Okay so in fairness its probably not a great mystery but i can't figure out what it is so. I own a second gen 1986 brat and it has a green switch to the right of the steering wheel on the dash and i have no idea what it does.
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The mystery of the green switch.....
Posted 25 January 2014 - 08:56 PM
It's not factory. Trace the wires and see where they go....
Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:53 PM
Niice, so this confirms what the circle in place of that switch is in my car.
It's cool that Subaru built-in places for aftermarket switches.
I have the same square block plastic piece with what looks like a circle ready to be punched out (3 or four tabs).
Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:41 AM
I placed my driving lamp rocker switch in that same location. Do you have aftermarket fogs or driving lamps presently, or the Brat had them in the past?
Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:37 AM
"It's cool that Subaru built-in places for aftermarket switches."
I think these spots were actually for a couple factory options such as the cyclops light and cruise control. but can be used for anything. The switch in the pic is definately not stock. I would look to see if somebody added a fan or foglights, but really it could be anything that broke at one time and was rigged up. Maybe enen corrected later and is just a ghost switch that is better looking than a hole.
Like somebody else said, trace the wires if it doesn't do anything when you flip it.
Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:46 PM
I know what you can use it for, intimidation
Next time you're on a run with someone new to your ride, tell them to buckle up and HANG ON!
*Flip* ... *click* *Flip* *click**flip**click*
Uhh, the supercharger might need adjustment..
Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:01 AM
Evident with the shiny phillips head above the switch that others have been in there. Aftermarket switch of course. Possibly dab screw with black flat paint on the end of a Q-tip, or get original screw next trip to wrecking yard. Nice looking color on trim... sorry, off topic but love that dark blue. (reminds me of my Hatch) Checked you brat picture out. Very nice... take care of that one.
Edited by Indrid cold, 28 January 2014 - 12:04 AM.
Posted 28 January 2014 - 01:36 AM
Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:19 AM
I'm guessing it's for the hydrosilator, they were sometimes bundled with the chrome muffler bearing / synthetic blinker fluid option.
Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:05 AM
I think you switch is supposed to go to one of these but you can get a new one here
Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:56 PM
I personally prefer the organic matter model, apintonut.
You know, I noticed that out of the 3 slotted holes on my hatch, one had a metal plug with a slightly concave black rubber cap. It slightly moves in when you press it, but that's probably just the rubber.
-I wonder what it was for myself, I'm going to investigate.
Anyone know where this leads? Through the side of the car or through the firewall? Any panels to remove to see it, or veiwable in the engine bay?
I only ask so I have heads up when I go take a look.
Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:27 PM
Sorry i haven't responded I've been really busy recently thanks for all the posts. Im pretty sure its something like what "capn_r" suggested as it has a fluid, maybe electric sound when its flipped. i Don't have any fog lights or after markets on the car... I don't think its the flux capacitor as that was removed by the previous owner along with the ejector seat (for some reason the T top wasn't big enough to eject through). Ill keep you guys informed when i have time to trace the wire.
Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:49 PM
Posted 05 February 2014 - 02:33 PM
Do you keep it on or off when your driving? i have a switch for my fuel pump in the same place.
Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:37 AM
i usually keep the switch off while driving since I'm not really sure what it does yet, it could be be for headlights now that i think about it since i haven't actually looked at the front to see if it does anything when parked. and thanks "turbosubarubrat" that would be awesome haven't been able to do much with the poor brat this snow is a huge bummer. I just moved out of a ski resort in california to escape the terrible winters and now my old home has no virtually no snow and hood river is buried.
Posted 26 March 2015 - 08:43 PM
Updates on the brat.
haven't been on usmb in a while been working a lot recently.
I currently have the brat running a "new" weber carb and ended up getting a catalytic.
I also picked up a set of jump seats that I'll be installed shortly.
I've been giving a lot of consideration to doing a rear wheel disk brake conversion if I can find the parts.
Posted 27 March 2015 - 08:03 AM
Edited by Subasaurus, 27 March 2015 - 11:28 AM.
Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:16 PM
It is a green switch so obviously it engages the eco mode and your fuel efficiency doubles. Either that or it is a weed dispenser.
Posted 27 March 2015 - 04:56 PM
This is killing me .... I need to know what that switch operates !!!
Been unable to sleep at night for over a year.
Posted 28 March 2015 - 01:21 PM
Posted 28 March 2015 - 01:48 PM
i keep comming back to this thread every day, can OP (That One Kid) please return... or is it going to be another year till he does? i really want to know what that green switch does... :/
Keeps people bumping Internet posts??
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