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Martin Hamilton
post 27 Oct 2017, 09:57
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Morning all

Can anyone tell me what this switch does - assuming its original equipment? I've removed the glovebox to get a better view.

Its mounted on what looks to be an original equipment-part-of-the-car flange on the driver's side that protrudes under the bottom of the dash and appears to be intended to mount this switch - and it's definitely a switch like the white ones mounted on the dash in other models.


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post 27 Oct 2017, 10:36
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No idea, but in the past I've always had a hidden 'kill' switch underneath the dash to disconnect the coil ignition system in case of someone trying to 'hotwire' the vehicle [ Always worked, never lost a car ].
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post 27 Oct 2017, 11:40
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Definitely not part of the original equipment, but obviously 'older' modification judging by the wire type!

I'd go with ignition or pump kill switch too (IMG:style_emoticons/default/coffee.gif)
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post 27 Oct 2017, 13:38
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I presume nothing happens if you switch it. Can you trace the wires back to anything? Is either side of it live with the ignition on or off?
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post 27 Oct 2017, 15:14
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"Ventilating blower switch" is shown as vertically mounted under the dash.

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post 27 Oct 2017, 18:07
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QUOTE (Penguin45 @ 27 Oct 2017, 16:14 ) *
"Ventilating blower switch" is shown as vertically mounted under the dash.

P45.


Thanks again P45 and to others who've replied.

"Ventilating blower switch" is a logical one especially as you say its shown as vertically mounted under the dash. Nothing happens when I operate it and from memory it was in the on position when I found it, plus the wires are the wrong colour for the heater blower fan.

I'll try starting the car with it in the off position as see if it is indeed an ignition kill switch.

A bit more time to trace it will also be useful, I was in a hurry this morning as my wife & I were off to the West Somerset coast for the most of the day.


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post 27 Oct 2017, 20:05
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If it is an ign killswitch, turning off the juice to the coil, it won't stop hot wiring. My first car, an Austin Lancer (like a Wolseley 1500) had a switch pop out from under the dash, every so often. Turning it on and off did nothing. Eventually I traced the wires to find the switch shorted out the points, a definite theft stopper. It might wind up burning out the coil, but better that than a lost car.

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post 27 Oct 2017, 23:37
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On early series II Oxfords the heater blower switch (black) is under the dash.
The white switch looks like a series II switch - I wonder what letter is on it (i.e. what was it originally for)?

Back to the function of the switch...

...ejector seat, I reckon (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post 28 Oct 2017, 01:08
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QUOTE (webmonster @ 28 Oct 2017, 00:37 ) *
On early series II Oxfords the heater blower switch (black) is under the dash.
The white switch looks like a series II switch - I wonder what letter is on it (i.e. what was it originally for)?

Back to the function of the switch...

...ejector seat, I reckon (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)


I'm going to experiment tomorrow if I can contort myself enough then I'll see what's written on the end of the switch - and maybe dig out my circuit tester (If I can remember how to use it).

Ejector seat? No worries I have a switch label for that (and one for a flux capacitor as well). I may not repair my o/s glovebox so that's a perfect location for an ancillary dash (hidden behind the flap) to put the 12v socket, reverse light, fog light and spot lights switches. What better location for a set of 12-year-old's fantasy labels! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

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QUOTE (Martin Hamilton @ 28 Oct 2017, 01:08 ) *


This could be the start of a whole new topic. If those of a sporting bent can have fantasy Football, maybe we should start a Fantasy Dashboard thread.

Show us what your 12 year old self would have put onto a classic car dashboard. I am sure there are enough people with Photoshop skills to come up with some interesting ideas.

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