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post #11 of 17 Old 11-23-2007, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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mine is a 1990 5.0 limited edition convertible

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post #12 of 17 Old 12-01-2007, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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I did it now!

Well, I really screwed it up now, took the switch out of the door jam, and even picked up another, as I do not do any kind of electrucal diagnosis, its mental. I picked up another switch, and now the trick is how to get at the end of the wires to connect the switch. Its a plug type, buried inside the framework, and there is no way himanly possible to get at it without cutting the metal. I did pull the kick panel, and able to feel the wires, but need to get somthing to hold onto them and plug in the switch. I can't imigine anyone can get at that without cutting a hole. any suggestions, before I bring it to a ford dealer, and pay whatever it costs to put it back.


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What he means is that one of the switches in the door jam is not working. They're pretty easy to change, you usually just need to unscrew it, switch the wire and put it back in. I think you can check to see which one it is by unscrewing them and grounding out the wire (touch it to a bare metal area) that goes to the switch (assuming there is only one wire).

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I'm not sure I understand. Are the wires too short to hold onto the plug to plug it back in or is it that the plug fell back into the hole?



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yes, the plug went back into the hole

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Yea these things suck. On some cars it's real easy to get to and on others it's a complete PITA. Since you can see the wire from inside the kick panel area I'd assume that's the way you'll have to get to it. Unfortunately I can't picture how any of it is situated so I can't really recommend an easy way to get to it. It may be that the lower dash panel needs to come off so you can get to it, otherwise maybe you can use something like a coat hanger through the hole to fish it out.



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the reason it fell back into the hole is because there was no slack in order to pull it out. thats what caused it to become disconnected, the switch came out only 1/4 inch, and I tried to see the entire connection, and bam, it disconnected. guess I'll have to talk to a dealer, I can't stand somthing not working, no matter how small.

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couldn't you just pull the kick panel off? seems like you could get to the wiring that way. may have to pull the seat out and get on your back in the floor board.
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