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    I don't recall the rear window on my '88 Country Squire not being able to go down while driving, but this was more than a decade ago when I had that car. Flakey switch in your case could be one explanation. Poor electrical connection at the window motor another.
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    Where is the switch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    Where is the switch?
    Tailgate window switch is on the right hand side of the knee panel. It’s right below where the power antenna switch is if the car/wagon is equipped with it.

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    IIRC... there's a lockout in the tailgate itself. It has to be shut all the way for the glass to go up. This gets worse with age as the hinges get bad/worn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    IIRC... there's a lockout in the tailgate itself. It has to be shut all the way for the glass to go up. This gets worse with age as the hinges get bad/worn.
    That makes sense. I need to test it more.

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    Oh neat-o. Too bad it isn't part of the door panel's controls.
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    No point really, but there is a window switch built into the tailgate key. I don't recall if it will run both ways, but you can put it down by the key to allow the tailgate to drop in truck mode. The gate won't open that direction unless the glass is down anyway, or at least it isn't supposed to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    IIRC... there's a lockout in the tailgate itself. It has to be shut all the way for the glass to go up. This gets worse with age as the hinges get bad/worn.
    My tailgate window goes up and down with the door open, and when driving. The mechanisms in there seem a bit sensitive though.
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    consider how water-tight Ford doors are, and consider how water-tight Ford switches are. Add 30 years to the mix and its amazing any of these things work.

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    Just noticed these labels in the fuel door. Not sure what they're trying to say, thought 'Fuel Additive' with the FA but the FB has me scratching my head.




    Maybe part numbers for something... Or maybe just goofy PO thing that no one will every understand lol.

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    Feb 02-17 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainemantom View Post
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    Nah, these stickers are old.

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    Could have spent time as a fleet vehicle. Perhaps a fuel key code for fuel tracking purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giraffe View Post
    Could have spent time as a fleet vehicle. Perhaps a fuel key code for fuel tracking purposes.
    That could be. I wish I knew more of this thing's history.




    In other news I received the arm rest pad. This thing is minty fresh but unfortunately the older color of tan/cream. oh well. It'll serve until I find a better option.



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    Yeah, close enough and better than nothing, right?
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    I would not worry about it. Finding a color match even when the cars were new was a hit or miss. Cars coming of the lot new had different shades of plastic and rubber. I think my 79 LTD S had like three shades of green. My LTD has about three shades of blue.
    You found a nos one !! Expensive yes, but it looks great.

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    Indeed! Slightly off in color is way better than nothing and beats having a curled up used one.

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    Worked on the 86 over the weekend. investigated what part of the auto parking brake release was making the hissing sound.

    All hoses are in good shape, no dry rot or cracking.






    To eliminate the vac actuator as the leak I bypassed the switch. Silence, so the vac actuator is good. The leak is at the switch.




    While I was working on it I removed the pass side kick panel too just to make sure the heater core wasn't dripping inside the car (there is a faint coolant smell when the heater is on) Everything looks good from the inside. I did find $6 under the glove box so that's a win!





    There were some unsued connectors on the pass side behind the dash, curious what they go to.




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    One of those connectors is for the door light IIRC. The money looks newer, unfortunately. I used to stash cash in my cars just in case technology was busted or I got robbed digitally. Usually just enough for a tank of gas and a cheeseburger.
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