03 Lincoln Town Car FM radio has bad reception?
Our 2003 Lincoln Town Car is losing ALL functions but displays "phone" and operates the motor controlling the CD tray. Occasionally the radio spontaneously turns on and then stops again. The AM side seems not to work well when this happens. We installed a replacement and the same thing seems to happen. There's supposed to be a module in the trunk to control the radio but not in ours.
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Answer . It is possible to receive AM signals without an antenna, FM signals, however, require an antenna to be received. The standard FM antenna is around 72 inches for the quarter wave length at the middle of the FM band. Assuming the radio is not broken, try checking to see if the antenna h…as become disconnected or broken. You can remove an old working antenna from another vehicle and plug it into the antenna jack of your radio to see if the signal comes through. Older vehicles all use the same type of jack. Newer and some imports use a smaller jack. You can get an adapter from an auto parts store or off the internet (eBay). (MORE)
Answer . \nFIRST VERIFY THE FUEL PUMP CUTOFF SWITCH DID NOT POP. IT IS LIKE A CIRCUIT BREAKER THAT POPS IF AN IMPACT JUST OCCURED, IS IMMINENT OR YOU JAM ON THE BRAKES AND THE CAR SLOWS DOWN TOO RAPIDLY. THE UNIT IS DESIGNED TO CUT OFF THE FUEL TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF A FIRE BY SHUTTING OFF THE F…UEL FLOW. \n. \nTHE RELAY IS IN THE TRUNK/CARGO COMPARTMENT, ON THE DRIVERS SIDE, JUST TO THE LEFT OF THE LEFT SIDE DECK LID (TRUNK) IT IS SOMETIMES COVERED BY THE GREY FELT TYPE MATERIAL THAT SURROUNDS THE CARGO AREA. \n. \nIT SHOULD BE NOTED THE BUTTON TO THE RELAY IS ON THE TOP END AND SOMETIMES HAS AORANGE OR WHITE TOP. TO RESET THE FUEL PUMP RELAY, JUST PRESS IT DOWN TOWARDS THE FLOOR. THEN TRY TO SEE IF THE CAR WILL START. \n. \nIF IT DOES, THAT WAS YOUR PROBLEM, IF IT DOEAS NOT START, THERE IS ANOTHER RELAY UNDER THE HOOD, NEAR THE WASHER FLUID CONTAINER, THERE ARE 2 PLASTIC COVERINGS WITH RELAYS UNDER THEM, TRY TO SWAP THE RELAYS WITH EACHOTHER THEN SEE IF IT STARTS, IF IT DOES, NOW YOU KNOW THE RELAY WAS BAD. \n. \nYOU SHOULD ALSO HEAR A SLIGHT WHINING SOUND FROM THE GAS TANK MOUNTED PUMP, FOR ABOUT 2 TO 4 SECONDS WHEN YOU FIRST TURN ON THE IGNITION. IT THEN CYCLES OFF UNTIL THE CAR IS STARTED. YOU CAN HEAR IT BETTER IF YOU HOLD A LARGE SCREWDRIVER TO THE FILL HOLE, WHILE ALSO HOLDING THE HANDLE OF IT TO YOUR EAR, ALL WHILE SOMEONE ELSE TURNS ON THE IGNITION. GOOD LUCK! (MORE)
Answer . \nThere's 4 holes on the front of the stereo that are used to pull the stereo out. These tools can be purchased at any auto parts store.
Answer . You have to go purchase an aftermarket wiring harness. that will plug into the factory harness then you can wire it to the aftermarket radio.
There is a wiring diagram available on 12volt.com's forums, but you will need to sign up for their forums (free). http://www.12volt.com/ Answer There is a wiring diagram available on 12volt.com's forums, but you will need to sign up for their forums (free). http://www.12volt.com/
Answer . check out installdr.com or e-mail me a pic of the back of your stereo with wire colors my e-mail addy is email@example.com. Try this . 1986 - 1989 Lincoln Town Car Radio Wiring Diagram . Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Green/Yellow Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ W…ire: Yellow/Black Car Radio Ground Wire: Red Car Radio Illumination Wire: Blue/Red Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Orange/Blue Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2â³ Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Doors Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Green Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/White Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Green Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/White Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 6â³ x 9â³ Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink/Green Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue/Orange Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink/Blue Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Orange (MORE)
Answer 92 T.C. RADIO REMOVAL . \nTHERE IS A U-SHAPED RADIO REMOVAL TOOL WHICH CAN BE PURCHASED AT WAL-MART. I USED IT TO REMOVE THE RADIO IN MY 92 TOWNCAR, BASICALLY THE SAME AS A 93 T.C.\n. \nFREDERICK
The radio lights on my 99 Lincoln Town Car are out the radio plays fine but no clock or display Can anyone help?
