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This Old Trailer: Finding and Fixing a Broken Wire Part 2

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Next we are going to go to less obvious stuff. Say for instance you have got your ground wire hooked back up to the frame and weird stuff happening out back. We will have to dig into the wire itself a little bit. In this case basically you want to check your wiring connection. You have a wiring connection right here that could be a potential problem right there. Chances are whatever fitting you used to put the wiring together might come loose. And also we have something kind of obvious too. The wire here has a little bit of road rash on it. You can see the bare wires on the inside. Even though it may still be making contact eventually this wire here will corrode up inside there and it will just lose contact so we are basically going to have a broken wire eventually. Lets go ahead and take this apart here we will see what we have got on the inside. 01:14

There is a lot of problems that end up back in here. Because you can not see it you just kind of blow right by it so it is always a good idea to investigate any connections you have. We have got a series of crimp connectors and look right here. We just pulled it apart and actually the yellow wire for the left turn circuit just came apart in our hands. This definitely requires some repair. What we are going to do is basically we are going to cut a whole section right here and just make brand new connections. We have got plenty of wire here so you really do not need all that much because if these are going to fall down like this chances are it is going to drag the ground and we will end up with road rash once again. Start here with our ground wire, get rid of that. All right we will redo our connections one at a time. I am going to try to stager them so it makes a nice neat connection so we do not have a big wad in the middle of our wiring harness. We will go ahead and start with the ground and work our way down. [22-18 gauge butt connectors part number 05730-5]. All right next we will go on to our brown wire. Pull that down a little bit. See how we are going to have them all nice ans staggered. Just work your way down like that. Now I have them all staggered so when you tape this together you will not have a big wad of tape.

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