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Lincoln Navigator Accessories and Modifications

Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
What accessories and/or mods have you added to your Navigator?

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  • I get frustrated trying to move kids to the 3rd seat and have toyed at the idea of removing the rear console to make just a walkway to the back. Has anyone made this change or know anything about it? Could it be made?
  • eburtoneburton Posts: 1
    Yes I did that but you have to put the screws back into the holes and place a cap over the screw.
  • sd31sd31 Posts: 2
    We are now on the 4th control module for the power deployable running boards but alas the contriol today is just as out of control as it has been since we bought the Nav in May- Anyone else seen issues with the running board deployments
  • I have a Lincoln (ford) Navigator 2001. I have had nothing but problems with it. I also own a 1995 Cadillac Sedan Deville. The Navigator is made so cheap. I'm so glad that I did not buy it brand new. I can not see how, any of the Navigators could ever be worth more than $20,000. When Ford took control of Lincoln, it was like Lincoln had caught a virus. I really think that Lincoln should take heed to the Cadillac, GM work ethics. (well Lincoln will never, ever be as good as Cadillac). It Seems to me that even though Cadillac is part of GM, Cadillac makes their on decisions. On the other hand, Ford plagues Lincoln with its cheap plastic parts and poor workmanship. One wonders why, American cars do not hold their value. Its right in our face. American cars are vomited out of the assembly line, faster then a rush hour deep fry cooker can make french fries. Even if that is the case, Ford produces more garbage then anyone. Ford should concentrate on making trash trucks, so when they break down they are already in the dump. It is a crying shame that Lincoln has chronic Ford cancer cells. I wish that GM would have taken control of Lincoln. In closing, there is really only one Luxury DOMESTIC car company and that is Cadillac. The poor Cadillac can not keep a good resale value as a domestic luxury vehicle because its sorry brother company Lincoln/Ford will not carry their own weight. i.e. vibrates, number 8 and 3 plug misfires, the dumb automatic door lock, plastic pieces, cheap speakers, cheap sound system, vehicle named navigator but navigation system is not standard(hmmm) and last and final lack of originality. the Lincoln Navigator is an EXPENSIVE EXPLORER.
    Ford Fan
  • mkovalskmkovalsk Posts: 114
    lthrnek wrote:
    "When Ford took control of Lincoln, it was like Lincoln had caught a virus."

    You sure hold a grudge! Ford bought Lincoln in 1922!
  • fdthirdfdthird Posts: 352
    I think he doesn't like I right??
  • I would like to install Satellite radio in my 2003 Lincoln Navigator. It has the standard 6 disc. Everyone tells me that it will not work, that I have to get a FM modulator. I hate those. Will a 04 radio fit into mine?


    My running board motors and most of the control arms had to be replaced. It was getting stuck and not lining up with the molding. It is fixed now.
  • Anyone know where to buy a new or used 2nd row console (dealership says only sell it in pieces/parts)? We have bench seat due to stock limitations but actually preferred the middle console.

    Thanks in advance if anyone has any ideas!!!
  • chris15chris15 Posts: 6
    I have had the same problem since I purchased my Nav last March. Need to keep a step stool in vehicle just to get out. Went to the Ford Settlement Dispute Board. Hearing was a week ago and I am awaiting their decision. I just want what I paid for, a safe, reliable vehicle. I had a remote start installed prior to getting the Nav. Have had many electrical problems since that time. Good luck with your running board problem. They made MANY attempts to fix mine without success. Consider the Ford Dispute Settlement Board if problem continues.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    "You sure hold a grudge! Ford bought Lincoln in 1922!"

    Exactly - this guy is sharp to remember back that far. I guess the LIncolns he had prior to 1922 were built a lot better..... Odd, because my research tells me otherwise, but hey, I'm not that old. I have to depend on those who were there. ;)
  • Did you find a console? With three car seats I'm looking for the 20% center seat instead of the console.
  • I own a Navigator. I just sold a cadillac I owned. THere is no comparision. Lincoln far out does cadillac in every catagory. Maybe you had a lemon :lemon: , cause my 98 Navigator is supercharged with over 350HP and hasn't had issue one. As far as american cars being "plastic," obviously you haven't been in the latest line of honda, toyota, or nissan vehicles :sick: (and their counterparts, acura, lexus and infinity) :blush: Plauged is a word that doesn't describe the amount of plastic crap panels in those cars. Anything over soft in touch breaks camry consoles. 350z and g35 models have more plastic than a milk jug factory, and honda is still cranking out more of their piss poor underpowered econoboxes than anyone could ever buy. I suggest you try another lincoln that isn't pre-owned (pre-abused) Any car can be a piece of crap if the previous owner treated it as such :confuse:
  • kool516kool516 Posts: 2
    Hi. I want to change the radio on my 2006 Navi to possibly a Pioneer radio with navigation. Will this have an affect on my backup sensors because when the backup sensors beep, the radio volume lowers so you can hear the beep so I'm assuming they are connected somehow.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  • fire915fire915 Posts: 1
    We own a 2001 Nav. and would like to find out how we could get better mpg some way. i read that the chips that are suppose to help it are not a good idea due to the fact they trick the computer to tweak certain sensors. thanks.
  • dukeydukey Posts: 2
    I have a 2005 Lincoln Navigator and as soon as you start driving the Navigation System kicks into safe mode so you cannot type the address in until you stop again and it drives me nuts. Does anyone know how to modify this so that you can always use it even if you are driving?
  • heyjewelheyjewel Posts: 1,046
    Yeah, my 04 is the same way. Pathetic and stupid Mommy state lawyer thing. Another thing that torques me is they REFUSE to program my key fob so that it opens all doors with one push of the button. Lawyers again.
    I know of no way to fix this. If one could tell the Nav system that the car is always standing still then ...
    You can select from previous destinations while moving, not that that helps much. Last, I wonder - are all factory navigation systems like this? If not, no one should buy a Ford nav system until they allow us all to be treated as ADULTS.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,666
    Yes, George, all nav systems have the nanny screen. It's not Ford.
  • dukeydukey Posts: 2
    Nope, I also have an E320 with Nav and my buddy has an Acura Tl and both let you type while driving. I have a feeling it is in the wiring and just need to snip that wire but gotta find Car Audio people that have worked on them before.
    Good Luck.
  • heyjewelheyjewel Posts: 1,046
    Thanks for this note. GD FORD. It is a ROYAL PIA to not be able to type on the screen while moving.

    It could be as simple as 1 wire, although it also could be a data bus signal, in which case a mod to the firmware would be necessary.

    The only Shakespeare quote I ever learned:

    "First, we kill all the lawyers..."
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,666
    Having just gone through typing in a destination address sitting in the garage, I can't imagine trying to do that while driving. Now I could see letting the passenger do it but I guess that would be hard to differentiate.

    I saw a module for GM vehicles (not made by GM) that not only lets you input addresses while in motion but also lets you watch DVDs while moving. Care to bet that they get sued the first time someone has a "not paying attention" accident with one of those installed?
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