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  2. Hello All - My blower motor fuse melted down the fuse box after the original AC compressor failed me last week. So I am reaching out to the community here to see if anyone has a spare inside the cabin fuse box that is located below and to the left of the steering wheel. I really would like to fix the AC but it will do me no good without a fuse box that will accept a fuse. So... if anyone has a spare fuse box please contact me. 316.573.9311 Thank you and let's keep the SVT's rolling. Thank you Brian L.
  3. I'm not on Facebook, and I definitely prefer forums to FB. It was really disappointing to see everyone go over there and basically desert the forums a number of years ago. It was nice to not have to join and deal with FB to be a part of the Contour community when everyone was on the forums. Now I only hear about local meets from other owners who are on FB. Also, any new discoveries, information and knowledge is only available to people who are members there, which also prevents general internet searches from finding them. Unfortunately, it has been a long time since I've signed into either Contour site, but I've had a recent Contour (and Cougar) resurgence. In the last couple of weeks I purchased a nice locally-owned 1999 SVT and a couple of months before that I picked up a 1999 Cougar 2.5L MTX with only 105k on it. I've been hitting the internet a lot lately looking for info on installing SVT parts on the Cougar and have come across a number of related posts on this site. I need to replace the fuel pump on the '99 SVT and have been researching that as well. I still have the 1998 Contour SVT that I purchased new in 1997. The dealer placed a change order for me (silver to black, add moonroof) and my car was the second CSVT that the dealership received. I drove it to Spring Zing in 2007 (at least I'm pretty sure it was 2007!) and got the award for driving the longest distance to SZ that year. In 2013 or so I bought a 1998 SVT from a co-worker for $400. The dealership his mom worked at said it needed new head gaskets because it had overheated. Turned out that the water pump idler had seized and shredded the belt. I replaced the pump, belt, idler and a couple of temperature sensors and it's been running strong since! So yes, I currently own four Contour SVTs and a Cougar! And a couple Focus SVTs. I hope you're able to keep the site up longer as it is a valuable resource for owners of these (and related) vehicles. Let me know if you would like a donation for hosting fees or anything. It's a bummer that so many pictures are no longer available on posts in different forums, but it's even more of a bummer when you click on a link and the whole forum is 404. Thank you for keeping the site up as long as you have!! Marty
  4. Totally get it. I have thought about posting links to the forums for any Facebook posts. But other than that, it's hard to get people to come back. I personally prefer the forums over FB. In terms of ownership, I still have 2 of these and hope to keep them for a very long time.
  5. Over the past year or so I've noticed the Facebook group well outpacing the website in actual usage. I mean like 100-1 in most cases, and since the spammers are out in the wild taking advantage of any quiet forums I've decided that since the bulk majority are using the Facebook group instead of the actual forums that this is going to spell the eventual wind down of these forums. Let's face it folks, the cars are almost 20+ years old and they aren't considered collectible. People drove most of these into the ground and they really don't even show up in scrap yards anymore because they are just dwindling in numbers. The fact that the car was only made 5 model years doesn't help.... But aside from that, the actual participation of the members has been non-existant in years meaning that probably over 3/4 of the actual members don't even own these cars anymore. And that's over 7,000 members we have. Everything has a cost, and sometimes you have to know when to let a failing investment go. That time is coming... I will deliberate on this further but for the time being all registrations have been closed (Due to our Russian/Chinese spam artists unwelcome signups and sales/ad posts...). Any current member that sees this can reply and I will read it. But I believe that this year is that this site gets relegated to history. -Dominic
  6. Hello I'm new to this page but I have a 1999 Ford contour Se it's the 2.5 V 6 and I'm having trouble with it it won't even crank let alone start but the security light on the middle the little red light stay on solid for almost 2-3 minutes and then it will blink twice and then blink once and then blink twice and then blink once not sure what's going on hopefully you guys can help me

  7. To all the new and existing members I want to extend a warm holiday greeting. We are in that season of holidays and even though the Facebook group gets more use than this forum I still support it and pay for it out of my own pocket. Next year marks 23 years this site has been up and helping owners. We've seen cars and members come and go, and lost some people along the way. At the end of the day, this community used to be like a family - Well before MySpace and Facebook really took over and changed the game. As much as commercial sites that aggregate people are popular - The grassroots sites like this are where the actual dedicated and passionate people visit. Free of the ads, marketing and algorithms. Unfortunately these sites are no longer popular... And I get it. There's no distractions with TikTok videos or Instagram posts from celebrities and other "influencers". The fakeness of a lot of these so called "influencers" is unreal. They only believe in fame and attention... not helping people - Just remaining popular. I'm not an "influencer" or a YouTube star... Don't want or need it. At the end of the day, looking at all the statistics and traffic... This site is really showing it's age. Traffic alone doesn't allow me to judge how worthwhile keeping this site alive really is.. But "Nothing lasts forever" is a real thing. I'm opening up the floor to all members to give me feedback. Post a reply and let me know what you think. I'll leave this open till the end of the year and I'll read all the responses. Good, bad.. it's all feedback. -Dominic
  8. Scrap yard is your friend these days.
  9. Hey all. I have a 1998 E with 241k on the clock for sale. Its been a fun car but theres a short in the hvac system and its gonna need a new clutch. Its silver frost. I have a box of spare parts including door moldings and jack point covers. Im just ready for something different is all. Im in Titusville Fl.
  10. I hope you find the trunklid and quarter to match as that's about twice the size of the existing lamp. Again, not an easy task as the USDM Contour/Mystique was purpose built for our regulations. You'd be better off selling the car and buying a Mondeo that is already equipped for that market and has the same features. -Dominic
  11. Thank you for your reply. I can deal with the bulbs in Spain, all I need is the tail lamps in red and white/orange. I found one, attached, but no idea about where to find the second one.
  12. Nothing in the United States unfortunately as all the Contour lights were single bulb (just like the Mystique). Unfortunately overseas vehicles have a different rear clip with drastically different rear tail lamps that are bigger and multi-function. Sorry, no easy suggestions on this one. -Dominic
  13. Good morning, I have a 1998 2.0L Mercury Mystique LS Sport, with build date before 12/17/97, bought from Canada and I would like to register it in Spain, see attached. The car has the original rear lights, all red. I need to change them to European lights, with two lightbulbs. I think they are like this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/274156810024 To comply with European lighting regulations and convert my 1998 Mercury Mystique LS Sport's rear lights to the European-style configuration, I will need to replace the existing all-red tail lights with units that have separate sections for red and orange (or clear) lights. Since the Mercury Mystique is essentially the same car as the Ford Contour with minor differences for different markets, there might be compatible parts from the Ford Contour. Can you please help? Dan
  14. Thanks...at least it's a lead. Knowing that might help my mechanic know where to look. Mike
  15. I've used Chrysler bushings before , don't have the part number off the top of my head (it's been years!)
  16. Contour's don't have a distributor. They have a coil pack. They have a ground wire that goes to the bracket where the DPFE is mounted on the side of the head.
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