I wasn't as successful removing the solder to get a clear hole to insert the wire back into and solder.
My question is this – would it be possible to use a female disconnect piece and crimp it to the wire and then insert over the connector instead of soldering?
One issue I think might pose a problem is the connector that also has a diode soldered into it; I'm not sure if this idea would work for that.
Otherwise, it seems like this would be an easier solution than monkeying with trying to solder over the playfield.
I am just taking a guess that this could be done, am new to pinball repair and would like to give it a shot if it will work.