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Re: dont use silicone!! is corosive to paint (archive)

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Posted by Dwight on May 01, 2000 at 11:17:30:

In Reply to: dont use silicone!! is corosive to paint posted by rj on April 30, 2000 at 23:02:26:

: : : Does anyone know why my temp gauge reads high when the headlights or fan are on? It also jumps around when the blinkers are on.

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: : Yep, it's a common problem. Try splicing into the brown wire on the back of the instrument panel and running a separate ground wire to the closest ground connection. You should also clean each ground connection on the car. Sand it to bare metal on both body and terminal, secure tightly and paint or put a dab of silicone over the connection to prevent further corrosion.


I didn't mean to apply silicone to the paint. Good point though. Apply it to the new ground point only which should have been cleaned to bare metal first. I have done this for years and have the cleanest ground points on my block! Works great on my CJ-5.


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