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guess this is pretty rare since i have never seen one before..

 

ya know that little spot to the left of the steering column on the dash that has a rectangular dummy plate over it? well i was walking through the junk yard, found an 85' EA82 4wd wagon.. so i look inside and what do i see?

 

a factory foglight switch where that dummy plate goes..:banana: (woohoo)

so i snagged it of course.. there were no factory fog lights on the car though..:banghead:

 

and looking at where the switch plugged into i think my car has the wiring for it.. need to go make sure but i do recall those 3 plugs in there that aren't hooked to anything..

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nice find. i was lucky and had stock fog lights on my rx, but the switch is now hooked up to my hellas up front. too bad it didn't have fogs cause that would be sweet

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yep, my '85 had that 'switch' but I gave it up for matching toggle switches on the dummy plate under my stereo (I have 3 sets of lights wired, and none of them stock). besides, I wanted something that wasn't wired into the high beams or ignition, if the switch is on, the lights are on!

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That's where I put my fan switch. Makes for a nice clean install since you can pop out the little plastic plate, drill a hole, and run the wires in the dash.

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Must be pretty rare, I've never seen it, or factory fogs on an EA82 car. I used that plate (actually a spare black one) to mount the buttons for the cruise control I put in my RX.

 

300000miles.jpg

 

Gary

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Must be pretty rare, I've never seen it, or factory fogs on an EA82 car. I used that plate (actually a spare black one) to mount the buttons for the cruise control I put in my RX.

 

300000miles.jpg

 

Gary

 

That oil pressure at that RPM is scary low!!!! You better look at that soon and check it out, at 5000rpm I'm pumping around 50-55psi of oil pressure.....

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That oil pressure at that RPM is scary low!!!! You better look at that soon and check it out, at 5000rpm I'm pumping around 50-55psi of oil pressure.....

 

I bet his oil pressure is fine, it's just the sending unit that's tired. Looks like he just rolled 300,000 miles. You don't get to that kinda mileage on lousy oil pressure.

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Very incriminating evidence, look at the speedo :rolleyes:

 

On my 86 T-Wagon the square plate to the right of the CC switches (my rear gate lock/unlock switch) is where the factory foglight switch is. Its almost like the old EA81 Centerlight switch, except its orange.

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Very incriminating evidence, look at the speedo :rolleyes:

 

I had to get the needle clear of the odometer didn't I :-p. I wanted to snap the pic a 100mph but there was a curve coming up... safety frist you know.

 

Gary

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the one i snagged does not look like that.. and its not that small, hehe..

 

mine doesn't go in the small hole.. it goes in that real big dummy plate the one closest to the steering column on the left side..

 

black knob, red center , with the fogight emblem on it.. 3 wires coming out of the back.. :) guess i need to get a pic..

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the one i snagged does not look like that.. and its not that small, hehe..

 

mine doesn't go in the small hole.. it goes in that real big dummy plate the one closest to the steering column on the left side..

 

black knob, red center , with the fogight emblem on it.. 3 wires coming out of the back.. :) guess i need to get a pic..

 

yep, that's what mine looks like too, I too have the rear gate lock switch in the other location.

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