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Re: '90 200 console switches
Hairy green toads from Mars made firstname.lastname@example.org say:
> A couple of minor questions about the console switches in my recently
> acquired '90 200 tqw (while I wait for my Bentleys).
> 1) On US models, was the fog light switch on the console wired to any bulbs
> in the rear, or is it not used? I don't get any response from it: no "on"
> indicator light, and no light(s) going on at the back. The switch
> illumination does work.
You mean the rear fog light? Or the front fog light?
There should be bulbs inside both switches that light
up indicators when the switches are "on". There is a
spearate bulb to just illuminate the switches so you
can see where they are.
> 2) I get no response on the dash when I press the Anti-Lock console switch.
> The bulb in the dash works, because it illuminates when I start the car and
> when I lock the rear differential. Any BTDTs on this? Should I be looking
> for loose switch connections, or is it likely something more serious
> (related to ABS)? If it matters, the illumination works on this switch.
Hmmmm, wait for the Bentley.
> 3) Illumination is missing on the driver side seat heater switch. Is this a
> simple matter of removing the switch and replacing a bulb?
These burn out with fristrating regularity. On my '89, half are
burned out. On Angela's '90, about a quarter.
> Related to all these, do these switches pop out (as in a '90 VW dash) or is
> there some work required to get them out?
They snap up. On some, the faceplate snaps off first. But a little
pull with a small screwdriver should do the job.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) email@example.com
Compaq Computer Corporation (603)-884-1294
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Nashua, NH 03062-2698
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