What's this wire?

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I've been poking around the engine bay cleaning out the water drains and came across the wire/plug tucked into the NR drain
I'm not sure where it should go
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I don't know what it is, but from experience I've seen a lot of connectors on cars that actually have no purpose, IE they use the same loom for a model range and depending no the model that part of the loom may or may not work, much like the fuse box for example.

Now I could be talking a load of old cobblers in this case, but, if everything is working then I wouldn't worry about it :)
 
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But it might be for the flux capacitor!
Something's you just need to know
 

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But it might be for the flux capacitor!
Something's you just need to know

:lol:

If it is I want one!

I've also often found connectors like that down near the headlights in previous cars, but needless to say, all the lights worked!
 

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I think it's for the Q-Branch revolving number plates.

(Sorry - I have nothing serious to add.)
 

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Wiring looms tend to be relatively generic across a particular model range or at least a derivative type, due to being a supplier part, along with the need to simplify logistics and manufacturing processes.

There are probably more unused connections tucked away.
 
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That said
why stick it down a drain hole?
Your probably right though
 

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siren connector? Might have been disconnected by a previous owner???
 
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The alarm works fine
I don't get any pips when I arm or disarm it though

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