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All 87-88 tbird light switch compatability??
Kev Offline
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I'm wondering if any of the switches where you turn on the lights on the tbird will work from any of the tbird styles (TC, V6, V8). I'm not talking about the dimmer switch under the column cover, I'm talking about the physical rocker switch that you use to turn the lights on and off if you don't have the auto light function. On my brother's TC, the wiring is melted behind the switch and we are going to change it. We need the wiring plug that plugs into the switch and the switch itself. There are almost no TCs in junk yards around here, and when you do find one, it's screwed beyond recognition. However, it's pretty easy to find a V6 87-88 bird so I was wanting to use the light switch and switch the wiring out of one of those if it was interchangeable. So...is it? Thanks

Kev
Kev
1988 TC 5spd
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Noname
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#2
The plugs and switches are the same, Tbirds, Cougars and TCs.
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Jeff K Offline
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#3
I know for sure that all 86-88 Tbirds / Cougars used the exact same "rocker" style light switch. I think all 85s did too. Not sure on 83-84.

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88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
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Kev Offline
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#4
Cool, thanks guys.
Kev
1988 TC 5spd
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philS Offline
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#5
You can get the same switch from a Continental MKVII too.

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Mr.T Offline
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#6
Just useless trivia, but the switches in '87-'88 models have a slightly different ISO symbol painted on the face of them from the '85-'86 models. Just one more thing to make you know you are a Turbo Coupe addict!

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