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Can anyone tell me what the flat wire strap is that is bolted to the drivers-side hood hinge? It's on my G60 and VR6, and recently the one on my VR6 snapped.
It's black with a rubber skin. I think its copper wire inside?

What is it? What's it for? What happens if it's broken?
 

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Re: flat wire strap to hood? (snowbird)

It's a grounding strap, to electrically ground your hood.
Breaking it *shouldn't* cause any immediate problems, but might possibly leave you open to some down the road.
-Nate
 

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Re: flat wire strap to hood? (SaabFan)

coo. I appreciate the help Nate. I'll get on this right away, since my hood is LOADED with aftermarket electronics!

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I'll fix it next time it's convenient)
 

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Re: flat wire strap to hood? (snowbird)

Quote, originally posted by snowbird »
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I'll fix it next time it's convenient)


I've heard tall tales about people getting weird interference problems with their ignition when that's been broken, but I don't put any stock in those stories.
-Nate
 
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