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Hey I just found a melted wire in my engine bay. There are two wires that are twisted together, one is yellow and the other is purple, they are branched off the same loom as the mass air flow sensor. They go around the back of my engine and seem to go underneath.

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Where are they in accordance to the loom? Were they exposed? Rewire them and put hest resistant loom on

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need a little more information, post picture if you can
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My phone won't let me post pictures, if anyone would let me text or email them and they post it I would appreciate, my number is 706580822seven
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Ok I emailed them. Thanks a ton. It's hard to take good pictures because of my blue LEDs under the hood.
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I think the purple wire should be for the DRLs (daytime running lights), and is used to create resistance allowing the DRLs to be less bright during the day, but the wire tends to heat up melting itself and any surrounding wires. I ended up carefully removing the melted purple wire and replaced it. Here's a link to a thread that could help https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/pro...ot-coming.html

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Where are they in accordance to the loom? Were they exposed? Rewire them and put hest resistant loom on
They are in the passenger side of the engine toward the firewall. It is a smaller loom that branches of the larger loom that has the coil pack wires and the maf wires.
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I think the purple wire should be for the DRLs (daytime running lights), and is used to create resistance allowing the DRLs to be less bright during the day, but the wire tends to heat up melting itself and any surrounding wires. I ended up carefully removing the melted purple wire and replaced it. Here's a link to a thread that could help https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/pro...ot-coming.html
Thanks for the assistance, I forgot to mention the wires didn't just melt, the loom was on the exhaust and melted against that.
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