Mistery wires - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-22-2014, 03:56 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
05wranglercdn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 172
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

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1355362670.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	158.4 KB
ID:	692273

05wranglercdn is offline   Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 04:05 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Crthomas98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 170
Can you trace the wires and find out where they come from

Crthomas98 is offline   Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 07:25 PM   #3
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
Water Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Powderly, TX
Posts: 8,154
Or speaker wires for a sub box?
__________________
Dennis
Water Dog is offline   Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 07:46 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
billygoat1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Northeast Illinois
Posts: 24
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)
__________________
Bill's Law Of Jeep Reproduction:

If You Take a Jeep Apart And Put It Back Together Enough Times..... Eventually You Will Have TWO of Them !
billygoat1 is offline   Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 08:36 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 4,442
Add one more test, test voltage with brake lights on as it may be related to brakes
Digger84 is online now   Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 10:27 PM   #6
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
jeepwayoflife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: California/Montana
Posts: 3,194
Do you have a CB radio or alarm system?
__________________
--------------------------------------------------------
jeepwayoflife is offline   Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 11:22 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Patrick H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Northern NM
Posts: 3,136
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.
Patrick H is offline   Quote
Old 01-23-2014, 12:41 AM   #8
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
jeepwayoflife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: California/Montana
Posts: 3,194
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick H View Post
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!
__________________
--------------------------------------------------------
jeepwayoflife is offline   Quote
Old 01-23-2014, 12:54 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
ChasUGC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,970
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.
ChasUGC is offline   Quote
Old 01-23-2014, 07:02 AM   #10
Commercial Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Shark_13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Idaho
Posts: 2,693
Those are not factory, so only way to tell is trace them back. Tape them up first.
__________________
One-of-a-kind wood shift knobs for sale - $30 shipped

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f37/han...s-1175625.html
Shark_13 is offline   Quote
Old 01-23-2014, 12:04 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
05wranglercdn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 172
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepwayoflife View Post
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
05wranglercdn is offline   Quote
Old 01-23-2014, 12:43 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
brendend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: colorado springs
Posts: 894
Looks like RCA for a amp. Do they head towards the head unit?
brendend is offline   Quote
Old 01-23-2014, 01:00 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
freeskier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 2,750
Quote:
Originally Posted by brendend View Post
Looks like RCA for a amp. Do they head towards the head unit?
Looks like paired wire with banana plugs, not coaxial type (RCA).

__________________
CU Boulder Aerospace Engineering
freeskier is online now   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC