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Post by coreys73chevelle on Fri May 22, 2009 7:05 pm

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i had it on mine and cant find it or remember what it is.
what is it? the circled silver box...
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Fri May 22, 2009 9:32 pm

it was standard on 74 montes as a push starter switch.I think with the key on you should be able to push the buuton and bump the starter (like when your trying to find top dead center)
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Post by novaderrik on Fri May 22, 2009 10:14 pm

bumping the starter with the key on is a bad idea.. if the car starts, you might have a bad day. better to bump it with the key off..
i don't know what that thing does, but i know mine doesn't work to bump the starter- i've tried pushing it to see what happens, and nothing happens.

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Post by Limey SE on Fri May 22, 2009 10:31 pm

that looks like the resistor in my my kit i got with my dist .....

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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Fri May 22, 2009 11:21 pm

novaderrik wrote:bumping the starter with the key on is a bad idea.. if the car starts, you might have a bad day. better to bump it with the key off..
i don't know what that thing does, but i know mine doesn't work to bump the starter- i've tried pushing it to see what happens, and nothing happens.

ITS not a "bad" idea if you disconnect the power to the distributor.....................
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Post by Limey SE on Fri May 22, 2009 11:30 pm

another thought could this be it ???? being so close to the brake booster ???


Dist valve / brake warning light.This valve seprates the front brake system from the rear brake system. if you lose pressure in the brake system the switch will trip and the light will go on in the dash. (brake warning light )

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Post by coreys73chevelle on Fri May 22, 2009 11:48 pm

Limey aka Maligoon wrote:another thought could this be it ???? being so close to the brake booster ???


Dist valve / brake warning light.This valve seprates the front brake system from the rear brake system. if you lose pressure in the brake system the switch will trip and the light will go on in the dash. (brake warning light )

no thats along the frame
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Post by ant7377 on Fri May 22, 2009 11:52 pm

Isnt that to reset the stupid seatbelt interlock system so you can start the car?
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Post by Redsway76 on Sat May 23, 2009 1:35 am

follow that fusible link coming out of it where sit go to ?? almost looks aftermarket to me.... my car doesnt have one of course mine is absolute baseline 76
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Post by Limey SE on Sat May 23, 2009 1:41 am

ok all i have found that looks anything close to that is for the horn relay but no lil knob on front .........

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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sat May 23, 2009 2:23 am

maybe a replacement horn relay.

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Post by novaderrik on Sat May 23, 2009 4:59 am

ant7377 wrote:Isnt that to reset the stupid seatbelt interlock system so you can start the car?

i think that's what it's for. GM was doing some weird stuff in the mid 70's..

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Post by novaderrik on Sat May 23, 2009 5:00 am

1973 454 MONTE wrote:
novaderrik wrote:bumping the starter with the key on is a bad idea.. if the car starts, you might have a bad day. better to bump it with the key off..
i don't know what that thing does, but i know mine doesn't work to bump the starter- i've tried pushing it to see what happens, and nothing happens.

ITS not a "bad" idea if you disconnect the power to the distributor.....................

then why turn the key on in the first place then?

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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat May 23, 2009 9:48 am

novaderrik wrote:
1973 454 MONTE wrote:
novaderrik wrote:bumping the starter with the key on is a bad idea.. if the car starts, you might have a bad day. better to bump it with the key off..
i don't know what that thing does, but i know mine doesn't work to bump the starter- i've tried pushing it to see what happens, and nothing happens.

ITS not a "bad" idea if you disconnect the power to the distributor.....................

then why turn the key on in the first place then?
MAYBE
to give POWER to the switch/button........................

I have had 3 -74 montes and never once did I ever push that damn button. Cool
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Re: what is it?

Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sat May 23, 2009 10:09 am

It's to override the seat belt interlock system.

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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat May 23, 2009 12:01 pm

74MonteCarlo wrote:It's to override the seat belt interlock system.

yes finally 2 people that have come up with the answer to the ?............................................

all we needed was an owner of a 74 to tell us all what it is. Very Happy
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Re: what is it?

Post by coreys73chevelle on Sat May 23, 2009 3:10 pm

will i know i took one off of mine i have a 73 chevelle.

as long as i dont need it too drive the car im ok
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Post by Redsway76 on Mon May 25, 2009 7:16 pm

interesting glad my car dont have one lol just more useless weight lol
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