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Connector behind RHS rear wheel: for what?
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Had a flat & changed the offside rear (right hand drive car) & noticed an electrical connection just forward of the hub, level with the inside of the wheel arch. The strain relief has broken, exposing a pair of wires that will suffer corosion problems before too long now they're unprotected.
I failed to see where these go but it looked like they plugged into a second cable that ran forwards; the cable with the strain relief problem looped up and towards the rear centre. In my mind, this rules out ABS or brake lining warning systems but it could loop back around from t'other side (it was getting dark & my priority was to get the wheel back on!)

Given I'll have to replace this before long, anyone clued-up as to what this cable is for so I know what failure / warnings to anticipate?

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#2
Update: took the wheel off again and had a better look. It's the plug for the ABS or brake lining sensor. Unfortunately, the damaged connector is the car loom side rather than the sensor side...I suspect this will be an expensive repair.
Pics below show where to look - I suggest Mk III owners check theirs.
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Wow that is exposed :eek:
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#4
If car is under warranty get garage to sort it otherwise clean it up & tape it up, I would. Bit like the fuel tank gauge sensor. When you have the spare wheel out notice the plug that goes into top of tank, the wires are exposed on that, I brought it to attention of workshop when car was still under warranty & they said thats how it is supposed to be so I just give it a squirt of silicone spray whenever I have spare wheel out.
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(02-04-2014, 11:11 AM)Opensauce Wrote:  If car is under warranty get garage to sort it otherwise clean it up & tape it up, I would. Bit like the fuel tank gauge sensor. When you have the spare wheel out notice the plug that goes into top of tank, the wires are exposed on that, I brought it to attention of workshop when car was still under warranty & they said thats how it is supposed to be so I just give it a squirt of silicone spray whenever I have spare wheel out.

I bought the car last month (it's a 60 registration) but: I got it from a Citroen dealership who offered a one-year warranty on it. I need to check the small print but I can't imagine this would come under 'normal wear and tear' or 'customer fit consumable'. Wish me luck Wink
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Look at the small print i had too they said mine wasn't covered under warranty but when i looked at the small print Confusedtudy: it said if the car would fail an mot the warranty would cover it and got it done Split gator clip Don't let them fob you off
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Update: Citroen dealer says I should wrap the junction up with tape. It's not a 'failure' and so it doesn't warrant them replacing the back half of the loom.
Asked if my taping it up would invalidate the warranty (as in: if it fails in the near future, it'd be 'my fault for mucking about with it'), I was told they would still deal with it.
Forgive my cynicism but I suspect they'd find a way out of it....

However, I'll wrap it. By the time it fails, it'll be out of their one year warranty anyway and I'll be replacing the loom myself Sad
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Dave would'nt it be funny if it broke off a few week's be for the warranty ran out if you know what i mean good luck ? :whistle:
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#9
If you are going to tape it up I think I would be using self amalgamating tape to make a total waterproof job of it. I have used this on my self built Locost and its cracking stuff. Available from evilbay etc.
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#10
can't it break easily how it is? would only take a hit from a stone?? Tongue
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