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#167 of 1117 2003 Lincoln Town Car
Aug 10, 2005 (8:03 am)
Hi, I just purchased a 2003 Town Car (Signature) series and would like to know how to eliminate the annoying dinging noise that sounds when the drivers seat belt is not fastened. #2. Can the chirp of the horn be shut off when activating the alarm. #3. I changed the oil today and am unable to re-set the over head console to 100%. It reads 39% and will not re-set even when holding the reset button for as long as 20 seconds. Thanks for any help you can provide. jh
#168 of 1117 Re: 2003 Lincoln Town Car [henry3241]
Aug 10, 2005 (11:44 am)
You can silently activate the alarm by using the driver's door outside keypad. Press buttons 7/8 and 9/0 at the same time twice. A considerate feature when you don't want to wake the neighbors.
Seat belt not fastened/annoying dinging noise. My guess is there is a sensor connection under the seat that could be disconnected, but of this I'm unsure. If your seat belt is too short, you can buy extensions.
Regarding the over head console reading 39% - Maybe if the oil filter were to be changed as well, you'd achieve 100%. (Right, I really don't know) However, if you disconnect & reconnect the Negative battery terminal, it may reset it to 100%
#169 of 1117 Re: 2003 Lincoln Town Car [euphonium]
Aug 10, 2005 (8:12 pm)
euphonium, thanks for your reply. I have solved the Horn noise by checking the Owners book. You can discontinue that feature by going through a set procedure with the key in the ignition and pressing the remote door lock switch. As for the seat belt dinging indicator, you can trick it by starting out with the seat belt on while the car is in motion. Once your under way you can unbelt and the chime stops ringing. I know it's not good to ride without using your belt but I have a medical issue. You could also go to a salvage yard and ask them to cut the chrome male portion of the seat belt out of a wreck and then place it in the female portion of the belt in the car you are riding.. I will try over the weekend your suggestion with the Neg. cable on the battery. Once again thank you. jh
#170 of 1117 Re: 95 No start [nvbanker]
Aug 12, 2005 (3:15 pm)
Fuel pump was replaced just after the 4th of July. Today, wouldn't start after 1 1/2 hour lunch. It's hot here - 100 degrees plus. Did start after trying for about 10 minutes. Any other ideas? Thanks. Janice
#171 of 1117 Re: 95 No start [shoemaker]
Aug 12, 2005 (10:27 pm)
When my TC didn't start on a very hot day, I put a plastic bag of ice on the ignition module located on the driver's side of the engine. That cooled it down within a minute and it started.
#172 of 1117 Re: 2003 Lincoln Town Car [henry3241]
Aug 13, 2005 (3:53 pm)
Your manual should tell you how to reset the oil life indicator. It's usually a combination of buttons that you push to do it, just like de-programming the horn chirp.
#173 of 1117 : 2003 Lincoln Town Car [nvbanker]
Aug 18, 2005 (7:53 pm)
I tried re-setting the Oil life thingy as directed via the Manual, didn't work. I bringing it to the Dealer tomorrow for a couple of other things I'll have them look at that as well.. Txs, JH
#174 of 1117 CD Changer for Town Car
Aug 21, 2005 (9:38 am)
I just purchased a 2004 town car (signature model) with what I understand is the standard radio. It has a single CD player and a tape deck. It has a CD button that scrolls through three selections: RADIO, CD (internal) and "CDDJ." I assume that the last is to control a trunk mounted CD changer. I would like to install an aftermarket CD changer that will handle 10 CDs and play MP3s. What are the pitfalls and issues that I need to know about?
#175 of 1117 Re: [nvbanker]
Aug 23, 2005 (6:37 pm)
i am looking for info for my mom she bought a 2005 lincoln towncar and has been having problems getting things addressed with the dealer. ever heard of when the windshield wipers are on the dash lights dont work they told her at first the switch needed to be changed they did still did it and then they said it was just one of those little glitches that nothing could be done in my opinion when you buy a brand new car you shouldnt have to deal with glitches
Aug 24, 2005 (5:26 am)
I had a frustrating one the other day. My 2000 would not shift out of park. I called the dealership. They said "tail light out, safety feature". I pulled all of the bulbs out and all were good, even the ones in the third brake light. Ask some one to touch the brakes and NO LIGHTS. Checked fues and they were all fine. I was able to turn the key to the first postition and shift into neutral and cranking it up. Drove to the dealship and they replaced the brake switch and harness. Works fine now, but was very frustrating. After talking with others, this seems to be a little more common than you would think.