September 2020 - New Fog Lamp Switch
As usual, I was sitting jobless scrolling through the Boodmo.com and came the ideal of searching for standalone fog lamp switches from OE. First gen Swift was the only one known to me, then Esteem and Zen stuck my mind. Esteem unit was available. Ordered right away without any plan on installing. Estilo
popped us as the primary candidate.
Maruti 1000/Esteem Fog Lamp Switch - 37270M60C10 - ₹ 210.00 (+ ₹ 25.00 shipping).
Only three pins, in, out and ground for powering the indicator.
Checked continuity and found the connections.
Old MGP part. Price then was ₹ 197.00. 2006 make.
Skids already had a fog lamp switch with indicator, but it would reflect badly on the mirror causing distraction at night. That prompted trying it on Beat though I always wanted a fully functional LT variant's combination switch.
It was the common Anupam brand switch, which has been there since the Ambassador Nova era. I still remember my uncle's hard top LHD Willys with an array of all available colours with switch indicator only connected for no apparent reason
Showoff thing of early 90s.
The Indicator was normal old school bulb. There is also provision for backlit, but not available in this model. Zen's got backlit and the marking on the switch was translucent.
The OE indicator effect .
Not a flush fit, but I can live with it.
Dimension difference with the Anupam.
Grabbed the #100 paper
and started sanding.
Popped the dashboard side cover
and the panel holding the switch, both of which were just on clips.
Panel with H/L leveller. Had to remove it as the switch wasn't sitting there properly.
H/L leveller had a Molex-type connector.
Finally, managed to sink the switch into the panel. The panel was curved, making it difficult.
Anupam had normal-size spade connectors. Esteem switch had smaller spade connectors. Replaced them.
Connected and installed. Perfect.
In action at night.