VW Pin removal tool

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VW Pin removal tool

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Apart from the original tool from VW (VAS 1798/18, VAS 1978/7A) is there any idea for a simple DIY removal tool ?
I have some of those cheap tools from Aliexpress, but they don't work properly.
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I created some of my one. Made from tweezers for hair.
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I decided to rebuild these tools to make them more presentable and effective.
Here's the process:

Materials I needed:
Metal blade (stainless) from old-style glass cutters.
Wooden handles, I found them in a shop in my neighborhood for 0.65 euros each.

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Tools (files, caliper cutters) and a lot of patience.

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The idea was to take the metal blade and adjust it to the right dimensions. How; With filing, a lot of filing. And patience.


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With a lot of patience and continuous measurements we reach the desired dimensions.

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We test it to see if it works, tweak it with the file, until it fits perfectly.

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After we've completed the process, we'll add the handle, so it's easier to use and nicer to look at.
The handle has a hole in the center of Φ3. The diameter is good, we widen the opening to fit our folded blade.

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We put the blade in, pressing in whatever way is convenient for us (pliers, thin screwdriver) in order to wedge it well. I decided that about 3 cm is sufficient for it to hold vertically and correctly.

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In order to get the right distance between the edges, we add strips of the same material. Cut into 2.5 cm lengths and press them into the opening. That way it will hit perfectly and get the right distance.

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Our tool is ready.

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I made 3 such tools.
One for the MCP1.5, it works for the Micro Timer too
One for the MCP 2.8, it works for the Junior Timer too
One for the MCP 4.8, it works for the Standard Power Timer too.

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I am very pleased with the final result. They do their job very well and I really like them.

Below I will fill in some dimensional data for the Pin removal tools


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Please keep in mind that the dimensions were based on my own measurements. It is best to consult them, but always make your own measurements and test the result on the connector.
In the end, I found it useful to bend the edges a little towards the middle. Thus the Pin's lamina is pressed more easily.

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