Re: Re: 99 Ford Escort Headlight Problem
"99fordescort" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
> "tom" wrote:
> > 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
> > lines.
> > <hurricane 575 @ihotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > > On 9 Apr 2005 21:27:49 -0400, 99fordescort
> > > <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > >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.
> > Relays?
> > > 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.
because of the wreck it might be a ground problem at the "stock" location.
Try grounding the wire somewhere else.