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What is this....... ? by Coupe85
Started on: 01-17-2004 04:42 PM
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Report this Post01-17-2004 04:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Coupe85Click Here to Email Coupe85Send a Private Message to Coupe85Direct Link to This Post
I was looking under the dash of my car, on the drivers side and I noticed this little flip switch.

Does anyone know what it is for ?

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Report this Post01-17-2004 04:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarDirect Link to This Post
The automatic ejection seat switch. This causes the passenger seat to eject through the sun roof.
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Report this Post01-17-2004 04:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mattmClick Here to Email mattmSend a Private Message to mattmDirect Link to This Post
Someone may have installed a fuel pump shutoff switch for security reasons. I have bought 2 vehicles so far that had it done. Flip it, see what happens.

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Report this Post01-17-2004 04:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Coupe85Click Here to Email Coupe85Send a Private Message to Coupe85Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by mattm:

Flip it, see what happens.

Matt

I flipped it and nothing happened. Things that make you go hmmmm!?!?!?!

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Report this Post01-17-2004 05:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Slater_334Click Here to Email Slater_334Send a Private Message to Slater_334Direct Link to This Post
its prob the valet switch for an alarm. that is more likely than a fuel pump switch.
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Report this Post01-17-2004 05:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TaurusThugClick Here to Email TaurusThugSend a Private Message to TaurusThugDirect Link to This Post
follow the wires!!!

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Report this Post01-17-2004 05:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for befarrerClick Here to Email befarrerSend a Private Message to befarrerDirect Link to This Post
Where under the dash?
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Report this Post01-17-2004 05:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Coupe85Click Here to Email Coupe85Send a Private Message to Coupe85Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by befarrer:

Where under the dash?

Almost directly under the steering column.

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Report this Post01-17-2004 06:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MiZerClick Here to Email MiZerSend a Private Message to MiZerDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Slater_334:

its prob the valet switch for an alarm. that is more likely than a fuel pump switch.

thats what id say it is.. does it stay flipped when you flip it or does it flip back by its self.. like spring loaded.

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Report this Post01-17-2004 06:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Coupe85Click Here to Email Coupe85Send a Private Message to Coupe85Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by MiZer:


does it stay flipped when you flip it or does it flip back by its self.. like spring loaded.

It stays flipped unless I flip it back. it's not spring loaded.

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Report this Post01-17-2004 06:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Slater_334Click Here to Email Slater_334Send a Private Message to Slater_334Direct Link to This Post
do like the other guy said, remove the panel and see where the wires go.
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Report this Post01-17-2004 06:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for buddycraiggClick Here to Email buddycraiggSend a Private Message to buddycraiggDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by Coupe85:

Does anyone know what it is for ?

usually turning on and off electrical things


follow the wires

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Report this Post01-17-2004 10:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JazzManClick Here to Email JazzManSend a Private Message to JazzManDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Coupe85:
I flipped it and nothing happened. Things that make you go hmmmm!?!?!?!


Someone in China is wondering why their lights keep going on and off...

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Report this Post01-17-2004 11:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GSXRBOBBYClick Here to visit GSXRBOBBY's HomePageClick Here to Email GSXRBOBBYSend a Private Message to GSXRBOBBYDirect Link to This Post
Its an aftermarket switch, it could go to anything, like it was said you need to follow the wires.

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Report this Post01-18-2004 01:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ka4nkfClick Here to Email ka4nkfSend a Private Message to ka4nkfDirect Link to This Post
I would bet it is wired to turn on the cooling Fan.
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Report this Post01-18-2004 02:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierobrianClick Here to Email fierobrianSend a Private Message to fierobrianDirect Link to This Post
i wish i know for sure but mine has the same thing and it doesn't seem to do .i think it has some thing to do with the alarm does yours have a factory alarm i thought that it was for the rad fan but i let mine start up then flpiped switch nothing .i did trace my wires and they went to a BIG CHROME relay that was under the dash by your right knee up high then they went to a little lite that was stuck on the side of the of the center concl. by the radio but it never did any thing i could see

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Report this Post01-18-2004 03:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Master Tuner AkimotoClick Here to visit Master Tuner Akimoto's HomePageSend a Private Message to Master Tuner AkimotoDirect Link to This Post
Fog lights???

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Report this Post01-18-2004 04:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierobrianClick Here to Email fierobrianSend a Private Message to fierobrianDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Master Tuner Akimoto:

Fog lights???


i can say no on mine because i don't have them (at lest i DON'T THINKi do)
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Originally posted by ka4nkf:

I would bet it is wired to turn on the cooling Fan.
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Report this Post01-18-2004 07:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroGT87Click Here to Email FieroGT87Send a Private Message to FieroGT87Direct Link to This Post
Very interesting, hmmmm.

So if you start the car and flip the switch nothing happens?

Yep, follow the wires.

Gotta good laugh on the China light joke, funny.

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Report this Post01-18-2004 08:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 1MohrFieroSend a Private Message to 1MohrFieroDirect Link to This Post
When I bought my 87 it had an identical switch in almost the same place. It was for the alarm which didn't work very well. The first thing I did to the car was remove the system. I left the switch in place and cut the wires. Later when I got tired of the "What does that switch do" questions I removed the switch too.

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