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Old 11-06-2023, 05:48 PM
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There should be a replacement harness, lighting is a pretty important thing to have!
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Old 11-06-2023, 05:53 PM
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It still get exported to back to the motherland Europe...so it does apply, unfortunately.
So what other car manufacturers have wiring that is turning to dust after less than 20 years?

I can't imagine many, if any other than BMW and I do wonder if that's because the parts were made with faulty components?(if they were)
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So what other car manufacturers have wiring that is turning to dust after less than 20 years?

I can't imagine many, if any other than BMW and I do wonder if that's because the parts were made with faulty components?(if they were)
It's common - older Mercedes have the same issues, as do a few other Euro brands - and even some Asian brands. But it IS location specific. Heat is the killer - my car has spent it's entire life in a very termperate location and all the rubber and plastic is like new.

I think the BMW wiring looms are made (up) in Mexico but I don't know where the actual wire stock comes from.

Just be grateful it's not soy-based wiring and attracts rodents - although rodents DO still chew wiring up in some cases.
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