Where can I find OEM harness connectors?

Does anyone have a source for OEM sealed type connectors? The ones from GM are outrageous. I have a three (3) pin I need to replace that plugs into a
sensor on the firewall (looks like a MAP sensor), but the thing is over $30. I can put a zip tie on it for a few pennies, but just looks bad. I have a couple clips broken, so the plug may work its way out, eventually.
I know there are sources to these someplace because the aftermarket companies have "plug-n-play" controllers and things that use identical connectors, but are they available to dealers of this type of equipment only?
Thanks, Snowman
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Those connectors, Metripak, are made by Packard. Hard to come by in small quanity. Try the links at the DYI EFI site.
www.waytekwire.com also carries them, in qty.
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Thanks for the link! they have the stuff available if I can come up with part numbers. $35 minimum order sounds good to me since I am looking at +$30 for a single connector from GM. I can probably get all the ones I need under this blanket order.
Thanks again, Snowman

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Pep Boys has them, here in colorado Springs. Dan
On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 13:05:17 GMT, "Martin Riddle"

Colorado Springs, CO My advice may be worth what you paid for it.
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"Snowman" <somethingorotherdotcom> wrote in message

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I've posted comments about this problem before. If you are talking about weatherized under the hood connectors.
I couldn't find any, and I looked hard. The only place was a junkyard, and you'd better be able to solder extremely short wires. GM would send me the opposite plug I needed even when I gave them, [the Dealer parts man], the weather sealed plug that I needed a mate to. They sent the same OEM plug that I already had, twice, then said they didn't have the other side! Had no part like that! Even after the dealer parts man supposedly sent it to them so they could get it right. All it was was male side to the female side that is stock. Dealer parts man gave up. Didn't know what to do, and offered no advice. Now, the guy who actually fixed it, who I eventually had to take it to to get it fixed, somehow got it. I don't know how. He also recommended if I wanted under the hood to be right, and since the truck was an 88, that I should replace the entire "under the hood," loom. But, he said he doubted if they would have one in stock, new. Makes a lot of sense doesn't it? He said if we could even find one used it would probably be between $400-$500, and that much for him to install it, total $800 to $1K. The GM parts direct website that I obtained in this group, also wanted to send me the female side instead of the male side. I really have no idea what was wrong. Very frustrating though.
I feel these things are trade secrets, and meant to be that way, not worth the effort for any of them in supplying me one plug. Good luck to you.
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DJ Hatt wrote:

The same company that makes the "help" parts in the auto parts stores makes packages called "conduct tite". A google search will turn up some places selling those. Waytek wire sells them as well, in quantaties, but their prices are pretty good so it may be worth it to you to have a 100 of them in the toolbox. Also search for merti-pack and weather-pack on google, those are the official GM names, I turned up a few hits on them.
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"Snowman" <somethingorotherdotcom> wrote in message

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Snowman, I bought some at NAPA and at Baxter Auto Parts. If you have these stores around you can get the parts. The parts counter man at NAPA had to order them for me. Best of luck! Tony
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"Snowman" <somethingorotherdotcom> wrote in message

Saw some at Auto Zone yesterday while I was rummaging around the joint. They had a few for alternators and sensors in their elect. dept.
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I work for Carquest and they show some connectors like that, but i'm not sure if they have exactly that you need. "Snowman" <somethingorotherdotcom> wrote in message

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