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#1 Ollie36

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 09:36 AM

Hi guys, was just testing my fuses and replaced a dead one, but have no idea what these cables represent, does anyone know? ( Sorry, electrics is really not my strong point) It's blue and brown into a thick blue.
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Edited by Ollie36, 15 July 2019 - 10:45 AM.


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:10 AM

doesn't look to be part of the original wiring, so could be anything

 

understanding what wasn't working before replacing the fuse and does now should help, otherwise you'll need to trace wires through the loom to figure out where they start and finish



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Posted 14 July 2019 - 12:04 PM

This helps tracing wires http://www.theminifo...ng-codecolours/

Blue wires are usually light circuits; Blue/Orange Wire: Rear Fog Guard Lamps

It looks like the inline fuses were replaced with blade types. You'll also find that standard blade fuses aren't rated the same as the original glass type  http://www.theminifo...u-need-to-know/

Also helpful is this  http://www.theminifo...s-covered-data/



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Posted 14 July 2019 - 07:41 PM

Year and model of car would help.

I think you will find the Blue/Brown is in fact a dirty Blue/Orange and is the fuse for the rear fog light.



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:36 AM

Year and model of car would help.

I think you will find the Blue/Brown is in fact a dirty Blue/Orange and is the fuse for the rear fog light.

Sorry, forgot to mention, its a 94 Mayfair, but has since been converted to a Cooper, so I'm not sure what state the wiring is in, if its original or not.



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:37 AM

doesn't look to be part of the original wiring, so could be anything

 

understanding what wasn't working before replacing the fuse and does now should help, otherwise you'll need to trace wires through the loom to figure out where they start and finish

I tested everything I could think of afterwards but everything I could think of was already working so not sure what its controlling! 



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 01:15 PM

Another random wire, this time a black and white male bullet, can't see any female connectors that would be linked any ideas? https://imgur.com/gallery/Ty5Z8Vo

FURTHER UPDATE:
This cable ended up running into the boot connecting to....nothing. I believe it may have been used for a subwoofer that had been previously installed. At least I've solved one thing!

Edited by Ollie36, 21 July 2019 - 03:51 PM.





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