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Old 07-23-2012, 03:36 PM   #11
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OK, so, rather than buy and install the new cable, I figured I'd give it a try and patch it up. Didn't work. So, some of the wires were undamaged. A few had some of the insulation/coating scraped off, and the white wire was completely worn through the wires.

So, I wrapped the lightly damaged wires with electrical tape.

And "patched" the white wire as pictured below. The tail lights/running lights work. But, the signals and brakes didn't work. Any thoughts about what to check next?

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Old 07-23-2012, 03:52 PM   #12
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OK, so, rather than buy and install the new cable, I figured I'd give it a try and patch it up. Didn't work. So, some of the wires were undamaged. A few had some of the insulation/coating scraped off, and the white wire was completely worn through the wires.

So, I wrapped the lightly damaged wires with electrical tape.

And "patched" the white wire as pictured below. The tail lights/running lights work. But, the signals and brakes didn't work. Any thoughts about what to check next?

Check your truck's fuses since each wire has it's own fuse.

Seriously, a dead short in the cable can melt insulation inside the cable shorting wires out of sight. Replace the entire cable as suggested previously.
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