Removing electrical connector blocks from

Hi Everyone,Has anyone got a killer tip on how to persuade the electrical connector blocks to come cleanly out of the headlamp shell? They seem on mine to be barbed in and I am reluctant to use brute force to get them out. I want to blast and paint the shell.

You have to hold the barbs in, try some old feeler gauges.

yep they have like he said barbs on the side you kinda have to hold them in and push against it not easy …been there done that

Thankyou, will have another go tomorrow when my patience has re-appeared.

Jewellers screwdrivers usually work, stronger than feeler guages.

Decided to brush on Hammerite smooth round the pesky blighters! They have been in for 32 years and I was loath to break them.