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post #1 of 22 Old 03-20-2013, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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84 Wagoneer - mysterious toggle switch

Hi folks,

I just picked up an '84 Grand Wagoneer Limited and I'm trying to determine the function of an on/off toggle switch on the left of the steering column. See attached pic.

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post #2 of 22 Old 03-20-2013, 07:35 PM
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Looks like an aftermarket switch to me. Have you tried flipping.it on and seeing if anything lights up or happens?
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post #3 of 22 Old 03-20-2013, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Of course I tried flipping the switch :-).
But there is no easily observable function and I really don't want to go tracing wires!
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post #4 of 22 Old 03-20-2013, 08:39 PM
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does it still start when you flip it?

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post #5 of 22 Old 03-20-2013, 10:20 PM
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I have no clue how the quadra trac works on these but is it electric? Or maybe it's the rear defogger, or curse??? Does it look like it ever had aftermarket lights on it? Heater fan? Look around, turn the key on and look at the voltage of the battery (you can do it in the cab from the cig lighter plug) with a voltage meter, turn on the switch and see if it goes down like its actually running something, if it goes down its running something, if it satays where it is probably does not work or any thing

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post #6 of 22 Old 03-20-2013, 11:55 PM
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Could it be a switch for an electric locker? Or it could be a switch to the wagoneers lights in the alternative universe that coexists next to our own. Joking
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post #7 of 22 Old 03-21-2013, 03:53 AM
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Flux capasitor?

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post #8 of 22 Old 03-21-2013, 07:13 AM
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Could be a switch for fog lights that were once on the truck and are no longer there. Are there any holes where aftermarket lights could have gone?
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post #9 of 22 Old 03-21-2013, 08:27 AM
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Any rear lights. I hooked up a set of fog lights on my JK and had a toggle. Great for camping or backing up

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post #10 of 22 Old 03-21-2013, 08:47 AM
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I have no clue how the quadra trac works on these but is it electric? Or maybe it's the rear defogger, or curse??? Does it look like it ever had aftermarket lights on it? Heater fan? Look around, turn the key on and look at the voltage of the battery (you can do it in the cab from the cig lighter plug) with a voltage meter, turn on the switch and see if it goes down like its actually running something, if it goes down its running something, if it satays where it is probably does not work or any thing

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post #11 of 22 Old 03-21-2013, 06:54 PM
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The switch was definitely added by one of the POs.

Obvious - take the cover off the bottom of the steering column and see where the wires go.

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post #12 of 22 Old 03-21-2013, 07:32 PM
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Try hitting it when your driving its got to be a turbo switch or its a transformer. I got a switch like that it turns on my nightrider light so sweet.
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post #13 of 22 Old 03-21-2013, 10:40 PM
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See if the voltage drops when you turn on the switch

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post #14 of 22 Old 03-22-2013, 09:17 AM
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That's your "ECONO" switch.
When you flip it on, you'll get the same fuel mileage as a Prius.
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That's your "ECONO" switch.
When you flip it on, you'll get the same fuel mileage as a Prius.
Wow damn I wish there was one on my 82 chief!!

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