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1996 Lincoln Town Car Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-53AD322    955-016  New

Qty:
$49.45
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • Power wo/Memory
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: Yes
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Paintable: Yes
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1996 - Lincoln Town Car Left
Dorman
1996 Lincoln Town Car Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-5DAFB87    955-017  New

Qty:
$88.15
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • Power wo/Memory
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: Yes
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Paintable: Yes
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1996 - Lincoln Town Car Right
Dorman
1997 Lincoln Town Car Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-514D94D    955-019  New

Qty:
$79.34
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • Power wo/Memory
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: Yes
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Paintable: Yes
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1997 - Lincoln Town Car Right
Dorman
2006 Lincoln Mark LT Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-021B31D    955-1074  New

Qty:
$155.91
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • Manual Telescopic w/Towing Package
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: Yes
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: No
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Manual
    • Mirror Type: Towing Mirror
    • Paintable: No
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2006 - Lincoln Mark LT Left
Dorman
2006 Lincoln Mark LT Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-54FFE5A    955-1075  New

Qty:
$155.91
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • Manual Telescopic w/Towing Package
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: Yes
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: No
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Manual
    • Mirror Type: Towing Mirror
    • Paintable: No
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2006 - Lincoln Mark LT Right
Dorman
2007 Lincoln Mark LT Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-3D5B387    955-1076  New

Qty:
$186.74
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • Power Black w/Heat wo/Memory w/Towing Package
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: Yes
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Towing Mirror
    • Paintable: No
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: Yes
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2007 - Lincoln Mark LT Left
Dorman
2007 Lincoln Mark LT Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-19BF6B1    955-1077  New

Qty:
$186.74
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • Power Black w/Heat wo/Memory w/Towing Package
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: Yes
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Towing Mirror
    • Paintable: No
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: Yes
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2007 - Lincoln Mark LT Right
Dorman
1999 Lincoln Town Car Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-3A6F3EB    955-1133  New

Qty:
$42.26
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • Power w/Heat wo/Memory
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Paintable: Yes
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1999 - Lincoln Town Car Left
Dorman
1999 Lincoln Town Car Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-5401DBA    955-1134  New

Qty:
$71.78
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • Power w/Heat wo/Memory
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Paintable: Yes
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1999 - Lincoln Town Car Right
Dorman
2006 Lincoln Zephyr Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-2D7C1EE    955-1592  New

Qty:
$51.98
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • Power Black w/Heat wo/Puddle Lamps
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: No
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Paintable: Yes
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2006 - Lincoln Zephyr Right
Dorman
2006 Lincoln Zephyr Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-40618D6    955-1667  New

Qty:
$50.78
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • Power Black w/Heat wo/Puddle Lamps
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Smooth Black
    • Extendable Mirror: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Paintable: Yes
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2006 - Lincoln Zephyr Left
Dorman
2004 Lincoln Town Car Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-2A63407    955-934  New

Qty:
$57.10
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • Power Paint to Match w/Heat wo/Memory
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Paintable: No
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2004 - Lincoln Town Car Left
Dorman
2004 Lincoln Town Car Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-27797C3    955-935  New

Qty:
$66.95
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • Power Paint to Match w/Heat wo/Memory
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Paintable: Yes
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2004 - Lincoln Town Car Right
Dorman
2004 Lincoln Town Car Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-16E87AC    955-936  New

Qty:
$84.75
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • Power Paint to Match w/Heat w/Memory From 2/9/04
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Paintable: No
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2004 - Lincoln Town Car Left
Dorman
2005 Lincoln Town Car Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-16E87AC    955-936  New

Qty:
$84.75
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • Power Paint to Match w/Heat w/Memory
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Paintable: No
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2005 - Lincoln Town Car Left
Dorman
2004 Lincoln Town Car Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-5C10EAD    955-937  New

Qty:
$86.61
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • Power Paint to Match w/Heat w/Memory From 2/9/04
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Paintable: No
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2004 - Lincoln Town Car Right
Dorman
2005 Lincoln Town Car Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-5C10EAD    955-937  New

Qty:
$86.61
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • Power Paint to Match w/Heat w/Memory
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Available For The Left And Right Sides Of The Vehicle
    • Feature - Benefit 3: A Necessary Item For Passing State Inspection
    • Feature - Benefit 4: No Special Tools Necessary For Installation
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Paintable: No
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2005 - Lincoln Town Car Right
Dorman
1996 Lincoln Town Car Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-5DAFB87    955-017  New

Qty:
$88.15
  • Power wo/Memory
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: No
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: Yes
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Paintable: Yes
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1996 - Lincoln Town Car Right
Dorman
1999 Lincoln Town Car Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-5401DBA    955-1134  New

Qty:
$71.78
  • Power w/Heat wo/Memory
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: No
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: Yes
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Powered
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Paintable: Yes
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1999 - Lincoln Town Car Right
Dorman
2006 Lincoln Mark LT Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-021B31D    955-1074  New

