Dash switch question

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mathuisella
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Dash switch question

Post by mathuisella » Tue 07 Nov, 2017 11:47 am

Hi everyone, well i have switches on my dash, but there's one that doesn't seem to do anything...
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2nd from the left, looks like a light switch, but a switch it and it does nothing :/ or that i've noticed...

the other light switch does the switch over the rear passenger seats.


Also any tips on how to remove the panel so i can follow the wiring behind it ?
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Tony From West Oz
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Re: Dash switch question

Post by Tony From West Oz » Tue 07 Nov, 2017 10:49 pm

The left hand light switch has been put in by a previous owner. That location should be for change to the horn sound (Fanfare Horn switch) where fitted.
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Re: Dash switch question

Post by mathuisella » Wed 08 Nov, 2017 8:16 pm

Tony From West Oz wrote:
Tue 07 Nov, 2017 10:49 pm
The left hand light switch has been put in by a previous owner. That location should be for change to the horn sound (Fanfare Horn switch) where fitted.
Thank you tony. I'll try the horn and see how it goes :)

is there a particular way to take this rectangular section of the dash out if i wanted to add something into the blank spot in the middle so it looks factory ? :)

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Re: Dash switch question

Post by Tony From West Oz » Wed 08 Nov, 2017 11:53 pm

I doubt that switch is for a fanfare horn as it was not factory installed. When you find out how to remove the panel, then you can see what is wired to it.
Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

'83 W123 300D 325000km (Wife's car Josephine - sold).
'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (occasional tourer)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
'06 Ssanyong Musso Crew Cab 2WD Ute (OM662 diesel and Auto Transmission)

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