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Author: ToddTruby Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 18153  
Subject: Re: Bring back high-beam control... Date: 11/28/2001 6:26 AM
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I still don't think you understand. Any changes year over year on an automobile are made for one or more of three reasons 1) Government Regulations 2)Cost Savings 3)Features that distinguish from or mimic the competition.

I don't know of any government regulations prohibiting the floor switch, so if consumers wanted it, there would be SOME model out there with the option. The fact that there isn't means either 1)not enough customers wants it or 2)ALL manufacturers are totally missing some potentially huge market. Which makes more sense.

I also don't really understand the points you make in your gains vs drawbacks argument. Floor switch = no relay...stalk switch = relay. I think you might have misunderstood the application. By using a relay you save costs in wiring, fuses, switches AND fault tracing is easier.

I'm not saying a computer controls the high beams, only that relays allow the use of computers to control high amperage components.

You are more than entitled to your opinion that you prefer the floor switch and find the stalk switch hard to operate. I personally have never had a problem operating the high beams on the steering stalk. My first car had a floor switch and I never had a problem "converting".

tjt
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