2006 KIA Sorento - Dash light dimmer stray wire

MTDrifter

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Make
KIA
Model
Sorento
Year
2006
Miles
180000
Engine
3.5-liter V-6
I just bought a 2006 KIA Sorento and I had to replace the dash light dimmer switch. Someone had already had this apart, so I am trying to fix someone else's damage. There is a green wire tied in with a yellow wire in the connector. The other end of the green wire is stripped but not connected to anything. I put some heat shrink on it until I can find a diagram or if someone could just send me a picture of their dimmer connector. I cannot seem to find a wiring diagram anywhere. The dimmer works all the dash, radio, and clock lights, now, so I don't know what this wire is for.

Any help would be appreciated
 

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billr

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Did you add that short piece of "braided/woven" covering that is between the connector and the GRN loop? What is under there? If you did not add that, then I would remove it and see what is there, and post a picture. I assume the heat-shrink you added is the piece with "E203xxxx" printed on it.
 

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Did you add that short piece of "braided/woven" covering that is between the connector and the GRN loop? What is under there? If you did not add that, then I would remove it and see what is there, and post a picture. I assume the heat-shrink you added is the piece with "E203xxxx" printed on it.
The E203xxxx is the heat-shrink. The braided tape is factory. The green looped wire is the one that has a stray end that is shrink wrapped now. The other end of the green wire is crimped in with the Yellow wire. I don't have time to get another picture of the plug right now as I'm trying to get packed up to go to the worksite for the week. I will try to disassemble it again one of these evenings when I am off work.

Thanks for replying.
 

billr

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OK, I kind of see where the GRN goes into the same cavity as the YEL. hidden behind the RED/BLK.

If somebody who has a "sample" or schematic doesn't reply, I would either ignore it or open up the harness enough to see what is going on with that GRN loop.
 

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I've spent a bit of time trying to find the wiring diagram without success.
Find one and I can help you. Maybe buy a Haynes manual.
 

kleenmachine

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