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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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68 Tilt steering door switch

Hi, can anyone provide some guidance on the correct door switch for a 68 tilt steering system? I see a switch for 67 but not 68 in the NPD catalog. CJs had one listed for 65-67, which I assume is the correct ye for use on a T-bird since the Mustang didn't get the tilt option until 67.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 03:35 PM
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Uses a switch with a metal face and a black plastic knob. It is the standard Motorcraft door switch replacement and is widely reproduced. It is not the white autolite all plastic door switch. Same switch as is 67 tilt.
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The 67 MPC calls for:

1. C3AZ-13713-B for 7/8" or 29/32" mounting hole. Used on Ford (full size), Fairlane, and Falcon for courtesy lamp, also for rear door lamp or air suspension. Used on Mustang with tilt wheel for tilt release and ignition lock.

2. C5AZ-13713-A for 3/4" mounting hole.

The 65-72 MPC adds some clarity in terms of dates, but introduces replacement part numbers.

1. The C7ZZ-13713-A (SW-608) was used before 11/14/66 and references the 29/32" hole.

2. The C6OZ-13713-A (SW-548) was used after 11/14/66 and included the 1968 model year. However, it references a 7/8" hole, not 3/4". Looks like a mistake on the hole diameter in one MPC or the other.

3. C8OZ-13713-A (SW-659) is called out for 1969-71, and says it is for a 7/8" hole.

I included this information since you posted in the concours forum, and might end up finding a Ford NOS switch. This should help you select the correct part.

jwalkerman is correct in that these switches have a silver cad or silver zinc plated metal "face" and a black plastic plunger. Quite different than the white plastic switches used for the Mustang courtesy lamps.

The tilt switch is located directly below the courtesy lamp switch on the driver's side (only).
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Thanks guys,

Seems like the parts houses can't figure it out. I have seem multiple different years listed for thesame part,and some list special very expensive switches while others list the standard metal face switch.

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