Mystery Switch

Mystery Switch

Joined: April 2nd, 2002, 2:28 pm

August 28th, 2008, 5:09 am #1



So I took off my steering column to add the washers to the bracket to raise the steering wheel. and I find this red wire coming from behind the center console and into this switch, then off to the left towards the door. I did not have time to trobleshoot it too much, but flicking it on and off did nothing that I could see. No change in voltage, nothing to do with lights, pop ups, BWM, just a switch... No alarm that I know of, but I suppose it could be a left over valet switch not hooked up.....

Bob, you know anything about it? Anyone know?

Carl Auer - 82 FI X1/9 "Copperhead"
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Joined: August 22nd, 2005, 3:13 am

August 28th, 2008, 5:25 am #2

i dunno maybe


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Joined: April 2nd, 2002, 2:28 pm

August 28th, 2008, 5:35 am #3

Flipped it on and off with the radio on and nothing happened

Carl Auer - 82 FI X1/9 "Copperhead"
Seattle X1/9 member #50
Professional Photographer based in South Central Alaska
http://www.digital-eos.com
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new xxie
new xxie

August 28th, 2008, 6:40 am #4

It could be an on off switch for your fuel pump (if electric) when the ignition is turned on.
Found a msytery switch in that place nto long ago and thats what it turned out to be :S
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Bill Discher
Bill Discher

August 28th, 2008, 11:57 am #5

Maybe it’s to open the next door neighbors garage door or it used to have front driving/fog lights.
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Steven Lawson
Steven Lawson

August 28th, 2008, 3:39 pm #6



So I took off my steering column to add the washers to the bracket to raise the steering wheel. and I find this red wire coming from behind the center console and into this switch, then off to the left towards the door. I did not have time to trobleshoot it too much, but flicking it on and off did nothing that I could see. No change in voltage, nothing to do with lights, pop ups, BWM, just a switch... No alarm that I know of, but I suppose it could be a left over valet switch not hooked up.....

Bob, you know anything about it? Anyone know?

Carl Auer - 82 FI X1/9 "Copperhead"
Seattle X1/9 member #50
Professional Photographer based in South Central Alaska
http://www.digital-eos.com
Steven Wright quote:

In my house there's this light switch that doesn't do anything. Every so often I would flick it on and off just to check. Yesterday, I got a call from a woman in Germany. She said, "Cut it out."

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August 28th, 2008, 3:52 pm #7



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Kevin Cozzo
Kevin Cozzo

August 28th, 2008, 4:11 pm #8

Steven Wright quote:

In my house there's this light switch that doesn't do anything. Every so often I would flick it on and off just to check. Yesterday, I got a call from a woman in Germany. She said, "Cut it out."
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Joined: September 22nd, 2005, 2:52 pm

August 28th, 2008, 4:52 pm #9



So I took off my steering column to add the washers to the bracket to raise the steering wheel. and I find this red wire coming from behind the center console and into this switch, then off to the left towards the door. I did not have time to trobleshoot it too much, but flicking it on and off did nothing that I could see. No change in voltage, nothing to do with lights, pop ups, BWM, just a switch... No alarm that I know of, but I suppose it could be a left over valet switch not hooked up.....

Bob, you know anything about it? Anyone know?

Carl Auer - 82 FI X1/9 "Copperhead"
Seattle X1/9 member #50
Professional Photographer based in South Central Alaska
http://www.digital-eos.com
Is it a cooling fan override switch. I had not seen or heard of one in years but they are out there. Some folks kicked the fan on before the thermoswith triggered.
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TonyK
TonyK

August 29th, 2008, 2:00 am #10



So I took off my steering column to add the washers to the bracket to raise the steering wheel. and I find this red wire coming from behind the center console and into this switch, then off to the left towards the door. I did not have time to trobleshoot it too much, but flicking it on and off did nothing that I could see. No change in voltage, nothing to do with lights, pop ups, BWM, just a switch... No alarm that I know of, but I suppose it could be a left over valet switch not hooked up.....

Bob, you know anything about it? Anyone know?

Carl Auer - 82 FI X1/9 "Copperhead"
Seattle X1/9 member #50
Professional Photographer based in South Central Alaska
http://www.digital-eos.com
My 87 that I imported from New Jersey had a switch like that on the colum. I just jointed the 2 wires together. Never knew what it was for or bothered to trouble shoot it.

Funny that more than 1 car has the same switch installed.

TonyK.
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