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Corroded socket fix

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by punimog, Sep 5, 2021.

  1. punimog

    punimog New Member

    Hey y'all,
    I went to swap out my burnt out reverse light on a 1994 Carry with an LED replacement today. Turned out the socket was full of corrosion. The connection to the wiring harness was really bad too. I was able to confirm with the multimeter I was getting good power at the harness so I pulled the bad connections.

    I've never dealt with this before so I did some online searches and found you can clean them up with a salt & white vinegar solution. After a soak, I scrubbed them with a nylon brush then did a water & baking soda rinse and let it all dry out. A little dielectric grease in the connections and we're back in business!

    Don't forget to disconnect the battery if you need to clean up sockets or connectors that can't be removed from the vehicle.
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