What's this switch in 69 ID 19 ?
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    Default What's this switch in 69 ID 19 ?

    Hi All
    What is the switch, rectangle press button same shape as the fan switch. The symbol indicates a left arrow and a right arrow and it is a rocker type ?

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    hi
    This switch turns your parking lights front and back to either the left or the right side of the car used when parked on French country roads not compulsory in Australia
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    For Europe. When connected turns on parking lamps for either left or righthand side as indicated by arrows on the rocker switch.

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    Really, what's the thinking behind this function vs all parking lights on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Frog View Post
    Really, what's the thinking behind this function vs all parking lights on?
    preserves battery?

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    This function was for vehicles left parked on the street at dark in most European countries. Depending on which side they were parked ie parked on the left side -right side park lights were illuminated, parked on the right side - left side lights were illuminated.

    This was at the time a legal requirement of the time. Hope this clarifies things

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    Hello, I thought it was the hazard warning light switch, although on mine its the 'cloaking device' and the switch is broken in the 'on' position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DS/ID View Post
    This function was for vehicles left parked on the street at dark in most European countries. Depending on which side they were parked ie parked on the left side -right side park lights were illuminated, parked on the right side - left side lights were illuminated.

    This was at the time a legal requirement of the time. Hope this clarifies things


    Andrew

    Spot on Andrew modern cars are now equipped with good rear light reflectors and streets are well lit so this feature is no longer required. actually this feature was fitted in the earlier Citroen and later replaced with hazard lights.
    And it's that simple
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    Thanks for the clarification of the switch use everyone. So I'm guessing that a car here that has that feature was a private import?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Frog View Post
    Thanks for the clarification of the switch use everyone. So I'm guessing that a car here that has that feature was a private import?
    I don't think so! nothing to do with import I would say governed by dash accessories for the ťpoque in question.

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    I had a 70/s BMW 3.0 that had this feature. When turned off with right indicator on ,the right parking lights were on and vice versa . Also 80/s Mercs had something similar .Having rear reflectors doesn't always help because in Europe people park on either side of the road ,sometimes facing on coming traffic [especially in UK]

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