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One of the wires behind the glovebox on my GT200 was suspiciously wrapped in electrical tape. I removed the tape and found the electrical insulation to be pretty damaged and exposing copper.

I suspect there's a better repair than wrapping in tape. The wire doesn't have a free end, so I can't get some heat shrink over it as-is. I could cut the wire further along, so that I could heatshrink, but then I'd have created yet another wire break and need to splice it.

I'm sure I have any great options here... any suggestions, please?

Thanks!
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What about the heat shrink tubing that has an opening to slip over the wire without requiring a free end?

https://www.alliedelec.com/product/te-connectivity/d-150-c-11/70241397/
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X stream silicone rubber tape ( Amazon about $20 works excellent
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I have had good luck with fuse tape if you have the room to wrap it. You could also cover it with silicone caulk. In a pinch, hot glue will work as well. Best case is to release the wire from the connector and use heat shrink tubing.
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You can buy liquid repair 'tape'.

https://www.google.com/search?q=liquid+electrical+tape
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silicone tape is fun WHEN you have good access and enough hands. a nightmare otherwise.

classic electrical tape sucks as the stickyness dies after a while.

heat shrink that has for example a spiral cut to allow slipping it on can be good.


but my new favourite for various purposes is cloth tape eg https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/384941570415?chn=ps&_ul=AU&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=705-139619-5960-0&mkcid=2&itemid=384941570415&targetid=&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9071333&poi=&campaignid=15791083372&mkgroupid=&rlsatarget=&abcId=9300816&merchantid=548724996
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It's usually not difficult to release a wire from the connector, slip a piece of shrink tube over the end then clip the wire back into the plastic connector. The pin end that clips into the connector is usually just held in place with a metal tab that you can depress to release it from the connector. This video might be helpful...
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Thanks to all for the ideas!

I spent some time trying to release the connector, but without luck. I was worried about breaking it and making a bigger problem.

I went ahead and ordered some liquid tape to give that a try. I also cleaned the wire (goo gone, followed by alcohol) in preparation.
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