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#1099 of 1123 2004 towncar ultimate headlight problem
Jan 22, 2013 (5:23 pm)
Have 2004 Ultimate Towncar. Left low beam headlight won't come on. Have checked fuse and changed bulb. High beam works. Husband thinks ballist might need replaced. Expensive fix. Anyone have advice? Will appreciate any help.
#1100 of 1123 Re: 2004 towncar ultimate headlight problem [crftyldy003]
Feb 25, 2013 (7:39 pm)
If you are sure that the connections are clean and tight, then more than likely it is the ballast.
#1101 of 1123 Re: 2004 towncar ultimate headlight problem [crftyldy003]
Feb 26, 2013 (7:40 am)
I was just looking on ebay for headlights and other stuff for my 07 t/c.You can buy a complete headlight set for 250 bucks.Also,any issues I ever had with headlights either involved the bulb or the actual switch in the car.However, I'm no mechanic,just a guy who's owned lots of Lincoln Town Car's.What is and where is the ballast located?
#1103 of 1123 Re: 2004 towncar ultimate headlight problem [99towncarexec]
Mar 01, 2013 (9:59 pm)
I would imagine that those $250 headlamps have the halogen bulbs and not the H.I.D. headlamps which were optional and are much more expensive to replace. If your car has ballasts for the headlights, then you would have H.I.D headlamps. The Lincoln option code for these is 51H
Mar 16, 2013 (3:45 pm)
hi i have gearbox problem wil not drive forwards when in drive but will go backwards i have changed oil and filter
#1105 of 1123 Re: 93 town car digital instrument cluster [joemama8]
Mar 26, 2013 (2:47 pm)
Seems to be a lot of that going around. My recently acquired '97 TC has instrument cluster legibility problems as well. You have only to Google the problem to learn that there are scads of us out there. So here's my question: How does Ford get away with producing defective instrument clusters with obvious safety implications?
Mar 26, 2013 (7:02 pm)
Well it could just be the age of the thing.I had a 91 a few years back that was starting to show signs of that condition.I was in the limo business in NYC for many years and never had any issues with the cluster,even after hundreds of thousands of miles.That was in the 80's and 90's though...I guess we're finding out what the life span of those things is.
#1107 of 1123 Re: 93 town car digital instrument cluster [jerrym11]
Mar 28, 2013 (3:05 pm)
How does Ford get away with producing defective instrument clusters with obvious safety implications?
Are you serious? You're actually whining because your 16 year old instrument cluster is failing? The whole car was made with a 10 year - 150,000 mile lifespan expectation! If you ask me, (and technically, you asked everybody), it has served you adequately. Cars need parts. It's the cost of owning one, and a part that fails after 16 years is not defective - your thinking is. Sorry.
My cluster in my 4 year old Escalade failed. Now THAT may have been worth a complaint..... Give me a Lincoln that lasts that long anyday.
#1108 of 1123 Re: 93 town car digital instrument cluster [nvbanker]
Mar 28, 2013 (7:42 pm)
Six months ago I bought a certified '11 MKS ecoboost. I wanted to sell either my 95 T Bird or our 94 Sig. I sold the T Bird because the instrument cluster still works on the Lincoln.