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@Carlos G posted:

I'd be curious as to what caused the meltdown. The area where a Spyder's headlight bucket sits in, is pretty tight.

Do both sides look like this?

Heat at an electrical connection is always the result of resistance. A wire in a conduit will almost never burn up (unless there's a dead short somewhere). We see stuff like this ALL the time, and it's almost always the result of a connection being loose or poor. The only time it's not is when it's in a very hot environment (an oven or a burner). Ray may be onto something, but my money is on the connection itself.

Mike's suggestion of dielectric grease is a good one. I'd also pinch the female connector (if I could) to make sure it's super-tight on the bulb terminal flags.

Last edited by Stan Galat

I'm pretty sure this connector got wet. But the H4 bulbs do draw more current than the LEDs. I drilled a 1/4" hole in the bottom of each headlight bucket, in a Spyder they drain into the frunk, unlike a Speedster. You could even get the VW headlight drain tubes and maybe extend them out. Or don't drive in the rain(or wash your car!).

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