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head light connecter smoking by Paul Dwyer
Started on: 04-30-2015 01:56 PM
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85 se driverside headlight plastic connecter is smoking and melting. Acts as if to much power is being pulled what could cause this and what route can I take to fix it.
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Report this Post04-30-2015 02:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
A fusable link should have blown I think.

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Report this Post04-30-2015 02:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Paul DwyerClick Here to Email Paul DwyerSend a Private Message to Paul DwyerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Wheres this fuse at buddy?
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Report this Post04-30-2015 02:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Resistance in the connection will cause the connector to heat up.
Replace the connector and clean the blades on the headlight.
The fusible link is good, proved by the fact that it is heating up at the connector.
The headlight fusible links are in the front harness, about 10" from the round pass thru to the headlight compartment.
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What bulb are you using? Illegal or not... High Watt bulbs often draw more power then OE wiring is made for.
Legal OE 35/60w and 55/65w bulbs draw enough power to fry weak connections.
My guess you have other things that are frying too.
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A fusable fusible link should have blown I think.
You think wrong.
Fuse links are not to protect sockets, devices, etc. They stop battery dumping 200+ amps in a short circuit.

OE HL switch's breaker often won't trip either. I think that's rated 20-30 Amps.

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Originally posted by theogre:

You think wrong.



I sit corrected.....on both counts.

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Report this Post05-03-2015 04:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for cebixSend a Private Message to cebixEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yup, the headlight system isn't protected very well because well... you wouldn't want your lights to shut down at night while driving 100mph just because a connector got a little corrosion.
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