Wiring Bundle Repair

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Mon Jul 8 10:56:17 EDT 2002

My approach to doing this repair, which I've been dreading and delaying for
eight or nine months, is planned as:  Remove inner door panel,  Remove side
footwell cover,  disconnect all wiring in door, pull complete harness
through the doorjamb and into the footwell, make splices in EVERY wire
about a foot either side of the center of where it passes through the
doorjamb and then reinstall.  I've been thinking about possibly using
pull-apart spade connectors to speed up future repairs.

If you just want to fix the ones already obviously separated, I've read
there is a harness retainer a little bit inside the door that if you
disconnect, you can gain a bit of wiggle room in the doorjamb.

At 09:34 AM 07/08/2002 -0400, Sullivan, Alan wrote:

>Several of the wires in the wiring bundle between the driver's door and the
>body are broken, right where they flex as the door opens and closes.  Fixing
>them will be difficult, as they are bundled together rather tightly.  Any
>suggestions on how to get some slack into the wires for repair?  Also, any
>opinions on how best the make the repairs --- soldering (how do I do that
>without melting insulation on other wires) versus crimped-on connectors or
>some other method?
>Alan Sullivan
>Northern Va
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