Front N/S wires where do they go

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Front N/S wires where do they go

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I bought a car from copart with no front bumper and their are atleast 10 wires which need to be connected byt my workshop dont know. Its the front N/S wires could someone help me out or give me any advice. I have attached pictures of the wires
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It's really impossible to tell from those pictures what all the other wiring is for. Although the picture of the control unit is very poor and difficult to read, I can make out that it is the ARTIV module. This is for the active cruise / distance alert radar system. Those other wires could be for the front parking sensors. That's about all I can determine.

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It may worth doing some working backwards, not looking at where they go but where they come from.
Each wire should have number on it from memory each one will have an individual number to donate what is does.
The Admins will need the Vin number of the car in question so they can find what it left the factory with and try to figure out the wiring loom etc.

Please have a look at This Topic for more detailed info.

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Think you need to start making a methodical list, not just of the wire colours, but how they're bunched together (in their flexy conduits). These conduits should be identifiable on one wiring diagram page, and the individual cables/colours as well.
Also make a list of what equipment should be at the front.

With the ends decently separated, you could also power up obvious things like sidelights, headlights, fogs, indicators, horns... and check which wires go live. Some will be Ground connections.

If we can have your VIN, we might be able to dig out the car's wiring diagrams.

Count yourself lucky: this could have been the dashboard :shock:

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Looking at the routeing of the wires the ones with plugs on would seem to be for higher up, ie main light cluster.
The ones that are bare seem to be routed down, and grouped in one conduit ?

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Maybe you (should) know that PSA wires have alpha-numeric codes printed every few cm along the insulation, which with the appropriate wiring diagram can be used to ID each wire.

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If you can list the wiring codes I may be able to assist - but there are some wires that may not be coded - or the codes won't return any data. Let's see.

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Thanks for all your replys,Now that my garage is closed because of the covid-19 everything has slowed down and i cant access my car to find out if the wires have numbers on them.but i have the VIN number if that can help VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff] and the registration number is ******
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Plz help thanks

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Im afraid a VIN wont be much help, you really need the codes printed on the wires or look at another one the same year & spec to compare.