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    Quote Originally Posted by mercurygm88 View Post
    I imagine it's the intake side of the pump that is pulling the vacuum.
    The intake for the pump was literally just a hole in the pump body, atleast on mine. There was only one big hose coming from the pump which went to the junction controlled by the two solenoids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arquemann View Post
    The intake for the pump was literally just a hole in the pump body, atleast on mine. There was only one big hose coming from the pump which went to the junction controlled by the two solenoids.
    On my '88 there was a rubber hose about 1/4" diameter that came off the smog pump and went to the cruise servo, I spliced into that line to have vacuum for my HVAC. Regardless of what it is the intake side of an air pump will create vacuum simply by the fact that it's pulling in air.

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    You can just route the belt around the smog pump and abandon it in place. If the pulley is in the way, it unbolts.

    I think the vacuum connection thing came about later on. I don't recall seeing it on CFI cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    You can just route the belt around the smog pump and abandon it in place. If the pulley is in the way, it unbolts.

    I think the vacuum connection thing came about later on. I don't recall seeing it on CFI cars.
    It may be a later thing, I havenít looked real closely at this one.

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    Good news the eBay seller that sold me the turn signal lenses "MarkII Enterprises" is allowing me to return them hassle free. Bad news I really wanted those to work. The lenses with the emblem look so much better than the plain clear lenses.

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    Why didn't they work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    Why didn't they work?
    The goofy aftermarket ones in the car now have the housing that holds the bulb made one piece with the the lens. The originals had the lens glued on, so without some creative DIY that's beyond my skill level they weren't going to work. Plus if I screw one up in the process I'm totally shit out of luck because nobody and I mean nobody has a whole assembly for sale and when the do come up they're $500.

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    Does anybody know where the box/module whatever it is for the door chime? Mine works fine but I have an idea I want to try.

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    Usually located right side of the steering column under the dash. Look for the box with a speaker grill (lots of little holes in a circular pattern) on it. I think the stand alone cruise control modules are also located in that spot if equipped, but I could be mistaken on that one.

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    Now that the Mark VI is in the garage for the winter I've been fiddling around here and there with some little odds and ends. Still trying to get the brake light to go out, I removed the bulb from the dash awhile back. I got bored the other day and put the light back in and it's stuck on. I pulled the plug off the sensor on the proportioning valve and stuck a jumper wire in it and the light went out. I tried contact cleaner but when I plug it in the light still comes on. I'm guessing either the pressure switch is bad or it's sensing low pressure, the later doesn't make sense to me as the brakes are just fine. Is this pressure switch still available? And if so is replacing it going to get me into a situation where I have to bleed brakes?

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    Hey,
    I don't have any info on the brake pressure switch for you but I was wondering if you are familiar with the television series Supernatural? In particular I like Castiels' car starting in season 9.
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    its not actually a pressure switch. it reads whether the slide valve in the prop valve assembly is moved one way or the other. Either its not centered, or the switch is just bad. No idea if its available or not.

    part number is D9BZ-2B254-A for all 80-83 Mark VI and basically everything else that uses that sort of valve assembly. Official name is "switch, brake pressure differential valve warning lamp"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    its not actually a pressure switch. it reads whether the slide valve in the prop valve assembly is moved one way or the other. Either its not centered, or the switch is just bad. No idea if its available or not.

    part number is D9BZ-2B254-A for all 80-83 Mark VI and basically everything else that uses that sort of valve assembly. Official name is "switch, brake pressure differential valve warning lamp"
    Thanks, I'll have to look into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaywish View Post
    Hey,
    I don't have any info on the brake pressure switch for you but I was wondering if you are familiar with the television series Supernatural? In particular I like Castiels' car starting in season 9.
    About 6 years ago I dated a girl who was really into Supernatural. We re started the series and I watched up until season 5 or 6 before I got burnt out on it. Anything over 4 or 5 seasons is just too much for me unless I really get into it.

