I dont understand, is your car overheating or do you think your switch is overheating? Switches do not overheat, if they become hot to the touch there is a grounding problem which would have most likely blown a fuse at some point.
switch off the system
where is backup switch located on a 63 thunderbird
Overheating at the Fan Switch merges contacts inside. Replace the switch and the problem will go away.
If you have a problem with the thermal switch, your fans will not come on at temperatures that will switch the fans to on in order to cool down the engine temperature. If you have a problem with the switch (faulty, burnt out), the only way to fix it is to replace it.
No, by the time the engine stops from overheating, it's probably destroyed.
If you are referring to the inertia switch, it is in the trunk.
Four rivets hold the regulator asm on the door panel but the switch is more than likely the problem.
Only if the engine is not cranking. Otherwise the problem is engine related.
the fan is controlled by sensors and a switch and comes on if the coolant is too hot - mostly after you cut the engine off or in slow traffic. If you are overheating in traffic and it doesn't come on somebody has to check the circuits out to find the problem.
Most likely it is a bad thermostat. The switch on the radiator fan could also have failed.
Once the problem has been resolved switch off the ignition, leave it a few seconds, then switch on again and the engine fault light should be off. If it remains on then there is a possibility you may have more than one fault.
on the 4.6L it is located passenger side of where the radiator hose enters the engine, mine has a wire with a black cap on it
The brake light fuse on a 1987 Thunderbird is located on the back of the headlight switch. It is not in the fuse box.
In the trunk , drivers side , behind cover - there is an access hole to reset the switch
For what, the fuel pump? The trunk then.
Doesn't have hazard lights.
It will be under the clutch, as it meets the firewall.
The engine fans do not work properly if t hey are overheated. If an engine fan does not go and it is not due to an overheating issue, check the wiring. There could be a faulty connection. You will also want to check the toggle switch to be sure there are no issue in that area.
It is an oblong switch under the dash NEAR the driver's left knee.
No switch. Check the relay for the fuel pump.
The most likely cause would be the stator assembly. By disconnecting the cannon plug for the key switch harness, at the engine, you can isolate the problem to the engine, or the ignition switch / harness assemblies. With the harness disconnected, spin the engine over with a starter button, connected to the solenoid. If the engine now has fire, the problem is in the ignition kill circuit, (ignition switch, emergency kill switch, or harness assembly). If a no fire condition still exists, the problem is in the ignition system, on the engine itself. The stator, and related ignition components can be tested with a volt / ohm meter.
The kill switch wire is either disconnected or broken. Follow the wire from the OFF position of the ignition switch toward the engine where it connects to another wire coming from under the engine shroud. If everything is okay between the switch and where the two wires connect, you will have to remove the engine shroud to look there.