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Old 07-18-2011, 10:28 AM   #1
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Sealant for Running Light Connector??

Looking for a sealant or whatever will work to ensure that wires are tight in connector. This involves the main connection point for all the running lights, turn and tail for the rear of my trailer, to the main wire bundle from the 12V power source.
The ground wire on the female side of the connector is very loose and will readily slide out of it's slot so I'm looking for something to prevent that. I want to prevent vibration from breaking the connection. This thing is located against the back wall and there is no access to this connector without removing most of the structure of the wet bath. I can tell you from experience that it is not an easy task. I am about to finish putting it all back and this connector issue is holding me up so looking for ideas on something that I can put around where the wires go into it that won't affect the operation.

I have searched all over for this connector to replace it but can only find a place that sells them in a minimum order of 50. Yes, I have been to piles of websites, garages, auto parts places, you name it, been there.

Thanks for any help or suggestions. TB
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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If that is just a 4 pin connection go to any auto supply store and buy a trailer light kit. Splice in both the male and female connectors in your system.

A trailer light kit will be a water tight connector designed to hand under the rear of the TV so it should meet your needs.

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Old 07-18-2011, 11:12 AM   #3
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Running light connector

Hello. If you remove the loose pin there should be a tab sticking out the side of the pin. There may be 2 tabs, one on each side. Sometimes the tabs get pushed in so their flat to the pin. If you taks a knife blade and gently pry the tabs so they stick out slighty they will now catch in the connector when you push it back in. Happy camping nm1oqrz
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:30 AM   #4
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Wire vs. Connector Issues

Check with an auto electric service shop. I'm sure that connectot can be found. Wire ends can be replaced with new if wire backs out of connector. Any good electric supply house may also carry them. Ed
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:31 AM   #5
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Good ideas but..............

Not a 4 pin, has 6 positions and the wire is bigger than the usual 4 pin, this is 12 gauge.

Tried spreading the tab too, didn't help much. I think the interior of the connector slot is the problem. It's plastic and had to be taken apart when the interior was removed so may have opened it up some.

Thank you both for your ideas. A little better photo.
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