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#558374 - April 25th 2012 3:06 pm I'm melting!! :)
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Registered: January 31st 2012 7:50 pm
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So I noticed some time ago (don't remember if it was before I left or not) that I had some weird glue like substance coming out of this...

before I left Calgary in this van I had two fresh deep cycle batteries installed from a shop back home. Other than that there has been no change to the electrics.

But when I talked to an old guy around here he said that this blue wire...should not be that way because nothing should run back to the ignition. (Blue wire is running to the front connection on piece that isolates the house batteries.




This is the backside


Any thoughts? How would I test it? Lucky enough...I have a spare ;)

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#558390 - April 25th 2012 4:18 pm Re: I'm melting!! :) [Re: honkytime]
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Looks like it got hot and melted the potting material. I have a brand new one of those too if you need one.
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#558423 - April 25th 2012 6:20 pm Re: I'm melting!! :) [Re: honkytime]
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I would definitely remove that blue wire. Is it supposed to be a 12V hot lead at all times? I would somehow tap this to the battery.


The stuff that's melting is just a heat sink material. Replace the module with a good quality one and keep that one as a back-up. I noticed it was only mounted with one screw; you definitely want it held down with two screws because the module relies on a good body ground to function.
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#558430 - April 25th 2012 6:59 pm Re: I'm melting!! :) [Re: honkytime]
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is that connecting to an isolator or a solenoid? (the device separating the house batteris)
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#558434 - April 25th 2012 7:18 pm Re: I'm melting!! :) [Re: honkytime]
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Nate said Tap HEHEHEH
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#558446 - April 25th 2012 7:58 pm Re: I'm melting!! :) [Re: NateNCBV]
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Originally Posted By: NatetheskateNCBV

The stuff that's melting is just a heat sink material. Replace the module with a good quality one and keep that one as a back-up. I noticed it was only mounted with one screw; you definitely want it held down with two screws because the module relies on a good body ground to function.


The lack of a good ground, two screws, COULD be causing it to have a larger draw, causing the melt down described. . . .
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#558469 - April 25th 2012 9:11 pm Re: I'm melting!! :) [Re: NateNCBV]
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Thanks, that pic is after I started the removal. It is held on with two screws.

The clip that the blue wire goes to is an interesting blue clip. It was there when I bought the van so I'm reluctant to change it up.

New unit is solid and it corrected the issue with my headlights resetting the stereo when I turned them on.
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Sensa-Track front shocks
New coil springs
Sensa-Track, load adjuster rear shocks
Firestone airsprings
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helman h4 low beam//Sylvannia nighthawk highbeam
Mint interior (original floral velvet seating)
Queen size upper birth
2 burner stove + oven
3 way fridge
16000btu/h furnace
-carries -
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#558470 - April 25th 2012 9:12 pm Re: I'm melting!! :) [Re: Astro]
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Originally Posted By: Astro
is that connecting to an isolator or a solenoid? (the device separating the house batteris)


Isolator
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Sensa-Track front shocks
New coil springs
Sensa-Track, load adjuster rear shocks
Firestone airsprings
3core rad
tranny cooler
helman h4 low beam//Sylvannia nighthawk highbeam
Mint interior (original floral velvet seating)
Queen size upper birth
2 burner stove + oven
3 way fridge
16000btu/h furnace
-carries -
Yamaha Vino 50cc Scooter
9.5ft Mainstream Sound kayak
Sportrack Luggage box
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1st place - furthest from home - Super Somer 12 (2100+miles)
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#558511 - April 25th 2012 10:30 pm Re: I'm melting!! :) [Re: honkytime]
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You might consider removing it from the firewall for a min, sanding the area around the screw holes to clean bare metal, and remounting it, that way it has good clean ground points again. . . . just a thought. If you do this, just sand a tiny area, and add some dielectric grease ( available at MOST auto parts stores ) to protect against rust AND form a better ground.
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#558597 - April 26th 2012 7:30 am Re: I'm melting!! :) [Re: honkytime]
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That blue thing is a quick-splice connector. If you don't want to remove it, then wrap some electrical tape around it to keep moisture out.
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