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Melting wires?

Last night I was driving, with the heat on 82 degrees (if that matters). I started noticing a slight smell through the vents, like wires burning/melting. It was very slight, and never got better, or worse, over the next 45 minutes or so until I got home. I didn't pop the hood at first (didn't want the "smell" to escape too fast) and traced the slight smell to the passenger side. Popped the hood and got the "wafting" smell, but nothing major, not stronger than when I smelled it in the cab.

I didn't see anything melted, no smoke, or anything that looked like it could be sitting on the block/manifolds etc. Basically, everything looked fine and no burnt fuses.

I'm not going to worry too much about it now, as it may of just been kinda "one of those things", but has anyone here experienced anything like this?

It really was VERY slight, but constant. I may just be weird, but any smell coming from anywhere that seems out of place I notice.

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Old 03-07-2011, 09:46 AM
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Check the headlights..
The 05 up uses the H13 which is quite possibly the stupidest design for a bulb ever foisted on the public. The terminals are so small that they overheat, even at stock wattages, and melt the plastic housing of the connectors. Higher than stock wattage bulbs are offered, but not recommended. There are Chinese connectors that are being used to make these kits and no harness will fix the problem of to small of terminals. As of now no USA made plugs are made that I have seen and wouldn't solve the problem anyway.
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