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post #16 of (permalink) Old 07-29-2015, 10:45 AM
MarOmega
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So first off, I want to thank everyone for their help jumping right on to post diagrams and pictures since my last comment on this thread.

I dug around and found for myself a diagram (not pictured here yet) of the wiring going into the generator.



First thing I had to do was remove the plastic cowling from under the hood.
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What I found were the connection points where the generator is plugged in. The orange shrouded high voltage wire and 6 wires going into a connector were where the problem was found.
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As you can see here, rodents of some sort had chewed through my wires. After looking it up, I found that it is a common occurrence, since green cars use bio plastics. Other plastics are inciting to rodents as well, so it's not just localized to hybrids. But bio plastics are extra tasty.
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Before going forward, I disconnected the safety power plug on the Hybrid battery, located behind the back seat driver side. (orange plug) and disconnected the negative terminal to the 12 v battery.


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Ultimately, I attached 6'" jumpers, butt-spliced 14 ga wire, to the connector, and then crawled under and spliced them back to the harness. Matching colors is always a good idea to reduce errors.

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I straightened the copper and plastidipped the high voltage wire to keep moisture out and electricity in.




This cured the problem 100%, but 20 minutes later, I got a check engine light, followed by the ! light. The codes that pulled were P0011 and P0013 indicating a crank shaft wiring issue. I had to park the car. Now I have to find a diagram for those sensors to see if they have been chewed as well.
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