Wires getting hot!
11-21-2007, 10:07 PM
Post: #1
Wires getting hot!
The two wires on the grill light button in the car are getting so hot i cant touch them, i noticed it from a burning smell. Any idea what would cause this???
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11-21-2007, 10:30 PM
Post: #2
Wires getting hot!
Did you use a relay for the lights or you give them power directly from the switch ?

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11-21-2007, 11:20 PM
Post: #3
Wires getting hot!
Whatever the factory wiring is. Was working fine till this started happening bout two weeks ago.
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11-22-2007, 01:25 AM
Post: #4
Wires getting hot!
Maybe some wire is half cut. The resistance gets high and more heat is generated...

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11-22-2007, 08:28 AM
Post: #5
Wires getting hot!
Wires get hot because there is more current (amps) flowing in the
circuit than the wire was designed to carry. Adding extra load (lights
wired in parallel) or changing to higher Wattage bulbs could do it.

A short circuit will do it also... if the track to earth doesn't draw enough
current to blow the fuses. You should disconnect that lighting circuit
until you can find and fix the fault. Otherwise, make sure your insurance
is up to date, and carry a fire extinguisher Tongue

Cheers... jondee86

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persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress
depends on the unreasonable man.
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11-22-2007, 02:53 PM
Post: #6
Wires getting hot!
Its stock wiring and stock blubs, so it must be a short! could it be a bad ground???
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11-22-2007, 11:18 PM
Post: #7
Wires getting hot!
No. A bad ground causes high resistance and less current in the
wires. But it can cause locallised heating at the point of high
resistance... that is, at the faulty connection.

Cheers... jondee86

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persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress
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11-23-2007, 12:57 AM
Post: #8
Wires getting hot!
Ok thanks for that..
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