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The wing mirror of my 02 golf 1.4 went on fire this evening,

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The wing mirror of my 02 golf 1.4 went on fire this evening, lucky enough I put it out without the fire spreading ,, how could this have happend ? Thanks
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mark replied 4 years ago.

Mark :

Hello, my name is Mark and I will try help you with this.

Mark :

This has been caused by a simple wiring fault. Somewhere in the wiring loom to the door a wire has chaffed through to earth and this has caused it to heat up.

Mark :

Chaffed wiring can be caused by poor design, an earlier poor repair, a missing security clip which allows the wiring to move etc.