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#143 of 154 Re: parking lights stay on Key Off! [jmm99nav]
Oct 21, 2011 (1:59 pm)
If the cowl drain in front of the windshield gets filled with debree, rain water stands in there and backs up into the electrical relays. You need to clean this out and it should help your problem. I had the same thing happen to me.
#144 of 154 Re: parking lights stay on Key Off! [snowartist]
Oct 24, 2011 (5:13 pm)
Ok here is the update.
1.) Removed the headlight switch -let it hang by connectors.
2.) Started navigator; turned headlights on.
3.) Unplugged diimer switch-result headlights stayed on
4.) Unplugged headlights switch-headlights went OUT!
5.) Plugged dimmer switch back in- headlighhts still out
6.) Plugged headlights in headlights ON!
7.) Ordered new headlight switch with dimmer and autolamp
(actually bought a used one on ebay for $25)
note: While the headlight switch/dimmer/autolamp are all unplugged the dash lights turn on when the car is started. I cannot find which fuse shuts off the dashboard lights where the speedometer is and all that stuff.
The battery was drained because I did not take the gnd cable off the battery, even though the head light switch assembly has been removed.
Nov 03, 2011 (2:58 pm)
How much mileage can a 2003 Lincoln navigator take.. mine is at 164k.. and were in 2011
#147 of 154 Re: 2003 lincoln navigator water, leaking inside/front [kathleen22]
Dec 16, 2011 (7:37 pm)
Hi Kathleen, we have a 2006 Navi Ultimate. Like driving it fine, lots of issues though !!! Had a lot covered under warranty. We now have just 50,000 miles on it and are out of Ford warranty and had "LEAKING" PROBLEMS !!!
To address your situation, have the "drain ports" for your sunroof blown out with compressed air. Most likely, as in our case, they are plugged with needles or leaves and road dirt, we even had water come out of the DVD player on the ceiling. However, that was not the worst !!! We had multiple leaks around the top of the "Firewall", so much so that the lower part of the door opening frame was full of water !!! Carpets totally soaked and water running around the computer modules inside the right foot well compartment, passenger side.
We had everything taken apart in a body shop. They found lots of areas that had absolutely "NO" !!! sealant on it, including cable grommets. Sadly enough, It cost us $1,300.00 to have this done !!!! To have this happen to a 5 year old "TOP OF THE LINE LUXURY" vehicle is totally unexceptable !!! I will be writing to Lincoln about this, Not good for their name.
Anyway, good luck with your truck in every respect. Hope I helped you out.
#148 of 154 dash board lighting, suspension and A/C issues
Feb 07, 2012 (1:17 pm)
I own a 2003 Lincoln navigator which i ve had parked for 5-6 years. The issue I am having is that the dash board doesn't light up. The gauges at one point did illuminate (red) but not the dash board (Back round) . Also the entire truck has lost air in the suspension and is sitting on the ground. I was told by a service repair facility (gas station) that there is a bad sensor that is not keeping the system raised. Lastly, the A/C stopped working. No cold air would come out but heat is okay. I had the system recharged and this did nothing.
My questions are:
Is the compressor the issue with the A/C?
Is there a bad sensor of some sort and what is the part number?
Do I need to replace the dash board or should it be re built?
And are these common issues with these vehicles?
I welcome any and all input..
#150 of 154 Re: dash board lighting, suspension and A/C issues [mr2003navman]
Aug 09, 2012 (4:09 pm)
Not sure if we have related problems but my suspension keeps dropping during cooler weather which is a relay switch I believe since compressor was already replaced, now air is not working which I had a mechanic tell me the freon all drained out and have a bad pump so I just had more freon added and different repair place said pump was fine. Now it was raining today and sounded like something was shorting out under the steering wheel(sounded like something was frying until I pulled over and turned off blinker) while driving. But also noticed last week odometer light keeps going on and off and lights were dimmed inside when taking truck out of garage. That may have been due to automatic lights turning on. Have you found solutions?
#151 of 154 Re: dash board lighting, suspension and A/C issues [mr2003navman]
Aug 09, 2012 (4:35 pm)
If the a/c turns on but doesn't blow cold...common problem for navs...there is a door that switches back n forth between hot n cold depending on what you are using...but the motor that drives it usually breaks the door not sure if it's too powerful but it's most likely the problem...there is a tutorial on YouTube on how to fix it but if you are not to handy I would suggest getting it fixed by a professional...in the case of your suspension there is a ride height sensor (don't know part number but u can Google search u t)which controls how high or low ur suspension will sit...does the compressor still come on to try n raise the truck? Not to sure about the dashboard...but it could be as simple as a blown fuse these navigators are very trIcky and sensitive...I've had a lot of these problems on my 99 but I've fixed them all through this forum...any other question feel free n ask n I'll do my best to answer
#152 of 154 Re: dash board lighting, suspension and A/C issues [kklincoln]
Aug 09, 2012 (4:43 pm)
Definitely need to check the fuses in the kick panel under the dash on driver side if you are having electrical problems when it's rainng something is getting wet...same problem I had...if Itis is the case use an air compressor to blow the water out of the fuse box underneath the dash replace any bad fuses and check the seal around the windshield...I bought some clear silicone sealant put around the windshield n problem solved...this was after replacing many fuses and my starter so dont wait it can cause big problems