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Austin 1300 1972
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robo0121



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: switch Reply with quote

I do believe from memory that it has 3 wires going to it.a red.a black earth and I cant remember the other colour.under the bonnet it looks like it has a fuse breaker fitted.but I believe it is of the later fuse type.not the glass ones that are standard
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Penguin45



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red switch might be hazards? Starting to become popular around that time.,

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MVPeters



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robo

Did you look at the link I sent earlier?

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

There are plenty to choose from.

A 'K' registration is August 71 to July 72 so you may have a 71, or even a left-over 70 car.

If the car doesn't have a sun-roof it's probably not the ejector seat button.
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robo0121



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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: switch Reply with quote

yes I looked at the link and my dashboard is nt on there
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still hanging on here waiting to find out what the mystery switch does.??
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robo0121



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:24 am    Post subject: switch Reply with quote

Lol never found out.havent needed to use it
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Re: switch Reply with quote

robo0121 wrote:
Lol never found out.havent needed to use it


I can't leave well alone so if it were my car I would follow the wire to satisfy my curiosity.

Or is this much a do about nothing?
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peterwpg



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trying to trace the cable may turn into a "Comedy of Errors" but if it results in a situation where "All's Well That Ends Well" then "Measure for Measure" it would not be a "Love's Labour's Lost".
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"this is very midsummer madness"...
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MVPeters



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After 9 posts, there are 7 more to go before we reach the 16th a do about nothing.
A photo would be nice to see........
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47p2



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Austin 1100 Mk2 1967 - 1971, Austin 1300 1967 - 1971,
Austin Apache 1971 - 1976, Austin America 1968 - 1972



Key to controls:

1. Ashtray 11. Fuel gauge
2. Light switch 12. Oil filter warning light
3. Ignition/generator warning light 13. Main beam warning light
4. Ignition/starter switch 14. Windscreen wiper switch
5. Oil pressure warning light 15. Windscreen washer control
6. Choke control 16. Air vent
7. Coolant temperature gauge 17. Heater boost switch
8. Direction indicator warning light 18. Heater control
9. Speedometer 19. Combination switch***
10. Direction indicator warning light
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alastairq



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope....the diagram doesn't help.

Perhaps.....it's the car's Klingon Cloaking Device?

[My DAihatsu Fourtrak daily-driver has one....when I press it, the Fourtrak becomes invisible to all other drivers. I know it works, because one Sunday last year, on a quick trip into my local town, within the space of 15 minutes, 3 cars managed to hit my Daihatsu. All at different places, two within 200 yards of each other, none were my 'fault'.. the DAi suffered zero damage.....more than could be said for the other 3 cars......in fact, for 2 of the collisions, the DAihatsu wasn't moving.....I mean, it's not exactly small...so the device must work!]

I took my driving test[car] in an Austin 1300GT..and for the life of me, I cannot recall what that little red switch was for.....!!! Sad
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MVPeters



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are apparently dozens of different 1100/1300 dashboards, depending on year, model & spec. I had 2 US models years ago - different again.
I was hoping robo0121 would post a photo of his dashboard & put us all out of our misery!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MVPeters wrote:
There are apparently dozens of different 1100/1300 dashboards, depending on year, model & spec. I had 2 US models years ago - different again.
I was hoping robo0121 would post a photo of his dashboard & put us all out of our misery!


Austin did build a number of "Q" cars for use by MI5, could the switch have been for the "self destruct" system ?
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