Re: Mark VIII nickels n' dimes
Thanks, Backyard. That's a good common sense idea. I've always found the car
groups to be a good source of information. I even try to help others with
whatever little info I can.
No, I didn't get a remote with it (just bought one on Ebay). The lot I
bought the car from was out of Bizarro World. They sold only cars donated to
a children's charity. The salesmen had their dogs roaming the offices, and
to say they didn't hard-sell would be an understatement. The car wasn't even
washed. Still, Carfax checked out, and the car seems a-ok aside from what
"Backyard Mechanic" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Well, congrats... at least you asked on the newsgroup.. one of the few.
> The answer to both your comments is:
> "But the hard part is getting it from here to there"
> MEaning, they still use wires, wires get broken.
> As to the tail lamp, I had no idea they used neons in there..thought
> everyone went from incandescent to LED!
> but the answer's the same... so what if there arent filaments, there are
> still wires or copper traces that do break from time to time.
> And you didnt get a remote with it?
> I'd buy a simple test light if i were you. Check around the switch
> area.. may have gotten disconnected during service... if the prev owner
> had a fob, he probably never used that switch.
> "Space Ace" <email@example.com> wrote in
>> I just bought a '97 Mark. I paid considerably less than book value,
>> and the car seems mechanically tight (it will need a repaint,
>> though-crappy, sun-faded Ford black paint). However, there are a few
>> minor bugs. Any insight would be appreciated.
>> 1) Neon tail light is out. I've ordered a clean, tested replacement
>> from a salvage guy, and I've read a site explaining how to swap it
>> out. But still, don't neon lights last an awfully long time? Could it
>> be a fuse? It's not a safety concern, but I'd obviously prefer it to
>> 2) The trunk release button doesn't work. Considering how many more
>> complex electronic toys that could fail in a car like this, this is
>> another mystery to me. Again, could this be something as simple as a
>> I haven't had a chance to examine this car very closely, so please
>> excuse my ignorance.
>> Air suspension is good, the car has 82k miles. It's frigging fast,