What does this button do?

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Alan Chatterton
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What does this button do?

#11 Post by Alan Chatterton » Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:47 am

Park or neutral to start.


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Re: What does this button do?

#12 Post by Blokland » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:03 am

Noted, thanks.

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Re: What does this button do?

#13 Post by johnnydog » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:57 pm

From the somewhat limited view of the rear, it possibly looks like a rotary switch rather than a pull switch. If so, maybe a replacement for a faulty dash lights rheostat switch? But if a pull switch, maybe a replacement for a faulty interior light switch?
It shouldn't be too difficult to follow the wiring to get an idea where they come from / go to, should it?
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Re: What does this button do?

#14 Post by Blokland » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:05 am

My friend is still beavering away at getting the engine running. I expect he'll follow up on this button once the 'bigger' things have been sorted out. I have not driven the car for twenty-one years so my memory is a bit hazy, but I remember that the interior light worked, from a toggle on the dash, I think, when I put it away.

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Re: What does this button do?

#15 Post by pete lewis » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:03 pm

Its certainly not a triumph switch something thats been added in its previous life

and if its an Auto box yes start is inhibited and generally will only start in
Park or Neutral, never in 1.2 or D or R

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Re: What does this button do?

#16 Post by Dave B » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:26 pm

Blokland wrote: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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Re: What does this button do?

#17 Post by wild bill » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:08 pm

reading through this post, and your asking if the car has to be in neutral to start, could it be a "start inhibit" switch, to isolate the starter solenoid, or alternatively to isolate the ignition side of things?
I'm sure you have found it's function by now, but we are still curious(or just plain nosey!!
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Re: What does this button do?

#18 Post by Blokland » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:19 pm

The car is running now, and my friend discovered the switch kills the engine. I don't yet know how it does that, but I will ask.

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Re: Starter only in 'Park'

#19 Post by harvey » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:24 pm

Blokland wrote:Another quick question: does the gear selector have to be in the 'Park' position for the starter to work?
The starter should only work in the PARK and NEUTRAL positions.
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