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Old 04-07-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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What is this wire behind the stereo?

have a 2001 Wrangler and I need to identify this wire behind my stereo. I have no clue where this is supposed to be plugged in.

It is a flat, silver braided wire covered in foam/insulation. It appears to originate behind the instrument panel on the left. The end of it is connected to a small black wire that isn't hooked up to anything.


It doesn't appear to be the ground wire - a different wire is tagged ground.




I posted a pic in the hopes someone can identify this thing and tell me where to stick it! HA!
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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thats the ground cable/ safety tether

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Old 04-07-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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Thanks!

Now I'll just retrace all those wires to make sure the one tagged 'ground' is matched up to this one.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:29 PM   #4
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If its an aftermarket unit installed at a shop most of the time they will run the ground to a different location
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:26 AM   #5
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I can't match it to the wiring diagram, so they must have ran it somewhere else. I'll just tuck it back where it came from!
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:31 AM   #6
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its very rare to have a safety tether that acts as the ground, so 99% of the time installers don't know about it.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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that ground goes up and attaches to the tub behind the gauge cluster

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