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#1 Old 11-05-2009, 10:38 PM
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Rear Door harness Broken wires

well my rear speakers, locks, and dome light are out. Dodge told me $100 for a new Latch. I just did a search then went out and looked and it's broken wiring in the harness between the door and cab.

So, any tricks on making a LASTING repair while I am there?



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#2 Old 11-06-2009, 06:45 AM
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I know several guys have had the same issue where the wires get broken but since I dont or havent had the issue I cant really help but can you determine why or what is causing it?

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Subscribed my driver rear door is like that and doesn't lock or turn the lights on when opened

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Have you checked to make sure it was wiring or if it is the latch assembly?

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Mine has a few broken wires in the boot (?) in the door jam and i replaced i think 2 of them but i couldnt figure out what they were for so...and there are a few more wires that are about to go so im not sure

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alright guys here's what I did...

Cut the rubber boot out
remove the plug at the breaks
extend the wires by 1 cm
Splice and solder the wires back together
tape connections
wrap harness in tape
put on a section of plastic wireloom
tape the ends.

the only thing about doing this is that you will see the white plug coming out of the cab but on the other hand the wireloom/tape should provide better protection


this is satisfactory for myself. I just didn't feel the rubber wireloom protected the wiring enough, and didn't feel like dealing with the "fun" of wedging it back into the door and cab as well as repeating if/when the wires break again.


the wires become pinched because dodge doesn't give you enough wire to begin with and then puts it in that thin rubber wireloom.



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good fix

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we'll see how it works



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got any pics of what you did? did you cut the whole boot out?

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got any pics of what you did? did you cut the whole boot out?
I'll take some pics but yeah I cut it out because honestly it was easier to get at the wires and I fugure with the design I'll be in there again before I sell the truck



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