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Loose wire Beside the two thick wires +,- running from the batery, comes another thin one (from batery as well) which is loose from the other end. Is that supposed to connet anywhere? Thanks

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Have you always owned the car ? sounds like it could be someone had a system in it or something .. I believe that extra wire should be clipped or unhooked so it wont short out on something ...

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