Re: [DML] Re: Dash Light Rheostat
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Re: [DML] Re: Dash Light Rheostat

When I bought my car, the original rheo was toast and I bit the bullet 
to buy a "new-rebuilt" one, despite the high cost.  While it was nice to 
have the dimming control back, I was less than impressed with it's 
action/taper, as noted by others here.  Can these not be replaced with a 
standard linear potentiometer?  Why does it need to be a rheostat?
- ed

1982 DMC-12 [11594]
1986.5 928S
1990 Coupe Quattro 20V

mike clemens wrote:
> David,
> You may be in for a surprise,  there is no winding in
> the rheostat, that's what Marv was trying to say. 
> Once you get into the rheostat, which is really a
> variable potentiometer, you will find no wires. 
> Everything is fixed to a plate, much like the fuel
> sender, but on a much smaller scale.  I've had like 5
> apart and had no "zero" success at making them work. 
> That's why, and I speculate, DMCH will give you a $50
> core value, you can't fix the inards, but the case is
> valuable!!!
> Mike

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