Rimmers headlight switch

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Rimmers headlight switch

#1 Post by Ltriumph » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:19 pm

I replaced a faulty headlight switch with one I purchased from Rimmers. Upon installation the shaft of the switch is too long and the off / park / full label doesn't line up with the position indicator. Have I purchased the wrong part? It stated it was for a 2000 TC.
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Re: Rimmers headlight switch

#2 Post by johnnydog » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:26 pm

You have mentioned the 'park' position.
In the UK, the early Mk2 2000''s had a park position on the round light switch knob, which was operated by rotating the knob anti-clockwise from the off position, rather than the clockwise motion to operate the sidelights and dipped beam. This operated the offside sidelights only for use when parked during the hours of darkness. It was dropped on later models.
If yours is a 1978 2000, if it is the same as UK cars, then it doesn't have this lighting facility, and should have a knob without the park position. Maybe that is where the problem lies.
That's assuming NZ cars were the same as UK cars....... Someone will no doubt correct me if I'm wrong .....!
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Re: Rimmers headlight switch

#3 Post by Dave B » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:34 pm

Just to add to Johns post, the earlier mk2 ( up to facelift model) also had a front foglight position which gave the option of foglights plus side & tail lights, the switch had five positions, park, off, sidelights, headlights, foglights, whilst the later cars had three positions, off, side, head. I am fairly sure Stags and Dololmites of the relevant years used the same switches, p/n 152432 early cars and 154807 later cars
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