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08-23-2014 09:45 PM
71ChevelleSS ive had the same problem, no running lights or tag lights, but had headlights, everytime switch was turned on, fuse blew. make sure the tag lights are in back words.. that was what was wrong with mine. pull those out, replace fuse, and turn the lights on, if the fuse does not pop, then switch the tag lights around in their holes, i had this issue with mine, but it led to other due to PO's repair... check that out and see what happens
08-21-2014 08:33 AM
dardack
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Originally Posted by FocusFactorDave View Post
8 months later and I've run into the same problem once again...
Did you use a bit heavier duty wire? I used wire that is used on Trailer plugs. It's a bit heavier duty then what was in there. I also gave it more slack then it had previously. It's been 15 months and I just opened it to check, no cracks.

Before they had completely broken in half and fused together. (When I bought this 15 months ago, I had to drive 4.5hrs to get, on way home wife was like your lights aren't working. So found an auto zone, the fuse had blown so put a new one in, as soon as step on brake blown. So put a double fuse in just to get home without a ticket. When you stepped on brake, the back windshield wiper would work at same time. )
08-21-2014 08:23 AM
FocusFactorDave 8 months later and I've run into the same problem once again...
07-02-2013 08:59 PM
FocusFactorDave that electric contact cleaner didn't do anything at all to the corrosion on the terminals, so I tried to sand em down a bit and sprayed that stuff on it since it says it helps protect, if I blow another fuse Ima end up taking off the connector and replacing it
07-01-2013 09:51 AM
FocusFactorDave
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Originally Posted by Milton View Post
I would use something along these lines:

http://www.crcindustries.com/ei/prod....aspx?id=03070
was consdering that aswell, but im always down to save a buck, but being that is available less than a mile away ill go with that instead of running out to ace hardware, I found two different kinds of that CRC at advance auto,

One is safe for plastic parts and also states - A petroleum distillates and alcohol blended precision cleaner designed as an alternative to CFC based cleaners. Cleans contacts, connectors and sensitive electronic equipment. Quick drying, plastic safe formula.
Cleans and protects sensitive electronic equipment
Helps prevent contact failure
Plastic safe
Leaves no residue
Quick drying formula http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...searchTerm=crc

then theres this one that states - An aggressive cleaner specifically for electric motors, transformers and machinery. Dissolves grease, oil, dirt and wax without having to remove parts - and is http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...searchTerm=crc


Wasn't able to find the same cleaner you mentioned locally. Also what kind of brush would you recommend? Not able to find any brushes besides ones that are like tooth brushes which I don't think would fit in the little contacts

Thanks for your help Milton
07-01-2013 09:35 AM
Milton I would use something along these lines:

http://www.crcindustries.com/ei/prod....aspx?id=03070
07-01-2013 09:31 AM
Milton
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Had to go on a late night run last night for baby formula and on the way home my fuse blew again :| so am going to go out and try to find some electrical cleaner as mentioned, a quick google search i found a handful of expensive cans and ran across this one at home depot for 3$

http://www.homedepot.com/p/CRC-2-26-...4#.UdBOCDtOPVc
Hmmm, I followed the link and I would stay away from any electrical cleaner labeled as a lubricant. I would look for something that dries leaving no residue. That said I would not be against using some dielectric grease.

While cleaning corrosion from electrical contacts IS ALWAYS a good thing and should be done, you may still have an issue elsewhere. If the issue has changed from a constant short to an intermittent short it will be harder to find.
07-01-2013 09:07 AM
FocusFactorDave
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Originally Posted by Milton View Post
Corrosion breeds more corrosion. Get a spray can of electrical contact cleaner and a brush.
Had to go on a late night run last night for baby formula and on the way home my fuse blew again :| so am going to go out and try to find some electrical cleaner as mentioned, a quick google search i found a handful of expensive cans and ran across this one at home depot for 3$

http://www.homedepot.com/p/CRC-2-26-...4#.UdBOCDtOPVc
06-30-2013 06:56 PM
Milton Corrosion breeds more corrosion. Get a spray can of electrical contact cleaner and a brush.
06-30-2013 05:31 PM
FocusFactorDave
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Green corrosion can conduct electricity. In this case that would cause a short blowing the fuse.
I tried to pop them connects out of the plastic housing but they wouldn't budge so I jammed my dremel tool sanding bit in there to get as much as I could.

I would think any corrosion in that area would of been harmless though since its only touching plastic
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