Wiring Issues + Wiper Modification - Reggie's Motorworks

Wiring Issues + Wiper Modification

Happy Friday!  The sun is shining outside, and we’re excited for another nice evening for the Cruise-In!  We hope you can join us!  Last week we had some sweet MazdaSpeed Miatas join us…take a look!
Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Remember this Lava Orange beauty and her new exhaust?

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

And a quick update on the 1986 325 swap car project…last week Reggie worked on the interior, and the car’s owner finally got to come to the shop to take a look at the progress.  We’re happy to report that he is very, very excited!  He had purchased a mono-wiper modification kit, which Reggie installed.  Installation was made much easier due to the fact that the engine is still out of the way. 😉

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Next on the list will be to tuck the wires.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

On a side note, Reggie tackled tailgate wiring issues in a 1994 530i wagon.  It’s a common issue for the wiring harness to get beat up in this area.  Upon opening the casing surrounding the wires, he found this…severed wires:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Both the driver and passenger sides were in need of repairs:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggie stripped the wires to expose enough to be able to solder both ends together:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Just a close-up to demonstrate how the wire stripping tool works:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Once heat shrink tubing is put on the wires, and the ends are twisted together, our dear friend flux is applied:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Then the wires are soldered:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Heat is applied to the heat shrink tubing covering the newly soldered wires, and voila!  The tailgate is back in working order!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

As usual, we’ll be back with more next week!

Have a great weekend!

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