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Skybox parts # 4387535 installation issues

Posted by roba300 on Apr 17, 2009 I bought the 4387535 kit and it has no wires or instructions with it. It looks different that the white piece that I took off. It came with a flatter piece as well. I am not sure how to hook this up. Do I take the black wire off of the original round piece and hook it up to the flat piece. IOr do I leave the round piece on and hook the other end to the new flat part. If I take it off, do I cut the black wire off becasue the piece connected to the round piece is not budging.

Also, do I hook the green wire up to the prong connected on the flat piece.

Any detailed help on this would be appreciated. My email is klangaroo@aol.com.

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You don't need to keep the round metal piece or the black wire that you take. The replacement part (flat one) is installed in its place. Put it in first, attach the green wire to it, and then put the two prong piece and install the wires (blue, white and brown) as you took them off the original part.

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  • georgebenko Oct 21, 2010

    roba300 is 100 percent correct. Simply take off the old Overload and Relay. Don't be afraid of breaking anything by taking off the old overload, it is held in place by 3 prongs that extend out from the back of the compressor. Simply pull the overload directly towards you and it comes right off. After you have that off, you will see how how the 4387535 kit goes on. THANKS for the post roba300!

  • georgebenko Oct 21, 2010

    One last thing, The green wire referenced going into the relay on mine was actually a grey wire.

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