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Spare wire behind headlight. #655391
10/08/20 09:54 PM
10/08/20 09:54 PM
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Kent, England
athelstan Offline OP
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After spending far too long replacing a sidelight bulb in the headlight unit of a GDI I noticed that behind the headlight there were two spare black wires terminating in a small ring terminal. At first sight they appeared to be earth wires for the two bulbs but I could see nothing to connect them to. I didn't check the other unit as I was just about at the end of my tether aligning the tatty rusty little wood screw supplied by the factory. The outcome was that I reassembled the light unit and everything worked as normal. As the hole for the headlight is filled with a what looks like a plastic pudding basin I can see no use for the wires. Have you more knowledgeable chaps any ideas?

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Re: Spare wire behind headlight. [Re: athelstan] #655394
10/08/20 10:40 PM
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Likely redundant chassis/ground connections, maybe for wingtop sidelight option. The wiring diagram does show two such black chassis cables within the loom to a single 5mm ring terminal close to o/s headlamp, with one of the black wires routing across to n/s.


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