What is the purpose of the center lamp on the dash?

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AZ_Mike
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What is the purpose of the center lamp on the dash?

Post by AZ_Mike » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:44 am

It is the middle of the nine indicators on the dash. I've never seen it light up but I believe it is blue. The symbol looks like a PTO. The betriebsanleitung calls it a "blinker indicating light for trailer operation" and says it is green. The color wiring diagram that's been posted in several places calls it an "auxiliary drive indicator".

I'm asking because I'm looking to free up positions for my own use (one for DOT compliant driving lights and one for off-road lights).

Mike
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Re: What is the purpose of the center lamp on the dash?

Post by AZ_Mike » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:57 am

Opened up the dash and was able to tell that this light is green not blue. Still no idea what it is for.

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Re: What is the purpose of the center lamp on the dash?

Post by Hotzenplotz » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:01 am

Lads

We are talking about a green light here.
Image

In Europe is is mandatory to monitor the indicator on a trailer is working.
The relais has in fact to exit contacts, which are usually connected. CO and 49 are joined.
If you split that connection and connect CO to the available lamp it flashes only when more current is drawn and thus the trailer indicator is active.
Obviously it does not work with LED based taillights ...

Some Pinzgauers have additional control lights in the panel, like
Image
for a rotating yellow alarm light, or aux heater, or PTO drive; use them for your needs.
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Re: What is the purpose of the center lamp on the dash?

Post by tgreening » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:04 am

Alright, I'll be the one to ask.

Are those replacement lenses for the dash indicator in question, and where can they be purchased? :)

Hotzenplotz wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:01 am
Lads

We are talking about a green light here.
Image

In Europe is is mandatory to monitor the indicator on a trailer is working.
The relais has in fact to exit contacts, which are usually connected. CO and 49 are joined.
If you split that connection and connect CO to the available lamp it flashes only when more current is drawn and thus the trailer indicator is active.
Obviously it does not work with LED based taillights ...

Some Pinzgauers have additional control lights in the panel, like
Image
for a rotating yellow alarm light, or aux heater, or PTO drive; use them for your needs.

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Re: What is the purpose of the center lamp on the dash?

Post by tgreening » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:05 am

Alright, I'll be the one to ask.

Are those replacement lenses for the dash indicator in question, and where can they be purchased? :)

Hotzenplotz wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:01 am
Lads

We are talking about a green light here.
Image

In Europe is is mandatory to monitor the indicator on a trailer is working.
The relais has in fact to exit contacts, which are usually connected. CO and 49 are joined.
If you split that connection and connect CO to the available lamp it flashes only when more current is drawn and thus the trailer indicator is active.
Obviously it does not work with LED based taillights ...

Some Pinzgauers have additional control lights in the panel, like
Image
for a rotating yellow alarm light, or aux heater, or PTO drive; use them for your needs.

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Re: What is the purpose of the center lamp on the dash?

Post by Hotzenplotz » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:33 am

Hi tgreening

I have linked the from Florian's webshop
https://pinzgauer-ersatzteile.webnode.at/

He will happily supply them
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Albert
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Re: What is the purpose of the center lamp on the dash?

Post by pcolette » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:06 am

SAV usually carries some of them. Worth a call anyway.
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Re: What is the purpose of the center lamp on the dash?

Post by AZ_Mike » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:31 am

The symbol on mine looks like a splined shaft with rotation arrows which is why I mentioned it reminded me of a PTO. Clearly I can use it for something else.

My leftmost lamp has that rotating beacon symbol but it mostly opaque white with that the symbol being transparent--not amber It is on when the pull switch for the powerlet outlet is on. The rightmost has a blank opaque cover (I do not have a cabin Eberspächer--just two in the ambulance box).

Mike
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