Since it's bad practice to plug a leak from inside, the source of the wires had to be established. Ok, easy enough, the only electronics in that area, were the instruments in the instrument panel. Getting to these proved to be more difficult, there is an access panel behind the instrument turtle but it only allowed a small child's hand to fit through....so, apart comes the panel. Easier said than done, in the end, Frank ended up having to disassemble, rebuild, and re-bed the whole thing, using new screws and messy, black 3M 4200 for added strength and waterproofing. Not only that, but the job required a plethora of tools-for everything from extracting broken screws, re-drilling pilot holes, caulking, gluing, cutting, etc. It's amazing how much goes into fixing a "small" problem. If left unchecked, small problems will inevitably turn into big ones, requiring twice as much effort and money. Frank's mantra revolves around preventative maintenance...STOP all leaks. I can proudly say, we're totally leak-free...for now.
|These were all the tools used|