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Hey all, OSS here;

I recently got my 97 STS serviced at the dealership and a few days ago, I noticed a wiring harness with 3 female ended connectors hanging down under my pass. side fog light area. The wires are long enough to drag on the road, and have rubbed the insulation off the wires, and now all three are touching bare metal on eachother. I don't have any current codes. Any idea what I could be dealing with here? I'll try and snap a pic of it today for everyone. Thanks!
 

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Hey all, OSS here;

I recently got my 97 STS serviced at the dealership and a few days ago, I noticed a wiring harness with 3 female ended connectors hanging down under my pass. side fog light area. The wires are long enough to drag on the road, and have rubbed the insulation off the wires, and now all three are touching bare metal on eachother. I don't have any current codes. Any idea what I could be dealing with here? I'll try and snap a pic of it today for everyone. Thanks!

My first thought was a block heater, but you say it has a female end on it?.
 

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The fog light is punched in and the lower air deflector is broken and hanging down. The lower grille in the bumper cover is collapsed. Did you run over a speed bump too fast or smash a parking lot concrete wheel stop ??

Any DTC codes when you get into the car's system ?

Whatever those connectors are, they didn't just fall off their respective electrical component: they were never properly plugged in in the first place. They have snap locks.

..............and they're NOT block heater connectors: wrong plugs, wrong side of the car.
 

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Honestly sounds and looks like to me some "unnamed" mechanic had a lil joy ride and didnt tell you about it :shhh:
 

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The horns are behind there.

There is a marker lamp does that work?

Where are the air bag sensors located?

There are relays below the radiator fans maybe they belong there.
 

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The heck if I know what those wires could be for...
I can tell that the lower rad grille is NORMAL (well "normal"...not unusual), they do that in time, the way it is mounted on the bumper cover could use improvement. I had issues with mine some 4-5 years ago. Definitely you are missing one plastic clip to the mud shield.
Still can think what those wires are from, the fog light connector is different and the harness is not that long.
In that area you have the A/C clutch wires (but not sure it will be that long) the alternator wires (but you would probably know by now), oil level sensor, the fog and headlamps (but are not that long)....damn if I can think what could be!
 

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That very well could be...I had the alternator replaced with a champion re-man unit. I have bottomed out a few too many times in the car too...the lower sheild (rubber one) is all torn, so I zip tied them up to the grilled, but the hole tore, so it just dangles...*sigh*
 

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A '97 Cadillac could NOT possibly have heated windshield as the option was dropped in '95.
I kind of see these wires seem to be in a plastic tubing rather than wrapped in the usual electrical tape so is something that runs in the engine area.
God damn, if I can think of what are those wires for...
 
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