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    Suppose I grabbed a newer panther rear view mirror from a junkyard with auto dim how hard would that be to wire up? What if it also has the mirror in the compass like my LSE.

    I feel like Iíve seen this mod done to boxes before.

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    I bought a Gentex 455 with compass to refit in my 1988 Town Car. The compass is built into the mirror and calibrated itself after 1 trip around the block.

    There may be different color options for the compass, mine fortunately came in teal matching the rest of the dash lights, I got it on eBay for $25 removed from some Mazda, newer panther cars maybe the compass is green?

    I took 12V in accessory from the same wire to my trunk popper button, but only because I didn't know at the time, under my driver footwell carpet there is the three wire plug for the factory auto dim mirror harness. It has 12V in run, ground, and 12v in reverse wires (Reverse sense force disables the dimming). If this connector is present in your car, it's the correct thing to pin into.

    My 88's original mirror had a plastic button on the windshield incompatible with the new mirror, which thankfully came with its own metal button (. It had residual glue which I got off with a heatgun and screwdriver for scraping. I picked up a Permatex mirror button adhesive kit from Walmart (Auto part stores will have the same thing) and followed its instructions to adhere the metal button to my windshield. I never hooked up reverse sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aharonLTC View Post
    I bought a Gentex 455 with compass to refit in my 1988 Town Car. The compass is built into the mirror and calibrated itself after 1 trip around the block.

    There may be different color options for the compass, mine fortunately came in teal matching the rest of the dash lights, I got it on eBay for $25 removed from some Mazda, newer panther cars maybe the compass is green?

    I took 12V in accessory from the same wire to my trunk popper button, but only because I didn't know at the time, under my driver footwell carpet there is the three wire plug for the factory auto dim mirror harness. It has 12V in run, ground, and 12v in reverse wires (Reverse sense force disables the dimming). If this connector is present in your car, it's the correct thing to pin into.

    My 88's original mirror had a plastic button on the windshield incompatible with the new mirror, which thankfully came with its own metal button (. It had residual glue which I got off with a heatgun and screwdriver for scraping. I picked up a Permatex mirror button adhesive kit from Walmart (Auto part stores will have the same thing) and followed its instructions to adhere the metal button to my windshield. I never hooked up reverse sense.
    Thanks for the info. My Mark VI has a metal mirror button that I had to glue back on with the permatex stuff shortly after I bought the car so hopefully it will be compatible. My Ď02 LSE has the compass in green but thatís fine if itís all I can find. Iíll have to look for that connector, the Mark VI was available with the auto dimming mirror in Ď83 so it might be there.
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    auto dim mirror is easy. Power, ground, connection to the reverse light circuit so it un-dims when backing up. If you add the compass, I assume it may also have a connection to the dash light circuit for dimming. If 83 had auto dim optional it will probably also have harness connectors with the connections already. Just need to get wires from there up the A pillar and across.
    Don't think the harness would already be run up the A pillar but I'd expect a plug somewhere down in the kick panel area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercurygm88 View Post
    Suppose I grabbed a newer panther rear view mirror from a junkyard with auto dim how hard would that be to wire up? What if it also has the mirror in the compass like my LSE.

    I feel like Iíve seen this mod done to boxes before.
    Gentex 313/453 will have Homelink contained on the mirror as well as a compass if you want that feature. You can usually find them on Nissans, Mazda's and Kia's. Just be sure to grab the connector and a good portion of wire. The 313 had buttons that wear out showing the the white molded buttons underneath, the 453 doesn't have that issue. The compass color depends on the make as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pvt.Hudson View Post
    Gentex 313/453 will have Homelink contained on the mirror as well as a compass if you want that feature. You can usually find them on Nissans, Mazda's and Kia's. Just be sure to grab the connector and a good portion of wire. The 313 had buttons that wear out showing the the white molded buttons underneath, the 453 doesn't have that issue. The compass color depends on the make as well.

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    Thanks for that info, homelink would be nice to have as I have it in my '02. Temp isn't required as my thermometer mirror is still pretty accurate.

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