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TSB
06-19-13
  • RATTLE FROM TIP OUT ASHTRAY – VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO 1/1/2006
Publication Date: September 15, 2006

FORD:
2004-2006 F-150
LINCOLN:
2006 Mark LT

ISSUE:

Some 2004-2006 F-150 and 2006 Lincoln Mark LT vehicles equipped with tip out ashtrays, built prior to 1/1/2006, may exhibit a rattle noise from the ashtray while driving over bumps or washboard roads, usually when the ashtray is in the closed position.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition by applying felt tape to the three (3) locating pins at the bottom back of the ashtray module.

NOTE:THIS REPAIR PROCEDURE HAS BEEN VALIDATED TO CORRECT THIS RATTLE CONCERN, REPLACEMENT OF THE ENTIRE ASHTRAY CENTER FINISH PANEL KIT MAY NOT BE NECESSARY.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the center finish panel and ashtray module.
  2. Apply a 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ (6 mm x 38 mm) piece of anti-rattle felt tape or similar material from the Rotunda Squeak and Rattle Kit (164-R4900), to the three (3) locating pins on the bottom of the ashtray module. (Figure 1) Start the tape application approximately 13/32″ (10 mm) from the pin and wrap the tape up and over the pin extending the tape another 13/32″ (10 mm) past the pin. The tape will cause an interference fit between the pins and the instrument panel.


    Figure 1 – Article 06-19-13

  3. Reinstall the ashtray module and verify proper opening / closing efforts.
  4. Properly position the clips on the back of the center finish panel, replace broken clips as required.
  5. Reinstall the center finish panel and verify proper fit to the instrument panel.

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
061913A2004-2006 F-150, 2006 Mark LT: Apply Felt Tape To The Back Of The Ashtray Module, Includes Time To Remove And Install The Center Finish Panel And Ashtray Module0.3 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
150481001

NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by “do-it-yourselfers”. Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article. The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates. The most recent information is available through Ford Motor Company’s on-line technical resources.

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