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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:18 am 
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This is the PERFECT idea using crimp connectors, as I can re-use some of the original hardware, just basically replacing the broken plastic arms with 16 or 18 AWG wire

This concept can ensure both arms are the identical length, as right now one is a touch longer than the other.

I work for a telecommunication company, and we literally have thousands of connectors ranging from 22 gauge to 550 MCM, plus I have the crimp tool


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:22 am 
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GeorgeSK wrote:
If you want the lines to come inward, perhaps you could loop another bit of line through a moderate sized nut (3/8"? 4-6 mm?) and tie the line to the center of each support cord.

Or not worry, unless the trapped line is screwing up your box's seal or offending your sense of "right".


That's exactly what happens, the lace gets caught up in the box seal.

Anyhow, thanks for the feedback, but so far I like the crimp connector idea provided by PCX150Rider


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:47 pm 
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well I created another version of the MacGyver fix with some glue, wire wrap and electrical tape. I'm sure the glue will not hold up, but the wire and tape should keep it together.

If this version fails, I'll likely try the idea by PCX150Rider...just need to pick up some lugs


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I guess the pictures tell the story....both of the plastic arms that prevents the lid from opening too far, broke at the same time without any abnormal force.

I assuming replacement arms would not be cheap, as it's connected to the plastic "slot-nut" so you can't just replace the arm.....will see how much Honda wants for a new set

So for the short term, I just did a "MacGyver fix" with some 22 gauge wire, will see how that holds up

Has anyone seen this problem before?


Yup, I had one snap without any undue pressure to it.


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Mister Paul wrote:

Yup, I had one snap without any undue pressure to it.


How did you fix the broken arm?


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Xixon, I like your fix. It should work fine, and probably better than OEM. Nice job!

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GeorgeSK wrote:
Xixon, I like your fix. It should work fine, and probably better than OEM. Nice job!

thanks George...I hope is holds up...only time will tell


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Good luck with that! I can tell that took some time. . ..

Being from up north as you are the only thing I can say is that the electrical tape may get a bit brittle in the cold weather. There are sleeves that you can purchase also to go over wiring. The flexibility depends upon the design and material. See how it goes. . ..

https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Sleeves/b?ie=UTF8&node=6577542011

It sure is a lot cheaper that a new trunk box! ;)


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PCX150Rider wrote:
Good luck with that! I can tell that took some time. . ..

Being from up north as you are the only thing I can say is that the electrical tape may get a bit brittle in the cold weather. There are sleeves that you can purchase also to go over wiring. The flexibility depends upon the design and material. See how it goes. . ..

https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Sleeves/b?ie=UTF8&node=6577542011

It sure is a lot cheaper that a new trunk box! ;)

Yeah, I'm sure the tape will break down eventually, just how long is the question

I do live quite a few miles north of you, but our winters are rather mild in comparison to the rest of Canada, as we seldom go below 32F, plus I have underground heated parking (our weather is quite similar to Seattle Washington).

I plan on making another MacGyver version with your idea of using crimp-on electrical connectors, just haven't got around to pick up the required lugs, as I do believe this would be a long term cheap solution.


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