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SharkD
12-01-2005, 12:34 PM
I found a mystery connector/loop and I have no idea where it's from or what it does... It's a plastic friction connector with a pair of spade terminals and a single green/red wire looped between them.

I had the fabricator finish the cage install over Thanksgiving, so the dash and instrument panel were out for a while. After getting the car back, last friday, I cleaned up the wiring behind the dash -- disconnecting the sunroof wiring harness, the original radio harness and relocated the check panel wiring to the sunglasses holder.

Then, on Sunday, when I got into the car to drive from NC back to DC, I found this connector in the drivers' footwell. Everything seems to work fine, the car ran, the radio works and the instrument panel lights up. I really don't want to wrestle with the dash again, so can anyone tell me what this is and if it's important?

The car is an 03/87 production 1987 325iS.

Thanks.

http://www.dvsmith.net/images/bmw/3er/mystery_wire01.jpg
http://www.dvsmith.net/images/bmw/3er/mystery_wire02.jpg

SharkD
12-01-2005, 02:57 PM
UPDATE: E30tech & R3vlimited users seem to believe that it's a bridging loop for the clutch switch in the Automatic cars... but my coupe was built as a 5 speed....?

Any thoughts?

AlfaEric
12-01-2005, 03:02 PM
UPDATE: E30tech & R3vlimited users seem to believe that it's a bridging loop for the clutch switch in the Automatic cars... but my coupe was built as a 5 speed....?

Any thoughts?
Part of a Flux Capacitor :icon_ques

---Eric

SharkD
12-01-2005, 04:19 PM
They found me. I don't know how, but they found me... RUN FOR IT, MARTY!

bmwracr
12-23-2005, 02:00 PM
Dan that is a jumper for automatic cars that don't have a clutch switch to disconnect cruise control when depressed. They usually tape it up on the harness. The tape must have came loose. No worries mate! :o)