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Old 10-24-2018, 04:18 PM   #1
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2019 Dutchstar - Front Seat warning switch

The 2019 Dutch Star has a new style front seat for both passenger and driver. It retains the features of allowing both to have a footrest.

For the driver, the foot rest switch is Inoperable until you swivel the seat. There is also a safety switch that is installed to detect if the foot rest is not full retracted. This safety switch is VERY POORLY mounted on the 2019.

If you are a tall driver, and back your seat up all the way to full stop for driving, and then try to lower the seat to full stop, you will permanently disable your safety switch. When this happens, you will hear first a crunch, then a loud pop, followed by the sound of small metal pieces hitting the tile.

This is not a very comforting sound when one is driving, especially by yourself. Fortunately, that switch is a Normally open type of switch, so it does not cause the alarm to sound (or the brakes to suddenly apply with engine going to limp mode).

The attached picture shows the hanging parts that are left over after performing the disable procedure.
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So if you "disable" the switch, the footrest works when the seat is in any position??
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So if you "disable" the switch, the footrest works when the seat is in any position??
No, that is a separate switch. This is just the warning buzzer that sounds the alarms, slams your brakes, enables limp mode, and calls the cops. Well it does one of those, don't remember which.

The safety switch for powering is located elsewhere, and I feel safe with just that, so I wont be trying to repair this alarm switch.
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