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Taglawdc
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Unlabeled dash switch

Post by Taglawdc » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:32 pm

Just purchased 1989 E24 (my 1st). There is an unlabeled push button switch on dash, left of steering column and below (separate from) electronic info pad, that is not referenced in manual. I have not figured out what it controls. Attached is photo cropped from a different car for sale that is marked with icon but too small for me to understand. Info would be appreciated.
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Re: Unlabeled dash switch

Post by hornhospital » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:58 am

It's the window deactivation switch. When activated it electrically disconnects all the window switches so they can't be used. I've heard it called a breaker, but the one in my 633 appeared to be a normal switch when I had it out. Maybe the 'breaker' refers to breaking the circuit.
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Re: Unlabeled dash switch

Post by rhanley 635csi89 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:17 pm

Switch is on page 32 of the 88-89 owners manual. Here's a copy for your use. If this link doesn't work, PM me your email and I send it to you. Roger

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Re: Unlabeled dash switch

Post by ron » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:09 pm

hornhospital wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:58 am
I've heard it called a breaker. Maybe the 'breaker' refers to breaking the circuit.
The earlier cars had a physical circuit breaker which, when pushed, popped out and showed a red band around the button.
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
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Re: Unlabeled dash switch

Post by Taglawdc » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:35 pm

Many thanks to rhanley 635csi89 for the manual and others who replied. Much appreciated!

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Re: Unlabeled dash switch

Post by matthewdesigns » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:55 am

Off topic:

rhanley 635csi89 - Thank you much for posting a link to the PDF of the manual!
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Re: Unlabeled dash switch

Post by Jono B good » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:01 pm

And again thank you so much for this! Made my weekend! =D>
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