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I Googled the car and it was sold at auction like you see it.
Poor thing could have saved.
is the Taurus conversion done from a standard HVAC or a climate control ?
Just some inspiration for you.
My Original 88 sat for 12 years before it came back to life,
Then it went from this, to this in 6 months.
So much fun to do. :D
Now 6 years later, I'm saving another one.
jcassity, thanks for your help !
Sometimes you have to leave something alone for a few days.
The first picture is the ignition switch wire harness plug for the car with the problem.
The second is the harness on the parts car.
Do you see the difference ?
The plug on the project car is brittle and the wires are lose in the plastic plug.
When the alarm was installed, one wire was tapped.
They must have pulled it out of the socket and re-inserted it in the wrong spot.
I hope my neighbours can tolerate the parts car for a little bit longer because this car is a bit haunted by the ghosts of owners past.
Before I get too far into this project, I need to tackle ghosts of the past.
This car had an alarm system and a "do it your self" Pioneer stereo system installed.
Now the clock is always on and both feeds to the stereo regardless of the key position.
I have removed the alarm and all traces of the wiring.
I unplugged the stereo to make sure that was not the issue.
No engine in this car as of right now, but the parts car has no engine as well and does not have this issue.
My original 88 has never had this issue.
Could a relay be stuck ?
I will keep playing with this.
My suspicion that there is wires crossed somewhere.
Thought about changing the whole wire harness but the parts car was a digital dash so this will not work.
Any leads ?
Pun intended !
Wow ! The contents of my loft could be worth a fortune
But not for sale.
The red XR-7 I am building is a very needy car.
I am parting out a blue 88 Cougar LS with Blue Interior.
Same panels as an 88 Thunderbird Sport.
Door panels are nice but shipping from Canada will be expensive.