Connector on its own near fuse box.

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Connector on its own near fuse box.

Postby OzRex08 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:31 pm

Hi All,

About a year ago I went to an auto electrician to see if I could get my Alarm removed. They pulled all the wiring out and decided it was 'too hard'. Since that time I have not had my Cruise Control working (the lights on the dash don't even come on). I have also had a troublesome P0852 (but this might be a separate issue).

This morning while having a second look at the wiring under the dash, I discovered that there was this lonely connector. However, I cannot for the life of me figure out where it goes. I tried putting a web-cam snake under the dash to find the socket but to no avail.

Does anyone know what this is, and where it goes?

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Re: Connector on its own near fuse box.

Postby OzRex08 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:45 pm

Well, I found the answer to the above. It's a B228 OP Connector (easy access) and doesn't "go" anywhere.

Still need to find the answer to my Cruise Control not working. I wonder if it might have something to do with the clutch switch??

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Re: Connector on its own near fuse box.

Postby mv75 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:21 pm

Yea, there are more unconnected connectors than you'd think there. For the CC, do you hear the relay when you push the button to enable it?

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Re: Connector on its own near fuse box.

Postby OzRex08 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:36 am

Hi mv75,

Forgot to include car model etc: MY08 WRX Hatch. So, when I turn the ignition on, no cruise indicator lights up with all the other lights on the dash, and when the car is on, if I press the cruise button on the steering wheel (or any other cruise-type buttons) nothing happens. Where should I be hearing the relay, in the fuse area? Or is it loud enough to hear from just sitting in the drivers seat (never noticed it before when it did work).

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Re: Connector on its own near fuse box.

Postby OzRex08 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:45 am

Also, I checked the clutch switch under the pedal and it seemed to be working (multimeter test). I had the car up on stands this morning and I can get continuity from the Neutral Position Sensor to the ECM. However, I can start my car while it's in gear (I feel like I've always been able to do this). I replaced the NPS about a year ago. Surely, I couldn't have replaced a faulty NPS with a new faulty NPS??

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Re: Connector on its own near fuse box.

Postby mv75 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:14 pm

Hopefully yours is similar to earlier models, have a look on the outer side wall next to the accelerator for a control box and check if it has a plug in it. It may be under some plastic trim there.

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Re: Connector on its own near fuse box.

Postby OzRex08 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:28 pm

Mate, I owe you a beer!

I had pulled apart that plastic panel near the accelerator the other day and saw what I thought was just another rogue plug. I left it alone... However, tonight I decided to put the plug together and viola! The cruise light that I had not seen in over a year comes on when I turn the ignition!

The only problem is leaving it together, I can't lock my car. So, I pulled it apart and the Cruise light still comes on when the ignition key is turned on. I have yet to drive the car to see if the CC actually works, but it's a start!

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Re: Connector on its own near fuse box.

Postby OzRex08 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:40 pm

Took it for a quick drive, C/C works! Case closed. :)

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Re: Connector on its own near fuse box.

Postby REVNURAZR » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:37 pm

That's a diagnostic plug from memory, I'd be checking clutch/brake switches for CC as a start. They are mounted above the pedal box

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Re: Connector on its own near fuse box.

Postby mv75 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:27 pm

Yea, it's one of the diagnostic plugs, leave it unplugged. I suppose the system just needed a reset.

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