Having problems with your 1999 Ford Crown Victoria ?
Failing dash lights and cruise control
\015 Three years ago, the top half of my 99 CV's speedometer dash light stopped working (hitting the top of the dash sometimes lit it, but it hurt too much, so I stopped doing it!). Two years ago, the wheel-mounted set/accel cruise control button stopped working, but the resume and coast buttons seem to have taken up the slack. Yesterday, the voltage indicator's dash light stopped working. I've never had a car that had so many obscure, minor problems! This car's only non-maintenance problem has been a failed idle air control valve. I'm a home hobbyist (have solder gun, will travel!) and can fix minor shorts, melted wiring, etc, but need to know whether it's worth the hours of tracing the short with my ohmmeter (and where would I look to begin with?), and whether I need to remove the dashboard (reluctantly), or if I should just bite the bullet and go to Ford. Are these safety issues that should be fixed for free (or am I dreaming on that one?). Any suggestions would be appreciated!\015
Pull the instrument panel connector off at the rear of cluster and look for any damaged connections, clean it and reconnect, that may cure the issue, the cruise problem may be the rotating contact in the steering wheel, it is called the clocksprimng contact because that is what it looks like, changing this part is not for the DIY mechanic, the driver airbag must be dis-armed correctly or serious injury will occur if the bag goes off, the very least it will scare the H... out of you, if you are lucky....
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Failing dash lights and cruise control
Pull the instrument panel connector off at the rear of cluster and look for any damaged connections, clean it and reconnect, that may cure the issue, the cruise problem may be the rotating contact in the steering wheel, it is called the clocksprimng ... 1999 Ford Crown Victoria
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