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Dielectric grease...

I'm going to be relocating my R/R tonight. It is already off, I just need to paint the bracket that I made and hook everything up. The question that I have is how much dielectric grease do I use when I plug the R/R back in?
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A whole tube.
No if you put some in the female side of the plug it will do. Most of the diaelectric grease will squish out when you make the connection. It is mainly to help seal up the area from water getting in.

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Just a dab, enough to coat the terminal surface lightly.

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Easy enough. Thanks for your feedback.
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There sould be enough packed into every female connector to squeeze out when the connectors are put together.

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The Clymer manual has almost a whole column regarding connectors and dielectric grease.
To use, thoroughly clean and dry both male and female terminals.
Pack the interior of one of the connectors prior to connecting the 2 halves.
On MULTI-PIN CONNECTORS pack the MALE SIDE.
On SINGLE PIN CONNECTORS pack the FEMALE side. Use a good sized gob so it squishes out when joined. It should fill the entire inner area.
On multi-pin connectors also fill the backside of both male and female connectors to prevent moisture entering there. Wipe off excess.

Dielectric grease is an insulator, sealer and waterproofer, but will not interfer with current flow if the terminals are clean and tight.

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Just finished it. Thanks guys.
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