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3 Prong Plug In Connector Replacement?

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I have a 2005 2000V pathfinder.  I noticed a few weeks ago that my automatic float on the bilge wasn't working.  The switch will turn it on and off but the float switch didn't come on with water in the hull.  I already corrected the water issue and started troubleshooting the float switch issue on saturday.  The wiring from the bilge comes up into a bundle directly below the hatch access.  I traced it out to a brown, three prong, plug in, waterproof connector.  When i opened the connector the float switch prong was corroded and broken off.  I assume that's where my issue is.  Where can i find a replacement plug in connector?  I did an internet search and haven't find anything that looks reliable yet.  Any ideas?

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They're called Deutsch connectors

https://www.amazon.com/Deutsch-Connector-Barrel-Style-Terminals/dp/B00D3RXBY4

They require a special crimp tool; their branded one is pretty pricey, but I've had good luck with the Chinese knockoff they sell all over the place

https://www.amazon.com/D-sub-Deutsch-Crimping-Tool-20-12/dp/B003U02C80

I keep a spare bilge pump and a couple spare bait pumps on board and already wired up with the connector. Makes swapping a pump a breeze, which can save a vacation or fishing trip.

 

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The connector is nice for the boat builder because they have the harness mass produced .i would simply cut the two wires from the connection and crimp solder and wrap them.

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3 hours ago, smilemaker said:

The connector is nice for the boat builder because they have the harness mass produced .i would simply cut the two wires from the connection and crimp solder and wrap them.

Dang beat me to it. I too would just make a water tight butt splice and call it a day

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