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#1 of 1114 Lincoln Town Car Owners: Problems & Solutions
by KarenS HOST
Dec 02, 2003 (9:21 am)
Problems with your Town Car? Post them here and share any solutions with other TH members.
#2 of 1114 Automatic Radio Lights not working
Dec 26, 2003 (11:32 am)
I have a 2001 Lincoln Towncar. The radio has been working flawlessly since I bought it. The panel lights on the radio are supposed to turn on automatically when the lights on the car turn on on auto or manually. The panel lights on the radio most of the time do not turn on. Used to be for a while that if I turned the car off for a few minutes, opened the door and closed it again the radio lights would come on when I turned the ignition to on and started the car. Now it doesn't do it at all. But sometimes, low and behold, they turn on when it begins to turn dark and the car lights turn on automatically. It is really annoying. The CD and Radio work great but the lights are possessed by Gremlins. Has anyone had this problem or know the solution? What causes this to happen?
Jan 25, 2004 (8:01 pm)
Are you talking about the lights on the panel of the Stereo controls, like the button lights, or the window LED display?
#4 of 1114 Carpets getting soaking wet when car standing in rain
Jun 10, 2004 (2:30 am)
I have a 1999 towncar in which the carpet on the right side of the car, both front and rear gets soaking wet when the car is left outside in rain.
Any suggestions what may be causing this?
Jun 10, 2004 (4:48 pm)
Wow....my only guess would be a bad windshield or backlight seal is letting rainwater in, and it's running over the floor pan. But I've never heard of this problem before......
Have ya considered moving to Nevada or Arizona?
#6 of 1114 wet floor
Jun 11, 2004 (5:57 pm)
Do you have a sunroof? Leakage there could find it's way down the door pillar - and could explain the wetness in both front and back. I can't believe a leak around the windshield would soak the back as well.
#7 of 1114 Re: wet floor [homerkc #6]
Jun 14, 2004 (1:18 am)
Thanks for your idea about the door pillar. That is in line with my own theory. I do not have a sunroof but a carriage roof and the sealing on the top of the door pillar looks a bit suspishious.
#8 of 1114 Lincoln Climnate Control problem
Oct 09, 2004 (7:32 pm)
I have a 1998 Lincoln Town Car. Just recently I thought the A/C quit working. I started troubleshooting. When I push the MAX A/C button the compressor kicks on and it is getting cold. I them hear a vacuum shuttle and it starts blowing MAX heat. The A/C and receiver are ice cold under the hood. I thought the climate control crapped out. I bought a used one and replaced it and same problem. Could they both be bad or is there another place to check for the vacuum activated shuttling from heat to A/C. Thanks
Oct 09, 2004 (11:44 pm)
I bet you replaced the head unit on the panel? The brain for the system is elsewhere I think. But, you may only have a stuck blend door. That's what I'm betting on. The one time I had this happen to my 92 Continental, a power down (take the battery off the terminal, and reconnect) fixed it, never happened again. Kinda like a re-boot.
#10 of 1114 Re: [nvbanker]
Oct 23, 2004 (3:23 pm)
tried the disconnect. Problem still exists. Where is the blend door? How much disassembly is required to get to it? Thanks