Answer . OK, I have the exact same problem and am working to find out the solution. If and when I do I will post an answer. If you are able to find a solution first please post it here. Thanks
ANSWER: . FM radio works like light. If a shadow is made (something in the way) , you get less light. Radio waves work in a straight line. If something is in the way, less radio waves. The rule is broken here if you use Am radio waves. Low clouds can make the waves bounce between the clouds and t…he ground and can travel as far as 1000 miles or further. So the answer is yes. (MORE)
Answer . check for a loose connection or a broken power source. . Answer . check for a loose connection or a broken power source.
I need the color diagram for which wire is which on the radio for a2010100 lincoln towncar
Answer . Located in the fuel tank - may have to be removed for access. CAN YOE TELL ME WERE IS THE INSPECTION COVER IS?
Refer. http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7706. Quote from "Ziny":. Here's an idea which I tried on my Creative Zen Microphoto to improve the radio reception. This method should help any mp3 player which uses the headphone cable as an FM radio antenna. 1) Connect a 2 int…o 1 stereo jack into the player. 2) Connect a stereo extension cable into one of the two plugs. I use a 2 meter cable for this purpose. I leave the other end of this extension cable bare (unused). Note: A shielded coaxial cable is NOT recommended. 3) Connect your headphones into the second stereo plug, leading directly from the player. This method improves reception whilst not using any more power. I know that autoscan picks up more stations using this method so I know the antenna is more sensitive. Spurious interference noise is also reduced. It seems paradoxical that the better the signal to noise ratio is, of the player, the more noticeable the extra noise is! The microphoto makes an excellent radio and is fantastic when picking up a clean stereo signal. I think it actually shows which radio stations have the best quality transmitting equipment. Of course there is room for improvement in sound quality reception, but I am happy with the improvement made so far. Thanks. PS. With respect to the 2 into 1 stereo connector (splitter), get one with gold or nickel type non-corroding fittings. Brass type fittings will oxidise and increase contact resistance at the connections, reducing antenna effectiveness over time.. Thanks. (MORE)
Answer . Factory radios do not have RCA jacks on them. Only after market radios have them for hooking up external amps.
the easiest way is to take it to your local car audio expert expect to pay $30-$100 in labor and parts should not be more than $35 on some upper end aftermarket radios this may extend your warranty as well!!!
The amplifier is in the trunk behind the panel that is behind the spare tire.
Some good effects of FM radio is that people have access to freenews, music, and can be alerted to emergencies. One possible badeffect of FM radio is that some scientist think radio waves may bebad for humans.
The 1932 Studebaker was the first car with a FM radio. The GalvinManufacturing Corporation was the company that first made radiosfor automobiles.
1991 Lincoln Town Car The radio stopped working you put in a cassette and it will not pop out Is it time for a new radio?
You should get a new radio. With the next radio you can get onewith an AUX connection so that you will have an alternative to CDsand listening to the radio.
I had to take the dash apart to get it out, there is little bolts you can see throughout the dash, it's a pain NOT NECESSARY TO TAKE DASH APART.. go to a chain auto parts store...the kind who lend you tools and test things for you for free... they have a 'gadget' tool that pushes in the 2 holes… you dont notice and out pops the radio. once you have seen it done you can make your own tool with ease. (MORE)
Try this . 1986 - 1989 Lincoln Town Car Radio Wiring Diagram . Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Green/Yellow Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black Car Radio Ground Wire: Red Car Radio Illumination Wire: Blue/Red (no need for most radios) Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A …Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Orange/Blue (no need for most radios) Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2â³ Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Doors Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Green Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/White Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Green Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/White Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 6â³ x 9â³ Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink/Green Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue/Orange Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink/Blue Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Orange (MORE)
The symptoms of a bad ac compressor would be a grinding or rattleing sound or a low pressure reading on the high side with a normal pressure reading on the low side. The low pressure will be about 30 to 40 pounds. The high side should read around 150 to 200.
