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    what is this???

    Just been looking through the how to's so that I know how to do Veccy C next week, and this pic is in there.

    What is the bit I have highlighted here ????
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    Engine earth strap - it completes the circuit!!

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    ok, so if mine isn't blatantly obvious at the front of the engine bay - where is it?????
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    Right all - I was under the bonnet yesterday, and had a look for this earth.....

    The bolt is there (as shown in pic above) painted a fetching shade of gloss black, but there is no earth strap...

    If it's missing - is that why I keep getting electric shocks off the doors??
    Is it likely the monkey at VX took it off when he was changing the manifold??
    Do I need to get it put back - or is it so important that it wouldn't work without it (And is now elsewhere in the car) ?
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    Edited - need to check something

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    if you've had the mainfold changed its mostly likly thats when its been lost yea..
    Id go back and say you want another one put back on either way because its gota be there to earth the engine or sumit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg
    Engine earth strap - it completes the circuit!!
    AKA MY earth strap.

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    Ok, I'll go back to the monkeys at Vx to get it put back - but if it completes the circuit, surely my electrics wouldn't be working now if they hadn't put it somewhere else?!? (Very confused - as I understand electronics - but not cars)
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    Quote Originally Posted by M555TJH_SRi
    Ok, I'll go back to the monkeys at Vx to get it put back - but if it completes the circuit, surely my electrics wouldn't be working now if they hadn't put it somewhere else?!? (Very confused - as I understand electronics - but not cars)
    no they will just say one was never fitted to that car it was on cars from 2001 but not all cars

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    If they are gonna say it wasn't fitted - why is the bolt there (with nothing attached to it)???

    If I get one from a scrappy(or from Vx) will I be able to fit it myself without too much bother - and will it make any difference(to anything)??
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