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Old Jul 1st, 19, 08:16 PM
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So I made the mistake of not taking a picture of where that black ground wire goes ? Thanks for all your help!!!
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Old Jul 1st, 19, 08:54 PM
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Welcome to Team Nova Drew!

As short as it is I'd say it goes to the closest mounting screw to body metal, looks like there's a screw by the corner that it would reach???.
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Old Jul 1st, 19, 09:00 PM
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I thought that too. But it comes off that metal frame between the wiper switch and the headlight switch? Is it grounding them ? Or is it a ground for something else lol.
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Can't tell ya what it's for, but if it's a ground it needs to be grounded or something won't work, lol..
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Welcome to the Team Drew!

Everything on and bolted to the dash is grounded through the steel structure of the dash. The dash iis grounded to the rest of the body with three ground straps outside of the cabin. The instruments are grounded to the dash with their own ground strap. Heater controls radio and anything electric that bolts into or onto the dash is grounded by the fastening screws but the individual components inside the dash; say a gas gauge are grounded to the thick copper film dash cluster overlay. If you look the printed overlay has a ground symbol which is where the instrument cluster ground strap is attached. The other end is screwed into the dash with a sheet metal screw and an inside star washer.

It looks like you have the wiring connector that connects the wires from the cabin under dash harness to the overlay that connects the instrument cluster to the car.

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Old Jul 2nd, 19, 12:09 PM
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But where does it go? Lol. Sorry I’m relatively new to mechanics and wiring so this is all new territory. I understand it’s a ground but to where do I place it?

Thanks everyone for all your help and advice I appreciate it.
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Old Jul 2nd, 19, 01:31 PM
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There will be a stud (8-32 usually) or a hole near the end of the wire that it bolts to the steel of the dash. For the hole you use a #8 sheet metal screw. This assumes that there is a ring terminal on the end of the wire. It might have been pulled off during disassembly.

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