This is for the Ford factory (OEM) radio.. There are two small holes on either side of the radio faceplate. Inserting a pair of U-shaped Ford radio removal tools in both sides will release the springclips behind the faceplace and allow the radio to be pulled out sufficiently by the tools to disconn…ect the plugs and radio antenna from the rear of the radio.. If you don't have the Ford radio removal tools (available at almost any autoparts store), you can cut up a wire coat hanger into two ~1-foot pieces and form each into the shape of a 'U' that will fit into the two holes on each side. Insert the wires in about 1/2 inch and then pry outward and pull at the same time on both sides. If the spring clips don't release then try adjusting the depth of penetration into the holes and the amount you pry outward while pulling. (MORE)
You will need a set of Ford extraters. You can pick them up at Wal-Mart for around $5. They are U shaped wires with notches on each end. Then you insert one into the two holes on the right and the other on the two holes on the left until you feel them "snap" into place (if you insert them too far th…ey will keep the tabs from unlocking), then press slighty on each tool towards the doors of the car (on the left press it towards the drivers side door) and slowly pull it out with the tools. If you don't feel like buying the tools, you can make some out of a very heavy duty coat hanger, but beware unless you notch them just right it makes it a lot more difficult to get the stereo out. Hope this helps. (MORE)
you have to go to a parts store auto zone an get the locks to pull the radio out of the console with they are like hooks to stick in the two holes on each side of the radio
In a 1991 Lincoln Town Car, the radio battery constant 12v+ wire isgreen/yellow, the radio accessory switched 12v+ is yellow/black,the ground wire is red, the illumination wire is blue/brown, andthe antenna trigger wire is orange/blue. For the front speakers,the left front speaker wire (+) is orange…/green, the left frontspeaker wire (-) is black/white, the right front speaker wire (+)is white/green, and the left front speaker wire (-) is black/white.For the rear speakers, the left rear speaker wire (+) ispink/green, the left rear speaker wire (-) is blue/orange, theright rear speaker wire (+) is pink/blue, and the right rearspeaker wire (-) is green/orange. (MORE)
\nThat's generally because the `front end' of the receiver is designed to be more sensitive than home receivers. This is mainly because the unit is almost always under varying conditions and with a higher sensitivity, it's able to provide a cleaner, more solid reception.\n. \nThis is partly due to… the short length of the antenna that cars have and also because designers have responded to customer's complaints over the years that the car radios weren't able to pick up a station without fading out under bridges and when surrounded by large buildings. (MORE)
Lincoln town car questions How do I bypass the amp in my 97 Town Car if I want to put in a new AM FM CD Player Do I need to do anything with that weird amp?
You will have too buy a amp bypass adapter, a installation kit, wiring harness and your done; all on ebay. -OR-. You can buy from CRUTCHFIELD.COM and if you spend more than $130.00 on a c.d. deck you can get all things you need to intall it for free along with instructions! They have tools you can… buy. They also have techs you can call and they will walk you through the intallation process! It really helped me when I installed a deck for the first time. I saved major dollars by doing it myself. It was fun and I feel proud that I accomplished this and my system sounds great! (MORE)
In general, signs of a failing water pump would include a high pitched squeal from the area of the pump, that varies in pitch or volume with the speed the engine is revving. This noise comes from the water pump bearings wearing out, and approaching total failure. Note a loose fan belt on older cars… can sometimes screech as it slips, but since the Town Car uses a single ribbed serpentine belt I doubt such a sound would come from the belts. (Self adjusting single serpentine belts: Best thing since sliced bread!)\n. \nAnother sign is "weepage" from a vent hole on the water pump. Although I have a 95 town car in my driveway, I have NOT gone out with a flashlight to look to see where this is or where you have to look to see it. But in general, water pumps have a small vent hole and as it starts to fail you will get some leakage from it. If it has been leaking or weeping (less than a leak), it will generally be stained from the hole down.\n. \nIf you have either the noisy bearings or a stained vent hole, you should start thinking about proactive replacement of the pump so YOU can pick when the car is out of commission, rather than the car breaking down when you don't want it to.\n. \nOh yeah, a 3rd sign: I used to have a 72 Pontiac LeMans, this was before I wrenched on my own vehicles...It had been making the noise. One day I opened the hood and there was a leak at the top of the pump that would shoot a water-pistol-like stream of water about 10 feet straight up in the air! Hopefully you won't get to that point!\n. \nHTH\nPaul (MORE)
You have to remove the wood trim that goes along the instrument cluster. Then the screws will be exposed and you can pull the radio out.
