Last post on Dec 22, 2008 at 12:47 AM
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Lincoln LS, Sedan
Nov 10, 2008 (1:52 am)
I have a 2005 3.9L and everytime I press my Rear Defrost Button my radio goes static! I am baffled by this everytime...with winter coming I would love to find a way to solve this! any sugestions?
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Dec 22, 2008 (12:47 am)
Same car, slightly different problem. Since day 1, AM reception was terrible; but it was continuous, & not related to defroster function.. Dealer replaced antenna isolator module & patch cable from radio to antenna, & problem solved--for about 3 days. Continuing battle since, despite repeated exams during dispute resolution process.. I gave up on the process, but recently a dealer worked on
the wiring in the trunk, looking for a noise source; they found nothing, but after that, AM reception was PERFECT-- for another three days. Now it's intermittently OK; so I'm convinced that the problem is in the antenna isolator module or the associated wiring.
A purchase response from the Mobile-Ease website referred to a Lincoln Special Service Memo titled 4-24-05, describing integral antenna/rear defroster repair, which may address your problem. This referred to Lioncoln TSB 04-24-5, giving more details. The technician said that he thinks the problem is again the need for an isolator module replacement.
I have another appointment with the dealer, & will try to give you a followup. I hope this helps you. Isn't it infuriating how such a 'minor' problem destroy one's experience with an otherwise fine machine?