Here is how the story goes, yesterday when I was going for my office it was clear, hot and sunny day. When i parked my car, i kept the front windows open by 1inch. Now some time at mid day, it started raining which I did not know because inside office with closed windows/curtains and AC one cannot tell what's going on outside.
At 6:20pm i left the office, opened up the driver window fully and passenger window to about 30% and headed towards morgah (personal errand). On my way, i felt some smell but i did not put much attention since while on the road it is quite normal especially in rwp. I kept going until i reached the morgah morr. There was a traffic jam so i had to stop too. Soon the same smell came back, i looked towards my right and there was a lot of thick smoke just above trunk opener and it was coming from the power window control buttons. I knew something was wrong so i turned on hazard lights and headlights but obviously its Pakistan nobody cares, I even waved to the traffic but to no avail so i forced my way through and parked the car on the side of the road. I instantly grabbed pliers, opened the bonnet and disconnected the battery. My head was heavy due to that smoke so i took out important stuff (wallet and mobile) from the car because i knew that since windows are open and i am distracted, chor chakka will try to get their hands on to something.
I stayed outside the car with door open and thought for a while and soon I was able to put the pieces back together. The rain water had dripped straight into the buttons and caused a short. Weirdly enough, none of the fuses blew. I manually took out the main 40A fuse to cut the supply for all windows. I checked if everything was ok and came back home.
In the morning, i opened cover and the insulation of the wires, the connector and housing all had melted. One wire was hanging out while the rest of em were still attached to the connector. I took out the unit and opened it up, the PCB was badly damaged too.
I did not take the picture of connector but I am sure it is beyond repair/use. A new connector will be needed and I am quite sure I need a new control unit as well. Now what should I do? Can some one tell me what will be the total cost if i go to honda service center? I am sure it will be quite high.
Second option is to get hands on a control unit + connector/harness from sultan ka khoo and cut the damaged connector out, and attach a new one with the wires? (i hope it is possible with crimping tool right?)
Some pics are attached below
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