Lots of folks post questions online like... I found a switch under the dash, what is it for? What is this grille next to the A/C controls for? Why does one blinker blink faster than the other? In this video I answer all those common questions about our favorite vehicle, the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor P71/P7B

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    • Ken Worth
      Ken Worth

      My 96 has the secondary Trump popper on the door

      about 3 months ago
    • Ozzie Crosby
      Ozzie Crosby

      What's the difference between a p71 and p7b?

      about 4 months ago
    • WJ Handy Dad
      WJ Handy Dad In reply to Ozzie Crosby

      The HP is supposed to be the same from 2003 (or 2004?) up. But they all perform similarly in 0-60 and 1/4 mile, at least on internet sites that report that data

      about 4 months ago
    • Ozzie Crosby
      Ozzie Crosby In reply to Ozzie Crosby

      @WJ Handy Dad

      ๐Ÿ‘So basically no difference in the car? Don't the 2011s have the most horsepower?

      about 4 months ago
    • WJ Handy Dad
      WJ Handy Dad In reply to Ozzie Crosby

      just the VIN... 2010-2011 used P7B, prior used P71

      about 4 months ago
    • DL Lambert
      DL Lambert

      I just purchased a 1998 Ford CV PI sedan, it has a "inertia switch". The red button type device in the trunk. ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป๐Ÿš”๐Ÿš“... This vehicle has a wire or some kind of safety feature to disable the fuel pump. The red button is DOWN so I think it's either broke or malfunctioning ...

      about 5 months ago
    • Chris Baumann
      Chris Baumann

      Awesome place for your bluetooth phone microphone, hidden, grill is perfect for that, grand marques, crown vic. Like what comes with new Pioneer head unit!! Great tip!!

      about 5 months ago
    • Tim Bo
      Tim Bo

      I have a 05 crown vic my over drive light blinking off and on wat could it be

      about 9 months ago
    • Louis VanElsacker
      Louis VanElsacker In reply to Tim Bo

      I've been told from the Ford garage that flashing from OD on/off lightis code from transmission

      about 5 months ago
    • zachary wetzel
      zachary wetzel In reply to Tim Bo

      Tim Bo itโ€™s the switch at the end of gear shifter. Probably one of the plastic pieces are broke

      about 5 months ago
    • James Winney
      James Winney

      On my 2000 interceptor one of those hidden switches is shown and goes to rear window defrost.

      about 10 months ago
    • Benjamin Clark
      Benjamin Clark

      Texas plates , cool man Me too. Nice Vic and thanks for the videos man, I got a silver one too. Good content keep it up

      about 1 year ago
    • D33ZY313
      D33ZY313

      @wj how do you install leds down by the foot trim panel

      about 1 year ago
    • WJ Handy Dad
      WJ Handy Dad In reply to D33ZY313

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j778BuzOwQg

      about 1 year ago
    • WJ Handy Dad
      WJ Handy Dad In reply to D33ZY313

      there is a wire that runs all around the car with + power for interior lights. You can tap into it virtually anywhere and add a light. I added lights under the front dash, on the b pillars, and on the c pillars - they are all sync'd with the dome light

      about 1 year ago
    • Jack Boot
      Jack Boot

      At 7:30, that's where my trunk popper is. A lockable push button. '03 P72.

      about 1 year ago
    • Tony Jones
      Tony Jones

      My head lights and dash keeps going in and out. I donโ€™t even drive at night right now.

      about 1 year ago
    • Louis VanElsacker
      Louis VanElsacker In reply to Tony Jones

      I replaced my relays under hood. The small ones and fixed a leak at the rear of intake due to coolant was causing misfires. If the relays don't help then I'd say check for coolant at rear coil pack on passenger side and check that heater house that goes into your intake. Be careful it's there are signs of coolant the heater hose inlet breaks down and becomes brittle. 2003 cvpi P71 166789 miles.

      about 5 months ago
    • WJ Handy Dad
      WJ Handy Dad In reply to Tony Jones

      could be LCM (lighting control module). Several years have a recall on it.

      about 1 year ago
    • MUNDA
      MUNDA

      08 CROWN VIC A LWINDOWSS SUDDENLEY STOPPED HALF WAY NEW MAIN SWITCHED DRIVERS DOOR STILL NOT WORKING ANY IDEAS IS THERE A RELAY

      about 1 year ago
    • WJ Handy Dad
      WJ Handy Dad In reply to MUNDA

      did you watch this one... it might help... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33UxAHTsw4s

      about 1 year ago
    • Maxy Shepherd
      Maxy Shepherd

      The traction control control and pedal adjustment switches are usually there when the car has the options. If they don't, there's most likely no hardwareโ€‹ for it. So you can't just add the switches and have it work. I've tried in both of mine. It also doesn't make sense why they would add the features, but not give you a switch.
      But, someone may be luck and only have to add the switches. Then I guess you're special. ๐Ÿ˜…

