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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:43 am    Post subject: What is this switch for? Reply with quote

Hi all

I was having a tidy up inside my MY 2000, C4 and I came across this switch near the footwell on the left side of the driver. I know the switch on the right side is for the spoiler so it's not that.

I emailed the previous owner to see if he know what it was for and he had no idea. I have checked the handbook and there is no reference to it.

I have tried switching it on and off and it makes no difference to anything that I can see. Anyone have something similar or any ideas as to what it could be for?
 



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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like an aftermarket switch. So I guess it could do anything.
I have seen them used on aftermarket heated seat controls. Is there another on the other side? Do your seats get hot?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea thats odd, could be something redundant. Maybe for an after market spoiler, some exhaust button, subspeakers, gosh could be anything.
Could also be a dead switch or spot lamps..
If you really ant to find what its for, have an auto electrician trace the wires and see where they go to.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kill switch for a laser jammer?
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ejector seat Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen it on a few 996s. The only info I could find was it's a 12v source to it and is there for if you have a 2nd cigarette lighter socket installed there.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheshire911 wrote:
Kill switch for a laser jammer?


I had a similar switch in mine when I bought it, it was for a laser jammer.

I found it mounted in the grille below the number plate.

Good job I had found it as for a few weeks it was "on" after I flicked it trying to work out what it was.

Having seen people get jail time for laser jammers recently, sorry I mean "garage door openers", I was glad to get rid of it. Actually I flogged it on eBay.

Pull the panel and trace the wires.

I also junked an old tracker which was draining my battery.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is yours a convertible?

Had exact same switch on my 993 which was to turn off the interior sensors for the alarm so it didn't go off when you locked it with the roof down.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine doesn't have one Dont know
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very rare extra. Its the cloaking device.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all.

It's not a convertible. I will get it looked at tomorrow when it's in for a suspension refresh and other odds and sods.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it switch cleanly to position 1 or is it a rocker ie returns to centre after it has clicked from there? It's possibly a defunct after market alarm switch allowing valet mode.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the suggestions even the crazy ones!
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a chrome toggle switch in that location - most likely for a radar jammer as the previous owner had one fitted.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try both positions and see if the odo stops going up. I found a switch that did that on one of my previous cars!

Alternatively it could be for a smoke machine or oil slick generator!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some good suggestions to consider but funny enough I have just been looking at you tube how to fit a I simple FM Modulator to allow Bluetooth through your radio and part of the kit is that exact switch and its in the right location.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The switch is a generic one commonly used .. heated seats and alarm systems are 2 i can think of.

It can be a valet switch for the aftermarket alarm system which is used when cars go in for a service .. stops auto arming or may switch off certain alarm functions .
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had one mounted on the batwing. Mine turned out to be linked to aftermarket front parking sensors that had been disconnected but not removed.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

come on MoodyTunes, you need to let us know what it is for!
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its the totty button for those "ooops we ran out of fuel on the first date " occations Grin Grin Thumb
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