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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-10-09, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Visor for 95 Escort station wagon 1.8L

I switched the left and right visors because the left one is falling apart and won't stay put. There were 2 wires coming out of each visor into one half of a twist (fuse type) cap, but no fuses. I managed to pull off 2 wires on the left (dilapitated) visor at the visor end, now the radio doesn't work. I just stuffed the disconnected wires up into the roof and attached the visor. Can I just twist the wires together to complete the circuit or must they be soldered back into the visor?
The car is a black station wagon (LX I think) with RED visors and interior.


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Don't connect them together, tape them off separately. Check radio fuse.
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Roger on checking the fuse. Wouldn't this leave the circuit open just insulating the wires and letting them lay there (assuming the radio shares a common ground somewhere else)?
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If you connect the wires, a positive to a negative, will create a dead short.

You won't have any ground problems.
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If you connect the wires, a positive to a negative, will create a dead short.

You won't have any ground problems.



Hi Jim....I bet he already touched them by accident...causing the Fuse to short.

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Hi Jim....I bet he already touched them by accident...causing the Fuse to short.
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Do I have to pull the radio to replace the fuse or is there only the one fuse in the fuse box panel? Any idea what type of fuse it is (tube type, horseshoe type volts/amps etc?). This is in my moms car 1800 miles away and would love to fix when I'm home in April...thanks guys..

Can I just untwist the plastic (fuse holder type) cap with the 2 wires and remove them altogether?
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the radio fuse is usually shared with the cig lighter in this car if i remember correctly.the fuse is located under the dash pull it out and check it.real simple
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Do I have to pull the radio to replace the fuse or is there only the one fuse in the fuse box panel? Any idea what type of fuse it is (tube type, horseshoe type volts/amps etc?). This is in my moms car 1800 miles away and would love to fix when I'm home in April...thanks guys..

Can I just untwist the plastic (fuse holder type) cap with the 2 wires and remove them altogether?




Hello and good day:

Here is a link that may Help...

http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pub.../96estog1e.pdf

Ford fuse box diagram

ford fuse box diagram

help....https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/default.asp

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Re: Visor for 95 Escort station wagon 1.8L

Good info guys, thanks for the links (the 1st one isn't any good tho)! I found good (internal) fusebox diagrams at autozone (which I posted). It looks like a
15A fuse in block #7 which is bottom row dead center. The lighted mirror and radio are both listed for #7, the lighter is on a seperate block (#17) and requires a 20A fuse.

THUNDERCOUGAR: Is there another fuse behind the radio? Does the unit need to be pulled out or can I access it looking up under the dash? It sounded like I need to pull the unit....?

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