2003 Ford Crown Vic with autolamp system. Problem recently developing. Headlights will turn off while in automatic mode. Marker remain on but headlamps go out. In order to light the way I must hold the high beam flash stem back. 15-30 seconds later, relay clicks and low beams are back on. Don't trust auto system but using manual switch mode the headlamps will not turn on. Even after 15-30 usual blackout, no lights. Override with high beam flash mode to see/be seen. Is this a switch problem, wiring, computer or what? Ideas?
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Re: 2003 Ford Crown Vic Headlight Blackout Problem
If you have a 1999-2011 Mercury Marquis, Mercury Marauder, or Crown Victoria, and your headlights and or tail lights don\'t work, Ford just finally extended the warranty on your LCM (Lighting Control Module) for free - both parts and labor and will install a new one for free! Ford has extended the warranty to 15yrs/250,000. Must be done at Ford and the fix is free. Call your local Ford Dealer and tell them you need to make an appointment because your lights don\'t work and Ford has extended your warranty on the LCM. Tell them it is the Customer Satisfaction Program 14N01. Have your Vin number ready as they will ask for it. If they act ****** ask to talk to the manager or tell them to call Ford Motor Company and ask them or you can call Ford yourself. We just had ours done on 8-12-14 in Scottsdale, AZ. If you have a 99 you better get there before Oct. 14th, 2014 as it is a 15 year warranty.
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I'm having a problem with my right headlight on my crown 2008 crown vic, whenever it rains my right headlight won't turn off, even when there's no key in the ignition, sometimes it turns on by itself if the car is out in the rain, any help would be much appreciated
Hello, I have a few ideas for this. Because of the problem being at night, if you have a garage to park in, place a light close to your light sensor for the Autolamp feature. Make sure you do not melt the dash or burn the vehicle paint. Then try to start the vehicle in the morning and see if the Battery drained or not.
A bad wire connected to the headlight circuit could possible drain the Battery without turning on the headlights. The drain would occur when the vehicle was operated at night as well as when the vehicle was off and parked. You could have a bad headlight Relay in the Powerbox. You can also try switching off the Autolamp feature.
You need a charging system test. Autozone, Advance, and Oreillys will give scans and other tests for free. In your case, you need to turn the headlights on while checking the charging system.
Had the same problem. Exchange the LCM (Lighting Control Module), which
is located under the steering column, togehter with the Mulitifunction
Switch (turning lights, wiper control lever).
This will stop the headlight problem, but I have some other difficulties with my lights - have a look at:
There are 3 components for the headlights in your dash. The headlight switch, the delay switch, and the autolamp light sensor. If you have the lights manually turned on, without the autolamp position on the switch being on, then the headlight switch is a simple off-on switch.
If the headlight switch is manually on and the lights are cutting out the problem is either the fusible links or bad contacts in the light switch.
If you are using the autolamp position on the light switch, this is a different circuit. The autolamp system needs the light sensor to work. If the light sensor is dangling under the tiny slots in the dash every bump you hit will shake it. Or it can be a broken filament in the light sensor. To test, just eliminate the circuit by using only the manual off-on side of your light switch.
A loose power wire to the light switch (or ground) will affect BOTH the manual and automatic settings. But if the manual setting always works, then its the automatic parts that are broken. The delay switch does not work until after the ignition is off so it can not be the problem while you are driving.
After removing the front plastic cowl, there are two metal brackets at the rear of each light. use a screwdriver to pry up on them and remove them. after that remove both wiring connectors and headlight will come right out .
DOES IT HAVE THE AUTO LAMP FEATURE ON THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH OR ON THE REAR VIEW MIRROR ,ON AN 03 VIC IT SHOULD BE ON THE REARVIEW MIRROR ,& IF IT WILL NOT TURN THE LIGHT OFF (USUALLY A GREEN LIGHT) NEXT TO THE SWITCH THEN THE SWITCH IS BAD .
They are changed from within the engine compartment... at the rear of the headlight bazels... if it's the side on the battery you may have to remove it.... also don't touch the bulbs with your fingers as that shortens the life of them.