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wiring at boot hinge
« 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.
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Re: wiring at boot hinge
« Reply #1 on: 15 December 2018, 09:38:14 »

Given Omega parts are freely available, I'd probably replace the boot loom.
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Re: wiring at boot hinge
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: wiring at boot hinge
« Reply #3 on: 15 December 2018, 16:46:18 »

A spiral of cable should minimize the risk of breakage :y
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