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I have a three-door LG fridge. Each door has a button that gets pushed in when the door is closed, so it can turn off the light, etc. The button is connected to the wiring with a U-shaped plug connector.

Can anyone tell me what this connector is called and/or where I can get some?

Pics are attached.

EDIT: FWIW, the connector it hooks up to is an LG AP4441529, viewable at http://www.appliancepartspros.com/lg-switch-push-6600jb3007e-ap4441529.html I just need the connectors themselves.

Thanks in advance.

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Can you describe why you need these connectors? The connectors may very well be customized parts made for LG and could be next to impossible to obtain on the open market unless LG offers them as a spare through their distribution network. If your needs are understood it may be possible to recommend a different solution. – Michael Karas Oct 6 '13 at 13:24
I was hoping to insert an on-off switch. I want to be able to temporarily suspend the pushbuttons so that they don't cause the light to go on when I open the door. I could always splice into the wires, but that would be messy (not to mention warranty issues). If I can insert a male and female, I can wire a switch between them and then control the pushbuttons. – deitch Oct 6 '13 at 13:31
For now, I opened it up and disconnected one of them, but then will have to open the cover and wire it back, and, etc. – deitch Oct 6 '13 at 13:31
On modern refrigerators the door switch wiring likely routes to a microprocessor control board and then the control board separately controls the light on a different circuit. It is possible that the microprocessor may use the door switch signalling for other things than just the light! In such situation your scheme to override the door switch could be a bad idea. Why not instead simply remove the light bulbs from inside the refrigerator and attach a magnetic flash light on the door for those instances when you need a light to look inside. – Michael Karas Oct 6 '13 at 13:39
Or instead install your cutout switch into the light circuit instead. – Michael Karas Oct 6 '13 at 13:42

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