BX wiring plug hairpins/locking wires

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BX wiring plug hairpins/locking wires

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Occasionally my low coolant light comes on because the plug doesn't actually always sit perfectly on the sensor and I noticed recently that it doesn't have that little locking wire/hairpin thing that many of the other plugs do.

Can I get the hairpin/wire somewhere? Should there be one there? Is it just a poor fit and there shouldn't actually be a wire there at all?

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Re: BX wiring plug hairpins/locking wires

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Can you cable tie it in place ? I usually leave those clips off to make it easier to get the connector off next time as they are such a fiddle to get at.
I might have one somewhere if you mean the sort of rectangular C shaped retaining wire for 2 pin connectors.
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Re: BX wiring plug hairpins/locking wires

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Here's the plug.
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I'm not 100% sure it actual does take a clip now I look at it in photographs, I just assumed it would when looking at it in person since a lot of the other plugs do too and it would definitely help keep it in place.

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That is not the type to have a retaining clip. You could retension/reform the connectors, thats polite for bend them a bit.
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Re: BX wiring plug hairpins/locking wires

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I have tried that to no avail, annoyingly. *sigh* cable ties it is then I suppose.