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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-13-06, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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1989 ford crown vic

how do i get info on my car theres no way i could view an owners manual online
i have no dashlights or taillights i changed all of the fuses, the dimmer switch, and the headlight switch

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Re: 1989 ford crown vic

My suggestion would be to go on eBay and look for a parts manual there. You'll probably be able to find one in book form, and you may be able to find one on a CD-ROM. If you just want enough information to troubleshoot this particular problem, then look for an EVTM (Electrical & Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual). This is a fairly small book, so it will be far less expensive than a complete manual.

You can also go to an auto parts store and buy a Haynes/Chilton/whatever manual. They aren't as complete as the original Ford manuals, but they will probably cover your electrical system.

And as for your lighting problem, I would begin checking grounds. When those start going bad, you get all kinds of screwy problems.


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Autozone.com has some free electrical wiring diagrams online. Follow this link:

AutoZone.com | Repair Info | Vehicle Repair Guide | Select Year

Alternately, just go to AutoZone.com - Get in the Zone! and look to the right-hand side of the screen. There you'll find a column titled "Vehicle Repair Information" and there will be a link for Vehicle Repair Guides.

I was browsing eBay today and there are lots of factory Ford service manuals there. Please keep in mind that you will need to purchase seperate manuals if you wish for one covering electrical & engine.

As an alternative, there's an online service over at ALLDATA LLC - Leader in Automotive Information that you can subscribe to. Years ago they use to offer a CD that you could purchase for home use. It was inexpensive, and the information was great. Unfortunately, they don't appear to offer that any longer for non-professionals like us. They do offer a DVD, but I can assure you this is a premium product that will cost a lot, as it is geared to the professional working full-time in a shop.

Hope this helps...
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Re: 1989 ford crown vic

What the heck?
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Re: 1989 ford crown vic

you have a bad head light switch and most probably a burned switch connector. this is a common problem on box body cars up to 89.

Replace the switch and all will be good.
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