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New to working on my own car, noticed some things, should I be worried?

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Hello! I've posted once before asking what sort of upkeep to do for my 2014 1.4L Cruze, which is now at 158k miles. DIY installed a new ZZP ignition coil today after having done my oil feed line and spark plugs with my last oil change, test drive was OK and acceleration response seems to be improved, however, I noticed some odd things:

1.) When I turned the car back on for the test drive, outdoor temperature wasn't showing on the entertainment center anymore. Is this because I disconnected the battery while working? Will it come back on its own? Is that something I have to configure in the computer? Or did I break something? 馃槀 I'm clueless.

2.) Noticed this is cracked. Seems to connect to the battery up on the top, what is it and I should I get this replaced/fixed ASAP?

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3.) Also noticed a LOT of electrical tape seems to be holding various hoses (?) together under my hood, should I consider getting these parts all replaced soon? Not sure what they all are, but I'm pretty sure they shouldn't be taped together like this...

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I also noticed I am yet again leaking coolant! Argh! I've had the water pump, surge tank, and purge valve all done, what could it possibly be this time? Any thoughts are welcome...

Background for anyone who didn't see my previous post: I bought this car used with 125k miles on it two years ago, so I have no idea what was done/not done to it before then. I've had the camshaft cover, front crank seal, valve solenoid seals, catalytic converter, water pump, coolant, timing belt, surge tank, purge valve, intake manifold, air filters, LF wheel bearing, tires, transmission fluid, oil feed line, spark plugs, and now ignition coil (phew!) all replaced in the time I've owned it. Serpentine belt, ABS sensors, and brake pads/rotors are next on my list.

I daily it 30-60 miles a day and need it to keep running smoothly. Would like it to make it to 300k miles if possible.

Thanks in advance!
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Cruze's wiring loom looks improvement..
To fix the OP's first photo (the sliced corrugated loom) I use flannel tape.
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The golden ALU tape is best used sliced into stripes.
A glued golden ring just before each loom connector will give the otherwise unwinding old flannel tape a really nice tidy look! (will post photo)
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I bought my ... cruze in 2021 and immediately started having coolant leaks... I'd check the stem on the overflow reservoir(coolant tank) that is fitted to the top hose and make sure it's not cracked. Then I'd check the water inlet valve on the right side of the engine for leaks. I had issues with both and I think they're notorious for leaks.
Dealing with those exact same issues right now here r my picks:
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