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Lincoln LS Accessories & Modifications

medphysmedphys Posts: 19
edited October 2014 in Lincoln
I read where some 2000 owners installed the second power point in the rear of the console.
Any detail on this mod would be appreciated.



  • tom12253tom12253 Posts: 110
    ezaircon4jc - Installed a second power point in the rear of the console contact him I'm shore he can fill you in. See (Meet the Members) #23

  • Send an e-mail to me @ [email protected] and I will send detailed instructions on that power point. It is pretty easy! Michael
  • kentskikentski Posts: 2
    Is there a secret to removing the sun visors on an 86 LSC MK VII ???? This sure isn't like the old days when everything had screws that were visible
  • ls1bmw0ls1bmw0 Posts: 782
    You do know that this is the LS site, not the the LSC site, I hope? Just about everyone on the board has a LS so I'm not sure if you realized that. Didn't want you spinning your wheels :)
  • jtacket3jtacket3 Posts: 2
    any recommended performance upgrades??
  • newtolsnewtols Posts: 1
    I have owned my as for 6 oms now and would like to upgrade the stereo. I have the I* sport package w/out CD. Went to local dealer and they offered that any after market audio system I choose will affect the electrical system negatively. I am really unhappy with the fact that there is no deck mount speakers and that the radio control on the steering wheel does not let you scroll through your presets. I would like to hear from anyone who has had success in having after market stereos installed in the L s.
    Thanks, Rick
  • brunobusbrunobus Posts: 77

    I installed a set of Inifinty 572 reference series 5 X 7's in the doors and a 10" sub in the trunk with no problems. It really sounds excellent.

    As far as the radio controls, there is a switch that allows you to scroll through the presets, either up or down. It is on the back side of the steering wheel, not the front. It is exactly the same switch as the on that turns the cruise control on and off on the left side. Maybe you just did not realize it is there or maybe there are certain builds options that do not put that switch there. It's worth taking a look.

  • joe166joe166 Posts: 401
    Your dealer is full of it. He wants to discourage you. Look up the web site http://www.radiosandmore.com/default.asp and browse the site. The owner is a nice guy who can advise you and you can see what is available. There are other sites too. Try Crutchfield.com and see what they have, but the radios and more site is for original equipment most of which will work with the wheel controls. They have lots of stuff. Look it over. I bought a CD deck from them that was identical to the factory cd but cost about half the price. All the controls work fine too. I considered the new 6 CD in dash receiver, but I listen to audio books all the time so I didn't want to give up the cassette player. Lots of choices out there, no matter what your dealer said to you.
  • sgijunkysgijunky Posts: 1
    My dealer apparently felt compelled to ruin the clean lines of my 2001 LS v8 Sport Pkg w/ Chrome Rims by adding a front license plate bracket in a state where none is required. I tried to remove it, but found that not only is it bolted on from the outside, but the inside too. Has anyone removed one of these, and if so, how might you suggest going about doing it?

    Sincerest Thanks !
  • ezaircon4jcezaircon4jc Posts: 793
    The bracket isn't bolted on, it's RIVETED on! I drilled out the rivets and ended up with two nice holes in the bumper. They are about 3/8" in diameter. Mine is silverfrost. I used some epoxy type glue to fill in the holes and touch-up paint to cover the "repair." It isn't the greatest but it works for me. One of these days I will have the spots professionally finished.

  • akirbyakirby Posts: 8,062
    I would take it back to the dealer and tell them they can either remove it for you and repair the holes at no charge or pay you $500 per year for advertising. It's worth a try.

