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Old 08-31-2011, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
Since you can't relieve the stress, would it make sense just to wrap electrical tape over the wires to help reinforce them and help prevent rubbing?
Rubbing doesn't seem to be the problem; it's the flexing that weakens the individual wires in the bundle.

Originally Posted by jcourcoul View Post
That's why the maker uses fabric tape instead. Longer lasting and doesn't gum things up as bad as deteriorated vinyl tape.
The fabric tape makes quite a mess, too, when its adhesive breaks down. Taking the old harness out and marking the wires was a sticky PITA.
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