Qty:
$155.91
  • Manual Telescopic w/Trailer Tow Package
  • Product Attributes:
    • Automatic Dimming Mirror: No
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Extendable Mirror: Yes
    • Fold Away Mirror: Yes
    • Heated Mirror: No
    • Housing Material: Plastic
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Mirror Adjustment Type: Manual
    • Mirror Type: Towing Mirror
    • Paintable: No
    • Turn Signal Indicator Present: No
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2006 - Lincoln Mark LT Left

Latest Lincoln Repair and Mirror Installation Advice

CarJunky AutoAdvice

Side Mirror

Showing 2 out of 2 Posts
Question From justme on Side Mirror

I have a 1997 Lincoln Town Car. The drivers side mirror started to discolor. It started at the top and has worked its way 3/4 of the way down. I need to know how to remove the mirror. It is a heated one. I also need to find a replacement. Several people have said I will need to replace with just a no-heating one. I have no problem doing this except I can't find one to fit. Any suggestions?
Thanks so much.
Justme

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

What I know so far - others jump on in:

It's probably cheapest to leave the mirror in place and find a pre-cut replacement perhaps even thru a dealer but more likely aftermarket. If old glass is still there some heat from it should still transfer if glued onto it carefully.

An auto glass specialty shop should be able to cut one to size for you also. Went thru this with more common ''TRUCK" large side view mirrors and learned a lot. There are precut ones fairly easy to find for those - cars will be tougher no doubt. I'm pretty sure for an entire unit, heat, motor and all you'd freak at the price!

I still recall the manufacturer of aftermarket stick on exact replacements "Motormite" of all names and pretty sure I was at a now closed parts store called Advance Auto in this area. $10-$15 bucks!

TMK + BTW - the only way I know that the glass alone will come off is to smash it with a hammer and clean up the surface it mounts to unseen - this one would have two wires to heater for it. The most recent I did replace because of it being cracked and did smash out the old one for a better surface catching the bits in a 1/2 cut box while playing "Bam-Bam" on it! I really think it's glued on ONCE and not to be removed in one piece again so used won't work without getting a whole unit.

Also noted: Origs seem to all be mounted with glue dots such that water can't accumulate behind them and freeze to crack so keep that in mind with water/gravity and do what will drain or it would break right away when both wet and cold enough. Good luck,

T

fuse blows immediately upon replacement

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Question From nikolaus901 on fuse blows immediately upon replacement

Hi.

I have a 1989 Lincoln Mark VII. It had been sitting for months, and when a potential buyer took it for a spin, he came back complaining that something was burning. The smoke (and burning electrical smell) seemed to be coming from the side-view mirrors switch (which is located in the center console). That the smoke would originate from there makes sense to me, as the switch seemed to be glitchy in the past.

After that incident, we found that the radio, interior lights, and keyless entry stopped working. These are all on the same fuse. But when I attempt to replace the fuse, it pops immediately.

Any suggestions on what I can do to fix this?

Thanks in advance for your time and expertise.

-Nikolaus

Response From Hammer Time

Unplug the window switch that was smoking and see if it still blows the fuse.

Response From nikolaus901

Opened up the console and found it easy enough. Turns out that unplugging the switch did the trick.

Thank you sir. You are a god among men.

Response From Sidom Top Rated Answer


Thank you sir. You are a god among men.


Please don't tell him that.....The guy is already hard enough to work with... Now he will be impossible!!........

J/K........Good call again HT...........

Response From Hammer Time

Hahahaha...........thanks

Response From nikolaus901

Thank you very much for the quick reply.

It was actually the mirror switch that was smoking. Is there a way to isolate that wire without tearing apart the console?

Thanks again.

1988 Lincoln Continental - Advanced Wiring Issues

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Question From xdeadpixel on 1988 Lincoln Continental - Advanced Wiring Issues

Hi there. This is my first post here! :)

My name is Mike and I don't know a super lot about cars, but I also don't have much income and need my car fixed asap, meaning that I'm going to have to fix this myself. That's why I'm posting here -- I can't do it without some help. Hopefully some of you will be able to help me out.

My dashboard display (Electronic - shows speedometer, gas left..etc) does not work right. It turns on randomly for a few seconds when I open the car door (no keys in!) to display an error "9999E", but does not work with the car running/moving. I know it's not a fuse because it works under those conditions, and I've checked all the fuses.

Also, some of my power mirror controls don't work. Some of the seat controls don't work. Some window controls don't work....I'm hoping this is all one main problem or somewhat easy fix.

Another problem is that my headlights, which are supposed to shut off automatically, do not shut off half the time. Sometimes they do, but other times I have to disconnect and reconnect the battery to get em off.

What should I do? I can provide pics if needed. Please explain in full detail, and in as basic terms as possible! I'm not that knowledgeable, but I HAVE to figure this out myself. I'll try anything, but I need this fixed!

Thank you very much!

Response From Tom Greenleaf

You do mean the Continental and not the Town Car - right? I'm a Lincoln freak and a problem like that would cause a lot of hair loss. I have a TC with the electronic dash and just hope if it failed I could put a regular one in there and don't know yet as never a failure there.

