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Brown ground wire in chamber beneath fuel door

Just got my car back from getting a new OEM fender put on it - after someone pulled in front of me and gave me a 1 second reaction time. However, there's a brown ground wire with a brass female clip coiled up in the chamber underneath the fuel door -- unconnected. My guess is that I just need to get a wire connector and bolt the wire beneath one of the 3 bolts that connects the fuel door hinge to fender(?)

Question is, in the original state, where was the brass male connector (in the chamber under the fuel door) that the brass female connector plugged into?

You don't suppose the ground wire should not be there, or a connecting ground wire is missing?

I guess it should be on the wiring diagram.


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The wire grounds the fuel filler to the chassis on the early cars.
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Darryl's Garage has a good photo of the fuel filler ground wire.



The collision shop must have lost the brass connector that is fastened down by one of the screws for the fuel door hinge, so I'll just mount one on and connect the wire.
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1969 Karmann Coupe. Brown wire underneath folded original protective flap. Attachment can be seen on left side of gas fill lid.
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Thanks for the pic. Yep, the collision shop lost the bolt on ground terminal that the wire connected to, and didn't install it. (it was a repair/collision shop that does of work on classic EU cars, but they were rushed at the end, since the job was taking 3 months and I wanted the car back. Oh well, i had to do some other small fixes, as they weren't a true Porsche restoration shop).
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Can anyone tell me if the ground wire is connected to the body work or it a wire in the wiring harness

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David:
It's just a "dead" ground wire that goes from the filler neck to the fender. In the photos above you can see that they connect to the body using the mount for the filler lid.
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