Wire connector coming in at Positive battery terminal

Tiny
UMANEMO
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  • 1988 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,000 MILES
What are the two wires that come into their own wire connector and then both wires come out of the other side of that connector for 2" and again both wires go to their own second connector that clips into a socket that goes to the positive battery terminal? The wires are White with red stripe and Blue with red band. Blue with red band is melting all the way down the harness. Where does this wire go?
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 AT 2:36 PM

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Tiny
BUDDYCRAIGG
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Those are fusable links.

They are meant to burn up incase of a major electrical problem so the rest of the car's wires would be safe.
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 AT 5:35 PM
Tiny
UMANEMO
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OK, Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! But they aren't fusing. In fact the secondary connector that stands 2" away from the connector that clips up to the battery terminal connector is melted and it is impossible to separate the connectors at that point. By the way, Do you know where that Blue wire with the Red rings goes?
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 AT 7:17 PM
Tiny
BUDDYCRAIGG
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I dont know about the blue wire with the red rings,
( I feel a strange reference to Alice in wonderland coming on)

and maybe I didn't understand where you are talking about.
The fuse links should plug in here.




and yes, the plugs can get hot and even melt sometimes.

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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 AT 7:34 PM
Tiny
UMANEMO
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EUREKA! Ok, someone did replace the fusable link with a home made set of connectors and a couple of wires (Black and white) But when I replaced the cooked connector I found that it is the "Fuel Cut Off Switch" wire, the blue one with the red rings painted around it all the way to the carburator, that was shorting. Once replaced with a home run to the switch I no longer had the short that was killing my battery and cooking the connector. I added a 15A fuse of my own and all of this mess cleaned up nicely! I'm back on the road again. Maybe I'll go ask Alice for directions to the "Hooka smoking characters?" And relax for the rest of the weekend.
Thanks for all of your help!
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Sunday, January 4th, 2009 AT 1:17 PM

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