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How to Secure 7-Way Wiring Harness to 7-Way Socket With Broken Locking Tab


I have a 2002 F150 that came with a factory 7 and 4 way setup. The connector to the bumper mounted seven way receptacle is coming loose because the plastic lock tab broke. Does this mean that I would have to replace the entire harness because the plastic lock tab fell out ? Thanks


Expert Reply:

If your 7-way harness' locking tab broke you could replace the wiring harness if you wanted to or you can simply snug it up with a zip tie.

I suggest that you disconnect the plug from the 7-way, clean the contacts as needed, apply a protective coating of dielectric grease # 11755 to block moisture and contaminants from entering and secure the harness to the 7-way with a zip tie, something like # 853-3194-02.

Wiring kits for your truck are linked, for reference.

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