Jim Grant's Tech Tips
'87 Mercury Grand Marquis, Headlight Switch Release
On an 87 Grand Marquis headlight switch, how do you get to the release
button on the back of the switch? The instrument panel is so cluttered
back there it's very hard to reach. Whats the trick?....R.F.
Youre right the
backside of the instrument panel is so cluttered that you cant reach
in and remove your hand without making a blood donation. I use a small
pick and push in on the lock spring on the back of the headlight knob
itself. If you look closely youll see a little window of opportunity.
Push in on the metal tab and the knob will pop right off. With the knob
out of the way servicing is just as easy. Not only is it quicker, it reduces
the clean up time from blood spills.