Author Topic: 1984 Rabbit GTI. Unknown button/switches HELP!!!!  (Read 177 times)

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LordSmexy

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Hello VW community


Just purchased a 1984 rabbit GTI in silver, One of the past owners installed 1 button on the dash and 3 switches semi hidden. The dash was dilled out to place the button and it has a little umbrella  next to it. 2 switches are hidden behind the 3 guage cluster on the floor, one has a little snowflake and a little flame sticker on it. the other has no markings. lastly theres an  on off switch drilled and mounted into the metal bracket holding the coin/ashtray compartment in place.

if you have any idea what these switches or buttons do let me know. I've tried them all and cant figure out what they do.

Maybe the past owner will read this?

any help appreciated
Thanks.

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Re: 1984 Rabbit GTI. Unknown button/switches HELP!!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 18, 19:02 »
One of them might be a killswitch for the fuel pump or ignition? Follow the wires and see where they go! Chances are they are completely unnecessary
« Last Edit: May 16, 18, 19:21 by mikeonfire »
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Re: 1984 Rabbit GTI. Unknown button/switches HELP!!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 18, 20:50 »
Those look like a dash fire waiting to happen.
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Re: 1984 Rabbit GTI. Unknown button/switches HELP!!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 18, 08:06 »
One of them might be a killswitch for the fuel pump or ignition? Follow the wires and see where they go! Chances are they are completely unnecessary

^^^The correct answer. Trace the wiring and see if you can find where they lead to. Only way to be positive and sure as to what they may be used for and what circuit they are attached to.

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Re: 1984 Rabbit GTI. Unknown button/switches HELP!!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 18, 08:23 »
Those look like a dash fire waiting to happen.

That's when you switch it from fire to snow. Duh.
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