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I have a 1988 110. I've had some electrical problems so decide to re-wire it. I've dismantled the dash board and discovered a component I don't recognise (see pics attached).

It is located behind the dasboard instument cluster and has a connector wired into the loom but was not connected when I dismantled the dash. If I connect it, it turns the lights on regardless of whether they should be on or not. The lights are working fine (one of the few things that are) without it connected, but what is it?

I assume it is some sort of relay, but I've never seen anything like it, and since the lights work without it, what is its purpose?



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that mystery part is the older dim dip transformer, for UK dim dip headlight requirements was quietly dropped form the vehicle lighting regs a few years ago, if you just unplug it & secure the plug safly out of harms way, you can drive & just have normal road lights without dimdip.

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