What does this button do?

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What does this button do?

#1 Post by Blokland » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:49 am

I have finally trailered my 2000 Mk1 from France to Sussex and a friend is trying to get it running again after 20 years of storage. He came across a small knob below the steering column on the left, and asks what it's for. I can't remember using it, can't remember what it's for.
Can someone help out?

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#2 Post by tony » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:52 am

Pic is probably too big. You need to reduce them with a photo editor.
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Re: What does this button do?

#3 Post by Charles H » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:33 am

This is not a standard fitment. Have you got front fog lamps or rear high intensity lamps fitted? Electric fan? All you can really do is follow the wires and see where they lead to?
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Re: What does this button do?

#4 Post by Blokland » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:42 am

Thanks for your answer. The car is bog standard, as far as I can tell. No lights or electric fan.
My friend will have to figure out!

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#5 Post by Charles H » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:44 am

Good luck :D
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Re: What does this button do?

#6 Post by froggy2000 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:03 pm

Hello,
My warning button is similar to this pics.
Maybe... ?
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Re: What does this button do?

#7 Post by Blokland » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:46 pm

Was that fitted ex-factory? Mine is from 1969. We'll try it out as soon as the electrics are working.

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#8 Post by Dave B » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:30 am

A completely random guess.......... going off the position it is on the car, is it some kind of home made device to operate the water valve on the heater box? I don't think it came out of the factory like that, whatever it is!
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Re: What does this button do?

#9 Post by Blokland » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:52 am

Thanks for the suggestion. My friendly wizard will investigate that too.

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Starter only in 'Park'

#10 Post by Blokland » Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:14 am

Another quick question: does the gear selector have to be in the 'Park' position for the starter to work?

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