open cable end - any ideas?

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open cable end - any ideas?

Post by Florian320 » 19 May 2014 09:45

Good morning!
I 'found' a cable just next to my battery which obviously has no use anymore as all electric appliances in the car are working properly.
Does anybody have a clue, what that cable might be / have been for?
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Re: open cable end - any ideas?

Post by Tinus lotz » 19 May 2014 10:40

It is black so normally it might have been a earth cable it looks like old winch wire or brad harrison on tow bar? Mabe even a fridge plug at the back? Have you tried to trace it ? It may also been there if a previous owner had a big amp in the car.??? Follow it and see where it goes to :think:

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Re: open cable end - any ideas?

Post by Herrie » 19 May 2014 11:11

I think the same as Tinus!
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Re: open cable end - any ideas?

Post by Florian320 » 19 May 2014 13:11

Thanks for the input.
I will have a look under the car next time I am there, will follow up here.

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Post by Florian320 » 28 Sep 2014 18:40

Whoa, time flies....
I had a look: the cable goes to the very end of the car and terminates in a socket right next to the trailer coupling.
So it had something to do with whatever special on a trailer.


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Re: open cable end - any ideas?

Post by Tinus lotz » 28 Sep 2014 19:32

Good to hear... :salute:
Mabe use it for connecting stuff when camping?
Put a pick so we can see is it a brad harrison?

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Re: open cable end - any ideas?

Post by Florian320 » 17 Nov 2014 17:08

Ok, it just took ages, but here I am : see the attached pic...
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Re: open cable end - any ideas?

Post by Jorrie » 17 Nov 2014 19:08

That's a Brad Harrison plug on the right. Question-where is the red cable?
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Re: open cable end - any ideas?

Post by Peter Connan » 18 Nov 2014 17:54

Is it not the red cable with in-line fuse holder lying on top of the battery?
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Re: open cable end - any ideas?

Post by Florian320 » 13 Dec 2014 21:45

I think I remember the cable going through from the batterie's distributor way into the plug in the back.
I will follow up when I am down in SA again.

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