Crash Cut-Off switch bypassed

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Stickyfinger
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Crash Cut-Off switch bypassed

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Hi

Today whilst inspecting some wires and making good, I was tracing a line and noticed that the crash cut-out switch had been bypassed....
I have a spare in the scrapper V6, but before I mess with it, ? what would the reason be for this ? (if the switch is not broken, I do not know how to test it)
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Re: Crash Cut-Off switch bypassed

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Most likely nuisance tripping. We had that in one of our cars years ago (think it was one of the Fiestas), where it would trip if you hit a moderately large pothole with the offside front wheel. Assuming the Xantia's one is similar? Big red button that pops up when it trips and can be reset by pressing the button back in?

If so most likely has been bypassed because it's playing up. Really bad idea though for obvious reasons!
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Re: Crash Cut-Off switch bypassed

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Thought it may be, had a Ford Scorpio that did it coming of curbs :)....could be a Bank Robbers Car :@)
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Re: Crash Cut-Off switch bypassed

Post by Northern_Mike »

Zelandeth wrote:Most likely nuisance tripping.
Yes. Exactly that. Had it in a Ford Orion years ago and bypassed the switch myself.