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Old May 13th, 2013, 11:20 PM   #1
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Default Electrical corrosion causes?

My yj likes to go through the front fender side marker bulb sockets, they corrode the contacts away and then I need to replace them. What causes this and is there a way to fix this once and for all?
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Old May 14th, 2013, 10:23 AM   #2
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1. Moisture
2. Dielectric Grease
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Thanks, I'll give that a shot.
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Ok so corrosion in the socket I get but how about this buildup of greenish blue on the pins inside the water tight sealed gm plug from my car?
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Yes that is corrosion. Moisture is getting in there.
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Yes that is corrosion. Moisture is getting in there.
So pack that with dielectric Grease as well? Will it stop the current corrosion?
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Don't pack it full, a little goes a long ways. Clean the connections, an place a dab on both spots. If the wires are not sealed where they enter the socket, I would put some there as well. It doesn't take a whole lot to protect the connection, and it's not like it gets consumed, it just sits there.
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