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Wildlife chewed the wireing loom ok in the summer after repair with solder and tape now we have the winter the damp is getting in and bringing up fault codes tps oxy sensor abs not working brake warning light comes one .cruise control when on cuts out engine aircon packed up .which is the best way to repair this loom without a new one

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You didn't say what type of tape you used. I assume you are using electrical tape. Just be aware that electrical tape is not designed to keep out moisture. You must go to electrical parts store or maybe a auto parts store and get a bottle of liquid electrical tape that is black and you brush it on and it makes a rubber compound. Use it around the solder connections. A better but harder solution is to use heat shrink tubing. You have to put it on first and slide it to one side then make your solder joint. Next, slide the tubing over the solder joint and then apply heat to shrink it and make a moisture barrier.

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