Ignition switch connector

Tiny
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  • 2006 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
What is the best way to replace the ignition switch connector? Do I need to solder it or clamp it?
I know there is a bad connection there. Today check engine came on. Codes p0882, p0714, p0218 only show up in summer time.

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Sunday, June 24th, 2018 AT 7:36 PM

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Tiny
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Good morning again.

Solder and shrink wrap is the best way to ensure a good connection.

Are you replacing the pigtail or just one wire?

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Monday, June 25th, 2018 AT 5:14 AM
Tiny
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I am replacing the wire and the connector and pins.
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Monday, June 25th, 2018 AT 5:58 AM
Tiny
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Check and see if you can get a pigtail. That is a new connector and wires. All you have to do is solder and shrink wrap to the existing harness.

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Monday, June 25th, 2018 AT 6:05 AM
Tiny
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Yes, it is what I have. Thanks
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Monday, June 25th, 2018 AT 7:13 AM
Tiny
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Good deal. Make sure you shrink wrap the joint after you solder it. Butt connectors will not work. They will overheat from the current draw cause a voltage drop.

Once you are finished. Then drive it and see if any codes return.

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Monday, June 25th, 2018 AT 11:25 AM
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Okay, I will do.
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Monday, June 25th, 2018 AT 12:42 PM
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Oh, I forgot to tell you the PCM was replaced two years ago. The p0882 always triggers when starting this engine. Aka vehicle speed 0 mph. Also, I replaced filter and transmission oil two weeks ago. However, the codes were there before transmission fluid replacement.
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Monday, June 25th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM
Tiny
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Okay, let's cross that bridge after you replace the connector. You may have a voltage supply issue that is causing those codes.

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Monday, June 25th, 2018 AT 1:15 PM
Tiny
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I replaced the connector solder the wires and heat shrink them. P0218 came back I think not sure, only when the AC is on. When I turn the AC on I checked the coolant temperature with code reader it was 221 and kept climbing. I did not hear the high speed fan turns on. Only heard the fan running one speed.
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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 AT 12:43 PM
Tiny
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If you turn on the AC does the high speed work on the cooling fan?

Did you replace the thermostat?

Roy

P 218

P0218
Item Description
Symptom/DTC P0218
Descriptor
High Temperature Operation Activated
Probable Causes
Cooling System Operation
Operating in Limp-Home Mode
Torque Converter Clutch (TCC) Not Engaging Properly
Transmission Oil Cooler Plugged
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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 AT 1:06 PM
Tiny
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Yes, the fan turns on but does not seem it is high speed. I just jumped the fan pig tail. I jumped the middle pin ground with the right pin fan turned on. After jumped ground with left pin fan turned on, however they seems they are same speed.
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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 AT 1:16 PM
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Check the dark blue/orange wire for power. That is the high speed motor control. It comes for the TIPM. If it has power, then the fan motor is bad. If it does not then the TIPM is bad.

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 AT 1:20 PM
Tiny
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There are two relay on top of fan. When AC on both relays are closed. I guess the high speed in this car and fan is running I did not check yet at the fan harness if there are power in both wires.
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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 AT 3:41 PM
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Check the powers per the diagram I sent you and let me know.
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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 AT 3:46 PM
Tiny
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The car fan is 3 pins and the diagram has 4. Also, in the diagram is not showing relays which I have in car.
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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 AT 3:49 PM
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Are the colors right at the fan? The ground is the way it is mounted.

Is this a turbo or non turbo?

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 AT 4:05 PM
Tiny
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Non turbo. I cannot see the colors there are some burn marks.
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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 AT 4:06 PM
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Check the connector on the fan for any damaged or burned wires. Test the wire I told you for power.

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 AT 4:08 PM
Tiny
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There is burnt wire harness side not fan side they are thick wires.
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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 AT 4:10 PM
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Can you post a picture?

Did you check the voltage?

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 AT 4:12 PM

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