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Gweedo's
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Jul 14, 2015, 10:59 PM

Post #1 of 7 (1326 views)
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Hi there,

I have a 2000 chevy venture and just noticed an electrical connector that isn't connected. I have absolutely no idea what it is for and there isn't anywhere I can see that would accept it. It doesn't look like the normal weather pack connectors. A couple winter's ago I was in a minor fender-bender where a body shop replaced the front bumper shell and the driver's headlight. I do not know what had to be disconnected, so I have no idea what is down there. The wire is on the driver's side up by the air box right in front of the electric radiator fan. I wasn't a big fan of the body shop and hope to be able find out what it is and just plug it back in. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!




Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 14, 2015, 11:49 PM

Post #2 of 7 (1321 views)
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? Might be the plug for a side marker light? Do they all work? If not, that one. If that's just dangling find the other end that it fits - it's somewhere. Grease that thing up with electric grease and plug it in when found,


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Gweedo's
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Jul 15, 2015, 6:46 PM

Post #3 of 7 (1299 views)
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Everything is working. Oh well, I will do as you suggested and pack it with electrical grease. Thanks a lot for your help!

Matt


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 16, 2015, 12:18 AM

Post #4 of 7 (1294 views)
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Matt - I suppose it's possible that the plug was replaced with another when damage was fixed and just not removed? It does appear to be what would be used for a headlight but if everything works can't say? You might find that another just like it is in there now to that side's headlight? Barely worth more investigating and probably just grease it and put it out of harm's way for now,


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Discretesignals
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Jul 16, 2015, 4:38 AM

Post #5 of 7 (1283 views)
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What color are the wires on the connector? They could of used that connector for something on the silouette or the montana vans. There is also the export versions of those vans that could of had something that plugs into that.

edit:
Just found out what it could be for. Some vans had an auxillary water pump. That style connector is used on that. The auxillary water pump is mounted on the driver's side cross bar. There is also #11 which is the ambient air temp sensor in the pic that looks like a possible thing it could plug into also. My guess would be the ambient air temp sensor because it is behind the bumper.

number 8 in the pic:








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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Jul 16, 2015, 5:37 AM)


Gweedo's
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Jul 18, 2015, 5:18 AM

Post #6 of 7 (1259 views)
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Right! The rear heat. The "T" broke for the rear heat so my mechanic disconnected that pump. I never knew where that plug was located, but now I do! Thanks a lot guys, very much appreciated.


Discretesignals
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Jul 18, 2015, 5:55 AM

Post #7 of 7 (1256 views)
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Glad to read you got it figured out.Wink Thanks for the follow up. Closed as solved and can be reopened upon request by the OP.





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