[Es2] Wires, wires, wires
desmo888 at comcast.net
Sun Jan 25 21:10:22 EST 2004
I just did this not too long ago.
It is a major PIA.
You will be pulling FROM the interior. I never did figure out how to get
that damn heater box out of there. I worked around it.
Just go on the left side of the car and look up under the dash. Everywhere
you see wires wrapped in red cloth tape, that's the engine harness.
It goes to the fuse box, to ground points, to the dash, to the relay panel,
The wires do not like to pull either. The tape is tacky and you must
manually separate and untangle every one.
Having said that, with several hours and a lot of patience (4-5 beers) I got
it out without damaging it at all. No wires cut except one in the front of
the engine bay.
There are many connections on the "other" side of the heater box. Get ready
to settle in for the long haul.
1990 Coupe Quattro
some pics of the 200 are at:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Darin Adlard" <audilard at yahoo.com>
To: <es2 at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 8:38 PM
Subject: [Es2] Wires, wires, wires
> I have been dismantling the interior of the 200 to
> finally get to removing the harness. The only real
> big thing left to get out of the way is the heater
> box. I was hoping that I wouldn't be spending as much
> time on the harness as I did with the engine....what a
> pain. What are everyone's suggestions for getting the
> harness through the firewall. Go towards the interior
> or pull out through the engine side? Engine side I
> still have the tierods and steering rack in place
> which keep the knuckles bloody and on the inside I'm
> not sure where all the harness goes besides the ECU.
> Where does the other half go that snakes along back
> behind the heater box? I just want to know if there
> is an easier way to do this......8-)
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