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Old 5th June 2009, 21:55   #1
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Default SX4-Power steering connector just below cold refrigrant line

I have observed one thing in my SX4. Power connector to power-steering is just below the cold refrigerant return pipe from inside of the cabin. When the line is cold, water condenses on the line and then drips on the connector. Water and electrical conductor is not a good combination. I don't know if the connector is water tight. If it is not, then water will enter there and corrode the copper in connector, resulting in long term reliability problem.

Experts please voice your opinion. Should I do something to shield the connector from dripping water.

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Old 5th June 2009, 22:37   #2
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Two arguments here:
  1. Yes,it would be better to shield the connectors so that you eliminate any chances of a the terminals getting coated
  2. On the other hand,also please undertstand that the same risk exists whenever a car is water washed(serviced)
Nevertheless,I would recommend that the connector be shielded with some good flexible plastic.
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