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So i have a 1999 toyota camry, and came up with a P0401 code. ive cleaned out the EGR valve, and tested the modulator, so i believe the issue is the vsv. After a few useless attempts to remove the old vsv, i decided i would just remount the new one on the firewall, and leave the old one. However the issue i'm having is removing the connector plug. I've removed the two hoses, yet i cant seem to get the plug off. Coming in from underneath the car I could not get a good grip on it. But reaching in from above and behind the intake manifold i was able to get a relatively good grip on this plug. But no matter how hard i pull (not very hard giving the ridiculous angle my arm is coming in from) i cant get it off. I'm seriously considering cutting the wires and replacing the plug instead, but figured id look for some internet wisdom first. Does anyone know a good way to get this plug off?
 

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I have done this before. You have to push a tab in on the plug housing. It's a pain because there is no room but it is doable. Check out the threads on here. One of them tells and shows how to do it.
 

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Since you are relocating the VSV, just unbolt it from underneath the car, then pull it out by the wire to disconnect it. You can do that with a long extension and a universal socket.
 
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