Good used dash toggle switch that operates the passenger side (right hand) map light in the Mercury Cougar XR7. These switches will have no rust or broken wires and the plastic toggle switch tips are sold separately. These used switches move freely and are guaranteed to work. The only real difference between the years, besides the size of the shaft, is the toggle switch tips. That is why we are offering both 1967 and 1968 versions.
There are three versions of shafts used on the 1967 - 1968 XR7 toggle switches and all three feature the same C7WB-13764-A engineering number. 1967 switch has a large shaft, 1968 with smaller shaft and 1968 with a smaller shaft that has been milled down on two sides. The reason Ford decreased the size of shaft in 1968 was to enlarge the thickness of the plastic on the toggle tips. The reason they started modifying the shaft sometime in 1968 was to create a cavity for an increased amount of glue to be able to remain in the cavity once the plastic tip was pushed on the shaft.
This was the last version used in the latter part of 1968. Notice the squared design of 3/4 of the shaft. You need to know this information not only for replacing switches but also when ordering plastic toggle tips from us.
We have a tool that removes the sometimes stubborn chrome retaining rings that hold these to the dash. Works great and will save you the frustration (horror?) of scratching your woodgrain dash bezel.
Ford part # C7WB-13764-A.