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Ok, has anyone had any problems with their ignition switches on the older G1 and 2 Taurusses and Sables????

Why I'm asking is I think that the Switch started to butn up tonight... foul stench in the car, and the brake light wouldn't go out either driving and or sitting still.....

and I couldn't start the vehicle with the key, had to use the remote starter to get it running, even at that I had problems getting contact in the run circut
 

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ok, why is my post showing up as 3 posts?????

ok, that was weird, I had 3 bulls in the TCCA garage, and it was making my posts show up as I posted 3 times..... I deleted 2 and it went back down to one
 

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Well I had to replace the swtich once on my 95GL, and it was easy, had the whole damned column apart (needlessly)and SOMEthing was melted in there.
It was like this yellow plastic rectangular rod..
 

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hmm, it's weird.... it's definitly the ignition switch....... I'll take some pics......
 

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If you own a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle manufactured in the United States between 1983 and 1993, you are likely to own a vehicle that contains an ignition switch which is known to cause spontaneous vehicle fires.
http://www.flamingfords.info/

There's a recall on the ignition switches since they would spontaniously combust. Our '88 Aerostar was recalled for this.
 

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Thing is tho, is it doesn't even say anything about the Taurus/Sable........ and it was more talking about the wiring harness connector than the switch........ weird.....
 

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It does mention all Ford cars and trucks. It doesn't name specific models since Ford uses the same ignition for all their vehicles.

And this page says that Ford will replace the ignition switch itself. Although this page lists specific vehicles, they don't mention all the other ones that have the same faulty switch. There was a page on that site where you could look up if your vehicle had a faulty ignition, but it's down at the moment.
http://www.flamingfords.info/ford_suit2a.html.htm
 
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