Plugs identification behind glove box compartment

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Hey guys...
Had a look behind the glove box compartment while testing fuses...

Anyone can tell what these plugs are for?

One i believe might be for the foot ambient light...

but the other two?
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You have to remember that these cars were designed to be left hand drive and that the wiring looms designed to save as much time/money as possible. They have to have different engine/gearbox/trim and country options. Consequently you get some weird variations on a theme. It might not make much sense to you or I, but to someone, somewhere...it did.

I don't know what the second set of connectors are but the first one looks like the clutch switch. YES...I know, your car is an auto! What did I say above? :D

While you could possibly track down what they are used for, you will probably find that they are irrelevant or unusable to you.
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The second grey connector looks like an antenna connection. Maybe GPS or radio antenna? Hard to see in the photo but is there co-axial cable going into it? Does Citroen have a GPS based tracking system? If its not coax it could be an auxiliary earth, typically for an aftermarket device. Sorry, no idea.

The white connector is pretty generic, could be for anything (including lighting).
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oh i know that everything is designed to be as generic and swappable as possible in order to plug accessories etc and/or flip things around easily across models...

Not wondering why they are there...

just would like to know what they would be for so to know if an improvement can be made (fit an accessory for instance) or exclude signals/them during investigations etc...

i suppose there should be diagrams or similar somewhere that outlines that...but... don't have one at the moment and trying to figure out where/which one to get
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