Relay for Front Lights to disable bulb warning

Linus Toy linust at
Tue Mar 4 13:17:24 EST 2003

The metal casing behind the lower dash panel is the knee-bar reinforcement
used in all air-bag equipped cars.  Keeps you from submarining under the
wheel in the event of a front-end collision, so the airbag can work like
its supposed to.

At 12:14 PM 3/4/2003 , ben swann wrote:
>It was already removed as are some other things I have to put back
>together - part of my getting good price on the car, I guess.
>I wonder why this 200Q 20V doesnt have that nice "easy access" panel
>that pops out in 2 sec, like the 5000.  Several other things that arent
>so easy to deal with on the newer, but I digress - progress, I suppose.
>Wonder what the metal encasing on the back of the panel is for - some
>kind of EFI sheilding or the electronics in case of nuclear blast?
>I will likely modify this not so easily removable "underdash-it-all"
>panel with diagnostics button and guages before I re-install it, and
>likely have some other wireing to do, so it stays out for now.  It
>hasn't bothered me as much as the shift boot which seems rather
>difficult to re-install.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Phil Rose <pjrose at>
>Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2003 2:10 pm
>Subject: Re: Relay for Front Lights to disable bulb warning
> > At 12:35 PM -0500 3/4/03, ben swann wrote:
> > >Thanks Bernie,
> > >
> > >It took about 5 min. for me to verify what you said about the
> > diagrams,>go to garage and get needlenose, pull relay and bend pin
> > K over, re-> >insert and test then reply back.
> >
> > But previously--just to remove that "underdash-it-all" panel--you
> > spent about 20 minutes of swearing, right? At least that's how I
> > recall my first exploratory plunge into that area :(
> >
> > I've been putting off doing that relay mod for about 3 years while
> > I > waited for at least one *other* reason to go in there. I guess
> > maybe > it's time for me to get it done and to stop pretending I
>don't > mind > that beep every time the low-beams come on.
> >
> > Phil
> > --
> >
> > Phil Rose
> > Rochester, NY
> > pjrose at
> >
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