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My 2002 Hyundai Accent GS hatchback has wire color coding different than Haynes' manual shows. The wires going into the hatch are: 2 thick black wires going to the window defogger A blue wire with an orange stripe, an orange wire and a gray wire, all going to the wiper motor, which also has a black grounding wire going to a bolt at the base of the wiper motor mount. A green wire going to the license plate lamps A gray wire with a black stripe, going to an unused plastic two-contact connector taped back against the harness about at the middle of the hatch. A green wire with orange stripe wire, which I haven't yet been able to trace to it's end. I need to know what the gray/black wire and it's connector are for, and what the green/orange wire is for, and where these two come from in the body.

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  • kwhitmore43 Sep 30, 2010

    The car is pretty basic. Manual transmission, no frills. By "motor driven hatch", what exactly do you mean?

    The circuits in this harness are not drawn all together, but rather split up into different diagrams for different systems. That adds to my confusion, because nothing is noted as being in the harness of the hatch, and I have to piece together items from different diagrams to get a complete picture of the circuits in the one harness. I don't know what circuit the green/orange wire belongs to, so I have no idea which drawing to send for that. Likewise for the gray/black wire. I've sent the diagrams I have, but don't see anything there that would help.

  • kwhitmore43 Sep 30, 2010

    These wires are obviously part of the original wiring harness. The gray/black has a factory terminal, but as I mentioned, I haven't yet found the end of the green/orange wire. Anyway, for now, I've bypassed the harness and ran a separate wire all the way to the dash, since it's likely the OEM connections aren't going where I need, or will require a special connector anyway. The trunk release I bought is not OEM, and is a solenoid, rather than a motor. It cost just $4, and about 2 hours of work. Now all I need to figure out is which wire on the alarm to hook it to. The alarm diagram doesn't indicate a separate wire for the trunk, but does show an "auxiliary output (-)" wire. It doesn't give any information about the signal on that wire, though. All other wires on the alarm are clearly defined and occupied by other connections.


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I may be able to figure it out but with the haynes not showing the codes which they will usually show the options for all models,I am not sure but will try.If you have a more basic model,not "loaded",the gray/black wire could be for a more loaded model which has a motor driven hatchback so I would like to know if yours is or not.Manufacturers commonly make a 'universal' wire harness,but depending on the model may not use it.You may have also seen it in fuse boxes where there are empty slots because the system they are for is not on your car.
The green orange may be the return for the first wire.If there is any way you could send me a picture of the diagram it would be helpful.There are a couple ways to do it without taking out the page.If you have a digital camera,take somewhat close-up pictures,at least so I can read the letters,maybe 4 or 6 sections,or just the particular section you are referring to.You can use a cell phone,it will be a little tougher,but you can TEXT the images to my email.Either way it is gmccarthy 86 hotmail com.If you are in the USA and want to chat,let me know and I'll send you my # as I do not have free long distance,hopefully you do.Good luck! Greg I'll be here all night EST.

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  • Greg McCarthy Sep 30, 2010

    If you do not the top of the line model,there may be a motor which opens and closes the hatchback on other models.You know what I mean?Some of the same cars have it,some do not,depending on the options package.Kind of hard to describe.The difference in models may be such as an SE,LE,SX,LX,that kind of stuff.where the se is standard equipement and the lx is loaded with extras.I am not saying those are what the letters mean but do you see what I mean by different accessory packages?A dealer knows the difference better.I woke up and a scan was running so i checked it but it is the middle of the night here so I will check it thorougjhly in the morning.See if i can figure it out.Thanks.It seems that you are half way around the world according to your time post?Possibly AU?or NZ?

  • Greg McCarthy Sep 30, 2010

    The only thing I can see which may have some relevance is the rear washer switch.Does your car have a rear washer?If it does not,that may be what the option is for on a more expensive model.If it does have the washer,the wires may be for what I mentioned previously,a powered hatchback.Any wire with a black stripe is almost universally for a ground or return line.It is very common in aftermarket stereos as well as many other systems.You can see it by looking at some of the diagrams you sent too.That would mean the green wire with the orange stripe would be the hot side,12V,to power the system.If you had a voltmeter or a test lamp,measuring from that wire to ground(anywhere on the car frame,metal,would read 12V or the light would light if it were meant to be used,but most likely would read 0V or no light as it does not seem to be needed.The fact that your haynes does not match the wire colors is quite puzzling.If there is a place to go to compare between yours and another,I would do that to see if you have a misprinted book or something.I have never had a problem like that and have owned several.When I couldn't find my manufacturer one I bought a Haynes.When I found my original i matched them up and they were fine.Outside of the USA I do not know the rules but here you have to pay a fee or royalty in order to publish the original material.Perhaps you have a bootlegged?One other possibility could be that if you are not the original owner,something stopped working and the original owner simply removed the item.Something which may help provide a clue is how the green/orange wire is terminated.If it looks professional,it may be the universal harness situation.I was unable to see the 6th picture.You may want to call a dealer to ask about it,but I am pretty sure they will ask you your model and talk about universal harnesses but will know what it is for on which model too.At least ask them about your manual too or compare it to another because the manual is useless without the color codes matching.The components and wiring manner should be correct but color codes are a definite necessity.Let me know if you find out anything.This definitely has my curiosity.Greg

  • Greg McCarthy Oct 01, 2010

    So you are trying to hook up an alarm or a trunk release?That wasn't mentioned before.You could hook up the (-) wire to a good clean screw on the frame inside somewhere,but may take some searching if you do not want to run it back up front.Let me know the color wires for the alrm if you have doubts.If there is red and no yellow,it is most likely for a direct battery power connection.You probably have a diagram though.Good luck! Greg


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