The 1950's. But nobody used it, so most cars didn't have it until the 80's
jack your car up high off the ground. trace the air line to the bag and disconnect by pushing the ring around it in and pull the hose out. reach on top of the air bag and there should be a cotter pin holding it. removing that pin will let you pull that bag right off. (easy) before you go jacking it …up make sure you turn your switch to the air suspension switch off located in the truck. (MORE)
The car radio has good reception when the engine is off but when you turn it on the radio reception becomes bad what is the solution to the problem?
check your grounds both the primary ground to the radio as well as the speaker grounds. also check to see how the unit is powered...if it is spliced off of another component ie. the wipers or the cig lighter it will cause interferance
Check to see if it has a LOCAL/DISTANCE switch. Take it off the LOCAL setting.
Because after Edward left, she was totally a mess, so she ripped it out. And so she didnt have to hurt Alice's feelings, that is what she said.
Put up a new all band TV antenna with coax lead in wire as high as you can. Connect other end of coax wire to the receiver. If there is no coax (F-connector) antenna input use a 300 to 75 transformer to connect to the two screw type connectors. If the antenna is the directional type it will need to …be pointed toward the station you are trying to receive. With the local stations you might not need to turn the antenna at all but I would. If you trying to receive stations over ten plus miles away, use the largest antenna you can. (MORE)
The door ajar warning will come on when this happens. Switch is inside door. There is a way to bypass the switch at the module.
well.....I have FM in my 64 corvette.....as far as I know it is anoriginal radio.
I replaced plugs and wires on my 94 TC after it had began to run sluggish, it had a jerking motion while accelerating up hills, and I did find one burnt spark plug electrode, but this did not help it run much better, so I bought 2 coil packs off Ebay for 50 bucks a pair.(very inexpensive compared to… FoMoCo price @ $375). The 2 coil packs made a difference on both smooth idle and now it runs with more get up and go, better MPG. I now think the torque converter might be going out, but adding these new coil packs helped the car alot after it has 200K on the odometer. All original parts. (Don't these cars last forever? They're great!). It jerks only a little now while accellerating around 45 mpg, unlike before. The coils were easy to replace, just 4 screws and one electrical plug on each and then switch them out with new, took me 30 minutes of DYI. Just write a number the tops of the 4 plug wires so no mix-up, and you're set. You might try changing the wires and spark plugs if your car has as many miles as mine does, that's easy, too. I hope all these things help you. (MORE)
While my LTC town car's catalytic converter is fine, I have experienced cat failures on another vehicle. In that case (a single exhaust car) I had massive loss of power, and backpressure into the engine so bad it would blow off some of the emission related hoses on the engine. A professional shop mi…sdiagnosed the condition and said I needed a new engine...only a half block down the road after putting in a new engine I had the same loss of power! In my case, the core of the catalytic converter had come loose, and was actually jamming against the exit pipe and blocking the exhaust. It would move around so sometimes would block the exhaust, and sometimes be fine. One 'test' you can do is to rap on the catalytic converter with a wrench or piece of wood. If your core has come loose you will hear it rattling around. Hope that helps. Paul (MORE)
On Board Diagnostics I ( it should have an EEC TEST connection in the engine compartment somewhere near the battery )
How much gas is recommended for a 03 Lincoln town car would it be safe to fill it up all the way to full?
I was looking at the 2003 Lincoln Towncar Owner Guide and it showsthat the gas tank holds 71.9 liters ( 19 U.S. gallons ) and shows " allow nomore than 2 automatic click-offs when filling "
Sounds like an antenna or coaxial cable problem, especially if you're still getting some AM frequencies. AM receivers can often pick up stations even with the lack of antenna input, but FM receivers are pretty unforgiving. Check that the coaxial cable is plugged properly into the back of the radio, …then check, if necessary, the connection at the base of the antenna, assuming the antenna is still there. Those are the two most likely locations for coax trouble. (MORE)
By any chance have your battery cables been off ? If so , all the radio preset channels have to be reprogrammed
Some agencies remove the standard AM-FM radio from patrol cars, but most of them leave them installed and operational.
anything kind of crap you keep putting money in can be a good car enless its rusted out but people still rebuild
Disconnect the pipe coming out of the fuel pump, then turn the ignition. If petrol squirts out all over your hand, then you know it's working.
most common failures fuel pumps or pump relay eec relay, crank or cam sensors if no crank bad starter or security disabled
if your window is down you cant get good radio network so if you have your window open you can pick up radio signal!
It runs up behind the left side of the windshield on the drivers side. It is located under the plastic trim.