What is this switch for?

What is this switch for?

At the beginning of the year I bought an 87 convertible with H license plate (1.8 - 66KW).

The good piece has probably not been used very often in the last few years and some repairs were not done very professionally, but the good piece drives and looks quite good too.

However, I cannot assign the switch in the picture (toggle switch at the bottom next to the fan control) to any function. When I tilt the lever, the red indicator light comes on. What could the switch that looks quite original be for ???

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@ sebop68 wrote on March 4th, 2020 at 5:52:14 pm:

What could the switch that looks quite original be for ???

What does it look like original ??? In the 2CV it might be original, here it is obviously built in later.

You have to find out the function of it yourself or ask the artist, if it can still be determined ...

If in doubt, simply remove the manure without leaving any residue.

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@ sebop68 wrote on March 4th, 2020 at 5:52:14 pm:

What could the switch that looks quite original be for ???

What does it look like original ??? In the 2CV it might be original, here it is obviously built in later.

You have to find out the function of it yourself or ask the artist, if it can still be determined ...

If in doubt, simply remove the manure without leaving any residue.

This can be anything. The switch and the lamp are anything but original, they are mass-produced goods from the electronics market. I would try to trace the cables to investigate the function.

Some hobby spark driver created something. Also noteworthy is the luster terminal in the radio slot or the blue cable lug. : D

Edit: gli was faster. :)

Such "switches" are mostly found in accessory sets for fog lights or the like.

Are fog lights installed?

Then that might be the switch for it and the control light above.

The luster terminal does not work at all, there is nothing like that in the car!

With the tangled cable with luster terminals in the radio slot: o. I also let some things run through an extra switch. Radio, additional amplifier, CB spark, other "radio receiving devices", I could switch them on / off with a click of a switch. However, it was an original Golf 1 dashboard switch (fog / rear fog light) that fitted into this slot. I would have built such a toggle switch a bit hidden. As I said before, track where it's coming from and go. I would "clean up" either way, cut out the excess cables and terminals.

OK thank you.

The previous owner was a certain James Bond ...

The radiator fan, which was connected directly to the battery without any major detours, was also very nice. As a radio, I already have a chic alpha here. Everything is re-soldered accurately.

I found a 40 year old photo of my dashboard: D. I don't want to boast that with various additional fittings, CB spark, radio, amplifier, and other handicrafts, there was also a tangle of cables to be found. However, I had that installed. To unravel something like this from the previous one: confused :, is then not easy.

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@ tuskg60 wrote on March 4th, 2020 at 7:22:13 pm:

Pseudo alarm system = flashing LED?

How is it switched on?

I have already dismantled parts of a broken alarm system

. Have to take out the dashboard to see what's hidden there.

Track the cables where they're coming from. Such "connectors" are also often used to pinch off electricity. Remove them at the same time.

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@ tommel1960 wrote on March 4th, 2020 at 7:15:21 pm:

I found a 40 year old photo of my dashboard: D. I don't want to boast that with various additional fittings, CB spark, radio, amplifier, and other handicrafts, there was also a tangle of cables to be found. However, I had that installed. To unravel something like this from the previous one: confused: is not easy then.

Great, the boxes in the footwell on the driver's side too. That's what I call real 80s tuning! Tinkering until the TÜV comes :)

Yes, you always had to be better than the other (Ford Taunus, on my photo next door). The normal cassette car radio was followed by an equalizer / amplifier with a fabulous 4 x 25. The speakers come from the Quelle mail order company (35 W) and had the best bass sound in the footwell. At the back, in the sawn trunk cover, were loudspeakers made of kits, with a diameter of 30 cm. The shelf had to be reinforced with metal struts because of the risk of breaking through. The main thing Bum Bum Bum came out of there. The cabling of such devices looked accordingly. Rigid copper cables for house connections, bell wire, field cables for BW crank phones, everything has already been found. Today's car radios do everything that previously had to be retrofitted and wired. Maybe someone knows another part: D

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@ sebop68 wrote on March 4th, 2020 at 7:06:10 pm:

The cooling fan, which was attached directly to the battery without any major detours, was also very nice.

This is also the case with my 82 Golf, and the cable does not look like it has been retrofitted

I had to replace the cable because of a broken cable and was also surprised that it goes directly from the battery to the thermal switch

Mfg Kai

So I have a similar toggle switch on a semi-automatic antenna from Bosch, but it was set to neutral and can then be held in the appropriate direction to extend / retract.