Receiving Imperial Parts is a Blast

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  1. 73 T&C

    73 T&C Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Is the switch broken or just not making good contact? We all suffer from that. 40 years can do a number on the contacts for the wiring plug. I bought one to change but after cleaning the contacts for the plug it was working fine.
     
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    ImpJay The different young

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    It is broken. The passenger`s side shows what it should look like on the driver`s side.

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  3. 73 T&C

    73 T&C Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Yep! It is fully and completely broken. Been there done that a few times.

    Doc and Impjay,

    Some Wiggling Required:

    Glad you were able to find one! It’s a quick change item you should be able to do in 20 min.

    Having done it a few times, and because the FSM doesn’t really cover this, here’s what I’ve learned.

    Start by trying to move the seat as far forward as the proven switch will allow by working the broken button with a narrow blade standard screw driver. Likewise, set the front and rear tilt to their max height to allow for access underneath should it be needed. Once this is done, disconnect the battery as the switch is connected directly to the battery circuit and you don’t need any shorts in the harness.

    Begin removal of the trim that the switch is mounted to by first removing the two screws on the back of the seat that hold the trim.

    Loosen the face screw on the front just under where your left leg sits when driving.

    There is another screw just past the trim on some of the trim pieces in the front that you should take out last. Then take out the front face screw you just loosened above.

    Carefully pull the trim straight outboard. Some wiggling required.

    Because the seat is back, and, if you can’t move it forward, you will need to move it outboard enough to clear the switch (and the plug) from the hole in the seat frame... about two inches. There should be more than enough pigtail to the switch to allow this. If not, check underneath to make sure it is not fouled or held by a clip. If so clear and pull it through.

    Disconnect the flat plug on the harness from the switch by gently prying it off with the same flat blade screw driver from before trying to have it come off all at once and not from one end first. Not doing this will pry the contacts from the plug and they will not make good contact with the new switch. DAMHIK

    Using a 3/8” socket you should be able to remove the retainer that holds the switch to the trim. Note orientation of the switch and install new switch to match.

    Plug in the new switch in the same orientation as the original and test it before putting it all back together. Again..DAMHIK.

    While I had the seat fully up I would check that the tracks are clear and lubricated and that the seat moves in all directions freely.

    Reverse the above steps to reinstall.

    Hope this helps!

    Impjay, I Love the green interior .... it looks to be in superb condition.

    Javier.
     
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    ImpJay The different young

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    Thanks a lot Javier! I thought that I`ll be forced to remove the seat before getting at the switch, but this is totally worth giving a try. The interior is close to flawless, but the driver`s door panel has a little tear and the wrong control panel without vent wing switches. There`s also white paint splattered close to it.
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  5. 73 T&C

    73 T&C Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Sorry Doc, we didn’t mean to hijack your thread. But the above does sort of apply.
     
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    ImpJay The different young

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    If you don`t mind it, I copied the instructions to the correct thread, so I find them easier without hunting in the middle of idler arms ETC. I also mention on the post who`s the original writer.
     
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    Not married mind you but i wonder if woman will ever understand car compulsion in mans DNA.But to see a dash sitting on a kitchen table made me wistful for when i was into these cars years ago.When i got my 1st NYB i spent hours cleaning the leather seats,door panels,and dash.I was so excited.My best friends mother came out and sat in the back seat and said,Now this is a real car.I did all my cleaning and work at my friends house because it had a long driveway in the back of the house.B.B
     
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    DocMcNeedy "Iggy my Mc-Bum-Fuk" FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks @DusterKid ! First wave of parts for 2019 arrives!
    Need to make room on the pile.
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    Oh i want a pile!!! I need a garage 1st.heh.B.B
     
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    DocMcNeedy "Iggy my Mc-Bum-Fuk" FCBO Gold Member

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    I'm not worthy...
     
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    DocMcNeedy "Iggy my Mc-Bum-Fuk" FCBO Gold Member

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    @marty mopar . You don't happen to sell bulbs for 72-73 Imperial fender turn signals?
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    73 T&C Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Found on EBay. To add to your “pile”

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    CBODY67 Old Man with a Hat

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    You're NOT holding out on us, are you, Doc? ARE the Imperial luggage compartments empty???

    Happy New Year!
    CBODY67
     
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    You make an interesting point.I guess all parts matter.Stores don,t carry parts for old cars.Scavenge effectively!!B.B
     
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    DocMcNeedy "Iggy my Mc-Bum-Fuk" FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks Javier...I ordered them...we'll see how they work.
     
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    never have to many parts :lol:
     
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    DocMcNeedy "Iggy my Mc-Bum-Fuk" FCBO Gold Member

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    73 T&C Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Doc,

    I think you need to make three “piles” now to separate the 72 from 73 and common parts
     
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    I love the subtle comparison of 2 boats in T&C pic.Excellent!! B.B