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Old 01-04-2021, 02:03 AM   #1
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Default Headlamp replacement weather seal?

So I just replaced the headlamps (could barely see -- they might have been originals) on 1995 hardbody. So the original ones were pretty well sealed up with a gasket which the plug housing pushed up against the bulb. The new ones seem to be slightly lower profile and the same gasket doesn't really seal it up. Should the connection be weather tight? I assume if enough water gets into the three blade connector it could short it out so maybe that is the worst that can happen? What do people do?
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Old 01-04-2021, 02:34 AM   #2
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You can just put a little dielectric grease on there to prevent corrosion.
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Go to your local parts store (I prefer NAPA, but then again I'm a bit biased toward them) and get a tube of dielectric grease. Put a dab into each female terminal, then plug it back together. Will help keep corrosion out of that and any other connection you put it in. Also works good in turn signal/taillight sockets to keep the bulbs from becoming a permanent part of the socket.
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I dont bother. Its quite impressive what it takes to get water to the back of the headlights. Short of a monsoon or sinking it in water it probably wont happen.



Like 'Bama said, little dielectric grease cant hurt.
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