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  1. Another tip: The reason for the barrel crimp connectors is to give a mechanical connection that doesn't fail if a wire gets overheated, on these low load circuits,, its not a deal breaker.. If you solder a pair of wires together, without the barrel, male sure to not over penetrate the solder, if it flows in side the wires insulation it can become a brittle joint, it also takes away the wires ability to flex. So vibration can fatigue it quicker.
  2. Never change gauge of wire in a circuit, it can heat at the junction where the resistance changes due to the size difference, if I was wanting to move the switch I'd use the same gauge ,, a barrel connector, crimp then solder lightly only in the hole in the center of the connector, you don't want solder to flow in to the wire. Most of the circuits in the wiring diagram are low current and trigger a relay.. May be exceptions. But that's what it looks like. if its a heavy circuit like the AC clutch, or a circuit on the load side of the relay I would put in a new wire..
  3. Studless Ice tires are awesome if you can find them in a size that works.. I ran the Continentals on my BMW xi and it was like driving on pavement.. Shouldn't need chains unless your screwed up by unexpected weather. Old trick,, carry a hank of teh high density nylon rope ,, you can tie loops around the tire and wheel if you have the clearance from the caliper, don't last long but to get over a hill or rescue yourself from a bad choice.. 🙂
  4. They really really don't like being dropped,, had a similar experience with Mustang MAF sensors,, 4 to get a good one.. I noticed the counter guys would throw anything that a customer didn't buy into a shopping cart from about 20 feet away.. Hmmmm. Changes stores and no more issues..
  5. Been a while, but you might bench test the throttle position sensor, they wear and can get weak spots that the DME doesnt like.
  6. Most bigger towns have differential repair shops,, you might call around..
  7. My AMp (Bose) is on the drivers side of the spare tire in the well..
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