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grumpygy
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  1:06:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

gesshots
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  1:08:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
High beam switch.

Looks too new to be the starter switch.

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utbrowningman
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  1:08:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
High beam switch. I prefer the floor location.

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1fisher
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  1:20:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm pretty sure that it is the button for the ejection seat - don't ever touch it!!

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Don McManus
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  1:21:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gesshots

High beam switch.

Looks too new to be the starter switch.




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Navybat
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  1:30:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I haven't seen a high beam switch like that since my Dad's old Ford Fairmont! Cool!

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Old-Colts
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  1:33:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It’s a Forum dimmer switch, usually mounted on the floor below the computer; some of our members have it installed and engage it before posting!
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River Rat
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  1:57:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We should have a contest -- everyone try to guess the year, make, and model of the vehicle.

I say it's a '69 Ford F-150.

I agree, that was a good location for a dimmer switch. Anyoone ever have one come apart on you, while driving down the road?

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Edited by - River Rat on 04/30/2012 1:59:14 PM
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grumpygy
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  2:00:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well for me I was glad they went to the switch on the Column. Had a hell of a time with my short legs Hitting the dimmer switch on the floor.
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Tflogger
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  2:01:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by River Rat

We should have a contest -- everyone try to guess the year, make, and model of the vehicle.

I say it's a '69 Ford F-150.

I agree, that was a good location for a dimmer switch. Anyoone ever have one come apart on you, while driving down the road?


I've had them freeze up in work trucks, still like them better than on the column.
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instrumentofwar
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USA
1226 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2012 :  2:01:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had an old Ramcharger that had this. My brother and sister in laws, both young at the time, were convinced I was magic since everyone knows the high beam is located on the column

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BT99
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  2:31:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Back about 1978 when dodge started putting the dimmer switch on the steering column, we had new dodges/plymouths that had a button just like that, only that one activated the siren.
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tacking1
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USA
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  2:34:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
its a dimmer switch.

How many of you have had your foot slip off the clutch and "high beam" an oncoming car?


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tapwater
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  2:37:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
.. Rat, I'll take a WAG and say it's a Chrysler product. Let's say a '70 Dodge PU. What did I win?...

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tacking1
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  2:53:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tapwater

.. Rat, I'll take a WAG and say it's a Chrysler product. Let's say a '70 Dodge PU. What did I win?...



a 70's pickup wouldnt have carpet, would it?

I am guessing a Dodge Polaris

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Alan Rushing
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  2:57:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

It's sure been awhile for me. Probably about 50 years back!
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gesshots
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  3:05:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alan Rushing


It's sure been awhile for me. Probably about 50 years back!


I believe US automakers started moving the high beam switch to the turn signal lever in the mid 70's....as I recall.

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It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.
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woodhog
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  3:08:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
70's plymouth valiant
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cman
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  4:10:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i had a '72 mercury capri and that was the windshield wiper button
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spasmcreek
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  4:17:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
have had em both ...start & light switch on the floor...and one could actually REPAIR a vehicle himself
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NOAH
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  4:25:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
James Bond missle launcher

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JnRockwall
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  5:27:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gesshots

quote:
Originally posted by Alan Rushing


It's sure been awhile for me. Probably about 50 years back!


I believe US automakers started moving the high beam switch to the turn signal lever in the mid 70's....as I recall.



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armilite
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British Indian Ocean Territories
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  6:21:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It always seemed that was the first place of your floor board that started to rot away. They were fun to change when they were rusted in place.

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TRAP55
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  6:25:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Try a bus with three of those on the floor, one for high beams, and the other two for right and left turn signals.
One plus for those floor mounted switches, helluva lot easier to change out, than one in a tilt column steering wheel!


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select-fire
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  6:52:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My 74 Corvette has a floor dimmer switch.
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rscoleman88
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  6:55:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wrecked the first vehicle I drove with a column mount dimmer. Got my foot stuck in the steering wheel.
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bigoutside
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  9:46:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rscoleman88

I wrecked the first vehicle I drove with a column mount dimmer. Got my foot stuck in the steering wheel.



Now that made me laugh
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oldrider
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  11:36:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by River Rat

We should have a contest -- everyone try to guess the year, make, and model of the vehicle.

I say it's a '69 Ford F-150.

I agree, that was a good location for a dimmer switch. Anyoone ever have one come apart on you, while driving down the road?




I'll venture a guess that there were no F-150's in 1969.
Ford F 100's weren't they?
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jonk
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Posted - 05/01/2012 :  08:16:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know a guy who was so adamant about having his dimmer on the floor that he cut a hole in the floor, installed one, and rewired it.

Strange guy.

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bigboy12
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Posted - 05/01/2012 :  11:22:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is the switch that opens the trap door/escape hatch in the floorboard. I think Maxwell Smart had one just like it.
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minitruck83
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4412 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2012 :  3:33:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tacking1

its a dimmer switch.

How many of you have had your foot slip off the clutch and "high beam" an oncoming car?






Even worse. Went to dim the lights for an oncoming State Trooper..... the switch shorted out and killed the lights completely!
(he was NOT understanding)



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austin20
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Posted - 05/01/2012 :  5:16:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by oldrider

quote:
Originally posted by River Rat

We should have a contest -- everyone try to guess the year, make, and model of the vehicle.

I say it's a '69 Ford F-150.

I agree, that was a good location for a dimmer switch. Anyoone ever have one come apart on you, while driving down the road?

Yep! F-100 in 1969.


I'll venture a guess that there were no F-150's in 1969.
Ford F 100's weren't they?

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mackcrane
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Posted - 05/02/2012 :  11:45:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Had one go through the floor in my 1971 Ford F-250 in 1978. Time for a new truck. Another one killed the lights on a Mack truck I was driving as I went into a curve---not too good.
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catpealer111
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Belarus
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Posted - 05/02/2012 :  11:54:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They work great until they get all corroded from the salty slush on your boots. My 1980 F-150 had one. My 1993 F-150 has the high beams on the column, I don't miss the food switch. A foot starter switch would be on the right by the throttle.
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