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> changing out turn signal boots, coupla questions...
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post Jan 25 2019, 11:32 PM
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I'm starting to put my car back together after painting it. I had a hard time getting one of the turn signal boots off. My questions are:

1. Do I need to take off the spade connectors? Seems like it would be easier to remove them and also to re-insert the wires back into the rubber boots.

2. Where can I get QUALITY 6.3mm Female Spade Crimp Terminal Connectors? Amazon has them for about $0.06 each, but the reviews are mixed. Some sites have them for about $0.25 EACH! Lowes/Home Dept do not have the type I need: the ones that have the wires crimped on with a special crimper, not smashed on with pliers. Look at your wire connections and you'll see what I'm talking about.
I'd like to find some sort of electrical supply place. I used to get this stuff at Radio Shack. Where is the new Radio Shack-like place to get electronic parts?

3. Is there a trick to cutting off/removing the rubber boots? Took me an hour off cutting with wire cutters, a razor knife, pliers, etc. I finally realized I could pull the wires thru the boot after dabbing a little lube (Tri-Flow) between the boot and the wires. Did I just answer my own question?

Thought I'd ask before going on. I still have to do the taillights and headlights.
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