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#255 of 274 Electrical problems
Nov 16, 2012 (12:36 pm)
My car wouldn't start a few days ago. 2000 LTC. Looked under the hood and saw lots of corrosion on the positive battery post. Changed both terminals the next day and now the car starts fine, however a new problem has arisen. When I open my car door-My hazard lights begin to flash. While I'm driving the hazard lights flash for about 2 beats, cut off, then start again for another 2 beats. Also a red light is illuminated and flashing on my dash. Right behind the turn signal, to the right of the lights dim switch. It illuminates for 5 beats, pauses, then another 5 beats. Does this when the car is parked, does this when I'm driving. It wont stop flashing.
Ive disconnected and reconnected the terminals. Ive held the terminals together for 5mins. I turned the car into the on position and let it sit for 10mins. I started the car and let it idle for 10mins. These were all suggestions I found as a way of resetting the cars computer. I was told this was the reason the lights were turning on and off. None of these things worked...Any suggestion? Answers. I'll try anything at this point.Thank You.
#256 of 274 Re: Electrical problems [brenda01]
Nov 18, 2012 (8:24 pm)
Your turn signal unit is going bad. When this happens, the turn signal unit starts the inside indicators to blink intermitently. It takes about about 15 minutes to replace it. If you are handy with a screw driver, you can make the change out.
#257 of 274 Re: Electrical problems [nwraaa]
Nov 23, 2012 (5:42 pm)
Turn Signal Unit? Thats causing this? Seems so random, but Im going to have to take your word for it since no one will reply to me on the many sites of asked about this problem. Thank You NWRAA. I looked at it today and it seems like its something I could replace myself. I guess I'll try to find one at the junkyard. Hopefully this works. Its annoying driving with my hazards going on and off.
#259 of 274 Re: 1999 Lincoln Town Car Electrical Gremlins [chevy88]
Mar 28, 2013 (5:12 pm)
I have the same similar problem if not the same exact problem, I have put a new batterie as well as alternator in my TC. Now it won't turn over, no dash indicators. Just a click from the hood fuse box area....what should be the solution?
#260 of 274 Seat heat problem
Apr 05, 2013 (3:36 pm)
My 2003 Town Car has a problem. The driver's side seat heat doesn't work. The doorside switch indicates that it is turned on, but no heat. Neither high nor low setting. Any ideas?
Apr 10, 2013 (9:34 am)
Could be the heating pad. They go south. The connector sometimes melts too. All you can do is follow the circuit with a test light. I can't remember if they have a relay or not.
#262 of 274 Re: 2000 TC Electronics Mystery [gordieaz]
May 25, 2013 (7:43 pm)
the car just probably needs a tun up
#263 of 274 2003 Lincoln Town Car Starting Problems
Jun 17, 2013 (9:55 am)
I have a 2003 Lincoln Town car that starts but does not idle. This usually happens when it is warm or hot outside. I can travel for an hour, make a stop and turn off the engine. Ten minutes or more later I go to start my car. It starts but it won't idle. It cuts out and shows a picture of my battery and just quits. After about an hour (time to have tow truck show up) it will start and run like a top. It might run like a top for several months then it quits.
Last year I had a crankshaft sensor replaced but evidently that wasn't the problem. Alternator also checked. Any help would be appreciated.
Jun 17, 2013 (10:06 am)
Perhaps the IAC (idle air control) valve? Common problem, but I don't know if it's ever intermittent.
Your car doesn't have any wires but I believe the unit is in the same place.
Couple of bolts, clean with carb cleaner or wd 40 or replace with Motorcraft unit.
Hope that's it, good luck.