Omega Owners Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  


Please check the Forum Guidelines at the top of the Newbie section

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: wiring at boot hinge  (Read 682 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • Omega Knight
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Nr Ashford Kent
  • Posts: 1684
    • 2.6 facelift 2003
    • View Profile
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.


  • Administrator
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Brackley, Northants
  • Posts: 101247
  • Bring back the starting handle
    • The missus mad
    • View Profile
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.
I own a Zafira, I'm allowed to feel depressed.


  • Junior Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Malmesbury, Wiltshire
  • Posts: 159
    • Omega Elite, Renault Clio
    • View Profile
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.
« Last Edit: 15 December 2018, 16:31:29 by Carfix »

Doctor Gollum

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • In a colds and darks puddleses
  • Posts: 17727
  • If you can't eat them, join them...
    • Feetses.
    • View Profile
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
Onanists always think outside the box.
Pages: [1]   Go Up

Page created in 0.147 seconds with 23 queries.