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Greg323i   Posted Friday, Jan 18th 3:13am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 380
Melbourne, Australia
1982 Hennaröt 323i
Does anyone know the purpose of this switch. It's mounted on the side of my gearbox and the ETK states that it's only in Australia and Sweden. It also shows the backup light switch on top of the gearbox.

paul dyer   Posted Saturday, Jan 19th 3:35am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 37

manchester england
1977 rhd 320i/4
could it be to stop the car being started in gear?

Greg323i   Posted Saturday, Jan 19th 3:33pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 381
Melbourne, Australia
1982 Hennaröt 323i
Well, if that's its function then it doesn't work. I've started the car in gear once or twice.

aussie323i   Posted Sunday, Jan 20th 3:22am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 608

1979 323i
Does your car have the reversing light switch at the top of the gearbox? Mine doesn't, and the 3 pole switch on the side would appear to be the reversing light switch on my car.

Greg323i   Posted Monday, Jan 21st 7:32am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 382
Melbourne, Australia
1982 Hennaröt 323i
I'm not sure if it has the switch on the top, I can't see up there and my hand is too big to fit up there. The '3-poles' switch works when I pull it out, but when it's in and I shift into reverse it doesn't work.

This started out as trying to repair my reverse lights. I can connect the wires at the connector under the gear shift and it works. I pulled out the '3-poles' switch, thinking it's the reverse switch, and it tested fine out of the car. Put it back in, shifted to reverse and measured across the terminals and it wasn't activated. I'll run a jumper across the terminals on the switch to see if the reverse lights come on (I didn't think of doing that until just now).

Still, I'd like to know what the hell a '3-poles' switch is.

g323   Posted Monday, Jan 21st 4:38pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 230
323i 1982
maybe someone put the wrong switch in the reverse light switch hole. put the correct switch in and see if it works.

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