Engine Harness got chewed.. HELP

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Hello Guys & Gals,

I had my 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sports Touring CVT’s engine harness chewed by some mouse or squirrel.

Tried to start the car and engine had a hard time starting like it was a low battery. Started to get all the warning signs. Check engine light, emission control system problem, forward collision system problem. And the car started to feel like it was on low gear when driving.

So I get it inspected by a Honda dealership and they quoted 560 CAD to repair it or 1800 CAD for a new engine harness and obviously + tax.

So after seeing some YouTube videos I found some confidence in changing the connector and re wiring it myself.

I was hoping if I could get some help from you guys.

I was thinking of two ways:

* Actually taking the connector apart and re wire.
* Buying the connector with the three wires attached so I can just connect the wires.

Im hoping to buy the connector cuz in the end if I get all the tools for something I’ll use only once(hopefully).

I’ve tried to take the connector off from the engine but was unable, do you have to like twist it and pull? Lol

Anyone know the parts, please help.

And help would be thank you





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you will need some wire, rubber gasket for the wires and pins. depin the old wires off and rewire the new ones. should only take 10-15min

squeeze the tab and pull out to remove the plug.

you wouldnt need any special tools to rewire it.

cutters, a small flat head to depin and solder or those plastic wire taps
 
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you will need some wire, rubber gasket for the wires and pins. depin the old wires off and rewire the new ones. should only take 10-15min

squeeze the tab and pull out to remove the plug.

you wouldnt need any special tools to rewire it.

cutters, a small flat head to depin and solder or those plastic wire taps
Thanks DC2TURBO,
Will have to search for those:

1) Wires
2) Ribber gasket for the wires and pins
3) Small flat head to dein
4) solder
 
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So this happened to me today. I went to start my car and it seemed to struggle turning on like @joshkim993 experienced. Behold I check the engine bay and the same wire has been chewed on.

I am taking the car to the dealership tomorrow morning because they didn't have any available openings for me today.

Anyone know how long the supposed 'repair' will take? And are there any good preventative measures from keeping the wires being chewed like some covers or tape that I could use?
 

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So this happened to me today. I went to start my car and it seemed to struggle turning on like @joshkim993 experienced. Behold I check the engine bay and the same wire has been chewed on.

I am taking the car to the dealership tomorrow morning because they didn't have any available openings for me today.

Anyone know how long the supposed 'repair' will take? And are there any good preventative measures from keeping the wires being chewed like some covers or tape that I could use?
if they are replacing the whole harness, it will take a day or so.

you can buy some mouse deterrent that you can stick in your engine bay
 

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Is the car still 'driveable' in this state with the wire chewed? Just incase I would need to move the car off the driveway.
 

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if they are replacing the whole harness, it will take a day or so.

you can buy some mouse deterrent that you can stick in your engine bay
I tried that, shit don't work unfortunately. Eventually the mouse grabbed the mouse deterrent bag and made a nest with it along with other leaves and shit on my strut tower. Best solution I found is to light up the area where the car is parked, or open the hood and hang a light bulb from the hood latch.
 

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The mouse deterrent tape that is impregnated with capsacinoids (hot pepper extract) is 100% bogus.

Rodent's aren't affect by this what so ever. My kids have hamsters and the food we buy them is full of dried chili peppers.
 

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Soy tape..... great idea :crazy: It’s not uncommon on a couple other brands.
 

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