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Offline josiahnim

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mk4 golf gti wiring
« on: 01 November 2018, 05:58 »
I just bought a 1999 mk4 golf gti 1.8t, and I was looking round and I found a wire that was cut it was connected to the gauge cluster light dimmer and i dont know why it has been cut the dimmer still works anyone know any reason why it would be cut?

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Offline bgbazz

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Re: mk4 golf gti wiring
« Reply #1 on: 01 November 2018, 16:00 »
Do you mean it's still working with the wire cut, or am I misunderstanding you? As you probably realise, that white wire is an earth connection and it looks to me like it's been added to cure a problem that the previous owner may have been having with the dimmer.

Another possibility is that he/she might have been using the plug on the back of the dimmer to steal power for another device or light and needed a decent earth...I've done that in the past.

Interested in your reply.
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Offline josiahnim

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Re: mk4 golf gti wiring
« Reply #2 on: 04 November 2018, 00:18 »
yea i figured it was an earth, the dimmer does still work with it cut i was just confused why it would be put there then cut

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Re: mk4 golf gti wiring
« Reply #3 on: 08 November 2018, 18:57 »
Usual spot installating for a boost gauge.


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