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Old November 30th, 2013, 01:07 PM
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Mysterious switch

Does anybody have any idea what this switch is for?

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Old November 30th, 2013, 01:17 PM
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Does anybody have any idea what this switch is for?

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Really? How would anybody other than the previous owner know?
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Old November 30th, 2013, 02:17 PM
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Does anybody have any idea what this switch is for?

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OH crap...

Don't ever, ever, ever turn that one on!!
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Old November 30th, 2013, 02:39 PM
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My guess is its inoperative and is just a hole filler for the previous switch that was removed by the previous previous owner.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 02:55 PM
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Old November 30th, 2013, 03:06 PM
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Old November 30th, 2013, 05:38 PM
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Nos.
"Granny shiftin' not double clutchin' like you should. You're lucky that hundred shot of NOS didn't blow the welds on the intake!"
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Old November 30th, 2013, 05:56 PM
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It's designed to confuse future owners as to its purpose.

Seriously trace the wiring which will probably lead to nowhere. But you might finds an easy way from the cabin to engine bay which you can use on your other wiring project.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 06:02 PM
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previous owner mod.

My guess would be James Bond oil slick.

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Oil Slick and Smoke Screen (Car-B-Q) were standard on all D's.

Seat Eject?!?!?!
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Looks like an on and off switch.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 07:20 PM
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It took me a long time to find the correct wire but I finally found it. I traced the wire and followed it all the way to an elaborate contraption. Turns out you guys were right, the wires were disconnected. I connected the dangling wires and promptly noticed that the landy had begun to make a strange humming noise. All of a sudden the wheels folded into the wheel arches and the defender started hovering. Then it burst through the opposite wall and opened its 3.5L afterburners and broke the sound barrier many, many, many times....
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Old November 30th, 2013, 07:26 PM
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Oil Slick and Smoke Screen (Car-B-Q) were standard on all D's.

Seat Eject?!?!?!
yeah most of us have that as standard equipment...no switch needed!!
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Old November 30th, 2013, 09:51 PM
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Really? How would anybody other than the previous owner know?
Lol I thought this thread was a joke!
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Lol I thought this thread was a joke!
It's right up there with"pull my finger".
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Old December 1st, 2013, 12:13 AM
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Lol I thought this thread was a joke!
Not originally, I had been really wondering what it did as I was not sure if it had been a part of the standard equipment. Naturally though, us being landrover enthusiasts, this thread has become a joke LOL
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Any defender from your vintage (and mine) is bound to have some toggles installed for driving lights, rear work lamps, ect. You're lucky it wasn't two bare wires you knocked together to operate the reverse lights or something
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that really is a rare factory fit.. it turns off the factory oil leak.

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Old December 1st, 2013, 03:35 PM
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that really is a rare factory fit.. it turns off the factory oil leak. Gren.
my defender is practically oil leak free. I used an additive called 205 reseal. But it is leaking tons of some greenish fluid. I think it may be coolant.
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my defender is practically oil leak free. I used an additive called 205 reseal. But it is leaking tons of some greenish fluid. I think it may be coolant.
That's too funny...(I hope that's a joke)!
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That's too funny...(I hope that's a joke)!
If it's not a joke pressure test the cooling system. You can loan a tester from autozone.
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