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post #1 of 7 Old 12-07-2016, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Door limiting strap with wiring harness...

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My strap has torn such that the wiring harness is the last line of defense for my door swinging into the mirror. I have manual windows so not sure what the wiring is accomplishing anyway.

Any advice on quick, cheap fixes would be appreciated. Dealer wants $149 for another one.......
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Not as sexy because the wires aren't hidden/ tucked into the strap like the OEM but when mine started to tear, I took a couple lengths of nylon strap ( I think they were originally ratchet straps idk) and mocked them up to the length that I wanted. ( The OEM straps were too short anyway)... but I went ahead and marked where I wanted the length and the size of the loops on either end. Then took them to a guy right down the road that does industrial sewing ( boots/ canvas/ heavy duty stuff) and he sewed the ends closed. Cost maybe $10-$15. So if you know someone and already have some nylon strap material lying around, you can make custom length limiters on the cheap.

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I use the ball bungee simular to https://www.amazon.ca/Ball-Bungee-Co.../dp/B000PYO2YQ for my tube doors. They can work in a pinch until you get what you really need. Hell, zapstrap cable ties and gorilla tape would work for a week until either of those ^ options show up at your door.

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Not as sexy because the wires aren't hidden/ tucked into the strap like the OEM but when mine started to tear, I took a couple lengths of nylon strap ( I think they were originally ratchet straps idk) and mocked them up to the length that I wanted. ( The OEM straps were too short anyway)... but I went ahead and marked where I wanted the length and the size of the loops on either end. Then took them to a guy right down the road that does industrial sewing ( boots/ canvas/ heavy duty stuff) and he sewed the ends closed. Cost maybe $10-$15. So if you know someone and already have some nylon strap material lying around, you can make custom length limiters on the cheap.
Thanks for the advice!
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Honestly any kind of heavy duty fabric or something similar you can use as a DIY in a pinch

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post #7 of 7 Old 12-09-2016, 04:49 AM
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If you want a new factory replacement strap...

I just had to replace my inner door harness because my wires stripped out of the electrical connector without enough left to splice it back in. (my buddy connected the wiring but not the strap and the door swung forwards on a hill)

If you have manual locks and windows then the harness is there to tell the dome light to turn on when you open the door. (ever wonder why your dome light isn't on when you take the doors off?)

Anyway, the strap and wiring harness are sold as the same part and Dealer part was like $40 and to get to the other end of the wire where it is plugged in you have to remove the window from the door so paying the dealer to install this would likely be big $.

Instead, you can do what I did and splice the new wiring harness into the old wiring harness inside the door. The plastic removes relatively easily (look on youtube for JK door trim removal and follow what you see)
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