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Wires run from my battery back to a little box with what I believe are called fusable links? It's 4 wires that plug into 8 holes that are side by side in 4 rows. What is that box called? About 8 months ago, one of those wires burned the plastic casing and I put another end on the wire and tapped it back down. It worked for a while, but now it happened again and I don't think I can get the wire off without snapping it, leaving the melted part in the hole. Any idea what I'm talking about?

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Ummmm, not too sure about your exact setup, but your description sound like high resistance electrical issue. Connections carrying heavier loads often fail. The only long term fix is to completely replace or wire around the failed area, anything else gives short repair life.

You MUST follow the wire back far enough to be past ALL evidence of overheat. Oxidation happens after the wiring overheats, and you cannot connect to these areas on the wires.

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