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How do you replace the floor console lamp in a 1996 Ford Taurus?


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2009-12-22 03:19:58
2009-12-22 03:19:58
To remove the console cover - ashtray/lighter
  • Open the storage / armrest lid
  • Follow the top portion of the cover to where it comes to the top-front of the storage compartment
  • Simply lift up - there are no screws, nor any clips (at least on mine)
  • Where the top portion connects to the front section, there are 2 'ears' that go underneath the front piece -
    • tilt the back section way up, nearly vertical and lift away
  • NOTES:
    • The front section has 2 hidden 'friction' clip type fasteners at the top, just to each side of the ashtray.
    • put the shifter way down into 1st gear to make some room for getting the front section out
  • Lift and pull the cover towards you - wiggle it a bit side-to-side to gently extract the hidden fasteners.

With the 2 panels pulled up and away, you can see the gear shifter mechanism - along with the lightbulb socket.


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