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Title: Fulvia light switch
Post by: Waka on 06 January, 2021, 06:18:13 PM
My light switch has recently given up the ghost and whilst I've managed to temporarily repair it I fear that it isn't long for this world.! So my query is whether anyone has a Fulvia series 1 dash mounted, light switch (lights on/off and dimer for dial lighting) that they wish to sell.
(I've rather bad photo of it but can't work out how to download photos into the post - help here would be welcome)
Finally, I have a series 1 ignition switch/barrel ( dash mounted turn and press for start up) but no keys. Has anyone ever found somewhere where keys can be cut from the barrel only ?
Many thanks in advance


Title: Re: Fulvia light switch
Post by: Richard Fridd on 07 January, 2021, 10:10:14 AM
I have a pull/ push switch with illuminated yellow ring and a seperate reostat/ variable resistor.35 for both inc uk post signed for. If you email your photo I will be able to check suitability. 'Additional options' is the place to post images on the forum. Richard


Title: Re: Fulvia light switch
Post by: Waka on 07 January, 2021, 04:00:56 PM
Thank you Richard - hopefully the photo will appear


Title: Re: Fulvia light switch
Post by: Richard Fridd on 07 January, 2021, 05:22:10 PM
Looks similar. My switch has two electrical contact plus one for lamp holder. So maybe not enough contacts and maybe a series 2 rear screen heater switch?


Title: Re: Fulvia light switch
Post by: fay66 on 08 January, 2021, 11:56:37 AM
Looks similar. My switch has two electrical contact plus one for lamp holder. So maybe not enough contacts and maybe a series 2 rear screen heater switch?
If its the same as the light switch as my 2c, it should be a pull and twist, rather than just a straight pull.
Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Fulvia light switch
Post by: Waka on 08 January, 2021, 04:19:26 PM
Yes you are correct Brian - it pulls to turn on the lights and twists to increase the strength of the back-lighting in the dials. I also think you are right Richard in saying that your switch, would turn on the lights but not work as a dimmer for the dials. Many thanks anyway.


Title: Re: Fulvia light switch
Post by: lancialulu on 08 January, 2021, 05:48:35 PM
Yes you are correct Brian - it pulls to turn on the lights and twists to increase the strength of the back-lighting in the dials. I also think you are right Richard in saying that your switch, would turn on the lights but not work as a dimmer for the dials. Many thanks anyway.
I thought it pulled for side and panel lights and twisted for main / dip alternated by the column switch???


Title: Re: Fulvia light switch
Post by: fay66 on 09 January, 2021, 02:07:33 PM
Yes you are correct Brian - it pulls to turn on the lights and twists to increase the strength of the back-lighting in the dials. I also think you are right Richard in saying that your switch, would turn on the lights but not work as a dimmer for the dials. Many thanks anyway.
The instrument lighting brightness is controlled by one of the chrome rotating knobs? In the lower part of the dash below the instruments.
The first pull of the lighting switch turns on the inner head lamps, then if you push the indicator stalk forward, it puts out the headlamps and leaves you on sidelights only, frightening the first time you do it by accident on an unlit road.
Pulling and twisting the switch to the right turns on the outer headlamps, and the indicator stalk is used to dip them or put them onto main beam, the inner headlamps stay on when the outers are in use.
Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Fulvia light switch
Post by: roddy on 21 January, 2021, 04:52:18 PM
S1 Fulvias were designed in the era when you had side lights and headlights.  You then had to dip the headlamp beams for (the occasional) oncoming traffic.  The dash switch on an S1 is pull to illuminate the sidelights (and the green warning ring), twist and then pull again to illuminate the headlamps.  It is VERY IMPORTANT to switch on the headlights part of the sequence with the stalk on the steering column in the main beam position.  Once the headlight is on, the stalk can be pulled back to the dip position.  (This all reiterates what Brian has said).

It is all a bit like the Fulvia reversing light only working when the side light are on - progressive thinking in the 1960s decided you only need to see to reverse when it was dark.....

Regards -