Extra connectors under footwell carpets

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Robert T
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Extra connectors under footwell carpets

Post by Robert T » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 14:03

Just been working on Keith's (freds dad) car and after removing both seats, we found a couple of extra yellow and green connectors under the carpet a little way in front of where the seat looms come out (same position both sides). I honestly have no idea what they are for! Car is a facelift 2.8.

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Does anyone have any ideas? We know it isn't seat motors, seat heating, seatbelt pretensioners or seat occupancy sensor, as we found all those.

Cheers R.

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Re: Extra connectors under footwell carpets

Post by Brian H » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 14:18

I have them in my car Robert, I could only think they were for the seatbelt sensor, i.e. detects when you have your seatbelt clipped in, this was a factory standard for some countries, IIRC DC has them in his car, I believe his is an import.

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Re: Extra connectors under footwell carpets

Post by Robert T » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 15:15

I forgot about those, Brian. I think the North American market had to have proper seatbelt fasten detection and a gong, whereas Europe just got a simple timer. Does make you wonder how many pennies that saved! :lol:

From where they come out, and the fact that they are both sides, I'm pretty sure that's what they're going to be, and as there are no connectors on the seat that they could possibly marry up to, they left them under the carpet. Thanks for that. :)

The next question was going to be, "and what will happen if they get wet"... but we'll save that for another day. :wink:

Cheers R.
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Re: Extra connectors under footwell carpets

Post by freds dad » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 16:33

Good to see you today Robert and thanks for all your help. I've ordered the part we discussed so will call you when it arrives to do the reset.

I've had a thought about the connector. Could it be for the ejector seat? :)

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Re: Extra connectors under footwell carpets

Post by gookah » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 18:21

ejector mechanism supplies...... :D
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Re: Extra connectors under footwell carpets

Post by DC » Fri 14 Mar, 2014 09:18

Brian H wrote:I have them in my car Robert, I could only think they were for the seatbelt sensor, i.e. detects when you have your seatbelt clipped in, this was a factory standard for some countries, IIRC DC has them in his car, I believe his is an import.
Wow, I wish I had a memory as good as yours!
http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... at#p232954
My mystery wire was different
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Though I do have a yellow connector which is not quite the same
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Mine is a Japanese import but still right hand drive of course.
I'd like to think this might help but don't think it will. :(
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