The front door electrical connector on the Astra Mk5 H, is a rectangular multiplug. Is there a special technique for pulling it off. Are there clips which must be released first?

Any tips appreciated.

(I haven't uploaded a picture as I'd like a reply from someone who has experience of this connector, rather than people just guessing)

Edit... picture added. I figured it out, though guesses are welcome!

Astra H Door Multiplug

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    If I had the pic, I wouldn't need to guess. Commented May 13, 2016 at 16:59
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    Generally manufacturers don't like to put the door electrical connect in a wet zone. What I've seen is wiring harnesses with rubber / plastic overmold seals, with the hardshell plastic electrical connectors far removed from the door hinge area. Are you looking at a protective overmold seal? Another recommendation: purchase the service manual! They will have photos that apply to your vehicle.
    – zipzit
    Commented May 13, 2016 at 17:40
  • Maybe it's like what they do on Chrysler's now and there are actually multiple plugs with a rubber boot over the harness. The plugs are just held in place by a plastic carrier.
    – Ben
    Commented May 13, 2016 at 19:53
  • @Paulster2 Ok, so not posting the pic was laziness on my part, i admit it! But my point stands... if you see a pic and you've never got your hands on one of these connectors personally, then you're just guessing... which is exactly what I'll be doing later today with a variety of prying tools.
    – Greg Woods
    Commented May 14, 2016 at 14:42

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Pry up on top the center portion of the plug with a small screw driver and it will slide up and release the latch on the connector. Then the plug slides off.


Ben is correct, although I'd already figured it out by this point. This connector contains a weatherproof seal, which combined with the 34 pins would make it difficult to remove. So this plug cleverly has a clip whose main purpose is to evenly prise the plug out of it's socket as you slide it upwards. A very clever design.

Here it is released Astra H Door connector (released)

And the red-herring is the clip which keeps the rubber boot in place. Shown here unclipped enter image description here

Finally, I doubt there is anyone quite as stupid as me... but when you have to leave the car to go and get your multimeter - don't slam the door shut with the connector dangling loose. It won't end well!

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