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Engine wire harness help -due to rats

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Satelliteguy, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Nov 18, 2018 at 9:57 AM
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    Satelliteguy

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    So, a rat got in my engine bay and decided to chew out 3 inches of my wire harness. It got through 5 wires. 2 for the cam position sensor and 3 for what I believe is the oil valve for the VVT-i. I have a yellow wire, a blue with red strip, blue with white strip and 2 wires that are both solid blue.

    Are the solid blue wires common power? I don’t want to accidentally solder the wrong wires together. All the other wires are colored so it’s pretty straightforward. 4CFD75D9-3B71-4E26-A7D2-24F9FC39E414.jpg
     
  2. Nov 18, 2018 at 10:08 AM
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    Please solder and heat shrink the extensions you need to put on them.
     
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    @Muddinfun thanks for the schematics. Couldn’t of done this with out them.

    @ovrlndkull i think I’m just going to twist tie them and put some duct tape on them.
     
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    That'll work for a bit :thumbsup:
     
  6. Nov 18, 2018 at 8:51 PM
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    That’s what I’d do to connect things back together. If you’re going to take the time to fix it you might as well make it a long term solution. If you use adhesive lined heat shrink tubing even better.
     
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    That stuff is amazing. If there is space to use that sort of electrical repair supplies on the wiring, that is the way I sugges the OP go to repair the wiring.

    Best of luck OP. It looks fairly straight forward. Damn rats. I believe our wiring I spy based, so that gives them extra reason to get in there and chew stuff up. So annoying for sure!
     
  8. Nov 19, 2018 at 12:59 AM
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    Soy Bean based insulation... No car is safe.

    I have heard Peppermint Spray and there are some rodent repellents you can get.

    https://www.amazon.com/Mouse-Rodent-Repellent-Ready-Use/dp/B00316JTQ6

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_...garden&field-keywords=rodent+repellents+spray
     
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  9. Nov 19, 2018 at 1:00 AM
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    Mothballs works too, but your truck will stink and it will keep you away too.
     

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