Why are my connectors melted & how can I fix them?
Got melted connectors? Here’s why:
If connectors are not inspected & maintained, the cycle will continue and the problems will increase.
Here are some examples of bad connectors that we’ve seen on customer’s parts. If you have something that looks like this – you need to do some repair work right away!
So what can you do about it? We’re here to help!
Step 1: Inspect
Inspect every connector whenever an electrical part is replaced. Have your connector kit, part # 11-501 ($90) on hand for repairs.
Dealing with: Corrosion
If corrosion is just starting: remove connector(s) and sand blast, wire brush, etc to clean the area.
Dealing with: Melted Plugs
If plug is melted: remove all plugs & replace them with new components using Rick’s Motorsport crimping tool – Part# 11-001 ($75)
In some cases, terminals may need to be soldered to the wires. Depending on the degree of corrosion, some wire in the harness may need to be replaced as well. Always use a high quality/high temp dielectric grease on all electrical connections to prevent future problems. Below is an image of what good/repaired connections should look like: