One for Dave Newell, maybe

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  1. WynandJean

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    Dave did an excellent job of fitting our Transit-based m/h with 'crowd control' (sic :BigGrin:) a while back. I love it and mentally thank him each trip for such a useful accessory.

    There is one niggling problem, however. The operating stalk sits in such a position that the end is hidden away behind the steering wheel. By and large this is not a problem but on the odd occasion I find that I am unable to be sure whether it is switched on or off (the other settings are not really a problem - just is it switched on or not?)

    My first idea for a solution was to get a stick-on mirror so I could see the reflection of the stalk, however there just isn't anywhere I can mount it which will allow me to see it.

    Now, my current thinking is this:

    There are several switch blanks on the dash. If Ford make an LED housed in a moulding to fit these, could it be possible to run the cables from it to somewhere on the unit that will illuminate the LED when switched on?

    I'd like this arrangement as it would not look too amateur a job, but is it feasible or is there a better suggestion.

    Wyn
     
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    This fitting seems to be standard on most vehicles,everyone I've bought van or car,since 2008 has it fitted as well as radio controls on the wheel.
    Indicator lights are in the instrument binnacle.
     
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    Are you referring to an original Ford cruise control? Mine is a 2006 which did not have cc until Dave's retro fit. What I want to establish is can I take a feed from the unit to an LED on the dash?

    Wyn
     
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    I am going back to 2008 for vans and 1990 for cars.
     
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    Its probably doable. I'm away at Goodwood at the moment but if you e mail me next week I'll look into it.

    D.
     
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    Thanks, that would be great.

    Have a good time at Goodwood

    Wyn
     
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