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VWsEatRice
2013.03.18, 17:55 PM
as the title says. roommates car. threw a CEL started stumbling on acceleration. he noticed the melted wires. went to the wrecking yard and got another harness. replaced it and was fine for a day. then melted again. he never cleared or checked the code yet.

thats his 1st thing I told him to do. any other ideas?

Rabbit 16v
2013.03.19, 08:42 AM
first thing to do is check for codes. which wires specifically were melting? Colours would help.

VWsEatRice
2013.03.19, 20:01 PM
first thing to do is check for codes. which wires specifically were melting? Colours would help.

red w/white stripe and red w/grey stripe.he replaced the throttle body and harness today w/a wrecking yard setup.

Rabbit 16v
2013.03.21, 19:37 PM
did this fix the issue? did he get any codes?

VWsEatRice
2013.03.22, 06:48 AM
did this fix the issue? did he get any codes?

he's getting it scanned today. but he found the issue. one of the tabs on the hood to hold the insulation was bent touching the back of the connector grounding it out.

its always something stupid.