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Loose Wire and Car In Limp Mode

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My son has an early A160 and the car would intermittently go into limp mode along with the ABS light coming on. He would restart his car... and be on his way again. Well that has now become a hard fault and unable to clear by re-starting the car. From what I have read, there are a number of possible candidates (Thinking MAF sensor), but there was also this (see photo) obvious loose cable dangling, and I can't find where it should go. Any help appreciated.
As an aside... the instrument panel with the odometer on it doesn't light up... but if you shine a torch on it, you can see that the KM's are still being updated. Would welcome any clues as to why that panel doesn't light up.

Thank you
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Loose wire under the bonnet is for heated windscreen washer nozzles
I can see from the pictures your car is automatic.
Is it the engine or the gearbox entering limp mode?
When the BAS warning light is on do you have the gear number showing next to odometer, or F, or nothing?
When it's in park it will show P on the dash, D for drive and so on.
What do you have on the dash, right next to the mileage, when you drive?
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