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Accessory connector that plugs into the ignition switchgets hot

I have a 1993 jeep wrangler. the accessory connector that plugs into the ignition switch gets hot , looses contact and the blower motor and other accessories go dead. i believe i may have a short. the offending wire is black with an orange stripe. can someone tell me what this wire is for?

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It is an accessory output,but the main cause is mostly for the blower motor,sense it draws more amps than anything else,it is most likely the problem,repair the connector,and if it still gets hot,leave the blower off to see if this is the problem,if it does not get that hot,with the blower off,replace the blower,if it still gets off with the blower off,replace the ignition switch.

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