: unknown switch



skills2005
07-09-09, 12:53 PM
There is an on/off switch in the same panel as the parking assistance button and the stability control button. I have no idea what it's for. I drive with it on and I drive with it off and so far I have not seen a difference. Does any one know what this switch is for? Here are a few pics.

http://thumbp4.mail.vip.ac4.yahoo.com/tn?sid=2175827285&mid=ADYlvs4AALIgSlYftQK%2Br3Jg8HI&partid=2&f=534&fid=Inbox

http://thumbp4.mail.vip.ac4.yahoo.com/tn?sid=2175827285&mid=ADYlvs4AALIgSlYftQK%2Br3Jg8HI&partid=3&f=534&fid=Inbox

luxurylife33
07-09-09, 01:06 PM
probably aftermarket, someone had put in.... there is only supposed to be those 2 switches and a dead panel directly above it. I installed two custom switches for my FM modulator and NavTv on/off in the dead panel.

Povich
07-09-09, 09:19 PM
pics not there? Has to be aftermarket!

sfv41901
07-10-09, 06:06 PM
pics not working

Rolex
07-10-09, 07:39 PM
pics not working

:yeah:

It's the dreaded red X switch. :sneaky:

dssrocks
07-13-09, 10:19 AM
Careful, operating the red x switch without proper training could be disastrous.

skills2005
07-15-09, 08:43 AM
How about this picture, is it working and are you guys pulling my leg about this red x thing. i drive with it on and off and have not seen a change. Also its not for the telnav, I cant input info when driving so I still have no idea what it's for.

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/84/l_62c4bbd5057f4c1cae3cb2dc80243fc1.jpg

Rolex
07-15-09, 09:21 AM
It's an aftermarket switch, not factory. The vehicle's previous owner had some kind of electrical accessory hooked up to it. Like most add-ons, they probably removed the accessory and sold it before selling the vehicle. Unless something lights up when you turn the switch on, it doesn't do anything.

fierodough
07-15-09, 09:38 AM
How about this picture, is it working and are you guys pulling my leg about this red x thing. i drive with it on and off and have not seen a change. Also its not for the telnav, I cant input info when driving so I still have no idea what it's for.

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/84/l_62c4bbd5057f4c1cae3cb2dc80243fc1.jpg

Given I see a NAV screen in the picture.... Could the be the VSS bypass so that you can change settings as you drive?

sfv41901
07-15-09, 03:46 PM
How about this picture, is it working and are you guys pulling my leg about this red x thing. i drive with it on and off and have not seen a change. Also its not for the telnav, I cant input info when driving so I still have no idea what it's for.

That is deff not OEM. What I would do is pull the panel out & see if there any wires hooked up to it. If there are, trace them to where they go.

FYI: The red x is a joke by the way when the pic link stops working


Given I see a NAV screen in the picture.... Could the be the VSS bypass so that you can change settings as you drive?

He said that he cant input info while driving:alchi: