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#1 (permalink) Old 06-17-2004, 12:26 PM
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I noticed I had a short when I turned my lights on. I look behind the switch in the dash. There is a screw-out end with about 12-13 wires in it that screws into the switch. One of the wires shorted out real bad to the point where it melted into some other wires, thus melting the plastic so bad that I have crossed wires all through that group of wires. I have separated them all and appears that I can get back to the point where it isn't corrupted. But now I need to splice new end onthese wires (with wire nuts?) and then reattached the new ends into this screw-on harness that connects to the actual dial switch for my lights. I can't figure out for the life of me how to get the old wires disconnected from the twist-connect end.

If anyone has any information or thoughts I would greatly appreciate it. Kinda want to take the car down to the shore this weekend, but I think I need headlights.

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Here is a page with some detailed pics that may clarify what I'm saying.

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Eww...

You mean get the wires out from the round white thing's little holes? I'm not sure what I'd do. I'd probably buy an empty round thingy plug, get some molex male pins, and solder new wires onto the damaged ones with the male pin attatched.

Not really sure. That's a mess and I feel bad for you!


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I suspect that they are molex connectors. Radio Shack sells a tool to remove them from their plastic connector. The tool should also be available from any good electronics store. Also, when replacing the wires they should be soldered and covered with heat shrink tubing.
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Hi.I just bought 1995 bmw 318i,Is there any thing I should be aware of,like wiring.lights,safety issues,resetting code of the security on deck,I read something about when you remove the battery goes into alarm,or something,thanks jo
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Hi.I just bought 1995 bmw 318i,Is there any thing I should be aware of,like wiring.lights,safety issues,resetting code of the security on deck,I read something about when you remove the battery goes into alarm,or something,thanks jo
Find the radio code or it won't work when you reconnect the battery. The radio dial will display 'code' and you enter it with the station preset buttons. Or buy the code saver from Bavaian or an autoparts store that uses a 9 volt dry cell to hold yhem in the car (plugs into the cigarette lighter)
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