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I have a 98 lincoln mark 8 and recently converted the air ride system to a conversion kit my question is i want to take the fuse out for the air compressor but cant find the fuse. Does any one knows the fuse location for the air compressor? Thanks

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Don't worry about the fuse. Keep in mind when you remove the sensors & solenoids and such, the system will detect that and immediately shut down the system. You want it to do just don't want to hear about it. This is where you cut 1 wire. Go below for instructions:

Now, the area you'll be working in is the RF kick panel. First of all, lets make sure you've located the correct module. The air suspension module is behind & above the RF kickpanel. Then look for the black module with 2 connectors going into it. One connector is black, the other is gray.
The gray connector is the one you want. The wire your looking for to defeat the check suspension message is the Dark Green with a Light Green stripe(tracer) located in the gray connector. It is pin #12, circuit 419, on the gray connector.
Because there's allot of "spaghetti" up in there, the key to making this easy to do, is is to disconnect the gray connector by depressing the little center button, then giving that gray(light colored) connector a good yank to bring it closer to you for inspection. You should be able to see the wires a little better now.
The wire you're looking for is the DARK GREEN with a LIGHT GREEN STRIPE. If you're still unsure if you have the correct bundle of wires, the wire color right next to it is Brown with a Pink stripe......and the wire on the other side(inside) is an Orange with a Light Blue stripe.
Simply cut the DARK GREEN with a LIGHT GREEN STRIPE wire and put some black tape around the end of the wire that's coming from the module to keep from shorting out. Now push & connect the connector back up in the module, making sure to hear or feel the "click" when the connector is locked.
Now, TURN ON the suspension switch in the trunk. If done correctly, you will never, ever have a suspension light again! Instructions how to do the complete conversion is available here.

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It is under the hood in the fuse box near the battery drivers side I think. But why not just unplug the air pump motor at the pump module. Also there is a relay under the hood as well in the same box as the fuse.

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SOURCE: 97 mark viii how to change air suspension

you can buy conversion kits from with all the info and tutorials you will need but it's not an easy job
they will give you instructions to disable the air system

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SOURCE: 1997 Lincoln Continental Suspension Conversion Problem

It could be a wheel speed sensor that went out or something... When working with the wiring, something could have just gotten crossed or tapped to get these codes as well. The compressor shouldnt be running anymore if everything was tied off properly. Take it in somewhere and have the codes cleared and that should fix the problem hopefully. I know AutoZone has a reader, but I do not know if they have they ability to clear the codes.
I hope this helps.

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SOURCE: where is the location of Lincoln Mark 8 VIII

Air Suspension Compressor Motor/Vent Solenoid : Lower RH front corner of engine compartment C134
Air Suspension Switch : Rear side of trunk C458
Air Suspension/EVO Steering Module : Behind RH cowl panel, above connector bracket C204, C205
Air Suspension/EVO Test Connector : RH side of engine compartment, top of wheel well C117 Soft Ride Relay : Under center front of package tray C403Hard Ride Relay : Under center rear of package tray C404 sorry could not find compressor rely listed, good luck

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SOURCE: The rear air ride suspension on my 98 lincoln navigator

Could very well be faulty relay, bad fusible link, or a fuse in general. You can trace the wiring or view a free repair manual at to trace wires to find faulty device. You can use an ohmmeter or multi-tester to test relays and fuses.

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