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Old 01-22-2014, 03:56 PM   #1
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Mistery wires

Found these under my floor mat , all I can think they're for is some system my po used for flat towing behind his motor home ?

Any guesses

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Old 01-22-2014, 04:05 PM   #2
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Can you trace the wires and find out where they come from

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Or speaker wires for a sub box?
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If you have a DVM (Digital Volt Meter) I would do the following:

First check for battery voltage (12-14) across the leads with Key Off.
Then Check for battery voltage with key ON.
Then check for voltage with the lights on.

If voltage present , I would either trace them back and disconnect from voltage source OR cut the ends off and tape them up individually with electrical tape.


If No voltage in any condition , switch meter to Ohms If you are reading below 100ohms they probably go to a lighting circuit (which would support the tow behind)
If they read open or higher than 100ohms , anybodys guess.

Either way if you are not going to use them ( cut the ends off and tape them up individually)
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Add one more test, test voltage with brake lights on as it may be related to brakes
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:27 PM   #6
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Do you have a CB radio or alarm system?
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I guess if it were me, I'd find the other end, and see what (if anything) they're hooked to. That would tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt what they're for.
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I guess if it were me, I'd find the other end, and see what (if anything) they're hooked to. That would tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt what they're for.
Yeah but its so fun to guess!
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I would definitely put electrical tape separately on the ends until you find out what they are for. That way you isolate them from possibly grounding out and causing other electrical problems.
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Those are not factory, so only way to tell is trace them back. Tape them up first.
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Do you have a CB radio or alarm system?
No cb or alarm !

Will take a volt meter to it next week or this weekend if it warms up !

I'll let ya know if ya'll guessed right or what it is haha
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Looks like RCA for a amp. Do they head towards the head unit?
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Looks like RCA for a amp. Do they head towards the head unit?
Looks like paired wire with banana plugs, not coaxial type (RCA).

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