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post #1 of 22 Old 09-01-2014, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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wire broke door boot now too short

Hi how would you fix a wire that's too short in the door boot I was going to splice it but it's to short on the connector thanks


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post #2 of 22 Old 09-01-2014, 01:14 PM
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Hi how would you fix a wire that's too short in the door boot I was going to splice it but it's to short on the connector thanks
Go to a junkyard and get a new pigtail with longer wires.
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post #3 of 22 Old 09-01-2014, 04:31 PM
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If you follow the wire inside the car you can splice in from the inside and run your new wire to through the boot
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post #4 of 22 Old 09-01-2014, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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If you follow the wire inside the car you can splice in from the inside and run your new wire to through the boot
Ok so you don't need it to go through the white plastic thing

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on the door side of the wire (near the white plug), you can trim the wire down so it is roughly 2 or 3" long. inside the vehicle behind the black plastic that covers the wires, pull the broken wire into the vehicle. You can then splice in an 8" long (roughly) piece of wire from the vehicle-side wire to the door-side and that'll keep you're crimps out of the portion of the rubber boot that sees the most wear.

You do not need to do any wire repair inside the door itself.

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on the door side of the wire (near the white plug), you can trim the wire down so it is roughly 2 or 3" long. inside the vehicle behind the black plastic that covers the wires, pull the broken wire into the vehicle. You can then splice in an 8" long (roughly) piece of wire from the vehicle-side wire to the door-side and that'll keep you're crimps out of the portion of the rubber boot that sees the most wear.

You do not need to do any wire repair inside the door itself.
Ok thanks so much I will try it much appreciated

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Does anyone know what size and kind of wire to get to make it a little longer and if I can get it like at Radio shack, Lowes or home Depot thanks

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If you're able to trim an inch or so off of your existing wire you could bring that into the store with you to find a suitably sized new wire. The wire size might also be printed on the jacketing of the wire (I don't remember if it was on there for sure). This will also help you find a good sized connector to match the wire gauge.

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If you're able to trim an inch or so off of your existing wire you could bring that into the store with you to find a suitably sized new wire. The wire size might also be printed on the jacketing of the wire (I don't remember if it was on there for sure). This will also help you find a good sized connector to match the wire gauge.
That's a great idea I didn't even think k of that thanks so much you think Lowes or radio shack will have the wire

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From my MY2000 FSM, on the body side of the molex connector there are 10 wires. The sizes are as follows:

12GA x2
16GA x2
18GA x2
20GA x4

Again, this is for a MY2000 Limited model. HTH.


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post #12 of 22 Old 09-02-2014, 01:02 PM
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At the salvage yard get a piece of wire that goes from the body to the door from the passenger side of a vehicle - that will have less use than the drivers side.
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I did what you guys suggested ran wire from vehicle to door my speaker works now and the lock but my back passenger side window still does not roll down all the wires seem connected now I am stumped on the window now

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Dose that window go down when you use the switch from that door if not or even if so look at the wires going to that door also worth a shot
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Dose that window go down when you use the switch from that door if not or even if so look at the wires going to that door also worth a shot
it does not work when I use it from door and does not work when I use driver side main control I will have to take door panel off and check it out probably be on Friday next day off thanks

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