The projection being alleged, I believe, is that you feel some of the other posters are subject to the Dunning Kruger effect - i.e., they are less knowledgeable than they think, perhaps because you yourself don't feel qualified to offer an opinion on whether or not a simple repair is feasible. The point is that just because you're unsure doesn't mean that other people who are more sure are wrong.I'm not pretending to be an expert at EV wiring harness repairs. Nor am I trying to say I know better than the trained technicians at a dealership. So nope, not projection.
I understand that. And I suppose I should have put more emphasis on those pointing out that there may be more going on than we can see. It is just the certainty by which somebody feels they can diagnose a car via a single picture that got me fired up. Isn't there ALWAYS more going on than we realize?The projection being alleged, I believe, is that you feel some of the other posters are subject to the Dunning Kruger effect - i.e., they are less knowledgeable than they think, perhaps because you yourself don't feel qualified to offer an opinion on whether or not a simple repair is feasible. The point is that just because you're unsure doesn't mean that other people who are more sure are wrong.
All folks can do is make a judgement based on the photo you've shown. And on the basis of that photo I agree that it does look like a simple splice could solve the problem. If there's more damage elsewhere then of course that opinion wouldn't be applicable. You can't blame people for not accounting for an issue that they're not told about.
In the absence of other information, all we know is that a simple splice might solve the problem and save a whole bunch of money. And if it doesn't, then you haven't really lost much and can still go ahead and replace the whole harness.
It's kind of a no-brainer IMHO, at least it would be if I was going to be the one paying for it. But if it's the insurance company and you only have to pay a deductible (and if a claim isn't going to increase your rates) then I can well understand why you'd want to leave it to a pro.
I'll pull out the same approach then. "If" the harness needs to be replaced, that is probably not too far off.I think we're all going on what the OP said and the green circle. It's kind of beating a dead horse at this point but it's been said throughout the thread, "as long as it's all we're seeing."
You were defending 90% being labor or something for the harness as an explanation. That's a $540 set of wires and $4860 install. That's the only thing anyone is taking issue with.
$200 for the drive motor compartment entire wire harness. I seriously doubt a labor charge of $5KI'll pull out the same approach then. "If" the harness needs to be replaced, that is probably not too far off.
I never pretended to know about this particular harness. Instead, I mentioned (in my original post) that "some" wiring harnesses legitimately do require gutting the vehicle because of where they run. In my time writing service at an actual GM dealer, I have seen more than one wiring harness replacement that ran up a mind boggling bill. Thankfully, those I can think remember covered by warranty.$200 for the drive motor compartment entire wire harness. I seriously doubt a labor charge of $5K
I go two estimates for my chewed wires, one from a body shop that is fixing some front end road debri damage, and another from a dealer. They came in within $5 of each other, $115 versus $120.
They might be, but I would expect an insurance company would require SOME sort of evidence before approving a repair of this size. At very least the insurance company will need pictures. And I suspect they would ask many of the same questions that posters have mentioned.Seems strange that no one mentions the dealership might just be trying to cash in. GM has no problem splicing wires on the dealership level. I had right headlight wires chewed and fixed this way. My complaint was they just went ahead and did it and never asked me. A lot harder location than this repair too.
I also wonder at what point the car is totaled insurance wise. We are talking a fix 1/4 the used value of the car!
At a certain point, it's not shameful to admit defeat and move on.I have rats under the hood and inside the car. They chewed a fair sized hole in the backseat. I’ve tried flashing lights that emit a sound, sprayed peppermint spray over surfaces all with no luck. Finally resorted to traps and have killed three so far. But I need to figure out where they are getting access to the inside to stop the damage.