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Your suggestion certainly makes sense to me. I will give it a try..hope I can access the receptacle. I can try a small screwdriver, tiny one I use to tighten my eyeglasses.
By the way, if this situation can prevent starting, as it does...can it also make the car die from lack of fuel? This has not happened...yet.
Also, can the inertia switch go bad and act up? I understand this is not the answer to my problem, but can it? Can this switch be reset, manually on the Lincoln?