[V8] Repairing door wiring?

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Sat Nov 7 04:32:19 PST 2009

NIck Miller wrote:
> So, I have finally found a couple buggy wires in my Drivers door that could
> have been causing some of my window issues, one of them is a brown w/white
> stripe wire, the other is solid brown..

When I've done this in the past, I've just spliced new wire onto the broken 
ends. Some people swear by soldering, but I use a ratcheting crimper:
It'll make a connection so tight you can't pull it apart.

I use a piece of wire about a foot long, put heat shrink tubing in place, splice 
it to the broken pieces using crimped butt connectors, shrink the tubing over 
the joint, then tuck the joints into the door and jamb so just the new wire is 
in the rubber boot. It should be good to flex for another 10-15 years.

There might be enough slack in that piece in the door to pull it out so you can 
splice it. If not, the door panel will have to come off.

Kent McLean
1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ "Bad Puppy"

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