> ignore the asshole that gives out wrong advice that this week
> is going by
> the name hurricane.
> check your ground wire where it connects to the body it may be
> primed in the
> area, and you are not getting a good ground. this will cause
> the wire to
> heat up. also check for a short in the wires. also, are do you
> have stock
> light bulbs, or aftermarket high intensity bulbs??
> the high intensity bulbs use more power, and need a relay
> setup in the power
> > >My wife drives a 1999 ford escort and has been having
> a problem with
> > >the passenger side headlight. The ground wire (black
> color) has been
> > >heating up and gets hot enough to melt the plastic
> connecting socket
> > >and the wire insulation--sometimes the bulb will fry.
> The other wires
> > >are fine. I am on my third headlight harness. I have
> made sure that
> > >the connecting socket is tight, used electric grease,
> checked for
> > >corrosion and made sure the ground is good. It never
> blows any fuses.
> > >I am stumped as to why a ground wire would heat up
> like this. THe car
> > >was wrecked on the same side by the previous owner.
> Is there anyway I
> > >can isolate the ciruit to the light so this doesnt
> happen? I dont want
> > >to have to chase around the main wiring harness.
> > run a smaller guage ( thicker) ground wire
> > check headlite switch
> > btw after market connectors have smaller guage ground
> > do volt drop test on ground side
> > hurc ast
Regular stock DOT bulbs here.
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