Now that we?ve gone over all that boring ?correct? use of dielectric grease, let?s focus on how to do it the ?wrong? way (or what I like to call the ?easier and even more effective? way). Please, if you want to use the grease in what some would call the ?correct? way, don?t listen to anything I?m about to tell you.|
I confess, I use dielectric grease on the metal in all my electrical connections. Yup, I admit it... GUILTY! I slather that stuff all over the metal connectors, and all the surrounding area. But wait, before the madness continues, let?s take a step back and look at why we need dielectric grease to begin with.
Over time the electrical current passing through the metal contacts on your Jeep, such as your light sockets, combined with moisture, (or maybe even water itself if you play like our resident photographer, Troll) will cause the contacts to corrode. I personally have seen corrosion so bad that the electrical contacts on both the light and the receiving socket have turned to dust when trying to separate the two.