Hanging wire from engine bay?

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  1. Yorkie

    Yorkie Read Only Funster

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    I have a 2005 ci carioca 656 and after pulling into a service station coming back from dover, i noticed a wire dangling from beneath the engine.
    pondering for 10 minutes wondering what the hell it was, i noticed the 2 orange night lights and the rear night light on the drivers side was out. all lights on passanger side were fine.

    i put 2 and 2 together and realised that it must be somthing to do with the dangling wire.

    does anybody know where this wire goes, i've looked high and low and cannot spot the terminal on where it should go!

    if anybody knows of where it should go, please help!!

    thanks

    YORKIE
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    hi and welcome yokie,

    sorry cant help but i sounds unlikely to me....

    why would the lighting wires be under the bonnet.

    just realised you got your name wrong in your profile....

    welcome YORKIE.
     
  3. Yorkie

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    the wire branches off from a big loom close to the battery.
    strange that i noticed the wire and the light going out.


    thanks pappajohn..

    no wonder i had problems logging in..lol
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    sorry cant advise but.....

    if you send Jim (admin) a PM and ask him to change your name i'm sure he'll oblige.

    click <<HERE>> then type your message and submit.:thumb:
     
  5. Douglas

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    Oh! for Gods sake, read the text and put an end to this muppet.


    Doug...
     
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    Best thing is buy a manual for the van.

    I could never be without one and the wiring diagram , to me, is the most important bit.

    If you feel confident handling vehicle electrics, have a go.

    Otherwise consult a vehicle electrics specialist.

    You didn't say whether the wire has a terminal on the end.

    A lot of my lighting wiring goes through the bonnet bulkhead/loom at the front before going to the rear light assemblies via a connector and sub looms.

    I have just rewired parts of it to proper spec.

    Good Luck.
     
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    What was that about ???
     
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    I hope this was supposed to be some kind of joke
     
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    Another early morning churlish post Doug:RollEyes: Might be fun for you at 2am but in the cold light of day its just rude. Please desist. Thanks
     
  10. Peter James

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    Hi Yorkie
    If its like mine there will be a main fuse box under the bonnet. You could try looking around the fuse that does these lights, which should be shown in the handbook. If you haven't got a handbook you can download one for free (click here) http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/fiat/20400-free-fiat-manuals-download.html
     
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    wire hanging ????

    sounds to me thats not the only thing needs hanging,,,, come on people, unless this is a badly written joke we can do without it,,, a clue in title FUNsters:cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
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    Loose wire ?

    Yorkie,If your still there or here ?Please give more info,as to colour etc,have you logically held the 'dangly wire' and moved it about ,hence seeing where it could stretch/reach too ?
    What connection has it male or female,bullet or spade ?or nowt,just wire ?
     
  13. Yorkie

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    theres no coloured wires as its encased in the cable protector. it has a spade like end coming out of a 2" plastic cylinder with silver wire on the side of the cylinder shaped like an 'M'.
    i'll get my inpection light out and have a good root tomorrow. if all fails i'll take a picture and post it on here and hope sombody recognises it.

    thanks

    i do apologise if you cannot decifer the description.
     
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    Now this is what I call a useful and helpful post... Thanks Peter

    JJ
     
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    Is the spade end a receptacle? (i.e. could you push a thin piece of metal into it)

    If so my hunch says it should connect to a sensor on the engine, as barnybg suggested, I would be looking for something within easy reach of the wire with a male connector. (The cylinder may be there to shroud the sensor from damp & damage)

    Do check it looks right before you plug in though, do the dirt marks match, is it an easy stretch, etc.
     
  16. Yorkie

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    ok, the weather beat me (just wont stop raining), so i managed to get a few photos of it with my phone.

    there is a thick loom located on the opposite side of the engine bay to the battery. 2 thinner looms branch off the thick loom, 1 short (plugged into the bottom side of the engine) could be oil pressure sensor?, and the one pictured is the longer thin loom.

    anybody any ideas?


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    i'm thinking its nothing to do with the lights, i also think its a sensor...
     
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    Stick with your day job, you're not cut out to be a photographer.

    This looks *serious*. That tab at the end, does it move, is it some form of sensor ?

    Spare wire for optional foglights ?????
     
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    is the end of the tag smooth or ragged, will the plastic above it pull out from a female socket. to me it looks like a broken engine sensor the part you see could be broken not become unplugged.
     
  19. Yorkie

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    hi wildman, the end of the tag is smooth and i dont want to start pulling at it incase it isnt broke (abit heavy handed). i know the pics arent that good (thanks hilldweller...lol) but there looks to be 2 runners on it as though it slides onto something.
     
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    Just been crawling under my van looking for something similar, couldn't find anything that looks the same. :Sad:

    Then had a thought, googled CI Carioca 656 and found out that the engine is the 2.3 and not the 2.8 as in mine :Doh:

    Lunarman
     
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