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Omega Help Area => Omega Electrical and Audio Help => Topic started by: robson on 15 December 2018, 09:23:45

Title: wiring at boot hinge
Post by: robson on 15 December 2018, 09:23:45
This is a known area for wire breakage after continual flexing mine has failed twice , soldered joints are too rigid and soon fail.Is it best to insert a long length of wire so that the joint is away from the hinge or has someone found a better cure.
Title: Re: wiring at boot hinge
Post by: Eboy.com on 15 December 2018, 09:38:14
Given Omega parts are freely available, I'd probably replace the boot loom.
Title: Re: wiring at boot hinge
Post by: Carfix on 15 December 2018, 16:29:29
I too have had a wiring break in the loom around the near side boot hinge. (boot central locking stopped working)

First attempt at a repair soon failed again at the joint where I had soldered the wires together.

As you have suggested, for my second attempt, I spliced in a longer set of wires so that the solder joints are no where near to the area of flex.

12 months on and no failure as yet.
Title: Re: wiring at boot hinge
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 15 December 2018, 16:46:18
A spiral of cable should minimize the risk of breakage :y