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#61 of 95 Alarm Malfunction?
Jul 01, 2008 (8:42 am)
I think we've already done just about everything there is to do w/our 2000 ls. Had a great time last week trying to figure out how to check the transmission fluid that appeared to be leaking, apparently you can't do that or add any. Turns out it was the power steering fluid that was leaking anyway so had to have the condenser replaced (both fluids are red). I still have an issue with my alarm going off upon entering my vehicle. We've had the dealership look at it and they said that it was the door handle so replaced that and we are still having problems. I've also changed the batteries in the key fobs even though it will still happen if you manually unlock the doors and even if the doors are not locked. I'm sure my neighbors are are sick and tired of hearing it as I am too. My kids are afraid to open the door! Any ideas on this? The dealership also suggested that I spray some lubricant into these 2 small holes on the door which house the plungers and they sometimes stick causing the alarm to sound. I sprayed everywhere I could but really not sure where these 2 little holes are. Our airbag light has been on for years but I've never done anything about it. Also the passenger side heated seat hasn't worked for years either. I'm wondering if it's time to get a new car. I like the looks of this one but this alarm deal has taken it's toll on me! We've replaced all of the coils as well and just put new tires on. Oh yeah, and we had to have the stabilizer bars or something fixed on the front end too. If you can offer any insight, please do. I would really appreciate it!
#62 of 95 Re: INTERIOR LIGHTS WON'T TURN OFF [bentonbesore]
Jul 14, 2008 (3:57 pm)
My 2002 LS V6 just started with the interior lights staying on. I finally pulled the associated the relay (#4 in the trunk). This caused some other issues with the right turn signal not working and the tail lights stayed on until I also pulled the fuse (#5 in the trunk). There were other issues with some taillights not working in this configuration. The next day I checked all the taillight bulbs (all good) and reinstalled the fuse and relay. And then everything, including the interior lights, functioned as intended. Apparently there is a CPU somewhere controlling these lights and it may help to cut power and let it reboot. Or it might have been the 100 degree temps I was in when it acted up. Anyone else figure this out? One other thing, when I got the lights working, the interior trunk release switch quit. The key fob still opens the trunk.
#63 of 95 2003 LS electrical problem
Jul 07, 2009 (4:52 pm)
I replaced my 5 year old battery right after Christmas 2008. In April 2009 when my carpool dropped me off at the lot, my car would not start. Alarm went off and I was able to turn off with key fob. Friend jumped the battery and car started. Took it right to the dealer and they keep for two days and could not replicate problem.
On June 22, same thing happened. Friend jumped the battery again and had no problem until July 1. Went out to go somewhere and the car would not start again. This time had car towed as is to the dealer. They have had it almost a week now and cannot replicate the problem. They say they have checked the battery and it is holding a charge but thinking that something is staying on and draining the battery. They say they have put all kinds of voltage meters and checked everything. I tried to talk to the service rep and tell him to make sure that they set everything like I had it - auto lamp delay on, radio on and a/c on then turn car off. Haven't heard from them yet. My extended warranty is up mid-September so I am trying to get this resolved. Any one else have this problem or have any suggestions. Up to now may car has been great and I don't want to purchase anything else at the moment but it scares me to drive far from home and take my carpool to work. Called Ford today and their only suggestion was to take to another dealer which is not that easy.
#64 of 95 Re: 2003 LS electrical problem [pennyll]
Jul 12, 2009 (8:16 pm)
Yes!!! Five trips to the dealer, the problem was NEVER replicated, 1500 dollars for fuses..wires.."stuff"...no solution..another new battery..again no solution...I gave up..took the car to a guy working out of his alley garage, he put in an alternator, it's been two years..and everything is fine!! It started for me after I was rear ended, I have no idea but I continue to suspect something came disconnected. Now I have a new problem, two dead cylinders..hate this car.
#65 of 95 2000 LS auto lamp delay
Jul 14, 2009 (1:00 pm)
Ever since my son had a fender bender, he ran into someone, the auto lamp delay function goes on and off at will (I have always kept it off) with that irritating beep. I have replaced the entire headlight switch but it still is happening. Any help will be appreciated.
#66 of 95 Electrical Problem
Aug 12, 2009 (3:07 pm)
Car battery is losing its charge. Replaced Battery first, as there was no warning light to indicate it was not being charged. Ran great for about 50 miles of driving, then car started to run rough--probably because the battery was losing a charge, but still did not have the battery discharge warning light. Had a electric system check at Pep Boys--and they said it was the alternator. Replaced the alternator, but have the same problem still. Voltage at battery when car is running is between 11.6 and 11.4. Is there another key electrical component that I should replace?
#67 of 95 Re: Electrical Problem [darl444]
Aug 13, 2009 (8:01 pm)
Found the problem...would you believe a lose connecter on the new alternator. Evidently didn't get it seated correctly on the first installation. Works great now.
#68 of 95 Re: Electrical Problem [darl444]
Aug 14, 2009 (5:42 am)
Glad it was something simple and you got it fixed.
#69 of 95 electrical prob?? i dont know
Aug 24, 2009 (6:20 am)
I have a linclon ls 2002 and when i go to turn on the heat or ac the door light pops on my dash as if my doors were open, the car locks and no ac or heat.....
what could it be?
Mar 02, 2010 (3:40 pm)
battery went dead because car was not used for several months. I tried charging it but the charger would not work because the running lights were turning on. I disconnected the battery and charged it. When I reconnected the battery, the alarm came on and the ignition switch made no noise and the running lights are on and will not turn off.