Post by Miguel Parot on Jan 30, 2014 8:03:22 GMT -8
I discovered today a switch that I dont know what it is destined to... This switch is located underneath the dashboard, and is sealed to the support of the fuse box. You can see it on Lee's newsletter # 22, at the end of the article "Staying grounded", on the last picture at the bottom, on the right side. It is of black color, with a small screw at each end.
I would be very grateful if one of you could tell me what this switch is for.
Post by Miguel Parot on Jan 30, 2014 16:04:11 GMT -8
As easy as that...
However my car has been later equiped with a red light in the back when the fog lights are on.
The fog lights (in the front) and the red light (in the back) are now put ON / OFF both together by a special lever PUSH / PULL under the dash, but somewhere between the wheel and the ashtray. When the fog lights are ON, this lever is lit in red, and there is no light in the fuel gauge.
I know understand why nothing was happening when I was using the orignal switch that has been obviously de-activated.
Post by Miguel Parot on Jan 31, 2014 5:20:45 GMT -8
Here is the lever / button that I am refering to. It is located underneath the dash, below the clock gauge. The red / orange light is on, which means the fog lights, and the fog - red light in the rear, are "ON".
Post by Jörg Fischer on Feb 28, 2014 2:13:50 GMT -8
This is an aftermarket rear foglight which became popular in Germany in the eighties. Today it is required for every new car.
It is fitted with an 21W bulb, so it is much brighter than the regular rear lights (5W), and visible also in tight fog. Over here it is only allowed to have it on at heavy fog where the sight is less than 50 Meters. And when the sight is less than 50 Meters, you are allowed to drive not faster than 50 km/h (even on teh Autobahn).
To make people not forget that their rear foglight is on, there has to be a green or yellow light in the dash that shows you if it is on or not.
Yours is a very good example for a professional aftermarket fit, since the design is correct, and it is legally wired.