What is the extra plug in the center console for?

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by ghunt81, May 3, 2021.

  1. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    I'm putting my interior back together and just set the console base back in. I plugged in the 12V outlet in the console bin, and have the small plug on the e-brake, but there is an extra gray plug in there that I forgot was in there and doesn't seem to have anything to plug in to. What is that plug for?
     
  2. Macman45

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    Either AUX or Ambient Lighting prewiring if the car didn’t come with that option.
     
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  3. Macman45

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    OR if this is pre 08 where neither was available, and it’s a stick, could be the illumination PRNDL for autos.
     
  4. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    Plug seems pretty far back for the auto shifter illumination, it's back by the e-brake handle. The small plug on the e-brake comes out of the wrap around the wires for that plug.
     
  5. stkjock

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  6. Macman45

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    Then ambient lighting.
     
  7. DieHarder

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    Can you take a pic of it? In mine ('06) there's a plug for the e-brake; then near the back of the center console there are plugs for the cigarette lighter; and line-in for the stereo.
     
  8. Gabe

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    The wife's '08 Shelby has ambient lighting which includes lights in the cup holders. I'm assuming that plug would be for that lighting
     
  9. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    I'll get a pic tonight. Ambient lighting wasn't offered in 2005 so I dunno.
     
  10. Macman45

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    It wasn’t offered but a surprising amount of options are pre-wired.
     
  11. Sledder

    Sledder Junior Member S197 Team Member

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    [QUOTE="DieHarder, post: In mine ('06) there's a plug for the e-brake; [/QUOTE]
    Probably this. My 12 has a plug there for e-brake adjustment.
     
  12. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    This is the aforementioned plug.
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  13. Forty61

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    Never laid eyes on mine but surely it’s for the ambient lighting, in my ‘08 the button goes right there next to the cup holders, which for the record is a stupid place to have it.
     
  14. MrAwesome987

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    Mine has the ambient lighting option as well, and I've had my console out a few times. I'm like 90% sure that's the plug for it.
     
  15. DieHarder

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    Looks like C307 (Transmission Shift Selector); it's a 6-pin gray connector like the one in your pic; see pg 150-33 in the wiring manual. Obviously not used in your car.
     
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