Although I have experience removing various kinds of electrical connectors on different cars in the past, this one is especially difficult for me.
I tried using a flat blade screwdriver to press hard on the tab located on the upper middle part of the front face of the connector as shown in the photos. That didn't work.
Then I tried using my fingers to press hard on the wings located on the upper part of each side (left and right) of the connector. That didn't work either.
This connector is located on the vent control valve of the evap canister.
I'd really like to disconnect this connector without breaking it. I'm sure that a reasonably experienced mechanic would know how to deal with this type of connector. I'd imagine that this type of connector is fairly common in Nissans.
Does anyone know how I can remove this connector without breaking it? What tool is best for the job? Is there such a thing as a seized electrical connector?
I am having the same issue. How did you get it open? THX
I got it open, but ended up breaking it. Basically, I slid some thin, sharp picker tool inbetween the two ends of the connector. This released the tab from the inside (instead of releasing the tab by accessing it from the outside).
To reconnect it, I used strong, weather-resistant tape. However, tape is probably not water-proof. I also glued the two ends of the connector together, before applying the tape.
Although I broke the connector, I examined the connector more carefully. I could see how sliding the thin picker tool inbetween the two ends of the connector (to access the tab from the inside) could theoretically release the tab without breaking it. So theoretically, it would seem possible to disconnect the connector without breaking anything. I was just unfortunate enough to break it.