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post #1 of 5 Old 12-28-2008, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone recognize this switch?

Okay I'm bored and it's raining and I'm stuck inside...so now's the time to bother the heck out of y'all. lol

So, what in the heck is this micro brake lock switch and what's it purpose?

Does anyone have this type of heater switch setup? I assume it's aftermarket but unsure who makes it. Thanks, Randy

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-28-2008, 12:00 PM
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Mico brake lock is a valve that locks brake fluid in the lines. You apply your brakes then apply the brake lock. Your brakes will remain locked until you release the brake lock. Good for temporarily holding the vehicle on hills, locking the brakes while winching, etc. Not a replacement for a mechanical parking brake, though.
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I agree with 80cj. They're handy for use as a temporary hill-holder if you have a manual tranny and must operate brakes, clutch, and throttle at the same time in the rocks. But they're only good for temporary use. They won't hold the Jeep on a hill overnight, for eample, because brake pressure will gradually bleed through them.

I don't like the placement of your switch in the dash -- not too hands. Most guys I know have installed the switch on the upper end of the shift lever where it can be reached while shifting into gear.

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-28-2008, 07:32 PM
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I didnt know they made a electric version. I've been saving my old hand valve style for some neat project. Who knows? it might get on a rig someday!

that looks mostly like my stock heater system. its almost definitely stock.

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post #5 of 5 Old 12-28-2008, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I would have never figured out the brake switch.

I'm also glad to find out that the heater controls are stock. Maybe I can find some parts for it. Most controls I've seen were switchs mounted into the dash. If someone might know where to located this particular heater controls parts please tell me. Thanks again. Randy
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