Missing bit from front grill area?

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Missing bit from front grill area?

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Does anyone know what is missing from here?  This is to the right of the radiator as you look at the front upper grill.  There are a pair of clipped wires that I assume went to something here.Image
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does your radiator fan kick in?
 
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Look very much like the. Mounting bracket for a PA horn or external speaker 
are the clipped wires just two speaker sized wires , or maybe 6 core multi coloured ? 
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Mine was exactly the same.

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Mocki wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 17:06
Look very much like the. Mounting bracket for a PA horn or external speaker 
are the clipped wires just two speaker sized wires , or maybe 6 core multi coloured ? 

agreed..  pic needed of cut wires.
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Once the rain stops I'll get out to the van and take some proper-like pics of the wires and a larger view and post.
External speaker a possibility as there is an aftermarket sound system installed (although I've never had it working).
Rad fan does kick in.  Don't think it is related to the cooling system.
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Imageok here are better pics of where the mystery object was mounted, and the four wires I think that were possibly going to it.  Haven't had time yet to trace them back to the fuse box.   Thoughts anyone?Image
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Puts me in mind of the mount for a 12V siren such as I have secreted in my van (where no one would expect) but the four wires are suspicious. Am I right in thinking that the wire bundle would re-appear inside the van behind the bulkhead somewhere under the dash. If so a two person wire wiggling session might lead (pun :roll:) to a now redundant box of tricks.
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I've had a look inside at the wiring and yes it is a bit of a rat's nest with cables for whatever was here, plus now non-existent fog lamps, sony stereo and the big bundle of wires for the alarm system.
But thanks to all who have posted as now I know it is not original and thus I am going to not worry about it.  I'll blank off the lines properly.
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