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My dog ate my wires, HELP!

Ran into the store with the dog left in the car, and he lost his ball under the front driver side seats, looks like he ended up being more interested in the wiring under the seat than the ball... How screwed am I? Can I have someone soder these back together, is there a new harness I can buy, or am I off to the dealership with a big bill? I haven't figure out what these wires control yet either. Seat movement functions are there... Fire hazard to leave them like this or should I cover with electrical tape.
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Re: My dog ate my wires, HELP!

Honestly, you're pretty screwed as that's mostly going to be a lot of labor to fix. As for whats under there, I believe it's only the seat memory module and the heated seat module. There's probably something else under there I'm not remembering though.
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Re: My dog ate my wires, HELP!

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Honestly, you're pretty screwed as that's mostly going to be a lot of labor to fix. As for whats under there, I believe it's only the seat memory module and the heated seat module. There's probably something else under there I'm not remembering though.
Seat ventilator fan?
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Seat ventilator fan?
I believe heat and ventilation are both controlled by the heated seat module. With that said you can buy the entire wiring harnesses under there, you just need to get the correct one. That will certainly be cheaper than having the dealer repair/replace.
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Re: My dog ate my wires, HELP!

Tried to trace the wires and the disappear to go to the center console, guessing just swapping out a harness isn't an option


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Re: My dog ate my wires, HELP!

Should be able to patch that up... you'll have to add a bit of wire to each, of course.

Might want to take the seat out to have room to work..
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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?
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Should be able to patch that up... you'll have to add a bit of wire to each, of course.

Might want to take the seat out to have room to work..
+1. They are color coded pretty well. Google Western Union Splice then solder back together using heat shrink tubing for moisture proofing. Soldering irons and solder are pretty cheap. You can save a bundle if you do it yourself.

In the meantime separate the wires so the bare wire from one wire isn't touching bare wire from another wire and wrap with electrical tape where needed to keep them from shorting until you do your repair. This will eliminate a potential fire hazard if the fuse didn't blow. check your fuses after the repair cause one or two could have blown.
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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?
Show it to a couple of mechanics and get estimates. Some love wiring and some would rather take a kick in the nether regions. If there are still TV repair men in your area they are desperate for work. Flat screens are putting them out of business. The only serviceable part in the flat screen televisions is the power pack. It's straightforward wiring repair, a mechanic or an electronics guy or a DIY guy can tackle it. Shop around. Best of luck. My German Shepherd puppy chewed the lighting plugs from both of my trailers and a good portion of the underneath wiring. It may be simpler and faster for me to replace with new light kits cause he didn't just chew wires in two, he carried great lengths of it up into the woods. He's still my buddy though.
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Re: My dog ate my wires, HELP!

I think what you meant to say is how screwed is the dog? lol let that puppy go! j/k j/k

On a serious note I cant remember if you said you were mechanically inclines at all, but I would just fix it myself. As mentioned above, remove the seat and you will have all the access you could need. 4 bolts to remove the seat and thats out. You could probably do the repair job inside your house. Go pick up some new wire, a cheap solder iron and get the job done and save a lot of money in the process.
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I think what you meant to say is how screwed is the dog? lol let that puppy go! j/k j/k

On a serious note I cant remember if you said you were mechanically inclines at all, but I would just fix it myself. As mentioned above, remove the seat and you will have all the access you could need. 4 bolts to remove the seat and thats out. You could probably do the repair job inside your house. Go pick up some new wire, a cheap solder iron and get the job done and save a lot of money in the process.
He's right. I would REALLY stay away from having someone else do it. Not sure what you have in mind for price range for a repair, but between parts and labor for someone to reconnect those wires you are looking at hundreds of dollars. You can probably do all of it yourself for about $25....
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Re: My dog ate my wires, HELP!

Airbag wires+soldering+inexperience+tv repair man or other+ ??? = No one wants to spend the money the first time to do it right but most have to spend more after my seat needed replacing too.

After getting a legitimate and hopefully not stupid estimate from a dealer and staying away from non qualified entities, anyone can solder not everyone understands Jeep, I'd consider contacting your insurance company. Fido should be covered.
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