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Old 04-05-2008, 02:07 PM
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Jim, It appears to me that I need a harness .. enclosed are pics of the wires condition.. Most of the harness looks O.K. but, close to injectors are bad.... Where should I buy one and how much should I pay??? Ive seen them for around 5-6 hundred but not to sure.. Thanks
Not sure how you "enclosed" the pics??? Normally you attach them to the post; it appears that you have them on YOUR hard-drive C: but we'll never see them!

I'd like to see them before you buy a wiring harness; as Paul suggested, check here to get a good price.

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Old 04-05-2008, 03:50 PM
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Here's the pics that eddie took . . . . what you do you think??? I'm for replacing the wiring harness. Many problems should go away . . .
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Thanks to all

Just like to let everybody know how much of a help you all have been... talk to you later.
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Eddie,

How long ago did you buy the car?? If it was in the past few weeks - I would try and go after them for all or part of the harness cost - especially if they gave you a 30 day warranty.

As to harness costs, for my 94 E320, best price I could find was $890. Kinda salty but it fixes tons of problems fast. Its an easy DIY to install yourself or should be 3-4 hours of shop time. Don't let em stick it to you if you go a shop route.

Seeing you have the harness troubles, its likely the pigtail harness for your ETA (Electronic Throttle Actuator) is going to be bad as well. A sure sign of of it in poor condition is a non functional cruise control.

New out of the box ETA's cost $1200 plue 3 hours of shop time. There are manufacturers that reman them for around $500-600. THere are several posts in the forums that discuss them.

Its a tough nut to swallow. I had the same problem when I purchased my car last fall. It ran real well away from the dealer only to have it begin acting up after 100 miles. I tend to take it on the chin alot so rather than dump the car back on the dealer like I should have, I learned how to fix and improvise. In spite of the troubles it gives me, I still enjoy it.

Good luck.
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:41 PM
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Brian, thanks for the info..I purchased the car from a private party. No warranty. I didnt pay alot so I can do more repairs without being hurt to badly..I hope .Ill install the harness, do the brakes and hope for the best.. I dont make a ton of money, so I might have to sell it if I have other large problems with the car.The cruise control does work properly, as of right now.The ETA looks as if it was replaced recently, Im not sure about the pigtail..Im not a mechanic by trade but, am a stubborn Italian... Thanks again.. Im sure Ill have other questions as soon as I start The harness project...
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:51 PM
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The CC working is a good sign . . . If it's bad, then its usually due to a bad ETA . . . and secondarily, a bad EA module. Re-evaluate when you finish the w/h.

If you have a bad ETA, the sources are shown in MENU#24 . .the 'best' is Beckmann IMO.
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:39 PM
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Eddie,

Traveling alot so just catching up. The pigtail i referenced is just the electical cord coming out of the ETA. If it was replaced and the Cruise control is operational - you are good to go.

When I rebuilt my harness and ETA wiring, it made a world of difference. I suspect once you drop a nickel on the replacement harness you will be fine aside from a few minor items.

Look around the forums, I know there ae several DIY's on installing the replacement harness yourself. Even if its not the same model year, the basic procedure is the same and the tips and tricks will help you figure out how to turn a bowl of spaghetti into a beautifully running car. Your heritage should help ye there.

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waiting for the harness

Brian, I cant wait to replace it.. The car runs and drives like new...I need some touch up paint work , a few minor details and the car would be near perfect.It has 97,000 miles, always was maintained by dealers. Id like to Thank you again for your interest... Have a great weekend...
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:31 PM
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Eddie, did you install the w/h and new brakes?? So is all ok now??
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Jim, I have'nt even ordered the harness yet.Just got home from a long weekend.Ill order it today and hope its not to long before I get it.. Like I've mentioned the car does run and drives nearly perfect. The three lights on the dash will be put to rest, Im assuming when the harness is installed. Talk with you soon.. Ed

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