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Austin 1300 1972
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robo0121



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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 8:22 pm    Post subject: Austin 1300 1972 Reply with quote

Hi on my Austin 1300 .which is a k reg.1972 with the red strip speedometer.the very far right hand side of the dash .next to the washer plunger.is a red switch..any ideas what its for.thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Press it!

You might find the answer here... http://www.ado16.info/dashboard_layouts.php
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peterwpg



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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 3:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Austin 1300 1972 Reply with quote

robo0121 wrote:
Hi on my Austin 1300 .which is a k reg.1972 with the red strip speedometer.the very far right hand side of the dash .next to the washer plunger.is a red switch..any ideas what its for.thanks in advance


If it wasn't the "self destruct" button, may be post a photo.
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem with pressing it to see what it does is that on an oldie it probably doesn't do anything anymore...
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bitumen Boy wrote:
The problem with pressing it to see what it does is that on an oldie it probably doesn't do anything anymore...


Quite likely, but not knowing is nerve wracking Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would imagine



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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it a flick switch - ie to turn something on for a period of time, after letting go?

Or a push-in-but-doesnt-stay-on switch, like for the washers, or perhaps to operate a separate set of air horns for instance?

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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phone a friend ?

or maybe " Robo - Birmingham . Your starter for 10"
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robo0121



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 1:15 am    Post subject: SWITCH Reply with quote

Its an on off switch.im pretty certain its an original fitting as the cut out in the dashboard is perfect for it.im pretty sure someone on here has the same vehicle and will instantly identify what it is
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being red I wonder if it's a four-way flasher perhaps? Would they have begun to be a regular fitment by that era?

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Paul fairall



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried it? If so and it didn't do anything, then what if anything doesn't work. Do you have a wiring diagram for the car?
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robo0121



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 3:43 pm    Post subject: switch Reply with quote

i googled austin 1300 which i believe mine is an early mk 3 model as mine doesn't have the fablon dashboard.i was hoping to see a display of the dashboard.but unfortunately.my model wasn't on there
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you take a photo ?... if you have problems uploading, ask, and I am certain someone will take it via e-mail and upload it.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can see the wiring, compare the colours to the wiring diagram.
(but it being a BL product, that might not provide a definitive answer.....)
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 5:48 pm    Post subject: switch Reply with quote

I have the car in a garage.next time I'm over there I will photograph the sed switch.till then I might still get an answer
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