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Lincoln Town Car

What causes the dash lights to quit working on a 1990 Lincoln Town Car?


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February 17, 2010 7:53PM

There's a gangway that plugs into the top of the headlight switch; for some reason one cell tends to burn up in older Towncars. If you haven't noticed, your running tail lights will also be out. You can replace the part (not the whole headlight switch; just the gangway), but it will likely keep burning out. You have to take the dash trim off to get to it. It's a bit complicated, but better than the $350 or so a shop will charge you, and that's not even a permanant fix as it's just a symptom of a deeper electrical problem (one that will cost more to fix than the car is likely worth). You can get the part at a junkyard for about $8 or new for $30. I've had a used one last for six months and a new one burn up in a day. Hope this helps.