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    Disconnected cable - but what's it for?

    Hi guys, I had my 2003 S3 up on ramps last week and discovered a disconnected cable behind the rear n/s wheel. The car is driving perfectly, and there are no warning messages on the dash display, so I've no idea what it's for. I checked behind the o/s rear wheel and there is another cable there but that one was connected. It looks like some form of thin plastic cable housing (approx. 5mm dia.), not dissimilar to a brake cable on a bike, and enters a 90 degree braided connector.

    I have a picture of the cable I'm talking about, but I'm not sure how to post it on here.

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    Picture will need to be hosted somewhere and you paste the link in..

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    Thanks tuftybloke, try this:

    http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/a...N/RIMG3619.jpg

    Anyone help me identify what this is / should be doing!

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    Which part as cant make it out


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    Aha bistro hold on that looks like the leveling sensor to the left with the plastic arm that moves up/down with axle, has that got anything plugged into it atm?

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    Right in the centre of the picture you can see the open end of the cable / cable housing that I'm talking about. Just to the right you can see the braided 90 deg connection that on the o/s rear the cable goes in to. No idea what it's for though. I've not had a good look around due to time constraints, so I thought I'd post on here 1st. Any help greatly appreciated.

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    Ah you mean pipe not cable, that looks like a drainage pipe

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    fuel tank breather perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    fuel tank breather perhaps?
    yep spot on. Its not electrical wiring its either an overfill pipe when its get too high up the filler neck or a breather.
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    Sorry for the confusion, yes it's more like a plastic pipe than a cable. When I wrote the last post I was juggling the kids at the same time, so not thinking clearly!!

    By the looks of it, it could well be a breather of some sort, but why would there be one on each side of the car? I could understand there being one on the o/s because that's where the fuel filler is located, but not sure why there'd be one on the n/s. As I say, the one on the other side is connected into the braided section.

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    diff breather??
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