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Lincoln Town Car Electrical Problems



  • nwraaanwraaa Posts: 159
    If the fuse in the black box near the battery is blowing, this is an indication that the air pump is malfunctioning. Moisture is an enemy to these pumps. Moisture causes corrosion inside the cylinder walls. The corrosion build-up increases the resistance of the pump which causes the pump and the electric motor to get hot. Typically, when you put in a new fuse, the motor runs for a few seconds, then the fuse blows. The most problematic components in the TC air suspension system are the air bags, load level sensors, and the air pumps. Sometimes the seals may leak around the solenoids and occasionally the solenoids go bad. All are easy fixes.
  • Does anybody know anything about these bulldog security systems??? I have one in a lincoln that I bought and it didn't have a remote. I called the number on the box and they sent me a remote and it don't work. I think that it needs to be programed or something. Can anybody help? I also have a question about the climate control. I know that the air suction things are working but when it gets warmed up it blows hot air no matter where temp is set at.
  • nwraaanwraaa Posts: 159
    Follow the instructions in your owners manual to reprogram the remote. Typically, it is a matter of pressing a couple of buttons on the keypad on the door then pressing the door open button on the remote within a few seconds. Bulldog may also be able to e-mail you the instructions.

    The hot air only coming out of the vents is an indication that your blend door actuator is stuck in the heat-on position. A few Lincoln owners on this board have said that the dash board and panel have to be moved to get to this part. The blend door actuator costs about $49.95; however, because of the amount of time spent removing and replacing the dashbord, the cost to replace the actuator runs between $500.00 to $800.00.
  • I've had to have the blend door actuator replaced on a 93 Crown Vic, and on a 95 TC. The problem was hot air only, all the time. The actuator for the TC was about $65.00, though the labour cost to R&R the dash was $600.00. Good luck.
  • I have a 95 town car that has a battery drain of .32 amps. The only thing I have found that stops the drain is pulling the A fuse and the E fuse in the engine compartment. What could be causing this?
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,305
    Do you park on a steep hill with the front uphill? That might fool the light under the hood to go on, thinking the hood is up. Pull the bulb and see.
  • Thanks for responding. No I actually park with the front end down hill. The bulbs have been pulled out of the hood and trunk lights. Most of the drain seems to be coming from fuse 4 and 15. There is an initial draw of .78 amps that goes down to .32 amps after about 10 seconds.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,305
    Going from .78 amps down to .32 causes me to wonder about the interior dimming that occurs after closing the doors.
    Perhaps one of the four door switches does not register fully closed, thus causing the interior lights to be on, drawing .32 amps.
  • I have the same problem with my 98 TC.

    Did you solve the problem?
  • My Lincoln Town car has a charging problem though I changed the battery and the alternator, what else can I do please, and thank you.

    Optional Information:
    1998 Lincoln town car

    Already Tried:
    new battery and new alternator
  • heater fan will not run unless wired direct, ive tried fuses and breakers no luck why does the radio have power but no sound and all at once it comes on plays fine untill you shut car off is this on same system thanks BARRY MORGAN
  • My Town Car brake light switch has been replaced twice. Currently, there is no voltage present at either terminal of the brake light switch. The switch is good. I replaced one 30 amp fuse under the hood, but no luck. Is there perhaps an in-line fuse somewhere?
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,305
    Check fuses under the dash. Good Luck.
  • hi, I have a 2001 towncar it was all running fine :confuse: turned it of and now it wont start and it has no dash lights or turn signals. have replaced startor motor and steel nothing ?? wont even crank over, the only lights that come on on the cluster is battery light and break waring light. the battery is also fully charged. can anyone help or has any one else had this problem ?????? :confuse: :confuse:
  • does it have an alarm system? if not check the fuses in the car both under the hood and under the dash on the drivers side.
  • dawdxdawdx Posts: 1
    Lost my owners manual and need a schematic for fuse box on 98 town car
  • Alright here it is guys I hope someone can help.

    2001 TC Exec. Last winter car would not hold idle. That problem vanished this Spring.
    Now The car thinks that the door is ajar and the interior light will not go off(I have to pull the fuse). I had the latch replace under the advice of my garage, but no dice. Now they want me to let them replace the lighting module. They say it is going to cost about a grand and I am a little worried that it is still going to be something else.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    By the way, I do not have any wipers any more?
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,305
    I do not support "mechanic training" using trial by error methods.

    Suggest you seek an automotive electrical shop that specializes in diagnosing problems like yours. You need a specialist, not a general practioner.

    I would not be surprised to learn the center of your problem has to do with your wipers not working and interior lights being on. There are fuses under the dash and circut breakers under the hood that could be involved, but only the specialist who knows by training and experience will solve the problem. Good Luck to you.
  • parjacparjac Posts: 1
    I have this annoying beeping caused by erratic engine temperature gauge. Replaced
    engine coolant and air intake sensors. still does it but a little less frequent.
    God Bless
  • nwraaanwraaa Posts: 159
    You may have an faulty engine temperature sensor or the wire connector to the temperature sensor may need cleaning and securely reconnected.
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