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    Approaching 2 decades of DDing Box Panthers VicCrownVic's Avatar
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    Yeah, pull the knob isn't hard, but being so used to auto headlamps I tend to forget pushing the knob back in especially if I had the lights on because of rain and it's not dark enough for the lights to catch my attention when I get out (also I've disabled the chime on all my cars). My solution to my forgetfulness is to place a hat over the sensor when I need the lights on but it's not dark enough for the auto feature to turn them on. Wedge the bill of the hat between the windshield and dash and it stays put.
    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - I'll fix it eventually
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    And the anal OCD in me doesn't like pulling the knob because it wears it out. My stuff is factory stiff and the detents are nice and tight still along with the sensitivity controls. My ATC slider used to be tighter along with the HVA/C controls too, since the old man never used them much. I'm an air conditioned gypsy though, so I'm always using that in the summer or floor in the winter.
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    After discovering exactly how different the Ford is from the Lincoln (engine harness functionally the same, but other stuff...yikes), I bought a seemingly new copy of the 85 Ford/Mercury EVTM. I've bought from VintageAutoLiterature on eBay before and always been pleased with what I received. There's one left...

    Once I have that I should be able to better help BirdOfPrey with the Tripminder wiring as well as better understand my own car. I went looking to try to figure it out and found too much extra stuff vs the Lincoln to be sure what it was.

    Here, have some sad wagon:



    The broken windshield is still sitting in place, but the adhesive is all cut out. I'm going to tape it up before trying to lift it out when it's time to put the new glass in.
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    But a sad wagon is still better than no wagon.

    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - I'll fix it eventually
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    Quote Originally Posted by kishy View Post
    Once I have that I should be able to better help BirdOfPrey with the Tripminder wiring as well as better understand my own car. I went looking to try to figure it out and found too much extra stuff vs the Lincoln to be sure what it was.
    Awesome, thank you! Just looking at what that seller has, looks like he's selling a whole dealership on ebay!

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