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    Hi peeps....

    I know this is a VAG forum but i thought i'd see if anybody knew the answer before i go posting elsewhere!

    I've recently purchased a Vauxhall Combo (ex RM) 53 reg, and just inside the back door is a "sprung" switch. It's been profesionally installed, and is obviously something to do with the Royal Mail (seen other ex RM vans on ebay with same switch!)

    Pressing the button does nothing noticeable so i traced the cables as far as i could to no avail.

    Has anybody got any idea what the switch does? Ask your postal worker freinds

    Thanks in advance

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    is this not the same switch that the james bond car had?

    for heavens sake, dont press it with your girlfriend sat in the passenger seat!

     
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    It's the anti-dog button.

    Press it and an ultrasonic sound is emitted causing all dogs in the area to run away.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eshrules View Post
    is this not the same switch that the james bond car had?

    for heavens sake, dont press it with your girlfriend sat in the passenger seat!
    Quote Originally Posted by mycarsavw View Post
    It's the anti-dog button.

    Press it and an ultrasonic sound is emitted causing all dogs in the area to run away.
    lol, i knew i'd be in for some stick!

    *Request to Stuart* Can i change my user ID to Postman Nick

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    could it be for a lock to be operated from the cabin so no one can nick stuff out the back?
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOLFMK5GTTDI View Post
    could it be for a lock to be operated from the cabin so no one can nick stuff out the back?
    No, but thanks for trying. RM change the rods in the rear door lock mechanism to disable the central locking to the back door for that very reason.

    So the back door needs to be opened with the ignition key.

    Any more guess's

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    Quote Originally Posted by bora(ing) nick View Post
    No, but thanks for trying. RM change the rods in the rear door lock mechanism to disable the central locking to the back door for that very reason.

    So the back door needs to be opened with the ignition key.

    Any more guess's

    Nick
    i've been thinking about this...

    and i reckon....

    it's a switch to activate the anti traffic-warden forcefield.

    to you and i, the van is clearly visible, but as soon as a traffic warden approaches, the van becomes invisible!

     
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    Carl's got it, I asked my Postie this morning. Halfway through the conversation, he vanished.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mycarsavw View Post
    Carl's got it, I asked my Postie this morning. Halfway through the conversation, he vanished.

    that's the first time in a while i've laughed out loud at a screen...


     
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycarsavw View Post
    Carl's got it, I asked my Postie this morning. Halfway through the conversation, he vanished.

    I'm still chuckling about this even tho i read it this morning! Brilliant, its made my day.
     
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