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Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all. 

So , today I am walking my dog and had some more gadgets for my Toyota 1987 Escaper. I enter through the cab and see that things were thrown throughout the cabin. Now I know someone was got into the my Toyota! Empty gas container was disassembled and the gas gap was taken off gas tank and placed inside. I get to the cab and find my whole steering column busted with wires cut and hanging everywhere, see photos. My question is how do I put this back together? I had just put that club on maybe 2 days ago 🙏👣

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Make a police report and contact your insurance company. That won’t be a cheap repair.

If your toy is in a secure storage facility, their insurance company would probably be liable.

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Hi Fred, Insurance, police and mechanic notified  . Now the issues are where to get replacement parts. Thank you for your reply.

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That's not a bad as it looks, if the wires come up too short a new ing. switch will have longer wires.These are the easiest to use for that type of repair they can be cut individually to fit in smaller spaces. Related image 

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The heat shrink ones are fine but not necessary in a reasonably dry environment. The barrier strip is a nice mechanically tight connection and requires nothing more that a stripper and a screwdriver. If insurance is footing the bill replace the switch and have someone else do the work. 

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Well I’m happy to report the insurance adjuster is going to look at Toyota Escaper this coming Monday at my mechanics. Yay!

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On 1/9/2020 at 11:38 PM, Sandune24 said:

Well I’m happy to report the insurance adjuster is going to look at Toyota Escaper this coming Monday at my mechanics. Yay!

Thumbs up!

 

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