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Broken wires in drivers door wiring loom

cnpaterson Sep 14, 2010

  1. cnpaterson

    cnpaterson New Member


    Just wondered if anyone else out there has experienced the same prob as I did with the drivers door wiring loom?

    My wife first noticed that the interior light would not go off and the drivers door indicator on the dash was not registering, then the elec window became intermittent in operation. Once she had remembered to tell me about these faults I had a quick look and noticed the central locking to that door was also intermittent and the light on the door only came on when door was slightly open but went off when fully open. The speakers then started to crackle and before I knew it there was a 'POP' sound from, what seemed to be the front speaker and an electrical component burning smell (ozone smell) appeared...the concert radio unit had gone blank, and still is

    I discovered the fault to be somewhere along the wiring loom between car and drivers door, when I squeezed the loom conduit, I heard electrical sparking. I disconnected connector and pushed connector block through the conduit, and discovered 4 out of the 4 power/signal cables were either completely broken or damaged, exposed cores with all 4 (must have been due to wear and tear?)! The speaker wires were also showing signs of wear and exposed cores evident. I repaired all the cables and reinstated, everything now operational but radio is still dead

    I take it the speaker 'POP' sound was due to one of the power cables hitting an exposed speaker wire? could this have blown the head unit? What could have blown? Can it be repaired?

    Anyway...is this sort of wear and tear expected on an 8 yr old car? the car has 100k on clock but is still in good nick so has not been abused.

    Any advice or info would be much appreciated


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