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In the process of installing my AFE CAI, I decide to be lazy and pull the IAT sensor out with the connector still hooked up. Stupid move.

Have removed numerous sensors without the connector, but last night I just brain farted. Well I did'nt break the IAT sensor, but the black locking tab under the red locking sleeve to the connector. Now she won't stay put under normal driving unless I rig it for ugly. So it will cost me an extension cable from MPSC and either disassembly of the connector or splicing the new harness in.

Heed my ignorance and pull the connector. 1. Slide red locking tab away from IAT sensor. 2. Push down on black tab, while giving a slight push towards the IAT sensor. 3. Once the black tab is depressed, wiggle jiggle and she should come free.

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Randy
 

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That's a very common error. I read that a lot on here. I pried mine out with a set of machine screwdrivers.
 

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I broke the tab on mine as well, instead of taping it from the outside and making it ugly, I put a single piece of electrical tape around the plug part of the sensor and slid the connector over that. It makes it fit tight enough that it doesn't slide out.
 

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Me too. Got mine held together with a little sticky gorp. Works well actually and I don't need the tab...
 

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Wow, I thought I was the only one that has ever broken that connector! Glad to see I'm not alone. I bought the connector from the dealership for 12 bucks, one of these days I'll install it!:beerchug:
 

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Wow, I thought I was the only one that has ever broken that connector! Glad to see I'm not alone. I bought the connector from the dealership for 12 bucks, one of these days I'll install it!:beerchug:
instead of trying to pry my stock IAT sensor out... i cheated and purchased an extra one from my dealer for $28... no problems at all :D
 

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I too am a member of the 'I broke it' club. I tried everything to get my IAT sensor out without harming it, but in-the-end... it snapped in half. Fortunately, I had a second car and drove down to the dealership for a new IAT sensor. Cost me about $30.

I just should have left the original where it was and gotten a replacement in the beginning. It was so exasperating trying to pry the old one out only to have it break anyway.
 

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Great!!! Thanks guys... now I am feeling soooo left out here. I am going to go outside RIGHT NOW and break mine too so I can join the majority here!


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I cut the old tube and it came right out.
 

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The tab broke on mine just trying to disconnect it. I think the previous owner screwed with it. Better to blame him than admit guilt.

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This is the easiest most painless way to remove the IAT Sensor. Remove the hose clamps on the throttle body and what ever else to have the tube going into the throttle body to move around somewhat easily. Then, IAT sensor still attached, spray some WD-40 on the inside of the tube around the IAT sensor. Spin the sensor back and forth a few times to get the WD-40 on it and gentle pull. It should come out freely without any force.
 

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instead of trying to pry my stock IAT sensor out... i cheated and purchased an extra one from my dealer for $28... no problems at all :D
does anyone have the part # on hand for the sensor? I'm installing a CAI soon and am just going to install a new instead of trying to swap it into the new CAI!
 

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This is the easiest most painless way to remove the IAT Sensor. Remove the hose clamps on the throttle body and what ever else to have the tube going into the throttle body to move around somewhat easily. Then, IAT sensor still attached, spray some WD-40 on the inside of the tube around the IAT sensor. Spin the sensor back and forth a few times to get the WD-40 on it and gentle pull. It should come out freely without any force.
I removed the airtube as described and did the WD-40 trick and it worked to loosen it up, but it still wouldn't pull out. I slid in a narrow flat-blade screwdriver along the IAT from the outside and gently pryed the rubber sleeve of the opening up and over the inside ridge of the IAT on one side. I then simply rotated it out. No problem.
 

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I gotta say thanks for this post! I read it right before installing my CAI and it saved me from breaking my IAT, cause I'm a walking catastropy and I know had I not read this I would have snapped mine. What do I do normally when something doesnt work or come off easy...hit it harder...lol. But thanks to this thread I didn't...thanks alot!
 

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In the process of installing my AFE CAI, I decide to be lazy and pull the IAT sensor out with the connector still hooked up. Stupid move.

Have removed numerous sensors without the connector, but last night I just brain farted. Well I did'nt break the IAT sensor, but the black locking tab under the red locking sleeve to the connector. Now she won't stay put under normal driving unless I rig it for ugly. So it will cost me an extension cable from MPSC and either disassembly of the connector or splicing the new harness in.

Heed my ignorance and pull the connector. 1. Slide red locking tab away from IAT sensor. 2. Push down on black tab, while giving a slight push towards the IAT sensor. 3. Once the black tab is depressed, wiggle jiggle and she should come free.

Good luck.

Randy


Hey well hi and really nice that you have posted the process.its nice
 
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