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Electrical Connection Issue

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The plug that goes into the left side of the multi function relay unit on my car appears to be worn. The car keeps shutting off (while idling or driving randomly) and I believe this connection might be losing contact and causing the fuel pump to shut off. I can wiggle it and the car starts again, and while driving if it shuts off the vibration from the car sometimes makes it come back on. This has forced me to park it for safety concerns now though. Does anyone know a way to fix this or where I can get this connection?
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You'll have to buy a new connector and most likely pins. Just hope that Lotus can sell it separately and that you won't have to buy the whole harness.
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You'll have to buy a new connector and most likely pins. Just hope that Lotus can sell it separately and that you won't have to buy the whole harness.
Do you happen to know the name of this connection or harness or where to find it?
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Shows cable, but the connector is not seen as separate.

1. How did that get eaten away?

2. I imagine any connector with the correct # of slots would do, assuming its good quality w/o extra resistance.

3. Call a dealer.
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DeRoure Ltd - Genuine Lotus Parts, Saab Parts, Porsche Parts, Morgan Parts, Subaru Parts

Shows cable, but the connector is not seen as separate.

1. How did that get eaten away?

2. I imagine any connector with the correct # of slots would do, assuming its good quality w/o extra resistance.

3. Call a dealer.
I don't know, it looks like a previous owner tampered with it before as one of the wires leading to the plug has heat tube shrunk around it.. very mysterious. Don't know why anyone would be messing with it unless they accidently cut it or yanked it while doing maintenance. The car is about to hit 100K miles so I was guessing if not that its just a long term thing that's gonna have to be replaced due to wear and tear from heat stress and vibration?? For now ive cleaned it with some crc and applied a little dielectric grease. Have to change oil and trans fluid so after that i'll take it to a local auto electric shop and see if they would take a look. Thanks for the link!
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