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Old 08-22-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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Help identify this electrical component

hi, i have been working on a floor replacement and just got to the front part of the trailer. this is a '65 safari. the umbilical cord comes into the trailer here and a couple of the wires are attached to a square or rectangular box. can anyone tell me what this thing is and if it is needed? the wires look like they've been chewed by mice or just worn out. surprisingly enough when i bought and towed home the brake, tail light, and turnsignals all worked fine...as did one of the forward running lights.
thx for any insight!

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Old 08-22-2008, 06:23 PM   #2
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Does it come in from the front or back?
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:24 PM   #3
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It almost looks like the plug from the tow vehicle and someone had a short so they cut and redid the connection
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:25 PM   #4
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My trailer has a plug in the front for the cord and the back side is hard wired seems like they eliminated that plug threw the skin????
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:58 PM   #5
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Are you asking abouthe little "box" with two wires attached to it...looks like a heavy duty circuit breaker (used instead of a fuse).

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Old 08-22-2008, 07:10 PM   #6
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It's a circuit breaker
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:16 PM   #7
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What color are the wires (they look white to me) if so this is the frame ground conection.
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It's a circuit breaker
Ditto on the circuit breaker - I had the same thing in my '64 Overlander.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:03 PM   #9
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circuit breaker?

do i need this circuit breaker? what did all of you do w/ yours?
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:05 PM   #10
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It's there to protect the wiring. Leave it in.
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circuit breaker?

its so corroded, how do i know if its functioning properly? is there a more modern solution that might be better??
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It's a circuit breaker

They still use these types of circuit breakers, you should be able to pick one up at most automotive part places.
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does that mean there it is pretty generic and no specs that i need to be aware of when i try to find replacement?
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you just need to match the amperage rating.
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