Automobile Dimmer Switches

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littlered

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1. Pursuant to the Department of Motor Vehicles Act. No 91-92, all motor vehicles sold after September 19, 1991 will be required to have the headlight dimmer switch mounted on the floorboard. The dimmer switch must be mounted in a position accessible to operation by pressing the switch by the left foot.
The switch must be far enough removed from the left foot pedals to avoid inadvertent operation of pedal confusion.

2. Included in the above act, and beginning January 1, 1992, all other vehicles with steering column mounted dimmer switches must be retrofitted with a floorboard mounted dimmer of the type described above. The steering columns mounted dimmer switch must be disabled or removed from the vehicle. Vehicles which have not made this change will FAIL the forthcoming State Safety Inspection program which will be begin on this date.

3. It is recognized that this will cause some hardship for the driving public. However, this change is being made in the interest of public safety. DMV Act 298-99877 will revert all motor vehicles to the prevalent dimmer system in use prior to the influx of foreign market vehicles. A recent study entitled "Initiation Sequence in Nighttime Highway Traffic Accidents" was conducted jointly by the Dept of Public Safety and the DMV along with the University Department of Research.

It has shown that 95% of all nighttime highway accidents are caused by a a blonde getting her foot caught in the steering wheel. ;)
 

beauty4everyone

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We recently rented a car that had a dimmer switch on the floor. Haven't seen that in years. I was sorry when they stopped making them that way. Just goes to show what may happen if one waits long enough. B. :cool:
 
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