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Home >   How To >   How to Repair AC Parts >   Steps to Install a Lead Wire connector in a new AC Compressor

Steps to Install a Lead Wire connector in a new AC Compressor



Case 1:

 

Is the lead wire connector in your new AC compressor not the same as the original (previous) connector? Follow these simple steps to install it:


1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (negative polarity on most vehicles).

 

2. Reuse the original connector from the old compressor by using the connector parts provided in the service kit. Splice as shown in the following instructions:

 

Lead Wire Connectior    


Note: We suggest soldering all electrical connections and protecting them with shrink-wrap tubing.

 

Service Kit Components: (Appearance may differ)


Service Kit Components    


1. Butt Connector

2. Female terminal

3. Connector housing (Female)

4. Plug remover ring (This component is for speed sensor type only).

 

Warning: Make sure to match the original lead wire length when cutting and splicing the new connector.


Wiring Procedure:


Wiring Procedure    


Case 2:

 

When the original (old) compressor has a single lead wire plus a second wire ground, the new compressor is supplied with a replacement service kit as shown here.

 

Service Kit Components: (Appearance may differ)


Service Kit Components    


1. Disconnect battery ground cable (negative polarity on most vehicles),

 

2. Use the new lead and ground wire connector harness to replace the original connection set-up by following these simple steps:


Lead Wire Connectior    


Note: If the lead wire connector supplied on the new harness is different from the original, it can be modified as described in Case 1.

 

Warning: Secure any loose or hanging wires to prevent any damage.