thats weird why would some one put a tie rod all the way up the steering column,
it would serve no purpose
"do u mean cable tie"
i don't know the exact name for this but yes a cable tie sure does sound better than what i called it (hehehe i have had very little sleep) it is like a cable tie but bigger thicker version.
sorry mate i'll try and provide as much as i can think of the terminologies for the parts and what not coz i am tired as.....so i'm going to be a simpleton.....it was a wire that was green which was connected to a "block"(white in colour and had other wires connected to it which served other purposes.......picture a grid 2by8 and in each grid would have a different coloured wire running to it). this "block" is a 2part kind of thing being that it can be unconnected 1 part coming from say the enginebay the other part running to the ecu...these clip together. from this green wire or this particular grid another wire joined to this and was taped up.
i don"t know if i've made any sence to ya but hope that this has helped
it may just be because of the alternator as myself and someone else had stated, not charging the battery. see if you connect another battery to your car if it powers up, if it does and then drains that battery then you know its your alternator.
all the best mate hope you find the cure