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#4104408 - 04/07/21 07:50 PM 88 crown vic drivers door jamb switch
jspappas674 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/14
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Hello all....New here and still figuring out this site....I have a sticky door jamb switch on the driver's front door. I tried to lube it but it still sticks. It looks like it's buried in the pillar. Any quick tricks to get it out? Alldata only shows the rear......

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#4104420 - 04/07/21 09:27 PM Re: 88 crown vic drivers door jamb switch [Re: jspappas674]
Old_Guy_Stu Offline

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Registered: 04/28/19
Posts: 2074
Loc: Cleveland, OH
It <should> be easy. The switch goes in from the door side, a couple of tabs hold it in place. Might be able to get it out with a trim tool or a pick, if not you gotta squeeze it from the back. The factory diagram isn't clear whether the 3-pin connector on the back is larger than the hole. Access to the connector and switch is... let's say tight. You'll have to remove the kick panel. But they made a quarter million of these things every year, so it can't be that hard to get to. They assembled it somehow.

Mine responded well to silicone spray without the need to remove.


Edited by Old_Guy_Stu (04/07/21 09:53 PM)
Edit Reason: more blather
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#4104518 - 04/08/21 09:40 PM Re: 88 crown vic drivers door jamb switch [Re: jspappas674]
jspappas674 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/14
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Loc: ohio
Thank you! I'll have to try that tomorrow.....actually have an off day!

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#4104532 - 04/09/21 07:17 AM Re: 88 crown vic drivers door jamb switch [Re: jspappas674]
Old_Guy_Stu Offline

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Registered: 04/28/19
Posts: 2074
Loc: Cleveland, OH
Note that with Illuminated Entry (which you have) the lights don't turn on with the door jamb switch, it just supplies a "door closed" signal to activate the 25-second timer. If the IE system is disconnected, the jamb switch operates the lights like every other car.
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1988 CVLX Formal Roof (Love Boat) POTM July 2019 & Aug 2020, 55K
E-code lights w/ relays, LEDs w/ switchbacks, 15x8 Ansen slots w/ 255/60 BFG's, Kenwood stereo, various hacks.
1988 CVLX (Destroyer) 1998-2001 driven to death 202K
1988 Squire (Chris Craft) 1996-1998 junkyard rescue driven to death 199K

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