Pin drag tools
Two questions 1 where Can I find a good pin drag test set? Especially for the newer tiny Asian pins. 2 where in service information am I most likely to find pin size for most manufacturers
AESWave has a really nice set that a lot of people seem to love. There is something similar on Amazon but in an episode of Sean Tippings' Automotive Diagnostic Podcast one guest had mentioned the alternatives were not the same quality. Also with the AESWave set I believe you're able to get replacements if something happens to one where as cheaper sets that's highly unlikely.
Hi Joshua, 1.) I second AESWave for a pin test/probe set. 2.) As for size matching dimensions, that would be in manufacturers data or vehicle service information specific to a particular vehicle. From my experience it has been mostly a visual match and test fitting multiple same size pins in a connector to identify ones having trouble. For the tiny Asian pins you mentioned I have found…
Hi , terminal part # are sometimes listed in service info but often does not give the manufactor name, the electrical side of things can have a serious learning curve, the info is readly available, i checked the aeswave kit and i think its a good one. goodluck
Try jumperkits.com They are very inexpensive and have several good products to offer. I bought a set a few years ago and am very happy with them.
Stellantis/MOPAR is pretty easy connectors.dcctools.com/home.htm
Let me know what sizes you need! I may have them. I have .4mm .5mm .64mm .8mm and more
Also recommend the AESWave kit. Honestly can never have too many in my opinion. Here is another site I have order some from. checkitprobes.com
“2 where in service information am I most likely to find pin size for most manufacturers ” it varies highly by make model and year. If it's there at all, it will be with the connector views. Since you are typically looking for ONE female terminal, wallowed out, in a connector with many other terminals that exact size; once you have a kit, you would start small, and work up to find the one that…
I usually just jam a test light in it. Wiggle it around a bit and move on. Trying different sizes is for chumps.
Hi Eric, Can you explain further how this helps the situation and how this is a verifiable test method when working with small connector pins?
LOL Eric! Nice to see humor on here, Too many nerds most days. ;-)
Hi Geoff, I am wondering if all those years of instruction and tedious hard work were for nothing. This adds a whole new meaning to the “KISS” principle. I'm intrigued?
I'll add my vote for the AESWave kit. I have also used the Hyundai/KIA tool # … available from kiaspecialtools.com
Thank y’all for your input and advice going to go with AESWave kit. The second question answers give me research material for down time. Thank y’all again
Just get a welders torch tip cleaner tool will work on mostly anything.
This is a GM cheat sheet I put together
Please check your list, some of the sizes are incorrect! Here is the list that I have put together. Hope this helps.
Hi George, I am not aware of a EL…mm terminal The latest kit EL…A Has a -58 which is a .4mm round pin. It fits Mini50 (Molex) & Nano .50 (Tyco) which are .4x.5mm female terminals. Joe …
Joshua, I have the GM 35616 kits, Ford Rotunda kits, Jumperkits.com and also the AESWAVE kit. You can't go wrong with any of these items. I would recommend the AESWAVE kit due to pricing, product quality and customer support. An amazing group that will be there for you