306 drivers door harness

Discussion in 'Peugeot 306' started by VulcanXH558, Feb 12, 2004.

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    VulcanXH558 Guest

    Hi, the electric window switches on the drivers door of my '98 306xs stopped
    working. Plus they have no lights on them when the headlights are on even
    though the switch on the passenger side does and still works that window.

    I have discovered that if I pull on the rubber gaiter on the harness between
    the door and the pillar the windows will work, let go and they stop working.
    This leads me to suspect an intermittent break in the cables of this

    Does anyone know how easy it is to replace this harness? ie is there another
    big plug inside the door pillar behind the dash that I can disconnect and
    buy a new harness or does the wiring spider off in all directions?
    Co-incidentally the lights on buzzer has stopped working at exactly the same
    time... is it possibly related at all?

    VulcanXH558, Feb 12, 2004
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    Jim Mason Guest

    All related sadly. There is a repair kit available from Pug dealers for what is
    a known fault. Basically it involves cutting and splicing all the cables - I
    have no idea how big a job it is. I have the same problem except I can lower my
    passenger side window but then can't get it back up. I have simply disconnected
    the switch to avoid putting it down by mistake.

    Jim Mason, Feb 12, 2004
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    Tobias Meyer Guest

    Easy :)

    You can buy a harness with about 60cm long wires for about 60¤ at a
    Take the door off, then you'll have to cut the wires individually (Don't
    cut them all at once!), measure which pin they are connected to, do the
    same with the new harness, and then solder the new harness in.

    Tobias Meyer, Feb 12, 2004
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    VulcanXH558 Guest

    Thanks guys, looks like it's a soldering iron job then...
    VulcanXH558, Feb 12, 2004
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    Len Cuff Guest

    I had almost the same problem. Pug dealer said it was a known fault.
    What I did was gently pull the rubber gaiter back until I could see
    which wires were causing the problem. I then 'bridged' each one with a
    small piece of wire (soldering iron job). Took me a while but it was
    cheap and lasted over a year when I sold the car. Pug dealer quoted
    £250+ to replace the known deffective wiring loom!

    Len Cuff, Feb 12, 2004
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    KW_UK Guest

    i have this problem but the window works fine, what is the gaitor you are
    all referring to?

    i assumed i just had a faulty switch by the door hinge
    KW_UK, Feb 12, 2004
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    Len Cuff Guest

    The problem is with the wiring harness between the door and the car
    itself. Pug have admitted to me that the early wiring was prone to
    snapping/breaking. When I took my 306 in for an intermittent door lock
    problem, it took them less than 10 mins to track the problem down!
    They went straight for the wiring between the door and the car and hey
    presto! breaks were visible. I just bridged them! Not willing to pay
    £250+ for them to sort a known problem!

    Len Cuff, Feb 12, 2004
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    Tobias Meyer Guest

    On my car it was the mirrors - the guy went to the car, opened the door,
    pulled the rubber back and left me puzzled...

    Tobias Meyer, Feb 12, 2004
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    mindwipe Guest

    thats cos its a very common fault and not just on peugeots
    would be less common if silicone wiring was used (e.g test leads)
    mindwipe, Feb 14, 2004
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    Tobias Meyer Guest

    Or if alle corners would be round - or with a rubberhose around the wires.

    Tobias Meyer, Feb 15, 2004
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