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2008 GM Melted ground wire/headlight plug - why ?

I have found a melted ground wire at the headlight plug of my Saturn Outlook. The plug is melted slightly as well, I thought the bulb was bad but it still works. Is this a bad ground ? When I attached the old bulb, it lighted normally, but the exposed wire immediately began heating up. I have no bulb connected at the moment, and decided to research causes/solutions. I bought a new buld initially but am hesitant to install it. It was $17.00, I'd prefer to correct the issue first.

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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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