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Our 2002 in Thunderbird Blue with Performance White Top
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What comes with this T-bird when you pick it up?
 

Part #s for instruction guides listed were with my car, built May 2002.  There may be earlier editions or later editions depending on when your car was built but part numbers will be similar, differing  by the last 2 letters and first number.

2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005
The Ford Thunderbird came packed with certain "loose" items when it comes off the transporter.

These may or may not still be with car if you purchase as a used car or it's sat around the lots for any length of time.
 
T-birds built before April 2002:

Packed in the trunk when it came off the transporter:
  • Front Floormats - plain
  • Lug Wrench with cover
  • Front License Plate bracket - loose in trunk unless installed by dealer - not in trunk if state does not require front license plate.
  • Convertible Boot with small instruction guide "Boot Installation, Boot Removal" - part # 2W6J-19G217-BA - in English & French
  • Locking lug nuts and key.  part # 2W43-17A147-AB
  • Small bottles of cleaner and wax:
    • Custom Clear Coat Polish by Ford, part number F2AZ-19K530-WA
If ordered with Hardtop:
  • Hardtop Rack plus Cover
  • Instruction Guide: "Removeable Top Quick Reference Guide" part # 2W6J-19G217-AA - in English & French
  • Instruction Guide: "Removeable Top Quick Care Guide" part # 2W6J-19B146-AB - in English & French

  • Hardtop "Adjuster" Tool - T-shaped for tightning down hardtop.  4W6Z-76502F08
Interior -
  • 1 Covered ash tray cup inserted in a drink holder in console.
  • In glove Box -
    1. Owners Manual in black zippered case with hardtop instruction CD if ordered with hardtop.
    2. Scheduled Maintainence Guide part# 2L2J-19T200-AE
    3. Warranty Guide part# 2W7J-19T201-AE
    4. Small Card with Safety Advice for seat belt use and Air Bag warning - part # 2USA-198146-AA
Hopefully previous owners will pass on the window sticker if they saved it.
2002 - from April* 2002 on:>
same as above with this addition:
"Removeable Top Protection Tape,"packed in long, thin, flat cardboard container - 4 sets included in kit -  1W6Z76202W30-AA
Instruction Guide: "Rear Deck Care Kit" Application Instructions - part # 2W6J-19G217-CB - in English & French (packed in glove box on 2003 models with owner's manual)
*Some cars built in March 2002 also included this kit.  It may have also been included in some cars earlier than this but this is the first known, recorded by owners when the cars were being delivered in March 2002.
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2003 t-birds - Similar to 2002 model with these changes:
  • Softer Convertible Boot is packed behind the  seats
  • "Instruction Guide for Removeable Top" includes the Tape installation instructions. 
  • T-shape hardtop "Adjuster"  tool is shorter, red, very late models(June 2004) may have solid black handles,  will work for any year - 4W6Z-76502F08-AA
  • locking lug nuts?  not there unless added by dealer
Mylar Tape Kit:  in T-birds from March 2002 to December 2003 - see 2004 for updated kit - This kit is to help protect the rear deck from abrasion from the hardtop.
This is a direct quote from Ford's 03 Car Source book, update December 2002:
"Customers who purchased a Thunderbird with a removable top need to install the protective Mylar® tape strips to the vehicle prior to installing the removable top.  This needs to be done each time before the top is installed.  The tape strips are located in the trunk and the instruction card is packaged with the owner's guide in the glove compartment.  Have your customers refer to the instruction card for completed step-by-step instructions on how to properly install the protective tape strips."
this photo is of my 2002 t-bird, hot off the transport, before prep - June 6 2002 This is the contents of the box with tape for removable hardtop.  Thunderbird 2002 book is for size reference only.
Thunderbird 2002 book is not included - just for scale.
2004 t-birds: Similar to 03 
All 04s:
  • Convertible top soft boot  -  IF ORDERED, will be packed behind the seats. It's optional this year.
  •  window sticker.
  • Owner's guide in soft black case along with warranty papers - in glove box
  • ash tray/coin cup
  • license plate bracket in states that require front plates
  • Lug wrench packed in spare tire compartment 
  • Front floor mats
Add these if T-bird comes with the hardtop:
  • stand for hardtop storage
  • the hard top cover bag
  • In the trunk should be the cardboard box with 4 sets of strips for deck protection*** when the hardtop is in place (noted in Ford's 2004 Car Source Book, Thunderbird section, page 13.), (June to December 04 model production) OR Mylar Tape kit with the t-bird logo on it with mylar strips and gel. for those built from January 04 til end of production
  • hardtop tool (black, with or without T-bird emblem) for installing your hardtop


You will not find the polish, nor the locking lug nuts/key.

Mylar Tape Kit ---------- January 2004 and newer
4W6Z-76202W30-AA  Kit Contents: 
1 Bottle Gliding Solution
4 application sets of fitted film protection strips
1 protective (logo) storage case
photo by John Hensley - click to view larger
Comparison of design between old strips and new strips.  The strips are clear - you see the protective backing on the strips.
photo by John Hensley - click to view larger
The new kit being supplied with 04s built from January 2004.  There should be no mistake that this belongs with the car for a purpose.
photo by John Hensley - click to view larger
This is what the contents of the kit look like when first opened.
Photos of kit courtesy of John Hensley Comments for owners:  Still does not look good on the car, particularly the dark colors.  I've seen a set installed and the edges show, and bubbles were still difficult to remove even after following directions carefully.
2005 T-birds: similar to the 04 tbird
All 05s:
  • Convertible top soft boot  -  IF ORDERED, will be packed behind the seats.
  • try to hang on to the window sticker.
  • Owner's guide in soft black case along with warranty papers
  • ash tray/coin cup
  • license plate bracket in states that require front plates
  • lug wrench hidden in spare tire compartment
  • Front floor mats
Add these if T-bird comes with the hardtop:
  • stand for hardtop storage
  • Mylar Tape kit with the t-bird logo on it with mylar strips and gel. 
  • the hard top cover bag 
  • hardtop tool (black with T-bird emblem)
Aftermarket Replacements
Hardtop "adjustment" tool:   t40 torx driver 
Hardtop storage cart & cover: http://removabletops.com
Hardtop protective strips:  see Aftermarket page for suppliers:  stainless steel strips; 3M strips; door molding guards, 

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