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Another day another ... adventure. I was finishing my battery cable upgrade when I saw a plume of smoke coming from the driver's side wiring harness. There's a metal bracket that was designed to support the harness at that point and evidently there's finally been enough rubbing to wear through the insulation.

I think I can already attribute a few electrical quirks to the resulting damage. In order to fully assess I need to open up the harness at that point. There is very little room to move. I think it would be easier if I disconnected the firewall pass throughs.

Would anyone be able to comment as to how or if the white and black plugs in the photo come apart?
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The black cover will slide off when the tab is released.
Then there is a HEX or TORX bolt in the center that holds the connector on.
The other is a pass-thru and cannot be removed, it stays with the dash harness.
 
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Wonderful. Thanks Glagulator. Removing the plug allowed me to investigate the damage. I'm pretty sure this explains a few things currently not working:
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I'm getting good at electrical repairs but there's not much room to move in there. Perhaps time for an auto electrician to take over.
 

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Wonderful. Thanks Glagulator. Removing the plug allowed me to investigate the damage. I'm pretty sure this explains a few things currently not working: View attachment 651001
I'm getting good at electrical repairs but there's not much room to move in there. Perhaps time for an auto electrician to take over.
Nice find (y)
 
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