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Old 07-26-2011, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by bmwbmc View Post
by the way, it's a black one!
It probably has BLUE primer!

Thanks for the pictures. Every BEFORE picture helps us identify the true cause; and every AFTER picture gives us a better idea of the best solution!

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Originally Posted by abqhudson View Post
I used Radio Shack telephone butt connectors to repair the frayed wired - clear yellow insulation.
Every picture is useful (as stated above)!

Thank you for pitching in.

I think, someday, if we all work together, we'll come up with the true cause (whether it be stretching or bending or, as recently suggested, a manufacturing defect) ... and ... more importantly ... the best solution (whether that be replacing the entire harness or various & sundry ways to patch it back up securely).

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Originally Posted by 540 M-Sport View Post
I think a big topic of discussion is what is a reasonable way to repair this
Indeed!

I know that the way "I" repaired it will not last more than a year (it's already crushed by the trunk, due to the massive addition of wires & tape & solder & heat-shrink tubing I mistakenly employed!

We need:
- A better understanding of the true cause of this common problem
and ...
- A better splicing or replacement strategy (better than mine, for sure!)


All this can be done with observation by someone more clever than I.
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