Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-24-2019, 05:51 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: DeSoto Texas
Posts: 7
How do you clean the 7 pin wire harness connector plug

On my way from the Dallas area to Angel Fire NM a warning light on my Ford F-150 indicated the turn and brake signals were not working. I pulled over and unplugged and plugged back in the connector plug and the lights started working. What is the best way to clean the contacts in the wiring harness?
__________________

Goldie50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2019, 06:15 PM   #2
Site Team
 
norty1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 15,727
I have a spray can of electronic cleaner. Works great.

Sometimes I apply a little dielectric grease to the contacts.
__________________

__________________
Moderator
2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box, PT50C EMS
06 F350 Lariat PSD, SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS
2017 GMC Terrain (future TOAD)

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
norty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2019, 06:45 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
RogerR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Mapleton
Posts: 1,445
If I see any corrosion or very dark copper on either end I clean with very fine sandpaper. I take a tiny twist of it and swirl it in each socket. Then blow out the dust. Same of the posts of the other end with a strip that I rub around each post.


Don't over do it as some have a copper coating over steel.



Dialectric grease to keep it clean and shiny.
__________________
2017 SLX 195RB
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, gas 3.7 V6
Andersen WDH hitch
Dometic Milenco Aero mirrors
RogerR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2019, 11:20 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
skids's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Florissant
Posts: 232
Quote:
Originally Posted by norty1 View Post
I have a spray can of electronic cleaner. Works great.

Sometimes I apply a little dielectric grease to the contacts.
I used to use dielectric grease on contacts. I no longer do because of the problem of it attracting dirt.
__________________
Skids
2015 SLX 195RB
2014 Ford F150 3.5L Ecoboost
skids is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2019, 11:47 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Witt74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Picayune
Posts: 1,573
Soak the pins with contact cleaner, let dry, and reconnect.
__________________

Charlie & Lizzie the Mini Dachshunds
2008 Jayco Eagle Super Lite 30.5 RLS
2015 F350 Lariet Crew Cab Long Bed 6.7 Diesel B&W Companion Hitch
24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not.
Witt74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2019, 02:20 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Dale Hollow Lake Tn/Ky
Posts: 2,523
I sprayed contacts with WD40 and it worked for a while but ultimately had to have the plug socket on my Silverado replaced. No further problems. Was told that one or more of the contacts had gotten corroded. Think the fix at a dealer including part and labor was $100. I stopped on the way out of town on a 1000 mile trip and knew I could not risk the drive without working brakes. One of the benefits of living in a small town. In and out in less than 1 hour.
Bassdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2019, 03:38 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Kingman
Posts: 203
I only use CRC Electronic cleaner in the spray can. Works great on the plug and socket.

Found in most hardware stores or at Amazon.


CRC Electronic Cleaner
__________________

Route 66 Traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.