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DASHBOARD

PostPost by: mar083 » Fri Feb 16, 2024 3:24 pm

Hi all.
On my S4 I want to change or repair the dashboard; (new veneer) but at the back there are extra thicknesses of wood in places. Is this normal? Does anyone have a picture of the back of their dashboard.
Second question: how do you remove the headlight lever control from the dashboard?
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri Feb 16, 2024 3:48 pm

Is this pic any use to you? its an S3 dash.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Feb 16, 2024 5:10 pm

Here's the rear of an S4 Dashboard:
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The pieces of wood are to space the rocker switches back into the dash & also have a secondary function of ensuring the screws do not come through the dash too far & crack the varnish.
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PostPost by: smo17003 » Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:31 pm

Headlamp switch removal

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PostPost by: mar083 » Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:08 pm

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Hello,
Very thanks for your answers. It my first Elan and I have many questions.
now can someone explain to me what is the purpose of . ALARM SWITCH in GLOVE BOX.
And what it's connected to ?
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PostPost by: mar083 » Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:12 pm

I have a big big job... I want change the dash board complete with spécial wood.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:35 pm

To stay original it should be Teak.
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:39 pm

The slide switch in the glove box is a stock immobilizer circuit. In one setting the ignition works and the car starts. In the other setting the the ignition is cut off and the power is rerouted to sound the horn.

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PostPost by: mar083 » Thu Feb 22, 2024 3:35 pm

Hello All
Ingenious system, bravo lotus. And thank you for these clarifications On my switch there are 4 outputs, 2 of which are off. A white wire runs up to near the NEIMAN, the cylindrical pod is not plugged in. The other white wire also goes all the way to the coil but is not connected. A red thread was pulled from the NEIMAN to the spool. If I need to restore it to original condition you would have to tell me exactly where the 4 wires should be plugged in. By the way, my project is to remove the NEIMAN and install a switch to open the current and a push button to start the starter. My new dashboard is going to be in "Wavy Ash". With very beautiful reflections
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