Dangling electrical cable

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by gazza, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. gazza

    gazza Guest

    Hello group,

    I was having a look under the front bumber on my 306 XRDT (96N) today
    and saw an electrical cable dangling down with the end contact not
    connected to anything. I wondered if anyone in the group could
    suggest what it is.

    It has a blue connector, which is roughly square in cross section and
    has small purple inner connections. It is on the (UK) drivers side
    and dangles out next to the windscreen wash reservior. It isn't for
    the front lights or the left front indicator. It doesn't feel like it
    will stretch to the fan, and anyway I can see that there is already a
    connector to that.

    I have just tucked it away under the bumper for now, and it doesn't
    seem to be providing power to a primary component, as I have driven
    home tonight without any hassle. However I am a bit wary of driving
    for too long not knowing what it is for so please help!!!

    I can try to provide more info if necessary.

    Gary Pearson.
    gazza, Jul 16, 2003
  2. gazza

    gazza Guest

    My XRDT doesn't have front fog lamps. The connector is light blue
    though, so maybe it is there for a fog lamp upgrade? I also thought
    that it could be a diagnostics connector. Perhaps I ought to buy the
    Haynes manual to find out properly... unless anyone here can confirm
    its purpose!

    gazza, Jul 17, 2003
  3. gazza

    Matt Guest

    Can you trace it back to its other end? It does sound like the fog-light
    lead - not sure how they are connected on a 306 but it may run back to the
    wiring for the headlights. Depends how the fog lights work on the 306 - on
    my 205, the fogs come on when full-beam is on, so the wire goes back to the
    lead for full beam on the headlight.

    1991 Peugeot 205 Roland Garros Cabriolet
    TU3S 1.4 Carb
    2003 - Happy 20th Birthday Peugeot 205
    Matt, Jul 17, 2003
  4. gazza

    JW Guest

    Not an upgrade. Peugeot does not make a seperate wiring loom for each
    individual car, all with different options fitted. They'll use at
    most a handful of standard looms which will cover a range of models.
    When an option is not fitted on a particular car, the connector is cut
    off or left to dangle. Your fog lamp connector was probably
    originally tied back put of sight.

    Diagnostics connectors are not hidden beneath the bumper, where they
    will pick up dirt and be awkward to access.
    JW, Jul 17, 2003
  5. gazza

    JW Guest

    The 205 was fitted with driving lights, not foglamps, that's why
    they're wired directly into the main headlamp circuit. The 306 has
    JW, Jul 17, 2003
  6. gazza

    pac Guest


    The Connector is for the front fog lamps. You'll find another connector on
    the other side too for the other lamp.
    The wiring is all in place but the switch, relay and lamps (obviously) are

    pac, Jul 17, 2003
  7. gazza

    SimonDS Guest

    plus the dash board bulb

    SimonDS, Jul 17, 2003
  8. gazza

    Matt Guest

    That's correct - I have a habbit of using both descriptions



    1991 Peugeot 205 Roland Garros Cabriolet
    TU3S 1.4 Carb
    2003 - Happy 20th Birthday Peugeot 205
    Matt, Jul 18, 2003
  9. gazza

    gazza Guest

    Thanks to everyone for their advice... it has put my mind at rest. I
    have just tucked the cable away next to the windscreen wash reservior
    and will forget about it.

    gazza, Jul 18, 2003
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