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by Ed Lijewski
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting
Replies: 37
Views: 8514

Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

Haven't verified this in some years but I recall the micro switches are sealed to prevent or minimize oxidation, just as are relays.

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by Ed Lijewski
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting
Replies: 37
Views: 8514

Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

FWIW my bet is you'll determine that microswitch is flaky. Or remotely possible, the latch needed grease.

(If I lose I'll buy you a Philly Cheese Steak sammich at Carlisle.)

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by Ed Lijewski
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting
Replies: 37
Views: 8514

Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

It's a physical plunger-actuated switch mounted on the liftgate latch. It's small but should be visually apparent on inspecting closely the latch. Has to look like this: Screenshot_20200316-172725_Firefox_copy_428x664.jpg My supposition is that in your latest testing of the circuit it worked as it s...
by Ed Lijewski
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting
Replies: 37
Views: 8514

Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

You wrote "Applying 12V to the solenoid operates it, but I get no voltage at the connector to the solenoid in the lift-gate." (I realize I'm beating this horse...) In rereading your posts it seems you may not have yet actually inspected the micro switch (CD. Brad's photos above) mounted to the liftg...
by Ed Lijewski
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting
Replies: 37
Views: 8514

Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

Have you removed and checked the lift gate microswitch? If it's non-op or flaky per your Multimeter at least try spraying some electrical contact cleaner around the pushrod. Or, use an exact knife/razor blade to shorten the plastic boss at its base.

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by Ed Lijewski
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: No turn signal, no brake lights, no backup lights, no speedo
Replies: 21
Views: 2397

Re: No turn signal, no brake lights, no backup lights, no speedo

Great (total, start to finish) read!

Might even re-read this thread, it's so well detailed.

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Tibbe Chubb Key Decoder Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Tibbe Chubb Key Decoder Tool

What a great tool. I might buy one to keep as an emergency key if myTibbe keys are lost or misplaced.

https://www.ukbumpkeys.com/products/for ... coder-tool

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by Ed Lijewski
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant bypass.
Replies: 9
Views: 4913

Re: Coolant bypass.

It's an '89 model change (auto and manual trans).

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: No turn signal, no brake lights, no backup lights, no speedo
Replies: 21
Views: 2397

Re: No turn signal, no brake lights, no backup lights, no speedo

Who knows why the brake light circuit is always powered?

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: No turn signal, no brake lights, no backup lights, no speedo
Replies: 21
Views: 2397

Re: No turn signal, no brake lights, no backup lights, no speedo

Have the cowl cover on my two Scorps, better than no cowl cover. But they can be improved by gluing fine mesh window screen to the under side to keep prevent small organic material from passing through the cowl cover holes.

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: No turn signal, no brake lights, no backup lights, no speedo
Replies: 21
Views: 2397

Re: No turn signal, no brake lights, no backup lights, no speedo

Small wire brush or crocus cloth (fine grit sandpaper) works well.

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: No turn signal, no brake lights, no backup lights, no speedo
Replies: 21
Views: 2397

Re: No turn signal, no brake lights, no backup lights, no speedo

Re fuses and relays too, it's good P.M. to periodically remove and clean the scuzz film that accumulates on their legs that might otherwise contribute to increased resistance at the harness connections. Continuity testing say at the metal tops or the legs may not be as indicative of absence of an is...
by Ed Lijewski
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: No turn signal, no brake lights, no backup lights, no speedo
Replies: 21
Views: 2397

Re: No turn signal, no brake lights, no backup lights, no speedo

Decaying of or loss of a ground doesn't result in a fuse blowing. A short to ground (as e.g. a frayed wire, or a squished wire contacting metal) of a powered wire results in the classic short circuit and very soon after if not immediately a fuse frying. So I'd look at/around the undercarriage where ...
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: No turn signal, no brake lights, no backup lights, no speedo
Replies: 21
Views: 2397

Re: No turn signal, no brake lights, no backup lights, no speedo

Just brain storming: since the speedo went out possibly the VSS wiring spawned a short circuit.

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by Ed Lijewski
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: How to Open a Scorpio Hood if the Cable Snaps
Replies: 28
Views: 30766

Re: How to Open a Scorpio Hood if the Cable Snaps

Anyone know who now owns Jack's former Scorpio?

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