Last post on Jul 11, 2010 at 5:37 AM
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#5 of 10 Re: 2000 Town Car. Random blinker clicking - where's the ground? [bookman4]
Sep 05, 2009 (4:14 am)
bookman, no, I haven't really had any luck. I did get replies on another forum that suggested it's most likely a problem with the ground, located under the carpet and behind a plastic flash panel, down low just forward of the passenger-side door opening.
Mine stopped clicking a few days after I posted here, and I couldn't figure out how to get the flash panel off without destroying it, so I didn't try. The clicking has started up again with great enthusiasm just lately, though, so I may get up the nerve to start pulling it apart soon. The diagnosis that it's the ground seems to be a good educated guess, and worth trying for a fix with that, IMO.
As for what it's affecting, good idea: cruise may be a possibility given that braking stops the clicking. But the sound I get is the same clicking as when blinkers are on (even though, as in your case, my blinker lights aren't affected).
Maddening little glitch, whatever it is, and the long-term effect can't be good.
#6 of 10 random blinking
Feb 14, 2010 (7:36 am)
my 2000 lincoln has stared doing the same thing. Does anybody have a clue is to why ? before my husband destroys my car trying to fix it himself .......
#7 of 10 Re: random blinking [mrsme1]
Feb 14, 2010 (8:30 am)
mrsme, I've seen two solutions suggested, neither of which I've tried (cold seems to have sent my maddening clicking dormant for now). One is the ground that I've mentioned before, i.e. it needs cleaning, presumably wire brushing and making sure the connection is solid. The other is to replace the turn signal unit.
If your husband can figure out where the ground is and how to get to it without destroying anything, that would be the first to try -- and if it works, please report back! The description I read of how to replace the turn signal unit made it sound like an exercise in how an amateur like me can ruin something, so I'm not going near that.
Must say that the lack of a proven solution is surprising, as the clicking is apparently a relatively common problem.
#8 of 10 Re: random blinking [mrsme1]
Feb 14, 2010 (9:54 am)
mrsme, here's another possibility that I haven't checked out:
"there is an ABS siloniod [solenoid] located to the upper left of the brake pedal, under the dash you can check."
#9 of 10 RE: 2000 Town Car. Random blinker clicking
Jul 11, 2010 (4:52 am)
Mine wasn't the ground but good to know where it is. You simply snap the molding loose from mid section of door on the floor and pull upward till entire piece comes off that covers right fromt floor panel.
PROBLEM was multi function turn signal lever. Less than $70 at local parts store. Steering wheel column cover snaps apart and lever is easy to replace.
That's all folks!!! No more free loading crickets under my dash!
Love this site!
#10 of 10 RE: 2000 Town Car. Random blinker clicking [dhopes]
Jul 11, 2010 (5:37 am)
dhopes, thanks for the solution! Mine hasn't done its clicks in a couple of months now (too warm? Who knows???), but in case it starts up again, can you describe for us klutzes what you mean by steering wheel column cover and snapping it apart? Nothing to break (for break I will, if it's possible), just pull?
Also, the molding over the ground - is it on the door, or forward, lower left just beyond the door frame?
Thanks for any help!