|the electrical saga continues - Fuse block & dimmer questions....|
Subject: the electrical saga continues - Fuse block & dimmer questions....
by edp on 2011/5/19 16:23:13
I located the headlight problem, it was the main red wire connector off the fuse block to the light switch, it seemed to be intermittent & a bit loose. After turning on the headlights for a few moments (min. or 2) I noticed the fuse holder moving in the block & was getting quite warm. I pulled the block & the fuse holder had warmed the plastic enough to come out...
How do I determine what the cause of the additional draw is that caused the melting? They're halogen lamps if that matters & could it just be that small movements of the wire connector or fuse holder end creating more resistance or do I have a larger problem somewhere?
My concern is if I replace the fuse block it'll happen again & would like to avoid that. Also, I'll need another fuse block if anyones got one they'd sell me that'd be great - I dont need the cover either.
Suggestions on where to start would be helpful.
Also, when the Wiki refers to the "Dimmer" switch does that just mean the Hi-low switching between the two? I also think of a dimmer as the dash lights being dimmed downed but obviously they dont do that.