woody I used the 8mm with beru connectors they are very nice and I have been very happy with them. I think Moedip has a point it seems that there is a connection issue somewhere. If it functions so well rthen fails so completely. THer must be a loose connection somewhere. I hope you find it please keep us informed on this as it is a deveilishly hard thing to find these.
2005 320 CDI
2006.5 VW Jetta TDI
1991 560SEL (179000 Sold)
1972 280SEL 4.5 ('The Lead Sled' 320000 miles when sold.)
1972 220D (225000 when sold)