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Trunk light fix

I just noticed, after 5 years, that my trunk light is not working.

There was no power to the light bulb so I had to dig into the wiring behind the fuel tank cover in the boot.



On cutting open the braiding I found that the 12 volt line had snapped due to the movement from the boot, the earth was also close to snapping.



I soldered in some new cable.



Then taped up with some adhesive cloth tape.



Let there be light!



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Thanks!

Love old posts that are still helpful!
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My cable on my trunk had started to fray. Probably the PI (previous idiot) got the wire stuck in the jam as it closes.

I ripped off the braiding, did a nasa splice, and sealed it up with tape.

Still going! Gotta love simple wiring
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Thanks @RaceDiagnostics for the post and thanks to @cimedman for resurrecting this post. My trunk light doesn't work either. The lamp is and the switch are okay, but mo power. Now I have an idea where to look first.

@Digmenow this should be put in the Encyclopaedia Germanica Volume 107

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Hmmm. Gonna store this thread for a rainy afternoon. My trunk light has same issue, no power but fuse is not blown.

May couple the exam with a fuel charcoal line review as well given the faint smell of gas in the trunk.

Thanks for posting with photos. Inspiring.

And just realized how old it was. Ha!
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