1962

NEW
12/2022

TURN SIGNAL SWITCH. USA and Canadian DS19’s received yet another new and unique turn signal switch for 1962. This one had a black (or perhaps dark gray) plastic knob in lieu of the white knob used on earlier cars. This new switch on USA cars looked just like the 1962 Euro version, but the USA version did not incorporate a headlight “passing” flasher that was added to Euro cars for 1962. This new switch for USA cars (P/N DW 522 05b) was used for a number of years on USA DS’s; from 1962 to early 1969, and utilized the external Klaxon flasher. ID19’s would eventually get this same switch in 1965.

Unique turn signal switch for 1962 DS19's in the USA

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Chris Dubuque

DOOR GLASS. The thickness of the glass in the doors changed on USA DS19’s and ID19’s for 1962. The door glass thickness on USA cars had been 6 mm on both the front and rear doors. But in December of 1961, the thickness changed to 5 mm for both front and rear doors of USA cars. Euro DS’s had a bewildering mix of 4, 5, and 6 mm thick door glass, usually thinner on the rear doors. 

USA cars received 5 mm door glass in 1962 for all four doors

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Chris Dubuque