MAF Connector Replacement
The first step is to remove the orange seal inside the connector (which easily slips off) and to pull out the red retainer in the center of the connector — which is slightly more complicated. Using the picks mentioned in the introduction, take the straight pick and push it lightly against one of the little tabs on the retainer — which can be seen above the openings for the pins in the connector. Being sure not to mar anything, pry it towards you. There is a small sprung tab inside that will release under light pressure. If you want extra protection, you can try taping the pick, but it may not fit into the slots the tabs fit in. Photo: Ryan King, 2008.
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