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Old 10-16-2020, 05:02 PM   #1
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Mystery Loose Connection

I need some group wisdom (come on now, I know there's plenty here)

I noticed that I have a floating loose two wire connection just to the left of the snorkel on my 2004 Southwind (W22). I've looked for while looking to see where this belongs. Since I cant find a schematic online, I'm going to defer to the group collective for some inside;

Here's a picture from above looking down; the one with the yellow end

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PF3yLTVAg98LhQJR6

Here's a picture looking up from below; the one with the yellow end

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5q73cp4uAceBJ7w36


Thanks in advance, George
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If everything is working I would say it is for something that is not on your coach. Sometimes the wiring harnesses are made for other coaches as well. Mine has extra plugs every where.
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Looking from the bottom up.
Follow the cable up starting at the connector. I see a clear piece of plastic with some type of lettering on it. Is that a label?
Also, that reservoir, is that for the windshield washer or is it a coolant recovery tank? That is indeed a weather proof connector. If not used you would think it would be capped.
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the only thing in like that area on my 2000 Southwind is the horn, I see your horn in one picture, I can't see if it's plugged in. Could there have been provisions for dual horns?
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Yes that’s is the recovery tank, as well as a label on the wire. The label is falling apart but thought it best to ask before I tried to pull it off.
My thoughts as well, if it’s not being used, it should have a factory cap on it
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Looking from the bottom up.
Follow the cable up starting at the connector. I see a clear piece of plastic with some type of lettering on it. Is that a label?
Also, that reservoir, is that for the windshield washer or is it a coolant recovery tank? That is indeed a weather proof connector. If not used you would think it would be capped.

Yes thatís is the recovery tank, as well as a label on the wire. The label is falling apart but thought it best to ask before I tried to pull it off.
My thoughts as well, if itís not being used, it should have a factory cap on it
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the only thing in like that area on my 2000 Southwind is the horn, I see your horn in one picture, I can't see if it's plugged in. Could there have been provisions for dual horns?
I Do have a horn on each side of the coach, I checked and the horn Itself has a wire going into the back of it. I in the coach and gave it toot toot, couldnít really tell if both sides were working.

Iím going to get wife to give me hand, while I go around out front to see if I hear it.

I may have to just put some tape on it until I find out whatís not working. My concern is that itís some type of sensor that runs a idiot light on the dash.
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Your going to have to find someone with EXCT rig to find out if it's used or not. Manufactures used same harness for different options. I have a number of loose connectors under my dash. You'll go crazy trying to figure out what those loose connectors are for.
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Looks like the kind of connector that plugs into a light socket. Side marker/clearance light or fog light???
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If everything is working I would say it is for something that is not on your coach. Sometimes the wiring harnesses are made for other coaches as well. Mine has extra plugs every where.
I agree. While it could happen, it's very rare that kind of connector would ever come loose on its own. It's hard enough getting them apart when you're actually trying.
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It's easier and cheaper to make 1 harness and not use what isn't needed. They are one of the first items to go on a frame, if the assembler puts the wrong one on it's hours of work to remove it and install the right one. Loose ends are the norm.


The wire you're looking at isn't very long, move it around and see if there's anything it will reach that should have an electrical connection. If not it's probably unused.
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It's not unusual for the manufacturer to leave a connector that is not used, uncapped. It's an extra expense that they don't want.
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Ok, first things first, a big thanks for all the reply’s.

I spent a better part of a hour with my head and hand in every crevice within reach of the end of the connector. I ended up taping up the end and decided that I’ll wait it out to see if something ends up not working.

Again a big thanks to the collective. ��
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