Strange Plug


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rabianchi007
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Strange Plug

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Hello,
I have an 82' Interstate that I'm going over and I found a brown extension cord literally spliced into the rear brake light wires. It then comes out a drilled hole in the chrome tail light holder. You know, those sh*tty brown extension cords... I have removed it and repaired the wires. But why? What would be the use of having a 120v extension cord hooked into a 12v system? Any ideas?


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Re: Strange Plug

Post by virgilmobile »

It's just wire.It doesn't care if it's carrying 12 volts dc or 120 volts ac.
rabianchi007
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Re: Strange Plug

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Thanks for your reply. While I understand its just a wire, what could this have been used for?
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Re: Strange Plug

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I've found things like that before as well. Speaker wire, electrical extension cord wire, house-wiring wire nuts, and worse. People who shouldn't be doing electrical work, doing bodge jobs on their bikes. :(


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