Melted Wiring Harness
Underneath this box truck the hole in the muffler melted a wiring harness.
Here is my question…..
There are several wires with the same color < green with a black tracer> that go in and
out of this melted section, also some < green with a white tracer> .
I would never assume to know which wire goes where, just because there are the
same color doesnt mean they are interchangeable.
All the wires are shorted together in the melted section, so an ohmmeter is out of the question.
I do not have a wiring diagram which would really help, and I do believe most of these wires are
for exterior lighting.
Any help at all would be much appreciated on how to move forward.
The insulation is melted but not the wires inside usually. Use a heat gun and gloves to heat the bad segment and pull it apart the insulation without breaking any of the wires. Hopefully you have not jumped the gun and cut the bad section out already. Once you get them separated, install a repair section in one wire at a time. This method takes time but is the best way to handle this in my…
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Darren, Glenn's strategy is excellent. However for the actual wiring repair work I would use SXL wire, and this is because they are far superior to any other wire you could obtain from the parts store. I highly doubt that any parts store you deal with carries SXL wire. delcity.net can supply you with SXL wire, along with MIL spec. adhesive lined heat shrink tubing. Louie
Ok, got some free wiring diagrams suggested by Jesse. Gonna take Glenn’s advice moving forward. Thank you guys, huge help!!!!
Hi Darren, I have been tasked with many burn damaged, pinched and shorted harness jobs over the years. What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. LOL.
Darren I agree, it appears that the wires are all the same. Sometimes (and I emphasize sometimes) the wires actually have a three-digit number on the insulation. Often the numbers are only every foot, so you might have to remove loom and you might see the three-digit number. Possibly this can help bring the harness back into service I think some companies use ink-jet, others use LASER printers…
Got this one resolved, followed Glenns advice, super clever by the way, worked like a charm!!!