Microswitch thingy under drivers footwell carpet.

Discussion in 'Interior' started by Placid Casual, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual New Member

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    W124 260E, Alfa Romeo GT
    I cleaned my new 124 for the first time tonight and had the carpets out for a poke around.

    Under the driver's footwell carpet theres a small bracket with a wire to a sprung-loaded things that appears to be a microswitch.

    I have so many questions that I hope the Haynes manual that I have on order will answer, but in the meantime, can anyone tell me what it is?
     
  2. Dec

    Dec Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Could it be a hidden switch to immobilise the car?
    Got a picture?

    Dec
     
  3. Trickythemerc

    Trickythemerc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Most likely a reset switch for the fuel pump cut off inertia switch. If the vehicle has a shunt or a rollover the inertia switch cuts the fuel pumps and opens the central locking mechanism.
     

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