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Dash Switch Althernatives

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My '89 SA has a broken rear fog light switch. A previous post indentified these as being from an Austin Maestro but having purchased a second hand one on ebay I can definitely say that it isn't. :( I should have looked more carefully at the picture because although the central icons are indentical the Maestro/Montego dash switches are square and the switch from my Excel is rectangular. Since then I have searched for an alternative from all the BL cars of that era but although they look very similar every one that I have seen is square. Does anyone know which other vehicles would have the same dash switches as were fitted to the Excel?

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Maestro & Montego were facelifted in 1987/88 - are you sure the switch you got was from the right year ?
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Have seen very similar switches on Rover SD1

http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-GRID009044
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I looked at the SD1 switches but the front face is curved and has the wrong connections. I purchased a late Maestro Fog Switch which is certainly not the correct one. There is an early Maestro Fog Switch on ebay at the moment and although not the same as the late switches it too is square so that one isn't correct either. Any other ideas?

Andrew

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rear-Fog-Lamp-Swi ... 3361aded2d

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The magical incantation "Lotusbits" hasn't been made yet - they must have loads of reclaimed instrument panels.
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Hi, I sorted Optical boffin, with a fog switch, I still have three left, one brand new, if anyone wants one.

See Shed clearance.

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classic-motor-spares-online have the switch fitted to my 1985 excel on ebay
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Just bought one from Ebay listed as

Lucas 34224 / 33732 182SA light switch

lucas 34224 panel switch

cross reference

lucas 33732

type 182SA light switch

12 volt

3 x position

7 x 3 mm pins

fits hole size 38.3mm x 25.6mm

applications include

TRIUMPH

TR7 FH Coupe , Sprint 16v 1977-82

TR8 DH Coupe 1979-82

LOTUS

Esprit S1 2.0 1978

Should fit my 85 Non SE, certainly looks identical

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