Installing an aftermarket [starter](/topics-starter-ford/...

Installing an aftermarket [starter](/topics-starter-ford/) I accidentally cut an obd wire, can I splice a new wire in to fix it? Mechanic's Assistant: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of r...

Installing an aftermarket [starter](/topics-starter-ford/) I accidentally cut an obd wire, can I splice a new wire in to fix it? Mechanic's Assistant: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones? Series of clicks Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? Ford focus 2014 Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Focus yourself? What have you tried so far? I am, I am trying to install an aftermarket starter

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Ok, the cut is very close to the obd port, can I take the short piece out and put in spliced pieceAlso, I checked the fuse for the obd and it is still good but should it be out while I work on it?
Automotive Expert
Long as you don't short it to ground it will be fine. A short piece will be fine.

I can't properly tape off my connection to the short piece coming out of obd because it's too short, can I take it out and put new wire in?
Automotive Expert
Yes but that is tricky to remove the wire terminal, you haver to use a very small pick type of tool to pop it out and replace it or replace the data link connector itself.

Ok, I have the car back running but just took out the aftermarket starter, going to contact seller about how to install betterThanks for your help
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Very helpful and fast, thanks
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Thank you!

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