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    What are these connection wires?

    Hey guys

    Started to remove my damaged battery box and discovered these connector, not connected to anything.

    Anyone have any idea what they go to? The lead into the bat box. Could have something to do with the batteries (doesn't seem likely) they could have been put in there by the previous owner. Who knows! This car has seen some hard times.

    MysteryConnectors_IMG_0371.jpg

    Thanks for your help.
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    Re: What are these connection wires?

    Hey, Kev -

    First guess is maybe a battery trickle charger/tender. Any idea where they go from there?

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    Re: What are these connection wires?

    What petrol pump is the car using?
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    Re: What are these connection wires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantura_MKI View Post
    What petrol pump is the car using?
    AHA! You may be on to something here.

    What color are those wires? Hard to tell from the picture.
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    Re: What are these connection wires?

    Yup. Original fuel pump wires, Black ground, white, as power. Looks like they were stuffed in the battery box to get 'em out of the way. Odd "fix" to just run another wire rather than find out what the problem was.
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    Re: What are these connection wires?

    Lazy, says me. Would not want a live wire bouncing around near the battery.
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    Re: What are these connection wires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantura_MKI View Post
    Lazy, says me. Would not want a live wire bouncing around near the battery.
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