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Re: Weird under-dash control
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TxGoat
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DelcoLite switch(?)

Posted on: 2/22 11:25
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Re: Weird under-dash control
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I have the Ultramatic, but I have a power antennae and thought that might be what it was for.

Posted on: 2/23 6:46
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Re: Weird under-dash control
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The power antenna and rear seat speaker were optional and if the car was so equipped the switches for them would normally have been placed to the left of the steering wheel a few inches under the headlight switch and ign switch. Antenna switch is push-pull, speaker is rotary.

An under seat heater was optional and if so equipped in 51-53, those fans would have shared the switch with the main heater blower so both were on at the same time. If someone wanted them to be independently operated the under seat heater would be a candidate for an added switch.

An electric fuel pump or some kind of non Packard backup light are also possibilities. If there was a teenage driver in the family (and some adults too) in many parts of the country in the 50s era the JC Whitney catalog was a big deal and almost required reading. That catalog was full of questionable items or gimmicks "the factory forgot" and if installed most promised to make the car run better than new or offer more driver comfort than the factory could provide. Many of those items could have needed a switch.

Posted on: 2/23 9:57
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