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Unread 01-10-2015, 08:30 AM   #1
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Loose bulkhead connector wire

I had no low beams so I replaced the lamps, hi/low switch and the connector with no success. Then I noticed the low beam wire was so loose that I was able to pull it out of the bulkhead connector with no effort. When I push it all the way in everything works fine.

I need help with how to firmly establish that connection at the bulkhead connector again. I've seen multiple threads re: no low beams but none that addressed this particular problem.

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Unread 01-10-2015, 10:03 AM   #2
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I'd probably replace the connector.

IIRC it's a Packard 56 style connector.

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Unread 01-10-2015, 11:09 AM   #3
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There should be a little tab on the terminal that holds it in place. If you bend it up a little, it may be enough to hold it in place.

However if it looks burnt, then the terminal may have over heated and melted the plastic housing. In that case you could move both terminal to another opening.

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Unread 01-10-2015, 11:37 AM   #4
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Not burnt at all. I'm gonna try and bend it up and jury rig it. If I do have to replace the connector; do I have to remove the bulkhead connector and/or fuse box? Thanks John Strenk and Matt.
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Unread 01-10-2015, 04:00 PM   #5
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You don't have to usually. The engine side unscrews pretty easily anyway.
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Unread 01-10-2015, 04:06 PM   #6
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Shove it back in the connector housing. Seal the rear off with JB Weld. Done..... No more issues and waterproof.

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Unread 01-10-2015, 04:09 PM   #7
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Shove it back in the connector housing. Seal the rear off with JB Weld. Done..... No more issues and waterproof.

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And let the next owner worry about it, right?
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Unread 01-10-2015, 04:14 PM   #8
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And let the next owner worry about it, right?
Worry about what? JB Weld is non conductive. Will not let the wire go again like yours was. Just seal the back half and wires. Don't dunk it into a gallon jar obviously.

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Unread 01-10-2015, 04:21 PM   #9
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Fixed, thanks all!
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Unread 01-10-2015, 04:23 PM   #10
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In case the terminal goes bad from any corrosive ingredients in JB Weld.
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Unread 01-10-2015, 04:23 PM   #11
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Fixed, thanks all!
How?
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Unread 01-11-2015, 12:45 PM   #12
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I ended up replacing the connector and sealing with dielectric grease. Thanks again guys
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Unread 01-11-2015, 09:07 PM   #13
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So the 5 cent solution worked?

Go, John Strenk and Matt!!!
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