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Old 12-11-09, 11:02 PM   #1
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(ELECTRICAL) A source for Mazda style electrical connectors

I found a source for the Mazda style electrical connectors. I wanted something that was more professional looking, instead of your typical crimp on spade connectors.

The company is called Eastern Beaver. (http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/main.html) They mainly make wiring adapters for japanese bikes, but they also stock plain connectors. These connectors, the 0.250" Yazaki connectors are the same as the stock connectors Mazda uses on most anything on the car. They are also priced well, from 2$ to 5$ for a male and female plastic housing, as well as the required contacts. I am impressed by their quality. A direct link to the connectors: http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/El...onnectors.html

I was also happy with shipping prices. Parcels are shipped from Japan and arrive duty free in under two weeks. Impressive!

As I felt like taking a few pictures and its too cold to go outside, I went nuts taking pictures:

The mother load:
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One contact connector, as used on the low oil sensor. I used one of these to add in my sensor for my two stroke oil reservoir.
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Two contact. I used a pair of these to install my new speakers in the rear of the car, saving me from cutting the harness.
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Three contact:
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Four contact, as used in some of the stock switches.
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Six contact:
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Eight contact:
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Standard automotive 5 pin relay sockets:
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Beaver Power!
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Thanks for letting us know about this. Is there any special way to get the male/female spade connectors free from the plastic connects?
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this is def good news now i can repair the harnesses with new connectors when the old ones have disentegrated without butchering harnesses

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The US refence spec for these connectors are FastON 0.250 connectors from AMP, but almost no one in the US stocks the shells.

I was able to find a US source for the contacts a few months ago (DigiKey Corp.) so long as I was willing to buy qty 100, but being able to get shells is a marvelous advantage. Great news, Sarge!

Now I can get the 8-contact shell I need to clean up my power mirror retrofit!
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Now all we need is a source for appropriately coloured wire. I have never been able to find a place that can sell you a "blue wire with a yellow stripe" for example. I'd love to be able to completely re-do my wiring harness with brand new wires and connectors while my car is up on the rotisserie getting the paint/body work done, but I can't stand the idea of using generic single-coloured wire everywhere... because if I ever forgot something and needed to look it up in the wiring diagram, it wouldn't match!

At the very least I'll probably take my existing harness, clean and inspect the wires and replace any corroded connectors with these. It's a good start.

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Is there any special way to get the male/female spade connectors free from the plastic connects?
Yes, you need to use a contact extractor. For these connectors, its just a thin flat piece of metal that is inserted from the front of the connector. There is a small rectangular slot that you slide the metal in, which depresses the spring tab holding the terminal in. You can then pull out the terminal.

I personally use these:
http://www.princessauto.com/workshop...-removal-tools
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One other thing to note is that you need a proper crimper for these terminals. You want something made for non-insulated terminals. This kind rolls the four tabs to make a M sort of arrangement, with the tips of each tab bent into the wire. Something like this:
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Crimping-Crimp-T...item5884bff03a

Here is a Molex guide to good crimps:
http://www.molex.com/tnotes/crimp.html
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Now all we need is a source for appropriately coloured wire. I have never been able to find a place that can sell you a "blue wire with a yellow stripe" for example.
http://www.riwire.com/

It would appear that these guys have that and many others. Their prices seem really reasonable too. If I am reading the chart correctly, it would be $0.28 a foot, with a minimum of 10 feet.
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mazda also stocks some of these connectors, the catch is that the only place they listed the part numbers was in the 1997 service bulletin book, so its a secret.

but great find! yazaki IS the oem..
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the SB books have all kinds of little secrets in them.......... awesome finds guys Sgt Fox again this is awesome. Upon my return from Iraq(maybe before) I am going to take a trashed SA engine harness and clip the color samples and see if RI wire has those, we are then going to pull the appropriate connectors to build some new SA engine harnesses to replace the ones I have that are in bad shape
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Great find! thanks for sharing. Unfortunately for me I just shelled out a ton for "weathertite" connections.
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we are then going to pull the appropriate connectors to build some new SA engine harnesses to replace the ones I have that are in bad shape
That site also just carries the contacts. That way you can just remove your old contacts from the shells and reuse them.
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Yes these are very much the early style Mazda connectors. I recognize a lot of those from my series 4 FC--wiper, boost sensor, TPS, o2 sensor. By series 5 they started going with more rounded plugs made by AMP and Sumitomo. The FD's use more modern insulated connectors, again mostly from AMP and Sumitomo.


www.bmotorsports.com sells a lot of various electrical connectors as well, plus crimping tools. For instance they have a lot of injector connectors, and even have the connector for the stock FD boost control solenoids.
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this is one of the most useful threads ever made. i would have really loved to have had this information about 8 months ago (since i bought connectors from elsewhere), but better late than never.

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this is one of the most useful threads ever made. i would have really loved to have had this information about 8 months ago (since i bought connectors from elsewhere), but better late than never.

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May I ask where elsewhere was?
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IN just in case I ever need them. look great.
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