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#229 of 274 Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
Sep 28, 2011 (5:24 pm)
#230 of 274 Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
Sep 28, 2011 (5:24 pm)
Just bought a (new to me) 2005 Lincoln Town car Signature series. Love the car, but I cannot get control of my windshield wipers. They wipe at random all the time. They stop and start, then they turn on and stay on. I have resorted to pulling the fuse. The knob on the column can speed them up, but not turn them off. Can I cover up the sensor somehow and get the "rain sensing" part to shut off? I feel confident that I can use the manual switch if I see any .... rain. Where should I look first for the short? The switch on the column? The relay under the hood?
Let me know your thoughts.
#231 of 274 Re: random electrical problem [jmcgregor]
Oct 13, 2011 (3:20 pm)
I endured a problen like this on my 2003 lincoln town car. horn would sound any time,things progressed to doors would not lock. trunk lid inop, interior lights would not go off. I took it to my local Lincoln dealer for a diagnosis,$130.00 later they said they were 95% sure the lighting control module was bad because their computer could not communicate with it and for slightly less than $1000.00 they could replace it. I purchased one on line for $300.00 and then had to have it programmed by a Dealer for an additional $230.00. Did not fix anything. I became very upset with their mechanics. As I am an electronic technician I did some research and found all of these components go through the door control module located in the drivers door, I found one on line for $120.00 all I had to do was program my remotes to the new module, with instructions I found on line. Everything is working fine. So much for Expert Lincoln mechanics. Good Luck
#232 of 274 DDM...Driver Door Module
Oct 13, 2011 (4:51 pm)
I likewise finally diagnosed my 2007 Lincoln problem to the DDM and priced it out from the dealer at $425. I located a brand new unit on the internet for $200 and installed it which cleared up all my major elecrrical problems. I had to reprogram the remote keys which was detailed in the manual and the only item still not working is the keyless entry pad which I can live without. If anyone knows how to reprogram the pad, I would appreciate hearing from you...
#233 of 274 Re: DDM...Driver Door Module [jmcgregor]
Oct 14, 2011 (9:01 am)
Our Owners Manual has a section on adding one additional combination for the door keypad. Look up and read that chapter as it has your answer.
#234 of 274 Keyless entry...
Oct 14, 2011 (9:26 am)
Thanks for your info but I have already tried the procedure in the manual. It initially requires an entry of the original manufacturers code which is now de-programmed and that's the hub of the problem. How do I reprogram the DDM back to the original keypad code ?
Again thanks for your effort...
#235 of 274 Re: Keyless entry... [jmcgregor]
Oct 14, 2011 (6:44 pm)
So as to neutralize the computer, disconnect the Negative cable to the battery and let it sit overnight. Sometimes this causes the DDM & /or computer to go to the default code from the factory. No guarantees, but give it a try. Radio presets will vanish as will A/C settings so this may work.
Connect the battery the next day and try the original manufactures code followed by a 2nd Personal Code.
#236 of 274 Re: Tail lights electrical problem [ashourmirza]
Oct 18, 2011 (2:13 pm)
I would appreciate the name and any other info. on the part you had replaced. Thank you very much, Sir!
#237 of 274 Re: Tail lights electrical problem [ashourmirza]
Oct 18, 2011 (2:48 pm)
which relay fixed your Interior light/ door ajar problem
#238 of 274 Re: Keyless entry... [euphonium]
Oct 19, 2011 (8:57 am)
Thanks for your suggestion which I have tried without success.
Seems to me that the original DDM was coded with the keypad code. Since I have replaced it with a new unit, the original code cannot be recovered since it resides in the old unit sitting on my garage shelf.
Does that make sense ?