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I HAVE A 1999 LINCOLN TOWN CAR EXECUTIVE. SOMETIMES, ON A FEW OCCASSIONS, WHEN I PUT THE KEY IN THE IGNITON AND TURN IT TO START IT, THE DASH LIGHTS GO BLACK AND THE CAR WON'T START. AFTER A FEW TIMES OF TURNING THE KEY, THE CAR WILL START. THIS HAPPENS WITH BOTH KEYS. I HAD THE CHIP INSIDE THE KEYS CHECKED AND THEY ARE BOTH GOOD, ANY SUGGESTIONS ?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the battery says 12 volts but may be dropping to 4 or 5 under a load...i would suggest jumpstarting the car and see what happens.the battery should read in the high 12 volts and not less than 9.5 under cranking. the dash lights go out on your car when starting,and the alarm will go off ,and disable the ignition if the voltage is too low in cranking the car because the computer will shut it down and activate the anti theft.....check your battery posts are tight. best of luck
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
I had the same problem with my 94 jetta, I would also have the alarm turn on as I connected the battery, if you lower the fuse box being careful not to disconnect anything, there is a box to the upper driver-side aria(that is if you are laying on your back looking up under the dash) this is the alarm control unit, there should be a white label on the wires indicating so (think it says alarm in German) theres a 6 pin(wire) connector and a 10 pin. unplug both connectors and look at the 6 pin connector. There is numbers where the wires are located on the connector, if you take a piece of wire and "bridge" wires 5 and 6 (The largest wires on the connector, red/red w/black stripe) your starter should work, any problem with the alarm system can cause the starter to be disabled. after bridging the wires or simply connecting them do not plug anything back into the alarm box, after this you standard vehicle alarm will be disabled permanently, but you will be able to start your car. If this dose not fix the problem you may have a defective starter, hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 05, 2010
I had the same problem, after having the car towed to four Seasons, it was discovered that the electrical portion of the ignition switch was defective. Works like a charm. Part number 61 32 8 356 026 Hope this will help.
Posted on Nov 16, 2010
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