Date registered: May 2009
Vehicle: Ferguson TED-20 1956, Mercedes-Benz 220 S 1963, Valmet 502 1973, Mercedes-Benz S 500c 1996
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Do you by any chance have a wiring diagram with that flasher-unit-switch incorporated? Im guessing there are more than just two pins/connectors?
Unless it's the only way I would really advise against having the switch hidden under the dash (at least the hazard). I have mine there and I found it to be difficult to reach fast during heavy braking (such as an accident on the freeway or simular). But on the other hand, the 'visible' part of the dashboard is not really that ergonomic either...
yes, daytime running lights. the wiring is not really that complex, but if you're unsure weather it will be needed in the future the only thing that would be good to do while the harness is out is to run a few wires to the engine compartment and back from the jack which connects the the turn signal stalk (should you need it, you can add relays and the other stuff later, but have a functionwise original harness in the mean time)
Basically all that you need for the C.C. is a switch that goes four ways, all springloaded. I first toyed with the idea to have a knob (of the same kind as the others) on the dashboard that was springloaded in and out, and left and right turn, on order to get the four postions of the control column stalk.
If i remember correctlu the C.C. stalk on the E55 is also a four-way switch? They might have done the signaling bit differently, but if you only kan get those four position's (five including the rest position) it should come together somewhat easy. Some kind of hidden switch should work for this as well!
Yeah well you can splice in the trailer lights directly to the regular wiring, but if you have a short on the trailer and the fuse blows, you'll lose your lights on the car too!
I'd say it's more of a safety thing, you might blow a fuse for the lighting on the trailer, but your car's lighting still works fine at least!