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Post by The Jacobite Wed May 17, 2023 2:50 pm

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Found these loose wires in the dashboard fuse box. Wondered if anyone knows what they are for? I'm thinking they may be redundant from a previous owner, 
but not sure. Anyone seen the like?
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Post by rogerblack Wed May 17, 2023 6:10 pm

My vehicle has several unused connectors under the bonnet and behind the dash. 

I've always assumed these are where cable looms are made to a single design to cope with many different vehicle versions and options, so some will always be superfluous.

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Post by Dave 418 Wed May 17, 2023 7:50 pm

If I am right that looks like the passenger side dashboard of our Rienza and there are the same plugs. It’s likely the base vehicle has the same wiring loom for other models and some plugs are redundant.
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Post by Dave 418 Wed May 17, 2023 7:53 pm

Sorry Rodger I have just got you’re post and we seem to have double up our reply.scratch head
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Post by The Jacobite Wed May 17, 2023 10:37 pm

Dave 418 wrote:If I am right that looks like the passenger side dashboard of our Rienza and there are the same plugs. It’s likely the base vehicle has the same wiring loom for other models and some plugs are redundant.
Yup, right you are! The Ravenna, Dorado and Rienza are pretty much the same  smile! 

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Will test it to see if it's live etc. Could be useful  biggrin
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Post by The Jacobite Wed May 17, 2023 10:38 pm

rogerblack wrote:My vehicle has several unused connectors under the bonnet and behind the dash. 

I've always assumed these are where cable looms are made to a single design to cope with many different vehicle versions and options, so some will always be superfluous.
 Have you tested or made use of any Roger?
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Post by Dave 418 Thu May 18, 2023 9:44 am

I found those connectors whilst trying to cure a rattle above the glove box. The step warning buzzer wasn’t fastened down as per the picture. 
Also during my quest to sort the step wiring I found an inline fuse holder in there. That is the fuse for the buzzer not the step as I thought. The additional wiring care of Autosleepers for the step on mine is a nightmare. I still havnt sorted the automatic retract. At least the buzzer works now.
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Post by rogerblack Thu May 18, 2023 11:35 am

The Jacobite wrote:
 Have you tested or made use of any Roger?
Only one on the far right by the air filter, which is supposed to be an early version of an engine fault code reader. I had no joy with that. 
As for the rest, I don't like poking around with things I don't understand, especially when everything that needs to work, does. 
There are no obvious mating connectors near any of them that I could see that may have come adrift.
Let sleeping dogs (and idle connectors) lie! biggrin

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Post by Minormatt Thu May 18, 2023 1:04 pm

rogerblack wrote:
Only one on the far right by the air filter, which is supposed to be an early version of an engine fault code reader. I had no joy with that. 
As for the rest, I don't like poking around with things I don't understand, especially when everything that needs to work, does. 
There are no obvious mating connectors near any of them that I could see that may have come adrift.
Let sleeping dogs (and idle connectors) lie! biggrin

???? Transits have all been fitted with the standard OBD 16 pin connection since 1994.... regardless of whether the engine is OBD compliant or not. The engine OBD socket on a mk6 transit in behind the removable panel under the steering wheel

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