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael Fredrick
      Michael Fredrick

      Roman atwood ๐Ÿ˜Š

      about 1 year ago
    • Austin Bell
      Austin Bell

      It sucks i lost 2 4r70 transmissions one i overheated and the other for doing absolutely nothing =/ My 07 had high miles anyway but my 04 actually was supposed to have the favored 4r75 transmission but due to the fact my 04 was one of the very first built in January 2004 it had a 4r70. I only have a young 08 left now

      about 1 year ago
    • charlie dee
      charlie dee In reply to Austin Bell

      Running with a bad tail piece yoke bushing will cause the trans to fail I discovered. The line pressure that applies the direct clutch enters the hollow output shaft where it passes through the case. There are 3 ring seals there and if the bushing in the tail housing the driveshaft yoke rides on is bad it will cause a harmonic in the output shaft to develop and wear the case out at those ring seals. Luckily there is a sleeve kit to repair the case and I was able to rebuild it with some extras added.

      about 1 year ago
    • WJ Handy Dad
      WJ Handy Dad In reply to Austin Bell

      that does suck... they were probably abused before you got them (rev high and drop into gear, shift from neutral to D while moving, that sort of thing)

      about 1 year ago
    • BigOxxTech
      BigOxxTech

      What year is your Vic? I have an 07 P71 with all the switches for pedal and traction, but no flasher. It's built into Light Module apparently, which goes crazy when I switched 100% of bulbs to LED's.

      about 1 year ago
    • Angel Cintron
      Angel Cintron In reply to BigOxxTech

      BigOxxTech I had that same problem. When you put L.E.D lights in, you may experience "Can-bus" errors. So.. Put in only canbus error free led bulbs. Led's can also cause rapid flashing of the signal lights. The problem is that the flashers are designed to work on resistance generated by standard bulbs, whereas led's offer very little resistance . Every single bulb in my car is led, and I have had no problem with them for years now. Good luck and I hope this helps you.

      about 1 year ago
    • BigOxxTech
      BigOxxTech In reply to BigOxxTech

      Yeah, my 07 is an oddball... Has different rear gears, all the extras, even has the speed steering, which is failing, lol.

      about 1 year ago
    • BigOxxTech
      BigOxxTech In reply to BigOxxTech

      WJ Handy Dad yeah, can add the adjustable pedals, but have to swap out whole pedal assembly for one with motors, wiring is under dash as well. The traction controls is off the ABS module itself, not sure bout that. I have my traction control disabled. Hate how it kills power to engine when taking off on ice, just lock in 2nd and go, lol.

      about 1 year ago
    • WJ Handy Dad
      WJ Handy Dad In reply to BigOxxTech

      mine is an '08. After I posted the video, a couple people sent me pics of their P71 that has the pedals and traction control buttons there. But the vast majority of P71's don't have them, just the wire harness and tons of people ask about them (even one posted it 5 minutes after I posted this video!)

      about 1 year ago
    • mrbakerskatz
      mrbakerskatz

      It's great you did this video . Thanks ,I'm trying to buy an 06 p71 that is still in service with 37,000 miles & 5700 hrs .The good thing is I get to help remove the accessories

      about 1 year ago
    • Rebel Yell
      Rebel Yell In reply to mrbakerskatz

      best years are 2006 - 2010!

      about 1 year ago
    • Zoltan vacsi
      Zoltan vacsi In reply to mrbakerskatz

      best years, 2004 to 2006, good luck, mine has 190.000 km on it, runs like new. Just make sure to maintain it, and follow oil guides, exactly

      about 1 year ago
    • WJ Handy Dad
      WJ Handy Dad In reply to mrbakerskatz

      That's the best way to do it. I got my Caprice that way. My Charger was downfitted so roughly it required a TON of work to get it acceptable.

      about 1 year ago
    • Derek Smith Storm Chaser
      Derek Smith Storm Chaser

      I have a P71 and it has the pedal adjustment switch. Also has traction control and cruise control!

      about 1 year ago
    • Joe dirt
      Joe dirt In reply to Derek Smith Storm Chaser

      Same I just got one with those aswell

      about 1 year ago
    • WJ Handy Dad
      WJ Handy Dad In reply to Derek Smith Storm Chaser

      mine just has cruise control. My '03 didn't have any options :(

      about 1 year ago
    • Corbin Greiner
      Corbin Greiner

      Trust me the traction control is not impressive. lol

      about 1 year ago