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Think I may hold the record for most new threads by a noob.

Poking around the car a bit more after work and found this two switch panel bolted to a bracket under the driver's side dash. Doesn't look too 'tidy', so I figured it's not OEM. @Sledge4.2 thought it could be a kill switch or alarm. Guess it could be either, but why a kill switch? and why 2 of them? Didn't flip either of them. Who knows what'll happen馃槵

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Geno, it鈥檚 a red wire. Eject switches aren鈥檛 red wires. I think it鈥檚 safe to say given it鈥檚 a red wire that it鈥檚 oil slick.... 馃槑

but seriously, it鈥檚 probably a check engine light waiting to happen!
 

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Or maybe your original switch failed and someone made one, looks a little different, or missing cover
 

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Whatever it is, it鈥檚 stock


Bank switch for diagnostic or OBD reader?
Wow. Good find......still don't understand what it's for?? To read OBD codes independently for the left and right banks? Doesn't an OBDII scanner already do that?
 

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Those switches look like the Koni shock diagnostic switches on my car but those are tucked up underneath the passenger side dashboard, not driver side. Those are the only switches on my car that resemble what you have pictured. It is not OBDII because that is a plug-in connector only. That said, it is entirely possible I have that somewhere up underneath my driver side dashboard and I鈥檝e just never seen it. I have been in that section a number of times and climbed all through the steering column area but never seen them however. Finally, I have no idea what they would be if not for the shock diagnostic.
 

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Scratch that. I just zoomed in on Geno鈥榮 picture from eBay as well as your original picture. If you zoom in closely you will note that they are not the same. What Geno provided was the Koni shock diagnostic switches as I just mentioned on my prior post, and if you notice on those you can pull on the actual switch covering up to engage the switch- it鈥檚 a sliding cover over the switch - whereas your picture shows just normal toggle switches self-installed onto a piece of aluminum bar stock. Lights? Backup camera? Radar or laser? Security system? Strobe lights and mood music?
 

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There is a RJ11 cable peeking out behind the rear view mirror, so the switches could be related to a radar detector/laser jammer. I didn't see any sensors in the front bumper, but I'll take another look. There is no camera in the back and no screen in the cabin, so probably not that. No other aux lights on the car. Security system is possible, I guess. Strobe lights and mood music? Well, not likely, but that would be awesome.
 

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Sort of take that back. Only thing I can't decipher from the old records is this excerpt from Evans Auto back in 2017.

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No idea what this is or if it's even related. Engine lights??
 

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Can you call Evans, maybe the mechanic remembers the switch mod? Since it鈥檚 the only time he鈥檚 done that mod.
Certainly can give that a try. 4 years ago, though, may be wishful thinking.
 

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That's what I thought of when I read 'engine lights', but I don't see anything in the engine bay. If they're there, they're very well concealed.

And no, still haven't flipped either switch. Stupid, I know. Answer may become immediately apparent. But given how finicky these things are electrically, I'm afraid of shorting something. I'll give try giving Evans a call tomorrow to see if they remember the car from 4 years ago....
 

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Do you have a alarm system? In my Diablo I have a velet switch but in one of my other car there was velet switch as well as a fuel pump kill switch when I wanted the alarm on but had it in storage. Of-course they were hidden. But Geno's eject switch makes more sense thought. I need one in my car for my wife O WAIT!!!!!!
 

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Do you have a alarm system? In my Diablo I have a velet switch but in one of my other car there was velet switch as well as a fuel pump kill switch when I wanted the alarm on but had it in storage. Of-course they were hidden. But Geno's eject switch makes more sense thought. I need one in my car for my wife O WAIT!!!!!!
LOL. Not that I'm aware of. No fob came with the keys.
 
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