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    Gold Connectors?

    Have quite a few of these........Pulled the pins out only the tips appear to be "gold colored"..........Can these just be thrown in with gold connectors or something else [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]



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    Looks like it might have been a chevy/GMC powertrain control module. Halfway decent PCB and some cast ali. It makes sense that they would gold plate the pins to discourage corrosion. It would cause all kinds of problems if those contacts got bad from being exposed to the elements.

    Maybe snip off the gold plated part ?

    Any chance that you could go for the better than scrap option ? The darn things can have a bit of core value if the boards aren't burnt, corroded, or stress cracked. Also ... they're useless if they've been in a flooded vehicle.

    Tested and tuned to the vehicle VIN # .... they can go for hundreds. Maybe you could contact a few on-line tuning shops to see if they would be interested ?

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    Unless you're bleeding them into a pretty large quantity of gold connectors I'd downgrade them if they came into our shop. Too much % weight with the cast Al and brass for us. Would put them in mid or low grade brass breakage.

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    Those particular connectors are a major pain! Pulling them out doesn't work every time. Also, it's all but impossible to snip off the plated portion. It's just to much energy expended with very little gain. I had some around for quite sometime before I finally just said the heck with it and threw them in my steel pile.


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