Question about 1986 Lincoln Continental

1 Answer

The door locks quit working on my 1987 licoln continental. the unlock switch works but not the locks. it used to lock when put in drive but they no longer work. any ideas ?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,297 Answers

If the doors will not lock with either door switches then your likely concern here will be the drivers door switch

to test and confirm...
remove the drivers door switch and disconnect
using the harness jump the following...
black/white to the pink/light green
pink/yellow to the black wire
if the doors lock then replace the drivers switch

Posted on May 14, 2010

  • 1 more comment 
  • franktorres1 May 14, 2010

    would the switch keep it from locking even when it should lock by putting it in drive ?

  • Sean Reisdorf
    Sean Reisdorf May 14, 2010

    yes.... the drivers switch is the ground and power switch to the circuit

  • franktorres1 May 14, 2010

    ok thanks for your help



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why 2006 Malibu door locks quit working but when put in gear they work

No ,it's not the actuators . It could be the BCM - body control module.

How to test computer controlled door locks
Each door lock switch is wired to the body control module (BCM) through a separate door lock/unlock signal circuit. While these circuits are separated between the BCM and respective door lock switch, they are connected into a single circuit within the BCM. The BCM supplies voltage through the door lock/unlock signal circuits to each door lock switch. When either door lock switch is operated, this supply voltage is pulled to ground, providing the BCM with the required lock or unlock signal. In order for the BCM to distinguish between a lock and unlock signal, the lock switch contains two separate paths for this voltage to flow to the same body ground. When the switch is operated to the unlock position, the supply voltage flows to ground through a 1.5 K ohm resistor. When the switch is operated to the lock position, the supply voltage flows to ground through a different part of the switch circuit, which has no resistor. The BCM then interprets the flow of voltage as a lock or unlock request and powers the door lock actuators to the appropriate lock or unlock position.
The BCM powers the reversible door latch assemblies by providing battery positive voltage and ground to the appropriate lock and unlock control circuits of the door latch assemblies. The Lock control circuits of the driver and passenger door latch assemblies are all connected together; however, the Unlock control circuits are connected in a slightly different way. While the unlock control circuits for the passenger door latch assemblies are connected together, the door latch assembly has a separate unlock control circuit. The system is designed this way so that the keyless entry transmitter may be used to unlock only the driver door. Despite this difference, all of the lock actuators perform much the same way. When the door latch assemblies are not active, all actuator Lock and Unlock control circuits are at ground potential within the BCM. Transitioning of the lock actuators to the lock or unlocked position depends upon which control circuits receive voltage and which control circuits receive ground.

Nov 27, 2015 | 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

2 Answers

2002 chevy Blazer 2 door. Power locks,and liftgate stop working.The locks will engage when I shift to drive and will disengage when placed in park. Where do I start?

Plz explain...are the locks supposed to lock/unlock when you put the car in Drive/Park, or not?

Does the lock/unlock SWITCH on the DRIVER'S door work/not work? If applicable, does the PASSENGER's door lock switch work?


Dec 29, 2014 | 2002 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

I broke my drivers door key lock when i turned the key the wrong way on my 1987 lincoln continental. At first the security remote still worked to lock it several months even though i could hear it was no...

You'll have to pull the door panel to see what happened. The car is the same as a mid-size Ford LTD or Mercury Marquis if that helps.
The 1988 model is a front wheel drive version of the Taurus/Sable.

Feb 02, 2014 | 1987 Lincoln Continental

1 Answer

Buick 2002 LaSabre Custom all windows do not go up and down, door lock/unlock switch drivers side does not work(passenger & rear doors lock/unlock door switches work, trunk release button does n

coulb be the control switch on your panel you can take the door panel off and check for loose connections and try to test for continuity. if you dont know how take it to a shop and have them diagnose the electrical. im quite sure it the switch that burnt out

Oct 24, 2012 | 2002 Buick LeSabre

2 Answers

1996 lincoln continental door latch does not lock/unlock door from inside or outide...door stays open basically...door latch has no response, unlock/lock switch works

I have the same problem.(Door will not stay closed) The door latch itself seems worn to the point where the linkage from both the actuator or door handle causes the latch to get stuck. I can free it with a screw driver applied where linkage connects to the latch, but it will stick again. Dealer wants over 300 with actuator. I am looking in junk yard for part. Remove door panel, somehow disconnect linkage from latch. It makes more sense to remove 3 hex or star screws 1st (27mm) so latch will be more accessible. My problem is the door latch, not anything else. Good luck

Jan 24, 2011 | 1996 Lincoln Continental

3 Answers

CHevy cobalt door locks- lock and unlock while I am driving had key fob reprogrammed and it was ok for about two hours and started all over again. What can the problem be?

Could be a problem in the shiftier. Your car doors lock automatically when you put the car in drive. They unlock when you put the car in park. The switch located in the shiftier can go bad causing the locks to randomly lock and unlock. Also, this can cause the key to get stuck in the ignition.

Oct 20, 2009 | 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

2 Answers

Car remote lock/unlock no longer working

Check the batteries in your remote the may need replaced and if working OK check to see if you power locks work pushing the door switch. (If batteries are low they may not disengage both the alarm and the locks)

Jul 08, 2009 | 1987 Toyota Supra

2 Answers

Door locks quit working

check battery in the remote

May 10, 2009 | 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

2 Answers

Lincoln Continental2000-Door key won't unlock door-but starts car

I locked the 2000 lincoln continental with the key fob but lost it now the ignition key wilolo not unlock the door

Jan 01, 2009 | 1999 Lincoln Continental

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

38 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Lincoln Experts


Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5520 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Are you a Lincoln Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides