1995 Ford Thunderbird loses power

Tiny
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  • 1995 FORD THUNDERBIRD
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 165,000 MILES
When driving the ABS light will turn on and the power to the radio and dashboard will completely go out. Then the vehicle will not start. I have changed the battery and have had the alternator rebuilt.
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 AT 10:50 PM

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Tiny
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You might want to do a continuity test of the ignition switch. IGNITION SWITCH 1. Test for continuity between specified terminals with switch in each position. See Fig. 2 . If continuity is not as specified, or is poor in any switch position, replace ignition switch. Fig. 2: Identifying Ignition Switch Terminals (Cougar & Thunderbird) Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO. 2. Continuity should exist between terminals B5 and I1 with switch in START and RUN positions only. Continuity should not exist for all other switch positions. 3. Continuity should exist between terminals B5 and A1 with switch in ACC position only. Continuity should not exist for any other switch position. 4. Continuity should exist between terminals A1 and B1 with switch in RUN position only. Continuity should not exist for any other switch position. 5. Continuity should exist between terminals A2 and B2 with switch in RUN position only. Continuity should not exist for any other switch position. 6. Continuity should exist between terminals A3 and B3 with switch in RUN position only. Continuity should not exist for any other switch position. 7. Continuity should exist between terminals A4 and B4 with switch in RUN position only. Continuity should not exist for any other switch position. Page 1 of 1 STEERING COLUMN SWITCHES -1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4/25/2009


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IGNITION SWITCH Removal Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove steering column shroud. Remove tilt lever (if equipped). Remove instrument panel lower column cover. Unplug ignition switch connector. Set ignition switch to RUN position. Remove ignition switch. Installation Set ignition switch to RUN position by turning ignition switch shaft to START position, then releasing shaft. Install ignition switch. Connect ignition switch wiring. Connect negative battery cable. Check operation of ignition switch. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Page 1 of 1 STEERING COLUMN SWITCHES -1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4/25/2009 Remove negative battery cable and wait 2 mins to disable air bag! Leave front wheels in staight ahead psition.
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