Originally Posted by FriendlyNismoTech
Nissan doesn't offer them because they don't make them. We have replacement ends for certain pigtails known for breaking. And LEGALLY a manufacturer only has to produce parts for a vehicle for 10years after it goes out of production. Kentmore provides most of our specialty tools and replacement pig tails. If you send me a picture of the pig tail I will look and see if I have one in inventory and ship it to you. And so you know most manufacturers don't provide new pigtails as repairing a harness incorrectly can cause more issues than fixing.
Just so you know, I already stated I longer own the car.
And Nissan sells plenty of parts "they don't make".
And also so you know, most OEMs will not sell items like connectors because they anticipate a low volume of sales in the replacement parts arena and they are not LEGALLY bound to sell an individual replacement connector or a pre-wired pigtail because by their own definition "the pigtail or connector is not a replaceable component". They are however required to make available as replacement item, the entire vehicle wiring harness (or any sub harness assemblies) for 10 years after model year date. And that ain't a big deal for them unless they do not have any leftovers at the assembly plant to convert back to the replacement parts section when the harnesses are no longer needed at the factory.
My beef with the process is when dang near every plastic connector you touch will break and the OEM will sell you a vehicle harness but not a single connector.
Plus the proprietary BS of the supplier to the OEM not selling any of the same individual components because they are under a contract to the OEM.
To me that smells like a conspiracy to sell harnesses for a coupla thou $ when a $30 connector or pigtail would be satisfactory.
I will agree that an improperly executed repair to an electrical system might well result in a worse condition than the original defect.