Originally Posted by clintnz
Go to an electronics, auto sparky or auto parts store & get some new spade terminals to go in the plugs, should only be a few cents. The connectors come in all different shapes & sizes but the actual terminals inside are fairly standard. Once you have the new bare terminals you'll see how they are retained.
We don't have an Auto Sparky (though I wish we did - love the name!), but I will drop in at a Radio Shack and see if they still sell anything remotely close to what we are talking about.. Used to be a good place to get electronic parts, but now they are geared up as a phone dealer with a few odd audio/power cables.