    I can't believe they drill holes in the bumper to install them. Even my 86 Acura Integra came with threaded inserts in the bumper that came with covers that could be snapped in to cover the holes if you took it off. Now I'm glad I told the dealer not to install one. They still put the sticker on the trunk but that just peels off. I refuse to advertise for the dealer.
  • joe166joe166 Posts: 401
    I doubt that your dealer added the front license plate bracket. It is no cost option that many dealers automatically add, especially if they are anywhere near a state that requires front plates. Even if not, they will usually do it so they can put their license plate on it. If you ordered your car and told them not to do it and they did, you should have refused delivery. If the car already had it on when it came in and you had not mentioned it, I still think you had the option to refuse it. If it was obtained by your dealer trading with another dealer, same thing, but I don't think they put this on at the dealership. Rivets like that are not common. I am glad they didn't do it to my car, but I don't think it is that big a deal. The STS I used to own had a front bracket and all I did was put the plate of my choice on it. I think that is preferable to filling and painting, but that is your choice.
  • rgordo1rgordo1 Posts: 1
    My 2000 LS does not have the compass option in the rear view mirror. Does anybody know if I can easily install this option, factory equipment?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 8,062
    They were available as either a dealer installable option or from the aftermarket, I forget which, but definitely available through the dealer. I'm almost positive you can get one retrofitted to your 2k LS through the dealer.
  • ganalfganalf Posts: 1
    Easy fix on this one. Drill out the rivets. Remove holder. Use 2 panel/trim retainers-paint same w/touch up paint. When dry insert in empty holes. If anyone asks-"wazat"? Caps on the FLIR equipment.....
  • rasherrasher Posts: 4
    Love my new LS8. Except. Alpine Audiophile CD-6 in-dash seems to have some sort of built-in reverb that really compromises the system's presence and even the clarity. Am I the only one who hates this, or even has it?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 8,062
    Did you check to see if the DSP was set? There are settings for different venues and I believe one does have lots of echo (stadium or church?). I found them absolutely useless. Use the DSP button and turn it off. I assume you know how to adjust the bass and treble.
    Allen (trying really hard not to say RTFM....)
  • rasherrasher Posts: 4
    Thanks for your response - will fiddle some more and let you know how I do. Owner's manual quite cryptic on the subject.
  • rasherrasher Posts: 4
    By Jove that's it. I was stuck in "Church" and didn't know it. System sounds great - thanks for your help.
  • rgnmstrrgnmstr Posts: 226
    I live in Maryland and the state passed a law a number of years ago that makes it illegal for a car dealer to "advertise" on your new car by using decals, badges etc. They now all have license plate frames with their names on them. They are easily removed. :-)
  • I'm enjoying my 2002 LS8 so far, but I'm having the urge to tweak the audio system a bit. This might sound strange, but I'm thinking about adding an external 6-disc changer (trunk mounted) to work in concert with the 6-disc in-dash changer that the car came with. I talked with an audio installer that said that he could install an external changer that would be completely compatible with the factory head unit, BUT he did not know how the 2 changers would interact (would the shuffle play shuffle all 12 discs, for example). Anyone out there tried this? Thanks for any info. BTW, I would like to thank the person who posted the www.radiosandmore.com link. Good site.
  • ls1bmw0ls1bmw0 Posts: 782
    Visit the LLSOC site at www.llsoc.com and look at the Message Board forums. You'll find the info. on the changers in one of the discussions.

    Brian Gowing
    Lincoln LS Owners Club
  • I'm a new LS6 '02 owner, and wonder about the possibility of removing the chrome trim on the bumpers and replacing it with the monocromatic trim that comes with the Sport package. I was too impatient to wait for a special order. Anyone had experience with this? Is this something I could order from the dealer?

    Also, I would like to add a cassette player, believe it or not. Anyone have a suggestion? Currently have the 6 disc in dash Alpine.
  • I also have the non-sport 6. Give it about 5k to loosen up and add the Borla exhaust. You won't believe you're driving a V6!

    Now as to your question. They are seperate and distinct bumpers. Even the side marker lights are a different size. The easiest and probably least expensive way to get the monochromatic look is to have the chrome strips painted. I needed a new front bumper courtesy of some 18-wheeler. The bumper alone was $425 from the dealer. There is a place called www.bumpers.com (I believe) that sells factory "seconds" for around $100. Then you'd have to repalce the front marker lights.
  • Thanks for the advice on the bumper trim. Borla exhaust, hmmm. I'll have to look into that.
  • Love the car. Disappointed with the quality of speakers. I was getting distortion on my bass (not crazy bass) and took it to an audio shop to find out that Lincoln uses paper speakers with their Alpine 6CD system. Bought the Ford/Mazda labeled replacements for $100 installed, and got the quality that should have been installed at the factory.
    Tisk, Tisk on Ford/Lincoln. If you want to compete with the luxury market - keep the paper speakers for your Taurus.
  • I would like to add chrome exhaust tips to my 2000 lincoln ls v8. Has anyone else done this and do you have advice on where to buy them. I want them to stick out straight also and not point down.
  • I have a 2000 v8 lincoln ls and I wood like to add chrome exhaust tips. Has anyone else done this and do you know what are the best ones to use. Also, right now the exhaust points down but I want the tips to stick out straight.
  • lolaj42lolaj42 Posts: 420
    You mean something like this . . .


    If so check out this link for a "how to"

  • Thanks

    Yeah that is what I'm looking for. Was it hard to cut off the curved exhaust tips and to cut out the plastic?
  • lolaj42lolaj42 Posts: 420
    Check out the link I provided . . . your questions are answered there. The simplest answer to your questions, however, is no . . . it's not difficult.
  • vkcrewsvkcrews Posts: 1
    Love my 2001 LSV8 Sport. I have the Alpine Audiophile system mentioned above with the in-dash 6 changer CD with six speakers. I'm interested in adding subs. Is the wiring already run for the subwoofers. Any suggestions etc.
  • hi,

    I am thinking of giving up my old BMW 735 to go with an LS. The BMW is great but really is not that much fun in the city.

