- Nov 18, 2011
This is how I did quad parks. For the most part, I copied a method shown on the other site, but I changed a thing or two for more reliable connections that can withstand excessive vibrations.
I used my 2 OEM stockers (NOT dormans) to be the finished products and 2 OEM donors (NOT dormans) for their sockets and pins. As I learned from Kardain, the dorman boards are different as they have wires instead of the metal strips (which I call tabs).
I started by taking a stock board, and removing the rubber rings.
Next, I used a small flat head screwdriver to carefully pry the two halves apart. I'd stick the tip in, rotate the tip to pop it loose a little, then work my way around the board. This was done to all 4 boards.
I removed the top socket (4 pin brake/park) and the middle socket from each of the donor boards, and the middle socket only from each of the stocker boards. The middle sockets from each donor board were only removed to get the tab from the donors middle socket.
I used a 13/64" drill bit to knock down the plastic weld that holds the sockets into place.
Here you can see the lower left side (drilled) and the lower right side (not drilled). All 4 welds were drilled down.
To keep the metal tabs from getting bent up while removing the socket, I held them down with a small screwdriver while wiggling that side. I did the same for the other side.
Done! This is one of the stockers with the middle socket removed. This was repeated with the other stocker. This was also repeated with the donors, but I removed the top and middle.
For the donor boards, this shows what tabs I removed to use with the donor socket that is going on the modded board.
I took the two pin ground tab, and inserted it into left (ground) side of the donors top socket. I then trimmed down the tab as shown a few pics down.
I took the single pin tab, and inserted it into the lower right cavity of the donors top socket. I then trimmed the tab down.
I bent the single pin tab up at a slight angle so it won't touch the other tab. I twisted up a small piece of wire about 3" long into the hole in the tab. You can also see the tab that is now trimmed.
Soldered the wire to the tab.
For the ground side, I took another piece of wire, twisted it around the hole in the tab, and soldered.
Done! This is ready to be put into the stock board, but the board isn't ready yet.