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    My 1985 is MELTING!!!

    My 1985 honda accord LX burnt out the neutral safety switch as well as the whole area under the shifter....it got really hot and melted the plastic...it made the shifter unable to switch gears. I replaced the neutral safety switch and it still gets hot. does anyone know the problem?



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    My 1985 honda accord is Melting!

    My 1985 honda accord LX burnt out the neutral safety switch as well as the whole area under the shifter....it got really hot and melted the plastic...it made the shifter unable to switch gears. I replaced the neutral safety switch and it still gets hot. does anyone know the problem?

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    Re: My 1985 is MELTING!!!

    No electrical component should get so hot they melt things, make sure that all your fuses are the correct sizes.

    I don't have any answer as to what is causing it though.

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    Re: My 1985 is MELTING!!!

    Your starter solenoid could be drawing too much power or the wiring between it and the starter is damaged and shorting...
    Also on the 86-89 it powers the reverse lights so check that also
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    Re: My 1985 honda accord is Melting!

    I thought I replied to this... Most likely causes:
    1)Starter solenoid drawing two much current.
    2)Reverse lights drawing too much current.
    3)Short in one of the above circuits.

    Have you noticed anything electrical quit working since this problem arose?
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    Re: My 1985 honda accord is Melting!

    Sorry but this post made me think of this...
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    Re: My 1985 is MELTING!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by POS carb View Post
    Your starter solenoid could be drawing too much power or the wiring between it and the starter is damaged and shorting...
    Also on the 86-89 it powers the reverse lights so check that also
    should I replace the starter solenoid and go from there?

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    Re: My 1985 is MELTING!!!

    You should check the current draw and replace parts accordingly.
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    Re: My 1985 is MELTING!!!

    Also look out for any corroded connectors that cause too much resistance and heat in the loom. I dab all connectors with dielectric grease to prevent corrosion. Physical damage to a loom can cause current to go places it shouldn't causing melting. Finally, if the heat shields for the exhaust system have disappeared, that can cause insulation in the loom to melt.
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    Re: My 1985 honda accord is Melting!

    Merging dupe threads.
    Last edited by Dr_Snooz; 06-11-2016 at 08:01 PM.
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