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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe

1997 Ford Thunderbird
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Rear Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe LX, Mid-Size
18 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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July 22, 2010, 1:10 pm

Charlene D

Question: how do open the fuse panel so i can remove a fuse

the kill switch is connected to the right turn signal and the turn signals have recently stopped working at intervals so i'm frequently having trouble starting the car because of the right turn signal. I had the starter replaced a week ago. I want to remove the #4 fuse that connects to the anti-theft module.

July 25, 2010, 5:33 pm

David S

It should just be a matter of popping open the tabs and pulling the lid off. They usually don't make it too difficult to access the fuses.

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July 27, 2010, 9:07 am

Charlene D

Thanks DScudero. It was really hard to get up under the dash to open the fuse module but a friend of mine did it, took out each fuse, examined them, and put them back in. The car started working after that.

But removing the #4 fuse didn't change the situation with the turn signals and we found out that the wiring for the kill switch goes from the steering column, under the hood,and up to the turn signal light. So we're going to disconnect the kill switch that way.

In the meantime, when the right turn signal won't come on so I can start the car, it works when I push the turn signal lever forward toward the dash then flip it to the right (I don't know what the heck that is or why it works). The signal comes on and I'm able to start the car. I think I just need to get rid of that stupid kill switch.

Thanks again!

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July 27, 2010, 6:48 pm

David S

That sounds like a good plan to me.

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