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Mystery contact

PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:11 am

I found this odd little contact in the driver-side footwell, on the floor below the newly-re-installed dashboard. It doesn't look familiar to me; just for my own piece of mind, does anybody recognise it as something that came from the car? It's about 3/4" in length.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:28 am

Rocker switch contact?

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:55 am

Potentially part of a mechanical thermal current / voltage regulator from the headlight overload cutout or the instrument 10 V voltage regulator. i have never pulled one apart but that could be the guts from the inside of the small plastic case they come in.

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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:30 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:Rocker switch contact?


The good news is that I can rule that out. I had all the switches open to clean the contacts and they don't look like this.
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PostPost by: Panda » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:19 pm

I just pulled apart an old 2 position rocker switch and an instrument voltage stabiliser. It's not those either. Sorry I'm not much help, but I am sure I have seen one of these somewhere. I'll keep trying!
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PostPost by: USA64 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:15 pm

Could it be a detent rather than a contact?
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PostPost by: c42 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:34 pm

Possibly part of an Otter thermal cut out.

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