Zorg Guru (IV)
3rd Party Trader
- Jun 10, 2016
- Swindon & Swansea
I'm always having to replace wiring looms on older Scalextric cars. Bit of soldering required there but only 2 wires!Who would have said when you started with the Scalextric - I am going to be tackling a small scale similar project to fix the loom of doom on my car as the central locking on the boot has stopped working and I also had issues with the boot light.. I have now a "donor" boot sub-harness that I am going to re-cable before putting on the car - planning to use silicone sheath electrical cable - not sure if there is a better option
Here's an extreme but probably ultimate fix for the loom of doom.
Pull the whole boot leg of the main loom out of its cable runs. Pull back into the cabin. Remove the passenger seat and pull back the carpet. Then stagger the soldered in lengths down the rear bulk-head. This will give the closest to factory fix you can have by fully concealing the joins and allows you plenty of room to solder. I'd also order up lengths of cable in the right colour & size. From these guys who seem to do everything.
Not sure what I'd do on the connector end as I'm suggesting replacing the cable all the way through. Maybe join onto a short length from the connector. Maybe re-make the crimped connection inside the connector.
Issue with using a donor loom is if it carries the same issues.