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Re: Fried connector, Help! [Re: RoryTek] #1068161 01/17/14 04:43 AM
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Body Damage is Cool
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I think the reason it fried was because I left the headlights on until the battery drained dead.


That would not have caused the connector to melt. Leaving the headlights on just creates a normal current draw which will eventually drain the battery if the engine isn't running to charge the battery. Something abnormal caused that damage, and it would be a good idea to diagnose what caused it before reconnecting it.


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Re: Fried connector, Help! [Re: RoryTek] #1068162 01/17/14 05:54 AM
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Struc Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
My solution:

Fuse Box on Amazon

Mounted near the battery and fed with a 8awg wire. Makes it handy to add a couple extra things too.


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Re: Fried connector, Help! [Re: rxinhed] #1068163 01/17/14 06:33 AM
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Thanks RX, I think what caused the high current flow was that the terminal was corroded and it might of happened a long time ago since I never saw that of the link.

Re: Fried connector, Help! [Re: Struc] #1068164 01/18/14 01:35 AM
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My solution:

Fuse Box on Amazon

Mounted near the battery and fed with a 8awg wire. Makes it handy to add a couple extra things too.


I used this one Amazon ATC Fuse Panel. Instead of fusses I headed to Napa and bought bulk fusible link (3 different gauges), cut to similar length as old part, then crimped on blade ends. Has worked fine for 5 years. You can google the Mitsubishi fuss link wire color to cross reference it to the correct diameter. Napa colors don't match - but gauge (Mits calls it mm2) is what is important.

Mits Color and Fuze Link Wire Size
Brown 0.3
Green 0.5
Red 0.85
*Black 1.00 (diesel glow plug circuit)
Black 1.25


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Re: Fried connector, Help! [Re: plh] #1068165 01/18/14 10:24 PM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
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I used this one Amazon ATC Fuse Panel.


I have the larger version of that on my boat - works great!


Curt Shambeau
87 Mitsubishi Montero SWB (Turbo G64b wideblock conversion soon)
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