good morning all, the wires that feed the headlights looks very sad all the vinyl covering is dried out and cracked, since this part is not available from the dealer, (unless I buy the whole assembly) I decided to cover them with electrical tape, my concern is the heat that the halogen bulb generates, has anyone done this?, I tried to buy aftermarket connectors, but I dont know how they work. any suggestions? thank you and have a nice day all.
Repairing worn (UV, ozon, chemicals, old age...) cables is not complicated, but you need the proper tools. Electric insulation tape may save the day, but will give problems in the long run, if the actual cable is broken. It deteriorates even quicker.
My recommendation is to use new cable, proper crimp splices and a pro crimping tool. There are cheap kits available, they work, sort of, but proper tools is easier.
Renew any wire part with bad insulation (cut & paste) but make sure you still can follow the color coding in both ends of your repair. You don't have to cut out more cable than what is damaged, as long as the wire strands are bright copper (or bright tin). If copper wire is black(ish), i'ts oxidised and impossible to splice reliably. (Can be removed with strong acids, don't try that at home...).
Crimps that have hot melt glue and heatcrimp covers work well, the get waterproof and neat if you heat them properly.