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James24785

posted on 14/2/18 at 05:28 PM Reply With Quote
Found a random switch hidden behind dash

So I took the dash out of my Zero at the weekend so that I could vinyl wrap it, and in whilst doing so I found a random switch taped up and labelled "hide behind dash." The wiring is a bit of a rats nest at the moment so I cant follow it back to where it goes.

Just wondering if any homebuilders had come across the need for a switch somewhere in the loom, that wasn't particularly required, so in theory it could be hidden away.

Its a non latching push to make switch.


Its really bugging me lol so if I dont get an answer here, i'm gonna have to start stripping it back to find out where it goes

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peter030371

posted on 14/2/18 at 05:46 PM Reply With Quote
Have you tried pressing it?

I have seen some hide a cutoff switch behind the dash, could it be that?

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James24785

posted on 14/2/18 at 05:48 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by peter030371
Have you tried pressing it?

I have seen some hide a cutoff switch behind the dash, could it be that?


No as I've currently got the battery off, exhaust manifold off, various other bits of wiring disconnected etc so I cant run it.


I'd of assumed a cutoff would of been a latching type switch, rather than a push to make?

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steve m

posted on 14/2/18 at 06:39 PM Reply With Quote
On my car, I had a hidden switch that turned the roll bar light into a third brake light, and when switched off, it was the fog light
but now its all done automatically with diodes

steve





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907

posted on 14/2/18 at 08:11 PM Reply With Quote
I have a push button to calibrate the speedo.

I mounted it behind the dash as once set you wouldn't want anyone pressing it by mistake.





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James24785

posted on 14/2/18 at 08:19 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 907
I have a push button to calibrate the speedo.

I mounted it behind the dash as once set you wouldn't want anyone pressing it by mistake.


Smith's dials by any chance?

That does sound feasible seeing as it's with the dash loom.

How's that work then?

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Andi

posted on 14/2/18 at 08:32 PM Reply With Quote
Yes I have one with smiths dials hanging below the dash. Its to calibrate the speedo

[Edited on 14/2/18 by Andi]

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James24785

posted on 14/2/18 at 08:34 PM Reply With Quote
This is why I love forums!
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Irony

posted on 14/2/18 at 09:06 PM Reply With Quote
I have a switch on the dash that simply does nothing. I only put it there because it filled a space nicely and I might want a switch there in the future. I labelled it 'passenger ejector seat'. Lots of people have sat in the seat and pushed it.
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TimC

posted on 14/2/18 at 11:30 PM Reply With Quote
Pressing it three times gets you access to the Locostbuilders shop.

Sorry - old joke.






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ReMan

posted on 15/2/18 at 12:29 PM Reply With Quote
Fan override is my hidden switch





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AlexXtreme

posted on 15/2/18 at 05:27 PM Reply With Quote
my hidden switch is a useful anti theft device.. disconnects the fuel pump!
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swanny

posted on 17/2/18 at 10:41 AM Reply With Quote
Mine is fuel pump too
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Schrodinger

posted on 17/2/18 at 01:28 PM Reply With Quote
The wiring loom that I had in my Tiger Cat could be used with an auto box so had connectors to which a switch could be connected or just join the wires.





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snowy2

posted on 18/2/18 at 07:58 AM Reply With Quote
i have used such switches to add a little security to my car....you need to press them to start the car with the key as well





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