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It will be visible by looking at the front of the cluster. use a flashlight, and you should be able to see a "shadow affect" , or the outline of the "Check Engine Light" "Oil" "Low Fuel" etc. for all of the dash lights.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Oct 08, 2018

Under any part of the steel frame block of wood always helps bolt heads and ends sink into the wood to avoid damage to threads

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Jan 04, 2018

I would first go on you tube, enter your vehicle info and how to replace the circuit board for your lights. It will take you to numerous videos of what you need to know.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Dec 15, 2017

Probably bad switch down on the column shaft.OR the link rod that leads to it. The switch is spring loaded and is probably bad.
Not talking about the key tumbler here. don-ohio

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on May 12, 2017

Buy a used factory repair manual so you know the info is accurate. You can find used factory manuals on eBay motors.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Jul 16, 2016

Ok, here goes from memory:
pry up the master switch panel on the door handle. When you have that up, disconnect the wiring and set the unit aside and let the connectors hang down. There should be 5 screws: 1 behind the part you just removed, one behind the door handle, one on the rear side of the door (near the lock mechanism), one on the bottom below the courtesy light, and one down on the bottom near the front corner. Remove those, lift the panel straight up, and then out. Be careful to not rip the power window connector off!

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Feb 17, 2016

There should be a safety trunk release located on the upper rear window deck platform- a black handpull . If it is still intact- it should pop the trunk lid. At least it works that way on a 1997 Crown Vic.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Feb 12, 2016

it's not really a first timers job . there are a lot of trim covers that are held on my clips and some screws . it's really all about trial and error . people like me who have been doing them for years and have broken more than a few trim parts and still brake a few here and there, have no choice but to carry on and do them because that's what i am paid for.
but a first timer could end up with a dashboard that will no longer fit back together and is now ruined.
there are no manuals for such repairs because to write all the steps down you would end up with a novel 300 pages long.
if you take it on try to find a neighbor or a friend who has done one or two before to help you with it , look on you tube for people taking apart dashboards in ford cars to get an idea how ford thinks.

good luck

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Feb 01, 2016

Never done a crown vic but it is all the same. You will have to search out the screws holding on the individual dash panels. Some are underneath, some are in the ash tray and there are usually concealment tabs that cover up the screws that hold the top on. It is a matter of experimenting the first time unless you can get a diagram from somewhere.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Jan 18, 2016

possible instrument cluster bad or has bad connections or corrosion inside the cluster

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Dec 29, 2015

Raise car put on stands. Jack engine slightly toward one side and inspect mount. Do same for other side.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Jul 13, 2015

You need to open the hood. You can have someone stand by the fender and look at the engine while you do this test. Now start the engine and put it into drive gear, apply the brake and step on the accelerator pedal to bring the RPM up a little. The helper must watch how much the engine as it lifts or twists. More than an inch or two you have a broken mount. Now do the same thing in reverse gear to check the other side. This vehicle is a rear wheel drive and will have 3 motor mounts. Left , right (both under the exhaust manifolds) and a rear mount at the rear of the transmission. This mount should be visually checked as well. I hope this helps.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Jul 13, 2015

basically pull the motor off the mount
if it is broken then the mount will part
inspection will reveal a shiny part of metal where the rubber is rubbing on the steel

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Jul 13, 2015

start the car and with the brakes applied put trans in forward gear and push on the throttle and if the engine raises the mount on the side the engine raises is the side the mount is broken. then put it in reverse and do the same thing if the engine raises then that mount is broken.

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Jul 12, 2015

90% of head rests just pull out. the others will have a button where the headrest goes into the seat. If yours doesn't have the button, then push the headrest down and **** it up with some force and it will come out. Just be carefull you don't hit yourself in the face with it. Been there done that

1996 Ford Crown... | Answered on Jul 08, 2015

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