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How do i fix a short circuiting wire on a kia spectra 02? The car keeps running off the battery and the battery is new and the alternator is fine. any suggestions?

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  • Jrock1442 Jun 25, 2009

    where is the wiring harness? how do i get to it?



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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what circuits are affected by this short.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    u pull the wiring harness off the car and find the problem and repair it, there is no "magic" fix for this.

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You need to find the component that the wire is powering, that might be yhe cause

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