The total answer place for antique and vintage Lincolns with parts new and used and a free help line is Baker's Auto of Putnam, CT. This may just be a bad common ground and if common they would know it best.

Free help line by phone is: 860-928-7614 -- Steve Ouellette should still be the owner. Website to just graze the place but no on-line questions unless you are ordering might be neat to check out at... WWW.BakersAuto.com or Sales@BakersAuto.com

This is a Lincoln only place known world-wide for all models from 1961 into the 2000s. Like they will tell you "If we don't have it or know it - you are in trouble!"

Good luck,

T

Response From xdeadpixel

Yes it's the Lincoln Continental. 1988. I'll be giving them a call asap. But until then, anybody have the slightest clue what it might be? Thanks!



You do mean the Continental and not the Town Car - right? I'm a Lincoln freak and a problem like that would cause a lot of hair loss. I have a TC with the electronic dash and just hope if it failed I could put a regular one in there and don't know yet as never a failure there.

The total answer place for antique and vintage Lincolns with parts new and used and a free help line is Baker's Auto of Putnam, CT. This may just be a bad common ground and if common they would know it best.

Free help line by phone is: 860-928-7614 -- Steve Ouellette should still be the owner. Website to just graze the place but no on-line questions unless you are ordering might be neat to check out at... WWW.BakersAuto.com or Sales@BakersAuto.com

This is a Lincoln only place known world-wide for all models from 1961 into the 2000s. Like they will tell you "If we don't have it or know it - you are in trouble!"

Good luck,

Response From Tom Greenleaf

You could try using jumper cables to ground the body to the engine as so many things are effected that could be the common ground that's missing. If that worked you could just add one. They are sold new as just bare cable with eyelet ends,

T

Response From xdeadpixel

Could you how to do this test? I'm not the best with cars.

Also, I called that number for the helpline, and they had no clue what to do, lol. All they said was "try fixing a simpler problem first, it might lead you to another problem." But that doesn't help at all, lol.

WHat should I do? =|




You could try using jumper cables to ground the body to the engine as so many things are effected that could be the common ground that's missing. If that worked you could just add one. They are sold new as just bare cable with eyelet ends,

T

Response From Tom Greenleaf

With all this going on I still suspect something as stupid as ground. This for any car. The battery cables typically send pos to the starter/solonoid and ground to the engine block. Just follow the neg cable it will go to the engine. Engine is mounted on rubber mounts as it trans and all the way has rubber isolating the ground from the body of the car which is mostly metal in this car so it is used to ground everything without a separate wire like you would in a fiberglass car or seen all over in boats for instance.

There are braided straps from engine, and other places like trans, exhaust system sometimes that add a strap. The dash itself may use additional grounds and doors need better than just the hinge for ground so that is taking into consideration too. I've seen cars that these are broken or missing for some reason and stay working but can be using things like shift linkage, speedometer cable as the ground which is not dependable. One with a standard shift and cable for clutch melted the cable inside the case trying to complete the loop with way undergauge of just the cable for instance.

If you take jumper wire from known grounds at engine and ground to body - even use jumper cables and the alligator jumper clip wires to metal grounds of dash and you may find some things start to work or with lots of luck everything goes back to normal.

There could be a problem with the block that sends power thru the firewall to the interior to power things which would be right near the fuse box or the fuse box itself.

Anywhere wiring has to bend like in the snorkel of wires that go thru door jams - places like that are trouble spots for individual things. You have so many I can't blame this on just one wire somewhere so I doubt the common ground it proper.

Get a test light out and check out what makes it where. Empower the lead to a test light's clip with 12v and it will light when it hits ground if you are not familiar with basic testing like that.

Sorry that place was not so helpful for you. They bailed me out big time with a resto of a 69 Continental which was the last of the 60s full size but unit body Lincolns and used vacuum for lots of items that are now electric,

T

Response From xdeadpixel Top Rated Answer

Holy cow man. I'm going to have my friend read that and try that for me. I didn't understand one bit of that. But that's not your fault, I've just never been educated on vehicles at all. Hopefully my friend will be able to try that out! Will get back to you tomorrow hopefully, maybe tonight! Thanks!

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Ok: I'll try to oversimplify. DC = Direct Current which vehicles use. Most are 12 volts systems. Everything starts and ends or is returned to the battery. Anything that can't complete that loop won't work whether it's a light or motor or sound produced by electricity.

Not needed for this right now but then understand Amps and Voltage. Voltage is like pressure and Amps is like volume. I equate this to the garden hose or plumbing of water. You have the same pressure throughout your home but if you tried to water your lawn out of the little spigot for water at your refrigerator you'd be wasting your time as it has the same pressure but not the same volume. In wiring as with plumbing the wire is bigger if it has to carry more power or the hose works better in plumbing if it is a larger diameter.

Hope that gives you some idea. There would be books on line or just buy one on basics of 12V systems,

T

You are at a great site for help. Start a new thread if needed as folks will see this is long and won't read it this far to see where the situation is now..