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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, What are the 2 switches located under the knee guard? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; 2003 Deville. The knee guard fell off. There is a push-button switch and a toggle switch just under it. What ...
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    QuestionWhat are the 2 switches located under the knee guard?

    2003 Deville.

    The knee guard fell off.

    There is a push-button switch and a toggle switch just under it.

    What are they?


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    Re: What are the 2 switches located under the knee guard?

    aftermarket ...............

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    Re: What are the 2 switches located under the knee guard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    aftermarket ...............
    Aftermarket? The mystery deepens.

    I will have to trace the wiring and/or activate the switches.

    When the oil is changed, how do they reset the oil life percent indicator? (That was my guess )

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    Push button and toggle? My guess would be an after market alarm and/or remote start.

    OLM reset: Scroll to the readout on the DIC, hold in Reset until it returns to 100%. Or, key on, engine off, completely depress the accelerator 3 times.

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    Re: What are the 2 switches located under the knee guard?

    The toggle switch kills all lights but the headlamps and the button is a smoke screen. These mods are for making get-aways while being chased. I would have told you but I was locked up when they sold my car and I didn't know who bought it.

    Vernon

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    Re: What are the 2 switches located under the knee guard?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    Push button and toggle? My guess would be an after market alarm and/or remote start.
    Or, rather, a "not-so-remote" start...

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    Re: What are the 2 switches located under the knee guard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boyntonstu View Post
    When the oil is changed, how do they reset the oil life percent indicator? (That was my guess )
    Use the DIC control buttons on the right. Call up engine OLM and hold the INFO RESET button for 6 - 10 seconds. The transmission fluid OLM should sit at 100% or 99% forever.

    (It's in the owner's manual .... )

    OOpppssss .............. MC beat me to it.

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    Re: What are the 2 switches located under the knee guard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boyntonstu View Post
    Aftermarket? The mystery deepens.

    I will have to trace the wiring and/or activate the switches.

    When the oil is changed, how do they reset the oil life percent indicator? (That was my guess )
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    When the oil is changed,
    how do they reset the oil life percent indicator?


    when all else fails -
    you could read all about it in the Owners Manual -

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    Re: What are the 2 switches located under the knee guard?

    I agree with Moistcabbage. It is an aftermarket alarm or more than likely a remote starter. Look under the hood for a warning label for the remote start, and a hood jam switch, although you do not have to wire the switch in for it to work. Both my 05 and 96 Devilles have remote starters, and I installed them both. The push button is for programing, and the switch is to disable it, also should have a red LED. Follow the wires and on the other end will be the module. (if still connected). Do you have non-factory key fob's/remotes? if so try pressing the *or star once or twice or 3 times and see if the parking lights come on and engine starts. No matter what it is, rest assured it is aftermarket. Good Luck

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    Re: What are the 2 switches located under the knee guard?

    Maybe a kill switch?

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