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Just got a new Murray

Murray 1696028 900 Snow Series 27-Inch 205cc Briggs & Stratton. Great deal as an and of season mark down.

It came/shipped with some light assembly instructions some of which were already complete when I uncrated it. No problem.

However, I have noticed from standing behind it, down on the right, off the motor, below and forward a bit from the pull start there are two wires hanging out that side. There is a coupler on the end as if they should plug in somewhere but I can't see where and it's not mentioned in the instructions or manual.

Any help?
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Hi Murphy,
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that is almost certainly a wire to plug in a light.
I tried googling for info, and couldnt find anything definitive about it though..
but that's most likely it..unless anyone has a different idea?

I dont know if there is any optional "light kit" for your machine or not..I would guess no..but rather than have different engines for different models, they probably used one engine for several different models..some of which have lights, and some dont..the wire is still there on the engine however either way..I would guess the wire is supposed to be "tucked in" under the shrouding so the owners of non-light equipped machines never even see it! but yours was left hanging out for some reason..

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Hi Murphy,
welcome to the forum!
that is almost certainly a wire to plug in a light.
I tried googling for info, and couldnt find anything definitive about it though..
but that's most likely it..unless anyone has a different idea?

I dont know if there is any optional "light kit" for your machine or not..I would guess no..but rather than have different engines for different models, they probably used one engine for several different models..some of which have lights, and some dont..the wire is still there on the engine however either way..I would guess the wire is supposed to be "tucked in" under the shrouding so the owners of non-light equipped machines never even see it! but yours was left hanging out for some reason..

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Thanks! We'll see if there are any other opinions forthcoming but for now, you are the leader in the clubhouse!
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i would use that wire to power motorcycle heated grips. cheap and so easy to install a monkey could do it
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that is the wiring that comes of the stator. for a light. just about every motor now days has them.:co ol:

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Agree that it is probably an optional headlight connector. It's a good thing. Many of us without headlights wish our machine came provisioned with an alternator. It's not exactly easy or cheap to add one.
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you dont have to add the headlight though, you can add anything thats run on 12v dc
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Where would I get a headlight to add, and where would I mount it? Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks everyone for their responses.
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