Vanning.com logo
Boxdin
Site Navigation


Advertisements
Recent Posts
What Did You do To your Van Today?
by frscke1. August 17th 2019 3:51 pm
What headers may fit to Chevy G30 with 350cid?
by G30CamperLance. August 17th 2019 3:34 pm
BBC headers?
by Deathorvictory. August 17th 2019 3:26 pm
G Van header info.
by G30CamperLance. August 17th 2019 2:57 pm
88 G20 slow resurrection
by Juntao_DW. August 17th 2019 2:21 pm
greensboro nc clubs?
by VANMANED. August 17th 2019 1:11 pm
427 Galaxie
by Just4fun1991. August 16th 2019 8:43 pm
1978 Chevy G30 Turn Signal Switch
by Wedgy. August 16th 2019 10:28 am
94 Chevy g20 stereo
by Just4fun1991. August 16th 2019 8:43 am
Oil pressure drops to almost nothing at idle when hot
by wrcsixeight. August 16th 2019 1:17 am
Featured Links
Vanning.Com is a an authorized Amsoil Dealer


Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Mystery Switch! -- SOLVED! #735602
April 27th 2018 1:35 am
April 27th 2018 1:35 am
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 11
Boise, ID, USA
Grim Offline OP
stranger
Grim  Offline OP
stranger
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 11
Boise, ID, USA
I found out what this is! I was able to trace one of the wires into the front grill and saw a box.

[Linked Image]

Which apparently is a very old radar detector.

-------------------------------------------Below is original post --------------------------------------------

My new '84 Dodge B250 that I purchased through an auction has a mystery switch on the dash that I cannot figure out and I'm hoping to get some ideas before tearing into the dash. The switch is 3 position. It seems to be off when on the left. If I switch it to middle or right it beeps once. If I leave it there, occasionally/randomly it may beep a couple times but I believe only when the engine is running, not when in accessory mode. The little red led above the switch flashes when it beeps. It has 4 wires. Two of the wires head towards the fusebox in the glove compartment and the other two head into the dash towards the instrument cluster. I don't see any aftermarket boxes/devices anywhere on the vehicle that it might connect to. There is some additional wiring that appears to be audio related (a line-in setup I think) but it doesn't appear related. I would appreciate anyone who might have an idea what this could be for.

[Linked Image]

Last edited by Grim; July 02nd 2018 9:47 pm.

1984 Dodge B250 Custom
AdSense long
Re: Mystery Switch! [Re: Grim] #735603
April 27th 2018 2:26 am
April 27th 2018 2:26 am
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 11,933
Fircrest, WA
Reed Offline
Maniac
Reed  Offline
Maniac
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 11,933
Fircrest, WA
All I can say is that it is definitely not factory. Does the beeping occur when any parameters are constant? Like at a constant speed, or temperature, or some other such condition? Low fuel?


Windows- they're what make a van worth owning!
Re: Mystery Switch! [Re: Grim] #735604
April 27th 2018 3:01 am
April 27th 2018 3:01 am
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 11
Boise, ID, USA
Grim Offline OP
stranger
Grim  Offline OP
stranger
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 11
Boise, ID, USA
I haven't driven it around with the switch engaged because I'm a little paranoid of what it might actually affect. The random beeping is when the van is in idling in park. Temperature was cold, fuel is 2/3 tank.

Last edited by Grim; April 27th 2018 3:02 am. Reason: Forgot some bits

1984 Dodge B250 Custom
Re: Mystery Switch! [Re: Grim] #735609
April 27th 2018 10:48 am
April 27th 2018 10:48 am
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 8,810
Georgia, USA
CatFish Offline
carpal tunnel
CatFish  Offline
carpal tunnel
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 8,810
Georgia, USA
Is the beep louder in the second position?
Appears to be a warning device of some type. Headlight sentry? Interior lights left on?
Arming switch for the E.M.P. generator? shocked


The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
Re: Mystery Switch! [Re: Grim] #735623
April 27th 2018 1:26 pm
April 27th 2018 1:26 pm
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 11,933
Fircrest, WA
Reed Offline
Maniac
Reed  Offline
Maniac
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 11,933
Fircrest, WA
Flux capacitor! Turn it on and drive 88.8 miles per hour and see what happens!


Windows- they're what make a van worth owning!
Re: Mystery Switch! [Re: Grim] #735653
April 27th 2018 9:53 pm
April 27th 2018 9:53 pm
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 11
Boise, ID, USA
Grim Offline OP
stranger
Grim  Offline OP
stranger
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 11
Boise, ID, USA
The second positon beeps the same. Considering I also found remnants of evidence seal stickers on all the doors maybe the switch has a more sinister use? I should activate it and look for any secret compartments that have slid open. rofl

Last edited by Grim; April 28th 2018 1:44 am. Reason: Typo

1984 Dodge B250 Custom
Re: Mystery Switch! [Re: Grim] #735654
April 27th 2018 9:57 pm
April 27th 2018 9:57 pm
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 14,400
Van Diego California
frscke1 Offline
frscke1  Offline

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 14,400
Van Diego California
Its the vibrator for the passenger seat .... Happy Wife Happy Life ....lol


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: Mystery Switch! [Re: Grim] #735666
April 28th 2018 1:53 am
April 28th 2018 1:53 am
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 11
Boise, ID, USA
Grim Offline OP
stranger
Grim  Offline OP
stranger
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 11
Boise, ID, USA
... or ejection seat. Happy life! :P


1984 Dodge B250 Custom
Re: Mystery Switch! [Re: Grim] #735681
April 28th 2018 11:37 am
April 28th 2018 11:37 am
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 14,400
Van Diego California
frscke1 Offline
frscke1  Offline

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 14,400
Van Diego California
That would be a push button, with no early warning buzzzer .....lol


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB

Moderated by  Astro, Ram4ever 

Donate


Upcoming Events
discovery
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Joe750), 0 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
G30CamperLance, Nikoli, DrvnCryn, Rayman, Dionysus
11076 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
frscke1 54
NEmery 46
CatFish 44
kursed 36
Forum Statistics
Forums68
Topics36,231
Posts523,078
Members11,076
Most Online177
May 8th, 2013

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1