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#1 Dandyer1995

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:47 PM

Evening All,

 

Excuse a potentially silly question.

 

Trying to tidy up some of the wiring on my Mini today. Can anyone tell me what the Pink/red cable is in the picture? Am i right in thinking its a Power cable? what's confusing me is its going back to two relays. its the only thing connected to both relays except an earth? Also its running outside the wiring loom (taped to the outside). The fuse is also a modern blade style. Seems like it was added at some point and not from the factory. 

 

worth also mentioning that my mini's wiring is beyond terrible. its been hacked and jointed so many times in the past its hard to tell how it works. One of my Headlights only works some of the time too. So anything is possible and i find some very interesting things under the bonnet.

 

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#2 phillrulz

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:55 PM

someone has added that, they dont have those inline fuses as  far as im aware. 

 

Could be rally lights if you have them./


Edited by phillrulz, 09 February 2019 - 06:57 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:56 PM

Highly likely that it's somebody's addition to power a stereo.



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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:00 PM

you are going to have to follow it to find out.



#5 Dandyer1995

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:05 PM

That’s what I thought. It had spots when i bought it but didn’t work or weren’t connected. I’ll chase it out tomorrow.

This is the kind of thing I’m dealing with.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:19 PM

Everyone loves a scotch block

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:22 PM

Everyone loves a scotch block


Lol Beats wires taped up with black tape, live in the engine bay. I’ve found two so far

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 04:00 PM

Got to the bottom of this today. Removed the wiring and then chased the two switch wires back to the interior.

Come across one of them had been stripped, twisted together and taped up for a joint. Must have ran out of crimps 😉

Ran into my next project while finishing this spot dewiring. A power lead into a connector block that was used to joint spots to the headlights. This maybe while I have an intermittent fault with my headlights. The switch wiring has been jointed so much in the past I’m going to strip it out and start again. There’s also no connector just three bullet terminals.

Ended up stripping the whole dash out and will tidy up and rewire what I need to next weekend 👍

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