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Old 03-21-2018, 05:55 PM   #1  
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lost ground wire need help finding a home

I recently purchase a 2009 HHR SS and replaced the head gasket and timing chain

I cannot find a home for this ground wire (it lost it's tag somewhere)

pic #1 = The end that needs to find a home - general location is high pressure fuel pump driver's side of the intake, would reach under the intake.

pic #2 = where the wire is connected ground location above driver side headlight -

pic #3 = a wider shot of the location of the wire.
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:35 PM   #2  
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If you mean to say that wire is connected to the connector above the headlight, it probably goes to the bolt on the top of the trans. Maybe to the ECM.


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Yup, ground to the stud on the front of the transmission just look down to the right of the oil filter. #3


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Yup, ground to the stud on the front of the transmission just look down to the right of the oil filter. #3



I found the stud #3 in the picture you are referring to. I am confident the wire I need to connect does not belong there. I would have had no reason to disconnect it to remove the head.

The end that is still connected does connect to #2 or G103 in this picture. I am thinking either it is an SS specific wire - maybe high pressure fuel pump or something on the intake. I look under the hood of my dad's 2006 HHR with the 2.2L and it does not have the wire I am trying to connect.
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The HPFP is mechanical.

Are there 2 wires connected to #3?

I am not aware of more than one wire connecting to G103. You seem to have 3.

I don't have an SS to look at, just going by what the book says.

I don't know of any wire connecting to the head besides a small one on the back passenger side on some cars.
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I am thinking it may not even be a factory wire to be honest with you.

It is not connected to any other wires, wraps, or insulation. It is just a lone wire connected to G103.

The vehicle does have a front tow bar with trailer wires attached. Maybe an extra ground connection was added when that was installed.
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I am thinking it may not even be a factory wire to be honest with you.

It is not connected to any other wires, wraps, or insulation. It is just a lone wire connected to G103.

The vehicle does have a front tow bar with trailer wires attached. Maybe an extra ground connection was added when that was installed.
You nailed it. I don't have any extra wires there.



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Where does the other extra wire go?
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Wow a ground is a ground. Find a home for it, it will work.
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:51 PM   #10  
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3rd wire goes into the wire sheathing. I have not pulled it out to see where it goes.

I understand a ground is a ground that is why I had the question in the first place it does not make any sense to connect one ground to another ground point. I thought it should connect with something.

I won't wotry about it at this point because it is not a factory wire.

thanks for everyone's help
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