Lincoln LS Audio
My 2000 LS V8 with approximately 42000 mi has a radio noise problem. In addition to the station I've tuned in or CD I'm playing the speakers are transmitting the sound of the spark plugs firing. When you rev up the engine you can actually hear it through the speaker system. (When the engine is off radio plays beautifully.) I evidently have a radio frequency (RF) shielding problem. Has anyone else experienced this and do you know what was repaired/replaced to cure the problem? Was it near the antenna or near the radio?
It certainly has all the earmarks of a bad ground and/or internal connection, given the way it comes & goes when hitting bumps. The wizard who "repaired" it under warranty replaced the subwoofer amp, and it did go away. . .for awhile.
Last summer, as I was rolling south through Nevada listening to a book on tape, it reappeared. In the ensuing months, I've learned that the single best way to make it go away (for up to a week) is to open the trunk & give the subwoofer amplifier a sharp rap with my hand. So far, it's worked every time. . .for awhile.
I'm not sure what's in the Service Bulletin, but over the break next week I intend to have a careful look at how the amp is mounted & whether star washers and/or a grounding strap might be in order.
After all, I don't want this "issue" to appear while I'm trying to sell my poor orphaned LS, which I'm hoping to do in the next ~year. It may only be worth $1.87, but if the audio system goes South during the test drive. . .
My dealer replaced my radio (under warranty)quoting "electrical problems".
Some times my stereo lights stop working on the new stereo.
Please help if you can.
my 2000 lincoln ls has the premium alpine system in it still, and it plays fine. the only problem is that the display is completley blank. im thinking the leds might have broke or somehitng, but there is absouloutley nothing on the screen, its just always blac. Please Help!
Once with the minivan in Colorado I took a short trip to Denver to have the book-on-tape cassette removed from the unit, followed by installation of a refurbished unit. Had a similar situation with my LS a couple of years ago, this time in Edmonton.
As Allen has pointed out, the car guys don't know from audio equipment, but they always have a captive car audio shop that does. Of course, this only works in relatively large cities. If you have a problem in Moab or Casper, you're probably on your own (YOYO).
Eg: my LS has the 6 CD changer built into the radio. Seems to me if something goes Kaput, I need a new "radio with built-in CD changer". Or is that now called a Head unit? TIA
The 01 LS should have had 2 models - audiophile and premium.
Premium only had 4 door speakers. Audiophile had 4 door speakers plus 2 speakers on the center console and 2 subwoofers with a separate amp in the rear package shelf.
Just make sure it has the built-in 6 CD changer and it matches yours as far as premium vs. audiophile and it should work.
Thanks for your responses!
I have the 6-disc CD player and speakers by the knee on the center console. Crutchfield shows a 12 speaker system?? I don't have a brochure to tell me what is really what. I've read here on some things and have a few questions;
Are the factory speakers Alpine? Are there 8 speakers, with 2 subs on the read deck, or somehow 12? Where are the amps assuming the 90w for the amps and 180 for the system? Does anyone have pics for replacing the speakers if I decide to?
Also, I've seen mention of another site that has a fee to join. What is the fee and is it worth paying for?