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Zip Tied Weatherpack Connector

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Weatherpack connectors were a great idea as they came to offer a standardized way to make waterproof connections. However, years of heat and abuse and often the little lock tab that holds the connector together and keeps it waterproof is long gone. Many of us just let them sit, and often that works fine. But sometimes it doesn’t, and that can cause a ton of issues. The best way to fix it is to replace the connector. A cheap way that works is to zip-tie it together like this. The one zip tie holds the tension the broken clip would have while the other keeps the tension zip tie from moving. Electrical tape can work too, but in hot areas it can get soft and expand and result in random electrical issues.