About the car:
1988 LTD Crown Victoria
5.0L V8, automatic transmission
This car is driving me slightly mad. I need to get the entire dash torn
apart to replace the heater core and start tracing some electrical
problems. I also need to repair or replace the turn signal switch.
* How do I get the speedometer cable to detach from the console so I can
remove it? It's in the way.
The car is blowing up the brake light and cigarette lighter fuses
whenever they are replaced, practically immediately. Are there any
known problems with this car over time that cause this, or am I stuck
playing voltmeter hockey under the dash?
* My turn signal doesn't lock for left and won't go right at all.
Should I replace the entire assembly or try to take it apart and repair it?
The horn doesn't work. Don't know what to do about it yet.
* That annoying *
ding* gets stuck on sometimes and I have no clue why.
All kinds of things seem to affect it, including the dome light being on
or off. Doesn't make sense.
Where would you start with the brake light problem? It is THE most
critical problem to repair right now, since the vehicle is up for
inspection and brake lighting is the one thing I can't temporarily rig
to make it pass (not to mention it takes out my hazard lights and is
very dangerous to operate).
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.