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Re: My dog ate my wires, HELP!

Just a bit of work with a soldering iron and some electrical tape and/or heat shrink tubing.

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Re: My dog ate my wires, HELP!

Wish you were closer. That's an easy fix. Like the other have mentioned, solder and heatshrink. Done deal.
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Re: My dog ate my wires, HELP!

are you still in warranty?

while I am an avid DIY'er and hate paying $XX at the stealership when I can do it for $x the warranty complicates this....if you do this yourself you will get all kinds of zhit on any subsequent warranty work that can be remotely tied to this harness...you are allowed to do your own work, if not a free warranty repair, but they can easily say a splice repair is done improperly since replacing the harness is the legit repair, etc...if you are near warranty end and don't have an extended service plan then I would just do it myself....that said, be very studious of any high draws in this bundle like heated seat, etc as they are picky on resistance which you will be increasing with a non-continuous wire repair...if you end up popping fuses after repair then this increased resistance is your first suspect....let us know how it turns out...
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Re: My dog ate my wires, HELP!

This looks very expensive to fix especially if you go the dealership route. I wonder your car or homeowners insurance policy can cover it?

Comon, this also calls for a pic of the four legged culprit.
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Thanks guys, if I try the patch route.. Do I just try any old repair shop or is there something I should be looking for?
Wondering how you're making out with the repair? I have to admit, if it were me, I'd have the dealer replace the harness. Too much chance for electrical gremlins. But that's just me, to each his own.
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Re: My dog ate my wires, HELP!

Thanks for all the input guys, much appreciated. Dealership said it would be 2 hours of work at $125 per. I had their parts department pricing out a harness replacement but they guy couldn't find the hardness #!! I think he was a little clueless, but I'll go back tomorrow when i have more time and ask someone else.

I'm at 50,000 miles so warranty is gone.

My bro is a DYI guy and he and I will try to fix it this weekend. He has an soldering iron etc and has some experience. We'll see and i'll keep you posted!

Here is Gus at 3 months - he is 1 year now
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What a ham! Here's my 11 yr old Gus
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Re: My dog ate my wires, HELP!

Great looking pooches guys. I see one of them being a future Electrical Engineer!

Don't forget to Google Western Union Splice. It's easy and it's the mechanically strongest splice there is, and that's before solder. It lays down really nice and makes a smooth seal with the heat shrink tubing. It's also know f's or itminimal changes to resistance and load carrying capacity across the splice. I think you'll be fine. Just remember to slide the heat shrink tubing over one of the wires before the splice and solder. Then slide the tubing back over the splice (and past on both sides) and roll it around and heat evenly with a cigarette lighter or other heat source. The heat will shrink the tubing tight around the wire and splice making a water tight seal an If some of the bite marks extend beyond the break, just extend the heat shrink over those bite marks to add insulation over them. Just make sure the copper wires inside are broken at the bite marks. Pick up a small roll of a couple colors of wire in case you have to splice a piece in between two other wires that are no longer long enough to reach each other.
If you use a Weller soldering gun instead of a soldering iron, remember the switch is counterintuitive. Pulling the trigger half way is high heat, pulling it all the way to the back is low heat. The exact opposite of what you would expect it to be, but it's in the instructions. (I'm an instructions fanatic. You wouldn't believe what I've learned just by reading instructions.
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Great looking pooches guys. I see one of them being a future Electrical Engineer!

Don't forget to Google Western Union Splice. It's easy and it's the mechanically strongest splice there is, and that's before solder. It lays down really nice and makes a smooth seal with the heat shrink tubing. It's also know f's or itminimal changes to resistance and load carrying capacity across the splice. I think you'll be fine. Just remember to slide the heat shrink tubing over one of the wires before the splice and solder. Then slide the tubing back over the splice (and past on both sides) and roll it around and heat evenly with a cigarette lighter or other heat source. The heat will shrink the tubing tight around the wire and splice making a water tight seal an If some of the bite marks extend beyond the break, just extend the heat shrink over those bite marks to add insulation over them. Just make sure the copper wires inside are broken at the bite marks. Pick up a small roll of a couple colors of wire in case you have to splice a piece in between two other wires that are no longer long enough to reach each other.
If you use a Weller soldering gun instead of a soldering iron, remember the switch is counterintuitive. Pulling the trigger half way is high heat, pulling it all the way to the back is low heat. The exact opposite of what you would expect it to be, but it's in the instructions. (I'm an instructions fanatic. You wouldn't believe what I've learned just by reading instructions.
any chance you have a family trip planned to Seattle this summer! HA thanks for the notes!
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Re: My dog ate my wires, HELP!

SUGGESTION !!!!

Find a stereo installation place. They have all the goodies needed to splice the wires back together. They do installs cheap and this should be very simple to do.


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