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Plugs/Terminals For Ford Type Rear Lights Repair "Found"

Plugs/Terminals For Ford Type Rear Lights Repair "Found"

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Penelope Stoppedit

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1,700 posts

32 months

Wednesday 8th November
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Good Afternoon

This advert has nothing to do with me, I found these parts for sale on ebay and they are a good price for the problem they can solve
If any of you have a TVR with Ford type rear bulb holders and the terminals in the plugs are corroded or melted, this kit will solve all your problems and save you from bodging the job. Don't forget to clean up the terminals at the lights before connecting the new plugs and also put vaseline on the connections to help prevent corrosion
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ESCORT-MK3-MK4-SIERRA-M...

Edited by Penelope Stoppedit on Wednesday 8th November 13:07

phillpot

13,271 posts

106 months

Wednesday 8th November
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Don't think they were ever "lost" ?


New or not they are (if you'd seen them in the flesh) a cheap and crappy design, far better to get shot of them.......imho.




Sardonicus

14,610 posts

144 months

Wednesday 15th November
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They work just fine and did on the donor vehicle wink as always water/moisture ingress is the enemy, good link though for those that may need them wink

Penelope Stoppedit

Original Poster:

1,700 posts

32 months

Wednesday 15th November
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Sardonicus said:
They work just fine and did on the donor vehicle wink as always water/moisture ingress is the enemy, good link though for those that may need them wink
Yes they do work fine apart from the earth connector sometimes burning, the burning is caused by indicator, tail, fog or reverse all being on together for a while. The by-passing of the earth connector can be carried out by soldering a cable directly to the bulb holder chassis earth
As above - Water/moisture is the killer of these terminals, vaseline can help. If you enclose the plugs they don't get enough air around them to dry out the water that runs in

Having witnessed hundreds if not thousands of repairs to this type of Ford terminal/plug combination I can only put the corrosion issue down to water leaks and condensation, plus of course the infamous earth connector burn-up
Older cars with wet/leaking boots suffered badly and many older cars did suffer from wet boots


Edited by Penelope Stoppedit on Wednesday 15th November 17:13

phillpot

13,271 posts

106 months

Wednesday 15th November
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In an Escort, Sierra or whatever they are well protected not just from moisture but also from getting knocked about.

In an S there is no reason why that area should be getting wet but with only a bit of carpet covering them they do get knocked about, damaging the already frail connectors and pins......... imho
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Penelope Stoppedit

Original Poster:

1,700 posts

32 months

Wednesday 15th November
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I must keep my eyes open for cheaper ones

phillpot

13,271 posts

106 months

Wednesday 15th November
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Penelope Stoppedit said:
Having witnessed hundreds if not thousands of repairs to this type of Ford terminal/plug combination
Crikey, thousands!!!!


think that confirms my point though, they're crap. Why replace like with like?