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Old 12-21-2002, 02:10 PM
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PSA: Coupe rear Hatch Wiring

Public Service Announcement: possible binding in wiring on rear hatch wire harness(es).

The wire harness on the driver's side of my car has been pulling out of the sheet metal. This lets water in where it shouldn't be. I would put the electrical boot back into place, but it would just happen again. Turns out there was not enough slack in the cable, which forced the electrical boot to come loose every time the hatch was opened.

To fix, pull out some of the rear hatch trim. The tonneau holder, the lower vinyl trim piece, the C-pillar trim, and the lower driver's side carpet piece. I was able to get an additional 1/2" of wire harness fed up to the opening, which releived the tension at the electrical boot.

I re-installed the electrical boot, this time with a light coat of Permatex black silicone.
Jon Maddux

08 E90 M3 | 06 M Coupe | 01 M coupe | 99 M coupe
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