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When taking off it pops slowly and popping increases with more speed . Turning left does same thing ,but stops when braking
Problem with my 2002 T Bird is no instrument lights,applied external 12 v, lights came on Person who worked on car supposedly hooked relay to parking lights then to instrument lights, to me that was a real Rue Goldberg way to repair something, I was told to replace headlight and dimmer switch, things got much, much better, but I still feel I have problems with FEM ,where can I get this confirmed, I,d appreciate your help, thanks in advance Mr Fig
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the light is constantly on
how much to diagnose and how much if there is a clock spring replacement?


started with no dash lights, FEM rebuilt by midwesttechtronics. problem solved. 4 weeks later, hard rain and water intrusion in trunk. lost power windows, locks, originally told by local ford dealer it was a relay in the trunk. picked it up and nothing worked. they then advised it was an issue with the rear elect module. had it refurbished, no change. no dtc's. i beleive it is either a power supply issue or bus issue. ford diagrams on mitchell are very vague. can not find anything that tells me which fuse, or which relay controls what circuit.
I also replaced fuse, bulb, had to repair clock spring. Realized my instrument cluster has no lights. (got a speeding ticket) cant see at night. Is there been a fix found for this? Also just had a new conv top replaced, seat repair, and having a hard time finding replacement parts. I have a vent for airconditioner that is cracked. Ford claims part have been discontinued. ugh Feeling stressed and sad and mad.
I bought this car used, in daylight, had no idea instrument lights not working, back yard mechanic worked on it, said module was bad,spliced into parking wire to half ass fix, talked to Ford service he said control module not problem, replace switch,and dimmer that where I'm at !
Someone worked on this car, I found the problem in the headlight switch, but I'm not sure on how to remove the switch any help would be appreciated, thank you
I'm not sure how the switch is removed, then naturally how it's replaced,your help would be greatly appreciated, thank you .
Dash lights out, tac, speedo and gauges , tried putting voltage on dash lights,they came on, where is that missing voltage originated from, also dimmer switch is bad, could headlamp switch be bad ?
driver door wont open all the way.
I was a proud owner of a 2002 Ford TBird--not now.
My car has less than 30K miles. The check engine light came on. First thought it was fuel cap - no. Light was steady and felt engine missing.
Took to dealer who explain he had experienced similar problem with same car type and it may be a coil issue.
Sign to pay $120 to diagnose why the engine light was on. Got call they would like to perform a coil stress test for an additional charge of 1.5 hour + 1.hour diag to find sensor short. This is in addition to the $120 I agree to find out why light was on.
First problems thought that was why I agree to pay $120???
This is all Greek to me but it was determined "DLC will not communicate with the Data Link Connector found DPFE sensor VREF concern." Bottomline: All 8 coil sensors need to be replaced along with all plugs. Parts needed Coil Asy - Ignition (8), Sensor asy; all spark plugs. Cost: Parts 1251.64, Labor 1085.88, tax $112.65+ $2700. Wow...then learned this is a common problem with the T-B and owners were notified--10yr/$100K Warranty. I'm original owner and was never notified. What recourse do I have against Ford? Where can I get my car fixed without being charged nearly $3,000???
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