[Urq] Diff. lock switch conversion for '83 Ur Q

Keith Lloyd spot.ontheroad at virgin.net
Sat Nov 22 05:33:03 EST 2003

I replaced my diff lock/oil temp/voltmeter panel in my 87 WR urq with the 3
dial pod from a coupe. I retained the normal vacuum diff lock switch by
simply rotating it through 90 degrees and having it in the side of the
centre console just below the under dash panel. If you are careful and take
your time you can peel back the covering of the centre console to make your
drill hole and then simply slit the covering to allow the knob to be fitted
to the switch without making a great hole in the covering. This pays off if
you ever want to convert it back and don't want a hole to show. The switch
is fixed to the centre console side using two self taps in the existing
holes in the switch. The self taps are just longer than the originals that's
all. If you want  to know whther or not your diff locks are engaged you can
identify the wires that used to go to the old panel to find which relate to
which switch (centre or rear) and then have them go to two LEDs which you
can put where you like. I have then next to the window switches (again, if
you want to revert back you can easily replace this panel).
Hope this helps. email me direct if you want to know more.
All the best

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Swann" <benswann at comcast.net>
To: <quattro at audifans.com>; <urq at audifans.com>
Cc: "Ben Swann" <benswann at comcast.net>
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 3:47 AM
Subject: [Urq] Diff. lock switch conversion for '83 Ur Q

I just swapped Dash, console, etc.  from an '87 4kq into my '83 Ur Q.   I
need to do something with the Diff. lock, mainly because the origiinal is
broken.  It may be fixable, but I have some newer diff. switch  and panels.

I'm looking for suggestiions and diagrams to help implement one from either
the later 4000 Quattro, or possibly one from a Quantum Syncro.  Fitment is
one issue, and how to hook them up is another.  Of course, as usual I'm
trying too use what I have on hand unless there is some compelling reason
not to.

One idea I'm toying with is mounting the one from QSW in the ashtray
location of the console.  Since I have an analog guage pod mounted in the
connsole, I don't see the 4kq one as the best opption, unless I can take it
apart or cut it up so it fits inn an appropriate spot.

Anyway, I'm curious to see what others have done.  Also how do I convert
fromo the 3 line setup in the '83 Urq, to the later which use 6 lines.



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