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Old 02-09-2014, 03:31 PM
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Don't know where loose wire goes?

The next time any of you 7.3 owners are under the hood, could you please look at the wiring harness that is in front of the drivers side battery, fastened to the front of the engine compartment. Looking down at the harness, the wire on the bottom (a red one in a black protective conduit) where does it go? I just noticed mine is hanging loose and I'm not sure if I knocked it loose while putting in an air intake to day or if its been that way for a while. I can't seem to find a wiring diagram on line. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:49 PM
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It's probably one of four wires that are run through the fire wall for us from the factory.
There should be a red, black, white and a blue. And the other ends are under the dash
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:09 PM
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No, it's the front side. If you are standing in front of the truck, it's located at the bottom right corner, between and above the air intake and the headlight. It's only about a foot long. In wondering if it's supposed to be attached to the battery.
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Does it go to a small junction to a nut with 2 wires going into the cab on the other side? If its not connected how is it running? Got pics?


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Old 02-09-2014, 04:30 PM
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This is a pic looking at the battery from the front drivers side. the wire in question comes out of that little black box/junction/connector/harness or whatever its called, and I have it laid over the battery, over the positive terminal. The little black box has several wires coming out of it, but its the one on the bottom that's disconnected. Thanks for the quick reply's!


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Goes to positive.


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is it a relay for fog lights or something?
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:52 PM
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I don't have fog lights.
Can I get a second on the positive terminal before I risk frying something?
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It's probably for an accessory that the previous owner had.
Maybe a stereo amp?
If everything else in the truck working as it should I would probably leave it alone.
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That little black box looks like a relay. It is something that a previous owner installed. Its most likely for some after market lights or something that he had on the truck.

If it was me, I'd rip the relay and all the wire out of their. It looks like a cobbled half *** job to me. If you want to add some extra accessories, then I would start over from scratch.
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