View Full Version : How do I pop wires out of Toyota plugs?

07-11-2013, 08:31 AM
Hopefully this question makes sense, I saw a thread a while back that showed how to do it but I can't find it.

Engine has been running weird lately (seemed like a vacuum leak) so I did a quick check today and found that both wires going into my VSV had broken off at the plug. I need to take the leftover pieces out in order to re-insert the wires. How do I release the wires?


07-12-2013, 01:33 AM
Exerpt from soemwhere on the web...

"I use a paper clip that is filed flat to look like a mini flathead screw driver. Reach in through the front above the pin hole and hold up the retaining plastic part, then pull out the pin."

Hope this helps.

07-12-2013, 05:00 AM
Or you can buy a proper remover for a couple bucks.

07-14-2013, 04:48 AM
Thanks for the replies guys.

I bought a couple of .110 22-20 gauge female quick connects and crimped those to the wires as a temporary fix (they fit right over the pins on the VSV).

Ill probably just use these until I can go to the junkyard and get the actual plug.

07-15-2013, 11:27 AM
The wiring manuals explain in great detail how to remove the pins.

And you can find removal tools for like $7.

Might be worth it to invest in some.......

07-15-2013, 12:30 PM
A small ice pick (sometimes sold as a "hook tool") works great, I picked up a set of four different angles from Lowes for like $5

07-15-2013, 02:59 PM
I have a set of fine flathead screwdrivers that do the job.

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