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Possible Flaw in MYoung Bypass Connectors

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:47 am
by Retired BLM Rig
Since I'm now the owner of one of these bypass kits (serial #0001), I've noticed a possible flaw that I thought I should let the other owners know about.

Some of the electrical connectors used in the system have open pin cavities that have not been plugged off to stop moisture from entering the connector. Any cavity left open is a path for moisture to enter and cause corrosion on all of the other terminals in the connector. It's only a watertight connector if everything is sealed.

For example, the kit came supplied with a front and rear axle factory connector block off caps, to keep them protected while not in use.

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This is what the axle harness connector cap looks like.

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When I hold it up to the light, I can see right through it.

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This is what the cavity block off plug looks like.

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This is what it looks like with the cavity plug installed.

If you own one of these bypass systems, it might be worth your time to check the integrity of your connectors. This is easy to fix by simply squeezing a little RTV silicone into the back of each open cavity. It might also be worth it to clean and put some dielectric paste on the terminals if they've been compromised.

If you want to buy the actual cavity plugs, they're available here. You would need two packs to seal the system.

This could also apply if you purchased your bypass from CajunPW, it's worth checking to be sure.
Again, maybe it's just my kit, but I thought I should say something in case there's others involved.

:patriot:

Re: Possible Flaw in MYoung Bypass Connectors

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:05 am
by Reloaderguy
I noticed it when I installed mine and filled the open ports with RTV and dielectric grease. The block off dummy plugs were not included and I sourced my own. I have a later kit made by Shelby.