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From the picture, we can easily see that the wire cover is about gone for both the wire on top and the one lower (tired together with radiator hose). Is this going to be a problem down the road?
 

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It's just a protective wrap/tube that actually covers the main alternator cable and misc cable for something else.

You'll be okay as long as nothing is rubbing/cutting/biting on the actual cable underneath it. This tends to happen to a lot of Camry. Think you can put some other wiring tubing if it bothers you to look at it. I know it would for me lol.
 
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As noted it is just a cover. If you wish to there are wire covers available at places like Autozone. They are split lengthwise so you just cut off what you need and fit it over the other wire.
 

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The product to fix that is called split loom ... available by the foot from your favorite parts store ... Try the 'N'store. The reason to replace it is to keep engine heat from deteriorating the wire insulation. ... More of a long term problem.
 
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I need to get some 'wire split loom'. Would be good for speaker wire insulation for my door panels and other misc wires in the engine bay...
 

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The product to fix that is called split loom ... available by the foot from your favorite parts store ... Try the 'N'store. The reason to replace it is to keep engine heat from deteriorating the wire insulation. ... More of a long term problem.
I replaced mine with a foot of wire loom cover from Napa also. I ended up using the type with asphalt material built for heat.
 

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Can you find the web page for the product you bought?

I searched on ebay and Amazon. So far the most appropriate one is this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-4-3-8-1-2...192194?hash=item2c846b66c2:g:Dz0AAOxy3yNTjNjl

3 sizes, 10 feet for each size for $10 shipped. I might try this unless somebody else knows more about it.

Thanks.
I think that eBay cover would melt or at the least do little for heat protection. I'll try and photograph mine tomorrow. I bought it via walkin at NAPA auto parts. You'd have to ask the guy at the counter and he'd look in the backn bring a few up and let you choose one.
 

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if you are budget conscious like me, you can also get "uncut" wire loom that is cheaper (sometimes $2-3 shipped for a 10 foot roll depending on inner diameter and the current demand) but thinner. the other downside is that you would wait for weeks for delivery but for my non-critical use it works for me.
 

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I think that eBay cover would melt or at the least do little for heat protection. I'll try and photograph mine tomorrow. I bought it via walkin at NAPA auto parts. You'd have to ask the guy at the counter and he'd look in the backn bring a few up and let you choose one.
awisniewki brings up a good point. i didn't think about being that close to the header.
 

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Here is a photo the wiring cover I got at NAPA. Maybe the plastic one would work as I have zip ties holding this in place and the plastic hasn't melted.... This replacement one is holding up very well and its been on there for 4 or 5 years though and gives me piece of mind. The positive battery cable cap broke and I used a battery clamp cover to cover it up, been working great also for years.
 

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In the past, when I needed something tougher and more heat resistant (or rodent resistant) to protect wiring, I fitted a suitably sized piece of fuel line or heater hose, sliced lengthwise.

Happy Motoring, Mark
 

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Thanks a lot Mark. Liked your idea right away. I put two pieces of vacuum hose on two of the three exposed wires. I also put electric tapes and zip ties at several places to secure them. This worked out better than split looms b/c it is a lot easier to tape and zip tie flat hoses. Now the setup looks clean and secure.

The only one left exposed is the one on top with a green line. My vacuum hose's insider diameter is not big enough. Will get to it another day. But it is much better constructed than the other two. So all is good now.

Best regards. One more thing got done b/c TN's help. Very grateful indeed.

In the past, when I needed something tougher and more heat resistant (or rodent resistant) to protect wiring, I fitted a suitably sized piece of fuel line or heater hose, sliced lengthwise.

Happy Motoring, Mark
 

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