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    I cleaned my boot out today, and removed the battery cover/panel cleaned everything.
    On the other side of the boot (the left as you look at the rear of the car) there was another plastic cover/panel, which I removed to clean underneath. There was a couple of small black electrical boxes and some wires, one of which went through a hole in the base of the boot and was just dangling behind my rear bumper ?
    Any ideas what it is ?

    It looks like an ariel lead but the end has no proper plug on, just a metal disc with the inner part of the coax kinda sticking out the middle rusting away. My gues sis for lightning strips (the ones that hang down) but I may be way off the mark.

    There is also a blue cable with ALPINE written on it coming from behind the rear seats into the boot, with a multi-pin plug on the end. Im guessing its for a cd multichanger but it doesnt come out behing the dash anywhere, or if it does I cant find it lol
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    sounds like what I found in mine m8, it was for lighting strips on mine so you may be right

    EDIT: also I found a set for a communcations pack which had the co-axial wire like you mention

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    I think i edited while you posted Nik

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    The cable with Alpine on it certainly sounds like a CD Changer cable.... If you can't find it behind the dash, then why not start at the boot, and try and follow it to the dash.
     
     

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    Thanks ferret, I can see the alpine cable going into the side of the rear seat from the boot, but cant find any trace of it in the car.
    If its under the carpet then it can stay there am not ripping everything up just to see where it goes lol
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