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Old 02-23-2012, 09:42 AM
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wanna make some money?

i'd rather get it done by someone whos good with soldering, as mine isn't that great.
No.

Once you get it out of the car, you could do it yourself.

The only thing I didnt have on hand was the heat shrink tubing.

I didnt remove the harness on my car. I followed the wiring chart and ohmed the wires at each end of the harness section.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:27 PM
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ah.. well the only access to a soldering harness i have is at work, its some crappy weller.. i was thinking if i should go buy a propane/gasoline powered one so i can do some on the spot patching.. do the wires still ohms even if theres no power flowing through em?
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:04 PM
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Don't think you'll keep the car forever, so no need to replace the whole harness. Just repair the section(s) that are bad.

Even though my car is in very good condition, but I plan on keeping the car for 10 more years only. Why 10 yrs, bc I think every part in the engine bay will need to be replaced once again than, there is no way I'll be throwing money like that into a 37 yr old car.

So I just repaired the section that is next to the engine, which after 27 yrs have gotten hard/brittle/frayed/oxidized due to the heat from the engine.

Just get some wiring from the auto section (will last longer than 10yrs), lots of different size shrink tubing, new connector housings from the dealer (they are only 2-3$ each), I reused the silver electrical connector pins bc they are expensive ~$2 each.

1st pic is the section I want to repair.
2nd pic is the repaired section.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:16 PM
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I'm using a Weller iron. Used one for 27 years in my shop. They're my favorites. Anyway... a worn out iron is no fun by any brand.

The place where your wiring is all mucked up... Mine was in the same place, basically due to rubbing on the air cleaner after all of the rubber isolators broke on the previous owner due to the violent shaking of the engine due to a bad fuel distributor.

When I ohm the lines, like this set that connect to the computer, I connect one lead to the correct pin on the 'puter, and the other to the connector on the motor. Then, I check the other wire connections at the computer for a short to the wire I'm on before I close it all up.

I've been working on the electronic idle systems on my "German S**twagon..." This is what my friends call my Benz. (They all want it in their collections of cars.)

I discovered a broken wire at one of the silver connectors last weekend that I'd never noticed in the past. I pulled it off the sensor, and it fell apart. The wire had corroded away over time. Heated up the connector with the ol' Weller, and shook the solder out of it. Heated it a bit more, and removed the old wire with needlenose pliers. Stripped the wire back just under 1/4," (after all, it's metric,) poked the wire back thru the hole in the connector, and layed solder on it. Electronic idle is back.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:30 PM
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hmm i've been nudging at my boss to get a decent hakko (because we mostly repair laptops and stuff) although the weller, it works but yeah the iron is in crap shape so we need to keep cleaning it, etc

cypress - your repair job looks great, and thanks for the info.. will go to the dealer for a list of parts once i get everything figured out..

and i don't quit understanding how your ohming the wires :p lmao everyone thinks my CE is a parts car for my 300e.. and man everyone hates my benzes cept my 300e till they ride in it..
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:43 PM
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I sent you PM.
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http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/313262-inspection-thread.html

for an more updated thread btw guys.. although this has way more views
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