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I bought this car a couple of years ago from the daughter of the original owner. I thought this box was for the alarm system but I never put it through the test. I don't like throwing switches if I do not know what they are for.

 

I just had some electrical issues taken care of and the alarm system pulled. That is how my electrician found out what they are for.

 

Any guesses?

 

Hint each switch controls something completely different.

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One is for the nitrous system and the other for fog lamps mounted on the roof? :D

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Ejection seat and smoke screen obviously

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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Switch 1 with the light is the brake light defeat switch for when they ran from the cops and didn't want them to see brake lights.

 

Switch 2 is for the linear amp that was hooked to the CB.

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Horn, and high beams.

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Great guesses.

 

The little switch to the right is to switch from the regular horn to the air horns the original owner installed.

 

The big switch with the light is for the rear window defogger. It was not on the Marti Report as one of the options. It is possible she wanted it and it did not get installed at the factory and the dealership did it. I will never know for sure.

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WOW what a guess that one was the Horn :D

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All very creative and amusing answers but my favorite by far is this one:

 

Ejection seat and smoke screen obviously

 

It just seemed to be stated with such conviction...lol!

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Umm be careful with a rear defroster if it really is after market it should have a timer on it for about 5-7 minutes.

 

Some people just hooked up a switch to the window defrost grid and then they would switch it on and sometimes forget about it. The grid starts to get hot and acts like a big resistor or soldering iron. You can cause a fire or pop the rear window on a cold day.

 

Some idiot did that on my car when I got my car somebody had installed a rear defrost window and ran a wire to the dash and punched a hole in the dash for a switch.

Thank god when I flipped that switch it never worked eventually I pulled the circuit the entire wire was melted and there was scorch damage to the sail panels in the car.

 

I tossed the entire interior and traded the defrost window for an original sunX rear window like my car originally came with. Then I pulled the remains of the circuit and closed the hole in the dash. Years later a buddy offered me a real ford oem defroster system. I was surprised at the complexity. The control box and timer were separate like the intermediate wiper system . Needless to say I turned it down as too much trouble.

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All very creative and amusing answers but my favorite by far is this one:

 

Ejection seat and smoke screen obviously

 

It just seemed to be stated with such conviction...lol!

 

I got a good chuckle out of that one also.

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I thought Don65 gave the better answer myself, but glad to be able to make you laugh-with me or at me it is all the same to me

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Why would anyone driving a Mustang need a smoke screen or an oil slick or have to shut off the rear tail lights for braking.

 

Unless your car is missing the ACCELERATOR pedal...

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Man I was gonna guess Gatling gun and rocket launcher. :-)

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everyone knows the gatling gun trigger is attached to the steering column-you are such a noob!

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everyone knows the gatling gun trigger is attached to the steering column-you are such a noob!

 

Actually the gatling gun trigger is the rim blow steering wheel.

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I pulled out the 00 manual Q gave me and I will quote from page 69 "Gatling gun switches are to be mounted on the steering column of 1971-1973 Mustangs, NOT the rim blow steering wheel as it was in 1969-1970 models, as the wiring connection in these prior models proved of insufficient gauge to provide reliable service. Rocket launchers may be mounted to the rim blow steering wheel if harness upgrades are included. Use of the upgraded harness to wire Gatling guns or M-2 Machine guns will result in potential electrical fire and unintended premature discharge of you gun."

 

I can scan and post the page if you want, but then I'd just have to kill you

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everyone knows the gatling gun trigger is attached to the steering column-you are such a noob!

 

LMAO My secret agent experience is somewhat limited.

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