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Old 23 August 2011, 11:50   #1
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Lighting board connector problems

My lighting board to tow bar connector has stopped working properly (electrical contacts dodgy, I suspect corroded). Is there any way to prevent this from happening? I've never got either end near to sea water but they started going intermittent after just a couple of weeks. Can I put something on the contacts or any other advise? It's a real pain, sort of works then you wiggle the cable and some of the lights stop working. Just want a reliable connection there somehow.
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Old 23 August 2011, 13:27   #2
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wd40 works like a charm
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Old 23 August 2011, 13:34   #3
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Thanks jezza. I've got it in bits so I can clean up all the contacts then I will coat liberally in WD40 as you suggest.
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Or a gentle push with a thin blade screwdriver / stanley knife blade to open the pins out a bit. (remember you have pins on the car too!)
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Old 29 August 2011, 19:45   #6
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Or a gentle push with a thin blade screwdriver / stanley knife blade to open the pins out a bit. (remember you have pins on the car too!)
Agreed but take care, if you accidentally jam the screwdriver in too far you can break the pins... don't ask... and to clean the pins and sockets in situ, liberally coat them in brown sauce, leave for 5mins then rinse off. Before anyone bugs me, no, it's not just the acetic acid that does it...
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silicone grease will help keep moisture off the metal pins. Messier, but longer lasting than WD40.

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