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CaptainYesterday 04-07-2012 05:43 PM

What is this wire behind the stereo?
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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!

Jma20a 04-07-2012 07:14 PM

thats the ground cable/ safety tether

CaptainYesterday 04-07-2012 07:35 PM


Now I'll just retrace all those wires to make sure the one tagged 'ground' is matched up to this one.

Jma20a 04-07-2012 08:29 PM

If its an aftermarket unit installed at a shop most of the time they will run the ground to a different location

CaptainYesterday 04-08-2012 09:26 AM

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!

Jma20a 04-08-2012 11:31 AM

its very rare to have a safety tether that acts as the ground, so 99% of the time installers don't know about it.

Kevbz 04-09-2012 09:40 PM

that ground goes up and attaches to the tub behind the gauge cluster

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