I own a 08 MKZ, which is the same car as the Zephyr. I doubt there is enough room for you to fit in back of the ash tray, even if you do get it removed
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<DIV>How the heck do I remove the ashtray to get behind it? Without a
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WOW!!!!! Lincolns have ash trays?!?!?!?!
my 'Stang (msrp $36,000+) doesn't have a lot of little features, like a
light in the glove box or interior trunk release (not available at any
but I did later order the ash tray/lighter kit..........for $100 I get a
plastic can that fits in the beverage holder......and a lighter that no
dealer has been able to install yet (requires a special tool they don't
guess you have to spend another $10M to get such "luxuries"
My Escape ($25,000) came with the cigar lighter installed, and one of the
bakelite ashtrays that fits in the beverage holder. Since I quit smoking
years before I bought it, I turned the ashtray into a base for my GPS. Works
pretty good, too!
I think when you get to the Lincoln or Cadillac stage, when the ashtray is
full, you trade it in. . .LOL!!
to OP: sorry, I don't know how yours is removed.
Yes, yes they do. And the replacement part, from Ford, is $450. That is
not a typo. $450 for a Lincoln ashtray. Think I'm kidding, go to Ford and
get a replacement cost.
So, I'd rather not have Ford "fix" it. But I'll be damned if I can figure
out how to get it out.
On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 08:43:19 GMT, "Brad and Karen"
There aren't too many ways to do it - if it slides out on tracks,
you usually have a little thumb latch you press down to allow the
ashtray to slide all the way out. Some people use the latch as the
snuffer - I wouldn't know, I don't smoke.
It could also be a ball detent - pull just a little harder.
On the van it swivels around 180-degrees rotating on a center post -
and when it's all the way open you can pull up the entire ashtray and
disengage the bottom swivel post, the bottom tips toward you and out,
and you lower it 1/4" to disengage the top post.
There is always a way, and it's not difficult and keeps the tray
upright (mostly) and the contents in place for disposal... Once you
figure it out.
--<< Bruce >>--
Thanks Bruce. I'll take another shot at it. I don't want to be a total tool
and ask a mechanic.
It's a push-thing... the outside of the ashtray lies flush with the dash,
and you push it in a bit and it "falls" open. You push it back, you hear a
little click and it closes. Well, that's the theory anyway.
BTW, has Ford ever made a decent ashtray. The ashtray on my 93 Mustang is
just a joke. The only one that ever worked was on the 80s style cars - in my
case an 80 Bronco and 79 Grand Marquis, that you pulled down to expose them.
It worked Ford!!! Why'd you f*ck with it?!?!? LOL
I looked really hard and can't find anything associated with a Zephyr
Cigarette Lighter or Ash Tray that should cost you $450.00. Maybe you
are trying to buy the whole console? That is almost a $300 part
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