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I have a 2008 honda fit. The headlight plug melted and I do not know where each wire goes and which is ground. can you help

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Look at the other headlight to use as a pattern as the colours will be the same

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Hopefully that will solve the problem. I think electrical arcing caused by dirty connectors was the source of the heat.

If it doesn't solve it, let me know -- we'll go a step further.

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SOURCE: 2008 GM Melted ground wire/headlight plug - why ?

On your bulb. It should be labeled DOT 12V and then have something like 45W,50W, 55W or whatever wattage your bulb is. If it doesn't, then the bulb is not a proper bulb. I've seen a lot of people installing aftermarket bulbs that burn the wiring and harness because the bulbs draw much more power than the wires are designed (I've seen some install 100W bulbs for 50W harnesses)

If the car was purchased new and the bulbs are the original bulbs, then I don't believe they would. In that case, I would be lead to believe it is an issue with the harness, which could cost upwards of $100. You could splice in a new wire (14GA and better recommended). I don't think headlights are covered under warranty, but you could give it a shot and see what they say.

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SOURCE: my 1991 Honda prelude has lost a headlight ground. Where is it?

There are fuses for the headlights, right and left. G201 is the ground connection number. I have no picture but its located RH Center of eng compartment. Usually on the radiator support.

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PGM-FI main relay 1 (FI MAIN) is energized whenever the ignition switch is ON (II) to supply battery voltage to the ECM/PCM, power to the injectors, and power for PGM-FI main relay 2 (FUEL PUMP). PGM-FI main relay 2 (FUEL PUMP) is energized to supply power to the fuel pump for 2 seconds when the ignition switch is turned ON (II), and when the engine is cranking or running.

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SOURCE: 2002 Jeep with a melted

it is very common for the heater resistor to produce heat and create the problem you are stating. It is caused from poor connections and then in turn create more heat and melt connector. The fix is to replace the connector like your stating....BUT most important, make sure connections get soldiered. Also make note, when plugging in, make sure connection is fully seated. Check for any damage to matting pins, signs of black must be cleaned, using small piece of sand paper or small file. If you have, apply some dielectric grease to pins prior to installing, it also helps reduce heat and keeps out moisture.

hope this helps, good luck and feel free to ask and more questions but responding to this thread

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