Notices
General Maintenance & Repairs Leaks | Squeaks | Clunks | Rattles | Grinds

Burnt up a couple wires.

 
Old 02-25-2013, 12:02 PM
  #1  
TECH Apprentice
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
85CamaroZ28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 343
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Burnt up a couple wires.

When I was changing my plugs on the passenger side, I noticed a two small wires wrapped in a heat shield that were burnt through because they had been sitting on a header primary.

It's just two wires one green the other is a tan color. There is a connection that is right at the bottom by the header and runs to the back of the car. When I started the car again my ABS INOP and ASR OFF lights came on.

What are the wires? I'm assuming they're something to do with traction control.

I cut off the same wires and connector off a junk yard car so that I can splice them together I'm just wondering if a splice in the line will cause the current in them to get messed up . I always get a headache when I'm working on wiring stuff so any help would be appreciated.
85CamaroZ28 is offline  
Old 02-25-2013, 12:05 PM
  #2  
Staging Lane
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 50
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Not sure what they are without more research, but splicing them is fine. Just do it right, wrap them well, and try to keep them away from the exhaust.
J_O_E is offline  
Old 02-25-2013, 02:52 PM
  #3  
Launching!
iTrader: (16)
 
Alex L.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Posts: 256
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Those wires likely lead to the abs sensors on your hubs. I've had to fix this twice and finally extended and rerouted the cable a different way.
Alex L. is offline  
Old 02-25-2013, 04:30 PM
  #4  
TECH Apprentice
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
85CamaroZ28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 343
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Alex L. View Post
Those wires likely lead to the abs sensors on your hubs. I've had to fix this twice and finally extended and rerouted the cable a different way.
Where did you reroute them? I have them zip tied to another group of wires and they seem to stay in place.
85CamaroZ28 is offline  
Old 02-25-2013, 04:58 PM
  #5  
Launching!
iTrader: (16)
 
Alex L.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Posts: 256
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Kinda hard to describe but I tried through the back of the engine and down behind the heat shields and over the y-pipe. Will have to wait to see if it withstands the test of time.
Alex L. is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Burnt up a couple wires.


About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: