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Old 04-13-2011, 10:28 PM
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wrangler meltdown

i have a 95 wrangler this makes it a yj right??? well the problm is that the fusebox melted and the wires coming out of it melted together how much trouble am i in i cant find this part cheep heeellllllllppppppp i dont know what to do or y this happened.......................:facepalm :

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The two ways I can think of it happening are loose wires coming into the fuse box or someone taking out a fuse and replacing it with a straight wire. Try to see if you can figure out where the point of origin in the fuse box was. That will point you to the possibly suspects on the wires.

The Loose wire could cause arcing. It would have to be the wires coming from the battery because anything after the fuse box would cause a fuse to pop before the arcing got too intense.

Replacing the fuse with a wire would allow unlimited current to flow through the fuse box if something on the other end was shorted. The wire would act like one of those glowing red elements in an electric heater.

I would definitely replace it. You can put a used one in there as long as it isn't cracked or corroded.If you have enough slack you should be able to cut back the wires past any burnt parts and reconnect. Of course the best thing would be to replace all the wires that were affected. But, that isn't always convenient.

You can also solder extensions onto any wire that you have to cut back excessively and cover the extensions with Heat shrink. I would stay away from most quick connects and wire nuts, the crimp tubes are about the only non-solder connection I would recommend.

If the issue was caused by loose connections or corrosion in the fuse box, replacing will cure your issue but I would still check around your wiring to see if there are any place where the insulation is broken and can short to the chassis.
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