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#1 of 157 '99 Navigator Electrical Problem After It Rains
Dec 27, 2006 (5:36 pm)
I have a '99 Lincoln Navigator. I'm in Northern CA. When it rains, my Navigator begins to have some strange electrical problems that last for anywhere from 2 to 7 days.
The symptoms are as follows:
1. When I shut the engine off, the ignition doesn't seem to want to completely shut off. The engine will shut down, but the ignition appears to still have some power. For example, I'll shut the door after getting out and the radio will turn back on or the lights on the dash will come on and begin flickering.
2. When I'm driving, I'll hear clicking sounds like a relay is going off. Today, the "Low Wiper Fluid" light would come on and go off several times a minute and the stereo would shut down...and yes, there is plenty of wiper fluid.
3. The battery will be dead after several hours of this electrical activity. I have to disconnect the battery to prevent it from draining overnight until water the problem is dries itself out. Then everything is back to normal with no lasting side effects.
The bottom line is there seems to be some type of water intrusion that is causing the ignition to remain on somehow.
Does anyone have any experience with this problem?
#2 of 157 Re: '99 Navigator Electrical Problem After It Rains [johnv8r]
Dec 28, 2006 (6:40 pm)
I would have bet on your ignition switch being the culprit, but the water throws me a curve. I'd look for any leaks under the hood, or at the windshield seal at the firewall.... something is getting wet in there...
#3 of 157 99 Navigator Electrical Problem After It Rains
Jan 22, 2007 (9:51 am)
I am very familar with your problem. I live in Chicago & have a 2000 Navigator, 3 years ago I went out to my Nav & the battery was dead?? Called the dealer because it was only about 2 weeks after I bought the truck & they replaced the batter without any questions asked. Now again about a month later it happened, so now my investigating skills went into action..... I got in the car & the radio was working & the dummy lights on the dash were blinking on & off spuratically... I got a hold of my friend whos a certified mechanic at the local Ford dealer (different than where I purchased the truck). I described him the exact problems you described & he said its the Gemm Module & another electrical brain box... I paid to have them both replaced & the problem was solved for a couple of months..... now the problem stated again... now I figured out that after it rains is when the truck acts up, they did a pressure test in the washer & found out that there was a leak comming from the sunroof, so I replaced the entire sunroof with a brand new one.... now 6 months later it happens again... IM FURIOUS... they now took apart the entire front part of the car, dash-console-headliner & all.... there was a leak comming from a crack in the firewall, we sent it to the body shop to have it re-welded & i have not had a problem for about a year now........ Good Luck, your going to have to tell them what to look for, because when they call their 800 tech line the tech line is going to tell them exactly to follow the same steps they followed with my problem.
#4 of 157 99 navigator heated seats
Feb 04, 2007 (1:28 pm)
My heated seats on both sides stopped heating . i push the button on the seats and nothing happens ...is there a fuse? This happened before on the passenger sideand the dealer fixed it in no time. i have looked for a fuse but didn't find one.
#5 of 157 Battery Drain..Won't start
Mar 26, 2007 (2:24 pm)
I have had my '04 ultimate for 2 months. I'm on my 3rd session with the dealer, and my second new battery. I read previous posts and I will say that 1 time it wouldn't start
was after a car wash, and another was after a heavy rain.
When I first got it I hauled a bunch of kids, and one claimed water came out of the rear dvd player. I have yet to see that. I contacted the former owner, and they claimed they were trouble free for 58k miles. I see no signs of water leaks inside the Gator. Where exactly should I look for water intrusion into the electrical system. What is a method of testing for a short.
#6 of 157 HELP!!
Apr 16, 2007 (9:00 am)
ok here is my situation...I have a 2001 lincoln navigator w/some 24 inch rims...today as i was pulling out in reverse (wheels turned mind you) my truck just shut off....like that. well it was still in gear so i tried to crank it up no luck, put in park tried to crank it up no luck the gears were locked...everything works but the truck wont crank. it is like it starts to crank but will not catch to crank up...PLEASE HELP!! lady in distress.... my freaking truck is at the dealership now and they are draining my pockets b/c they cant figure out what is wrong with my truck. they tried a new key but that did not work either.
#7 of 157 moon roof stuck open
Jul 10, 2007 (12:56 pm)
I have a 2001 Lincoln Nav. My moon roof is stuck in the open position. Any ideas on how to close manually if possible. Any help is appreicated
#8 of 157 Strange Noise 2006 Navigator
Jul 26, 2007 (9:39 am)
Every now and then I am hearing what sounds like a police siren, in a short 2 second tone. It is coming from the rear of the vehicle inside the cab somewhere and I have no clue what it could be. Anyone heard of this?
#9 of 157 strange electrical problems with 2001 navigator
Nov 29, 2007 (7:44 am)
problems started with mysterious bell sound dinging in my dash. problems followed....lights on running boards stopped coming on, vehicle would not shift out of park, radio started turning on and off non stop, cruise control will not engage, interior lights stopped working, power windows stopped working(all 4), and wipers wont work either. it sounds like theres a relay or a soelinoid clicking under the dash. problems occured over a 2 day period and i'm stumped. someone please help!!!!!
#10 of 157 Re: strange electrical problems with 2001 navigator [unit576]
Nov 29, 2007 (8:16 am)
I had a similar problem with my '04 right after I bought it. The dealership replaced the battery and all that stuff stopped. The new battery went dead, and they put in another one which also went dead. The dead battery issue was finally traced to the rear DVD player. I suspected they jump started the gator and zapped the player. They took it out and all went well. 3 weeks later I put it back in just to see what would happen.
No problem. I think something in the player had to reboot. Every once in a while it does get confused and sticks out those running boards for no particular reason, or messes up the seat position. I just restart the gator and it straightens out. Nice Ride.