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Anyone know what these wires are for in the hatchback door under the trim? I'm doing an install on an aftermarket backup camera and I'm hoping one of these might be hot wire for the reverse lights. Am I in luck?

One is grey the other is brown.
 

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(Full disclosure: I don't have a Metris yet). At first glance, those look like connectors for the rear defroster. Aren't the reverse lights attached to the body? I wouldn't expect to find wiring for them in the door.

A multimeter will answer your question for sure.
 

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It's for the rear door heated cupholder attachment.
 

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Mystery Wires

Well its a good thing I still have my old Sprinter around as a "hands on" wiring schematic. Turns out that Gottlieb was absolutely correct, these are the defroster wires.

Just a heads up to anyone living in more norther climates. Either the guy was asleep at the plant the day my two little wires were supposed to be hooked up or this is a Mercedes "upgrade" that has to be bought and paid for before rear defrosters are functional.

Now all I need to do is figure out how to dig the contact tab out of the window sealant goop and connect it up.
 

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