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Lincoln Town Car Electrical Problems



  • pdesautelpdesautel Posts: 5
    Does anyone know how to reset the error code on the air bag.
    I was trouble shooting an Air conditiong prob. and started to disconnect harneses and now I have a blinking air bag light code appears to be 52. Any help out there.
  • stgcret1stgcret1 Posts: 2
    Sounds like the same problem I had with a 1979 Continental.
    The stator (magnetos) in my distributer where bad. When engine got too warm they would not make electrical contact thus could not produce the electricity to go to the coil, get amplified to around 25KV and return to the distributer, go out the distributer wires to the spark plugs (no start). When engine cooled car started right up and ran fine until it got too warm again ( usually when I idled going to yardsales) Hope this gives you a direction to explore. Paul :)
  • paul70paul70 Posts: 2
    Hello everybody,
    I opened the moonroof in my '96 lincoln and now it won't close (tried pulling it with no luck, it's stuck somewhere inside). I was advised to check the fuses and they appear to all be fine. When I press the button to close the roof, I hear nothing - does it mean the motor blew?
    If so, what do you think would be a reasonable price for a replacement motor and how many hours it should take to replace? Alternatively, how long would it take to just close the roof without repairing the motor?
    Thanks a lot!
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,425
    First clean the terminal posts and terminals with a .99 battery post tool, then hook up your battery charger as directed by the charger instructions. If your battery cables are connected, the Red cable to the POS terminal and the Black cable to the engine block or other metal contact than the NEG post of the battery. If the battery is isolated from any connection, you can connect the Black charger cable to the NEG side of the battery and the RED cable to the POS side.

    While you are charging the old battery, spray WD40 into the slots where the window recedes. When the battery is fully charged, connect everything correctly and try to close the roof.

    If your present battery is old, you may need a fully charged new one to energize the roof motor. Good luck.
  • rld2rld2 Posts: 1
    After replacing my battery in the car, all of my buttons on my radio panel do not work.

    -the radio will come on (to whatever station it wants to, and at any volume it wants to),
    ----(but you cannot adjust the volume, station, etc.)
    -the only way to turn off the radio is to pull the fuse.
    -the radio control buttons on the steering wheel do not work either.

    any suggestions?
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,425
    First pull the fuse so as to turn it off.

    Second, press the "Off" button.

    Lastly, disconnet the Ground, Negative, side of the battery and wait a minute or two.
    Install the fuse.

    Reconnect the Ground & maybe the unit will have reset itself to it's programed procedures.
  • trev77trev77 Posts: 1
    I rrecently purcahsed a 91 TC, I open the moon roof twice the second time, I opened it wont close, I have checked all the fuses they all look good. it simply will not close..... any know where I can find a motor and roughly the cost i had looked all over the net and found nothing.. :confuse:
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,425
    The moon roof motor uses a lot of electrical energy. Before R&R the motor, suggest you clean the battery terminals and connecting cables, charge up the battery, run the engine a little faster than idle speed and then try the moon roof motor. (How old is the battery?)

    FYI, the other high electric user is the rear window defroster, the one with the horizontal lines in it.
  • dlemkaydlemkay Posts: 1
    Anyone have any info regarding air suspension electrical problems? I've been looking for a schematic of the system with not much I going to have to go get computer diagnosed or are there some areas I can explore first?


    Doug in Victoria BC
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,425
    Fuse blowing usually a result of wiring short caused by a "Hot" wire touching a "Ground" surface. This is going to be a visual search. Start looking from the rear air shocks forward. Over miles a wire could have had the insulation rubbed off, or in some instances rodents will for some damn reason knaw on the insulation, exposing the metallic wire to be exposed to other metal. A very bright light will be helpful with time and patience. Good Luck.
  • nwraaanwraaa Posts: 170
    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: 170
    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: 3,425
    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: 3,425
    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: 3,425
    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: 3,425
    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: 170
    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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