Unknown Plug Underneath the Dashboard

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Unknown Plug Underneath the Dashboard

Post by Vayerr » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:38 pm

Hello,

When I was working on my Grandland, I came across this plug which was unplugged. I never touched it and just found it like this. It is located behind the centre console, by the footwell.

Does anyone know what it could be for? Should I connect it to something or is it for some sort of accessory etc?

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Re: Unknown Plug Underneath the Dashboard

Post by GRANDLANDX68 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:17 am

Hi Vayerr

Was there anything nearby that it could be plugged into?
I know Peugeot used to do this as I had this on Peugeot 306 where the looms and plugs were there you could just add the part and it would work.
When I get a chance I will have a look at my car and see if its the same.

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Re: Unknown Plug Underneath the Dashboard

Post by Vayerr » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:07 pm

Hi mate,

I don't recall seeing anything obvious around it, but then again I didn't go feeling around behind the white plastic block thing to see if anything is hiding there. I kinda assumed it was there like you said, to add something later.

I was going through pictures I have on my phone and found it so I thought I'd ask. As long as everything works, I'm happy but just curious what it could be.

I'm going in for the recalls in a week so I'll ask them but if past experience with Vauxhall technicians is anything to go by, they'll probably have no idea.
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Re: Unknown Plug Underneath the Dashboard

Post by GRANDLANDX68 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:35 pm

Ok as you say if everything works not worth worrying about too much but would be interesting to see what it could be for. I would guess the same with the Vauxhall Technicians as they are not as familiar with the PSA cars yet.

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Re: Unknown Plug Underneath the Dashboard

Post by edgejedi » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:11 am

There are a few unconnected plugs around the car, another in the front dashboard speaker area for example. They are just part of generic wiring looms for systems that aren't on your model of car. I don't believe you can use them to 'upgrade' though before you ask lol. Unless a tech tells you different of course, clever bods they can be...
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Re: Unknown Plug Underneath the Dashboard

Post by Vayerr » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:34 am

Everything is possible haha. If you go onto Astra K forum, people have modified Astras to such extent you get heated seats and steering wheel, upgraded audio, start the engine using your key. Just need a bit of time to play around.

I am curious what those plugs might be for that are around the Grandlands like you've mentioned. If we knew where the other end goes to, there are some possibilities then. :)
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Re: Unknown Plug Underneath the Dashboard

Post by GRANDLANDX68 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:55 pm

I wonder if that connector could have something to do with the Centre speaker that it fitted to the Peugeot 3008 when they have the Premium sound system fitted.

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