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Lately my rear locker hasn't been locking, so after checking a few things like relays, plugs, etc...I pulled the diff cover and found a broken wire. I don't know what this piece where the wire goes is called. Can anybody tell me what it is, and if the harness or sensor, whatever it is, is replaceable without replacing the whole carrier or something crazy like that?
 

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Looks like it goes to the coil that energizes the locker. I installed Auburn electric lockers in my other truck, similar setup.
 

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Here's a better pic of what it should look like:
 

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Thanks. So, more than likely, that's not replaceable, but a part of the carrier, which us around a thousand bucks from Mopar?
 

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Thanks. So, more than likely, that's not replaceable, but a part of the carrier, which us around a thousand bucks from Mopar?
Before I pulled out my wallet to replace anything I think I would go grab my trusty soldering iron to see if I could solder that wire back on to that little nub of a wire I think I see poking up from the coil in your photo.

Perhaps pull the locker out, clean it off and see if you can pull that little nub of a wire up a little bit to have more of it to work with.
 

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I would also put some wire shrink tubing on it to cover it all if you are able to get it soldered. It looks like a little thin plastic tube that slides over the wire BEFORE your start and then you can shrink it around the wire with a heat gun when you are finished soldering.
 

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Well, I finally got the "Actuator Bracket" (as Mopar calls it, but it's just the anti rotation tab) in Thursday evening, and got out there and went to work Friday. First, I cleaned the area around the wiring with brake cleaner, and then I got to inspecting it a bit. The larger square piece that the wires attach to is hard plastic or some material, but if you get closer to where they actually exit the location, there is about a half inch thick piece if rubber that they run through. I figured what the hell, it's already screwed if I can't fix it, so I took a razor blade, and started on the edge of the rubber to make sure it was solid, which it was, so I moved closer and closer to the wires, trimming away the rubber, until I had it cut off flush with the hard plastic piece, and had a good half inch of wire showing. It turned out that both wires were broke, but one was hanging by the insulation, so I proceeded to strip & solder them back, shrunk the heat shrink wrap on them separately, and then took some black RTV (that I made the cover gasket from) and put all around the repair, to "replace" the rubber I cut out, just to make sure it sealed back up, and put it all back together, and it works great! I have an electric locker once again.
 

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Nice job. I was hoping it was repairable.
 
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