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turn signal, brake light trouble

Postby dhelle » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:35 pm



I have had a problem with the wires that route through the trunk hinge. The pretty severe crimpy that happens there has broken wires more than once. I have soldered the lines back together twice now. It seems like a bad idea to run the wires like that. Does anyone else have this issue and anyone got a more permanent solution?



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Re: turn signal, brake light trouble

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:53 pm

dhelle wrote:I have had a problem with the wires that route through the trunk hinge. The pretty severe crimpy that happens there has broken wires more than once. I have soldered the lines back together twice now. It seems like a bad idea to run the wires like that. Does anyone else have this issue and anyone got a more permanent solution?


Wires will typically break due to flexing in a small radius - i.e. bending a wire back and forth where only 1/4" of the wire is actually bending will cause the wire to break and fail a lot sooner than one where the wire is being bent back and forth the same amount only across 1".

A good way of making this happen is to enclose the wire in plastic wiring loom. The loom is stiff and resists bending, so the bending is extended across a larger area.

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Re: turn signal, brake light trouble

Postby dhelle » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:16 pm

Thanks. Can I get that at an auto parts store?

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Re: turn signal, brake light trouble

Postby themainviking » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:49 am

Yes. They have them in all different sizes and come on spools so you can buy however long you wish. Electrical supply houses also carry them, as do fastener outlets.


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