I have noticed that once the headlights are turned on (even if only the
running or marker lights) that the area around the switch on the
dashboad becomes quite warm. Why should this happen and should I be
Vehicle in question - 2002 Caravan Sport
Thanks for any input.
> I have noticed that once the headlights are turned on (even if
> only the
> running or marker lights) that the area around the switch on
> dashboad becomes quite warm. Why should this happen and should
> I be
> Vehicle in question - 2002 Caravan Sport
> Thanks for any input.
> Ed O
I think it might be because of too much resistance in one of the wires
of some part that the electricity flows through, although if it dosent
get smoking or melting hot, or too hot to the touch the plastic should
dissapate the heat fast enough to not cause a problem
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As I see it, this will only get worse. Whatever you have found that is warm
is an indicator of something that is MUCH hotter behind. This will cause
problems later as surfaces oxidize and resistance increases = More heat than
you have now. I had one of these problems on a large motorccycle. It turned
out in this case that the previouse owner had installed an "Offroad" high
wattage, (=illegal) bulb in the headlight. This overheated the
wiring/clips/fuse but not too hot, (as I thought since I didn't have a clue
why at the time). This problem eventually destroyed the whole fuse box case
Your problem is different, but could cause a fire. There shouldn't be Any
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