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Old 03-03-2009, 07:59 AM   #21
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Does anyone have the pinouts of the switch so we can bench check it before putting it back in? This will help determine if the switch is bad or I have other problems.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:31 PM   #22
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sorry if this is a stupid question, but how do you get the switch out of the car? The cap pops off easy, but the switch stays in the console. Mine might be just glued in by all the spilled coffee from the previous owner, yuck.

looking forward to doing this fix... its definitely the issue.

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Old 12-15-2009, 09:11 PM   #23
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You have to pop up the shifter bezel cover and the then disconnect the wires connector. The switch will pop up and out easily unless it's "glued" in there with old coffee etc.... LOL. Just apply some pressure to it and it'll pop out.

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Old 12-15-2009, 09:21 PM   #24
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Funny about the Mrs. Switch... My dad does that all the time to my mom and she freaks out.

Apparently it feels like you've peed your pants. LOL.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:31 PM   #25
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nvm... I just need to start a new thread for this.
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:55 PM   #26
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Hey, Thanks OrangeSVTguy! I finally found time to do this fix, and both buttons are back to normal. I had to go through all of the steps... the drivers side switch was bent up pretty bad and took about 20 mins of adjusting before it clicked both ways and stayed. The second only needed a little more pressure from the side tab. Thanks for the tips.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:40 PM   #27
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OrangeSVTGuy, Thanks a bunch for your write up.

Had to give your Rep. a boost. ;)
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:54 PM   #28
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Thanks everyone! I'm glad that everyone is still finding this useful.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:28 PM   #29
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Yeah, this was a super helpful thread. I repaired my drivers side one a few months ago using this as a guide. A heads up to anybody looking to repair one of these switches, probably the hardest part was just getting the switch apart so you can tweak it. As mentioned above, there are 4 plastic tabs holding the separate housings together and they are NOT meant to come apart. I finally got it apart by using an electric drill and a small bit to carefully "axe" out the tabs, it slid apart cleanly after that. This will make more sense once you actually have it in your hands.

Thanks for the thread man, it was fun to get it working again!
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I lost one of the metal springs while trying to fix it. It presumably flew off somewhere when I was bending it. Anyway, I can't find it. What can I use as a replacement or will I have to end up just buying a new switch from Ford?

Edit: not a traditional spring, just the metal piece that you recommended making more springy again
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