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How to install an extra pin into a SMEC or SBEC 60 way connector in a cavity not populated from the factory.

Instructions Start by carefully prying out the red plastic inserts with a small flat screwdriver or knife, and then the gray plastic 60-way housing needs to be drilled out slowly with the right size drill bit. Obtain a pin and wire from a spare harness or at the local junkyard and insert it into the new hole from the wire side of the connector. A small nub of the gray plastic leftover from the drilling process should be pushed out, if it hasnt already fallen out. Reinsert the red piece and you are done. For the bootstrap (flash) wire on a SMEC, the pin needs to be added to cavity #11. The instructions below illustrate adding a pin to cavity #42. Please note the difference when you go to drill your 60way connector.

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1) Insert the screwdriver or knife here.

2) Pry a small amount at a time, until...

...the red piece is all the way out.

3) Get the spare pin from a junk harness plug.

4) Drill through the gray part from the harness side, but dont go too deep (please note - the pin being added below is pin #42, NOT #11). Push out the gray plastic nub thru the front side.

A) This is Pin 11 (used for bootstrapping/flashing a SMEC)

5) Insert the new pin all the way until it stops (it will click), then push the red piece back in.

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