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Old 07-28-2011, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by G. P. Burdell View Post
the problem is not that the wire harness is too short. The problem is the way in which the harness is designed to fold and unfold every time the trunk is opened and closed. All of that repeated flexing and exposure to heat and cold will cause the PVC wire insulation to crack and the strands of copper wire to break. Tension on the harness has nothing to do with it.
We've been collecting PICTURES of the broken wires, over time, over here:
Q: WHAT is the fundamental problem with the BMW wiring harness?

Just curious ... do you think these 'clues' support the excellent hypothesis above?

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