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Old 05-09-2022, 09:59 PM   #1
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Power Tongue Jack

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Needing some help. I have the Octane 222 and while camping outside an Ice Rink someone backed into my trailer breaking the top cap to my tongue Jack. I was able to find a new one that came as a whole kitÖ.top and bottom with the two switches. When I was swapping it out I had to reuse my switches as it was hardwired rather than plug and play switches. I had to do surgery on the switches as all the parts came apart. The factory grease eventually wore off so I used vasiline to hold all the parts together as I rebuilt the switches. Now my tongue light is always onÖ.even when I switch it to off itís on ever so slightly and always ends up glowing bright. Is the vasiline acting as a conduit and making the light stay on even when itís off?

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Vaseline isn't a conductor, so that's not the reason for your light remaining on. It's likely to be either a short, or a bad switch.
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Good to know!! I was pretty sure it wasn’t…..however I needed to ask!!

I appreciate u responding!!
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Vaseline isn't a conductor, so that's not the reason for your light remaining on. It's likely to be either a short, or a bad switch.
It is my understanding, that vaseline is in fact conductive, however dielectric grease is non-conductive.

edit… interestingly, the majority of sources I searched say that vaseline is conductive, but I just checked a jar with my volt meter and it does not conduct??
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