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If you are referring to the cut off that engages in an accident and has a reset button on it.
That should be located on the Driver's side wall of the Trunk. It may be behind a cover or you will need to remove the side covering (gray colored cloth). I hope this helps,
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Can you tell me why I dont have no power to the fuel pump on a 1995 ford contour 2.5L duratec? New fuel pump replaced and new fuel pump relay

Have you checked the fuel cutoff switch?



This switch shuts off the fuel pump in the event of a collision. Once the switch has been tripped, it must be reset manually in order to start the engine.
The inertia switch is located on the driver's side of the vehicle behind the kick panel near the driver's feet.


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Fig. Fig. 1: The inertia switch reset button is located on the top of the switch

  1. Turn the ignition switch OFF .
  2. Ensure that there is no fuel leaking in the engine compartment, along any of the lines or at the tank. There should be no odor of fuel as well.
  3. If no leakage and/or odor is apparent, reset the switch by pushing the reset button on the top of the switch.
  4. Cycle the ignition switch from the ON to OFF positions several times, allowing five seconds at each position, to build fuel pressure within the system.
  5. Again, check the fuel system for leaks. There should be no odor of fuel as well.
  6. If there is no leakage and/or odor of fuel, it is safe to operate the vehicle. However, it is recommended that the entire system be checked by a professional, especially if the vehicle was in an accident severe enough to trip the inertia switch.


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the driver's side kick panel.
  3. Unplug the connector on the inertia switch.
  4. Remove the retaining bolts and remove the switch.

To install:
  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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My d-in-law had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting another car, her 1998 ford contour died and now it wont start, could use any info on this. Thanks

The fuel shut off switch may have been activated. It is an inertia switch that shuts off fuel in an accident. It's location would be in the owners manual. Normally is is on the passenger side near the glove box. Feel if it is pushed in all of the way. If it is, than the problem would be something else like a loose battery that shifted and sparked on a piece of metal, blowing a fuse.

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Hello sdn1
The fuel pump inertia shutoff switch, is located under the left side dash behind the left kick panel.
I hope this helpful.

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Burned contacts in the fuel pump cutoff switch can cause this as well as a burnt connector to the cutoff switch, the relay for fuel pump can also cause this problem.

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