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Old 03-29-2012, 06:16 AM
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Location: Southern New Jersey (USA)
Join Date: Aug 2009
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Mein Auto: 2000 328i (E46) Sedan
In split-wire hell...

I have an e46 (2000-328i) and have been dealing with this issue for a while now. About every 3 to 6 months I have pull out my fire-starter soldering iron and just solder the wires back together. This is starting to get tiring. I'm curious about the success of the following:

1) Has anyone replaced the complete wiring harness with a non-home-made (like GP) one?
2) Has anyone replaced individual wires (the whole length). I.e. a single ground wire from end-to-end?
3) Has anyone found correct color-coded wire spools (ie. Blue with the yellow stripe)

GP, when you rebuilt your wire-harness did you use color-coded wires? If not, how do you anticipate repairing split wires ten-years from now (for the sake of argument, let's assume you'll keep this car forever)?

Thanks for any input, info and help anyone can provide.

I will post some pictures of my repair job and explain what I did soon. I will also try to trace through the wiring (I have a Bentley Manual for the e46) and post that soon also.

;-> (consternation)
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