Planning the next
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Whereabouts in the footwell is the connector located? As I said before, these connectors are a nightmare and seem to be, at best, only partially documented. In many cases the documentation is just wrong.
The other thing of note is that the terminals in these connectors are only rated at 14Amp. And they are 'protected' with a 30Amp fuse. Not very good.
As you suggest, bridging the connector is the easiest repair. I'd suggest cutting the wires as close to the connector as possible. Strip the insulation back a little and temporarily join them with a nail/bit of coat hanger. If the window then works, remove the nail/coat hanger immediately. Do the remote relay modification and then connect the two bits of wire together neatly.
Did you get the reading of '18' by measuring across the connector? Did you measure from the rear window side of the connector to earth? If so you should have got a very low reading of just a few Ohms ( much less than 18 ) if everything else was OK.
Ohms is the unit of resistance. Think of a wire as a hosepipe. The pressure of the water is the voltage, the amount of water flowing through is the current ( amps ) and there is resistance in the hose owing to both it's diameter and friction between the water and the inside wall of the pipe.
Last edited by pkr; 05-11-12 at 09:28.