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Old 04-12-2012, 11:59 AM   #11
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It's not the load on them, but the corrosion from the winter salt that seeps in that's the issue.

Those are a BIT protected, but still up front where the crap gets in. On exposed wires I've gone so far as to solder, paint with liquid tape (rubber paint) then shrink wrap tubing & STILL get corroded wires after a year on the Big Truck....

The Automotive environment isn't as severe, but you do what you can to prevent future issues.... Heck, twisting & taping sometimes lasts as long, just because if you DON'T get a good seal you are just sealing in the moisture so it never dries....

On that silly mirror I could SEE that the wires were reversed since they were exposed where they went into the plug and were opposite of the car's wiring. Knowing it had been replaced, the obvious culprit was the mirror assembly.... Can't trust replacements 'till you check 'em out....
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