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I have a relay contact, that I am trying to identify. It is from an Audi, who mostly use TE/Tyco, but this is different. It has this marking on it:

contact

Which I have tried to replicate here for clarity:

logo

I am hoping someone might be able to identify the manufacturer so I can try and find a replacement part.

Here is a photo of the complete terminal:

terminal

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    \$\begingroup\$ Is that a standard spade connector? If so, any reputable brand (such as TE) should be fine. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 10, 2021 at 14:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ Could you add a picture of the whole relay? Just showing the crimp end of an odd looking spade terminal doesn't reveal anything besides that logo. \$\endgroup\$
    – jms
    Sep 10, 2021 at 14:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ It is not a standard spade unfortunately, as it fits into a plastic connector block. I have attached a photo of the complete part. The 'arch' part over the top is a key feature of how it is retained in the connector \$\endgroup\$ Sep 10, 2021 at 15:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ If it's me working on this car, and I need to replace that terminal but can't source it, I'm using a standard FastOn from Tyco or whoever, then applying solder to the tab. All that extra mechanism is either to ensure better electrical contact or to prevent it from wiggling loose (or both). Soldering the tab to the new terminal would accomplish both very well. \$\endgroup\$
    – Kyle B
    Sep 10, 2021 at 15:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Can you find the manufacturer of the relay it attaches to? \$\endgroup\$ Sep 10, 2021 at 17:28

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You are correct, Audi uses TE/Tyco connectors but not always nor exclusively. You may check Bosch. The year and model will have some bearing on the connector as well. What I have is probably not good news but Audi uses custom connectors made by several terminal manufacturers as do most of the automotive manufacturers. Sometimes several use the same connector. Many are never placed on the commercial market for general public purchase. The best source is your Audi dealership. I do not know what country you are in but here is a link that may help or lead you to an answer. https://www.fcpeuro.com/Audi-parts/Electrical-Connectors/

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes that does make sense, the connectors I usually get direct from the dealer, though the terminals I usually buy loose. The main reason being I prefer to crimp them onto my own wires compared to the precrimped short lengths Audi sell which only come in yellow and need soldering \$\endgroup\$ Sep 10, 2021 at 22:33
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https://www.jimellisvwparts.com/products/Volkswagen-VW/WIRE-SET/5131548/000979144E.html

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Although I couldn't source the manufacturer of the connector, this matches your part and description.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Sorry, I should have stated that I am trying to buy the terminal separately so I can avoid buying the precrimped lengths that Audi sell, only in yellow and will then require cuttings and soldering \$\endgroup\$ Sep 10, 2021 at 22:34

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