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Title: Glow plug bridge with loom fitting???
Post by: vpavlov on February 09, 2017, 07:59:51 PM
Hello.
I've recently damaged/broke the glow plug bridge on my Alhambra 2005 while attempting to pull on it to inspect the condition of the glow plugs. The glow plug bridge has a part number 038971782B. It looks like this:
http://bilder2.eazyauction.de/neuzuteuer/artikelbilder/23845_eA.jpg
My main question is how anybody would connect this part to the existing cabling?
Do the long cables go to a connector somewhere in the wiring loom? Most probably...
My first thougth was to cut the existing cabling on a spot, where it is easy to solder the new cabling. After that use heat shrink.
What do you think about that idea? Has any of you changed this glow plug bridge before?
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Glow plug bridge with loom fitting???
Post by: Mirez on February 09, 2017, 08:42:27 PM
Its all part of the engine loom so you would need to wire it back to where that joins the engine bay loom (under the battery).

i would do exactly the same and just chop and solder the new to the old. Heat shink and then use insulating tape before covering the cable in the plastic bay conduit and you should be fine :)
Title: Re: Glow plug bridge with loom fitting???
Post by: insanitybeard on February 10, 2017, 09:00:55 AM
I've got one to fit to mine at some point LOL (I've been saying this for about 2 years), the rubberised plastic they are made of seems to go brittle and break with age although the cables within remain ok. They supply them with with about 10 metres (ok, I'm exaggerating, but still a lot) of cable coming out of the end of the connector, as Mark has said I figured the best bet would be to trace the 2 cables back into the main engine bay wiring loom, open up the corrugated plastic cable trunking at a convenient point and cut, solder and then heatshrink the cables from the new connector in. The cables are fairly thick so it'll require a fair amount of heat to solder them.