    So, I wanted to find a 5 speed but am told they are impossible to find - I found one in Chicago but really would like to drive it to see if I like the shift action - is it really long in action like an escort or tight like a miata? Are there short shift kits available? Any ideas on where to find a manual?

    I drove an 01 V8 and must say the power was nice and the transmissoin was much smoother than I would have suspected given some of the poor reviews. But, I did here a bit of a drone on the highway - seemed like it might be the tires but I worried it might be the tranny. Any thoughts on this? Which leads to the broader question, are there any buying guide tips for the LS out there?

    Thanks in advance for any help!
  • kenqkenq Posts: 3
    I just bought an '03 V8 Prem Sport w/Alpine Audiophile CDX6. I would like to replace the 4 door speakers.What size are they? What are good replacements & where do you reccomend I shop?
  • drag_ondrag_on Posts: 2
    I have a Lincoln LS 2000 V8 automatic transmission and I am looking for a gear knob woodgrain who will fit on this model at a reasonable price.
    Thanks for your help.
  • ntecntec Posts: 17
    Not much choices for automatics but check MOMO they have some .
  • dclsdcls Posts: 32
    my 2001 V6, automatic, has a wood shift knob as standard equipment.
  • ntecntec Posts: 17
    I want to get an exhaust for my 2000 LS6 5speed manual. I got some quotes on custom made or a magnaflow system .I would like to get the magnaflow or something simular if anyone know's the cheapest place for a LS exhaust that I can order online or in Toronto Canada or surounding area let me know.
  • gunnersmategunnersmate Posts: 243
    Honestly not worth the cost. You may want to look at replacing the airbox and MAF with the 2002 part. I did notice a nice improvement but the exhaust sound in the passenger cmprtmnt just isnt worth it considering what little it actually does for the cars performance.
  • The performance gain from the Magnaflow and Borla systems are about teh same at like 10 rwhp. The noise CAN be intrusive if the systems don't have valence-protruding tip installed. Once the tips are welded on, the interior noise drops by at LEAST half. I can't imagine life without my LS power-adders: Elsok cold-air intake and cat-back Maggies!
  • gunnersmategunnersmate Posts: 243
    really the added tips helped; thanks I am going to look into that. On some days i just wish I hadn't of moded the exhaust. Can you give use some info on the cold air intake you have. Part no place of purchase. i have scoured the planet in search of one and could not finad anything. Also, what year is your LS and if a 2000 did you change the MAF? thanks in advance.
  • I'm running a 2000 V8 in sport trim. The MAF is factory. The induction system was built by DPG for the owner's club and is no longer in production. It consisted of a large aluminum air-horn which doubled as an adapter for the MAF and GREEN filter (european equivalent of K&N). From there, it turned into a looong 3" mandrel-bent aluminum tube with custom vacuum (or whatever) fittings.

    There is a new one being manufactured out of stainless by a SMALL (part-time in a garage) outfit in Tennesee. The welder is disabled and unable to work, so he is doing this to bring in a little money. From what I've heard, the performance of it is even better than mine. They have also started work on a cold-box, also stainless. Should be ready for market soon.

    The latest (this weekend, actually) dyno numbers show about a 30 hp increase from the combination of the intake and Maggies.

    If you'd like more details and/or pics, email me at [email protected]
  • gunnersmategunnersmate Posts: 243
    super. does this fellow that is making the new ones have a website with info?
  • Nope. No website. Too small. He's working closely with local club members and selling through the club store. As far as I know, that's the only place to buy anything like this.
  • gunnersmategunnersmate Posts: 243
    are there plans for the v6 or is he just testing and building for the v8 specs?
  • V6 version is available and provides a sizable improvement. Not sure of the numbers.

    03-04 is coming soon.
  • gunnersmategunnersmate Posts: 243
    well well, my ears are perked up. So I may have to revisit my membership at the CLUB. Gotta wait for my baby to come out of the OR at Courtesy Lincoln Service Shop first.
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,092
    I'm sure many Town Hall members would be interested in the "details and pictures". Please post them so all can benefit. Also, posting your email address in a public forum is not wise. The spybots are sure to pick it up and fill your email box with mega amounts of spam.
  • I don't know how to post pictures here...

    As far as details...well, I can't without breaking forum rules.
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,092
    Instructions on how to post pictures is located in Town Hall Help, located to your left under Town Hall Tools.

    If the details are copyrighted material, you can always post a link to the information.
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