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Headlights going on and off

I own a 2003 Crown Vic, and the headlights go out when ever they want. I can hear the sensor clicking when this happens. My garage changed out the lighting switch, and that didn't solve anything. Please help! A new lighting module costs $459.00. Beth

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  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2008

    We can't get the adjustable pedal off. It's such a PITA to get to and work on just to get the lighting module out. What an absolutely stupid design.

  • ceddj Jul 20, 2008

    We own a 2000 Crown Vic and have the same problem. The lights go on and off and shut down. We think it only happens when we have been running for a while with the brights on. Our garage replaced a module of some kind but it didn't fix this.

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    i have a 93 crown vic and same thing is happening. my lights will just randomly go in and out. i tried switching to brights but the same thing happens. i thought maybe it was the battery and the girl at the auto parts store thought the same. so i spent $100 on a new battery. they are still doing the same thing. does anyone have any solution? because i am about to bring it the ford dealership and i KNOW that is not gonna be cheap. please HELP!

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Unfortunately it is the light control module. This is a very common problem on the Crown Vic's, especially the 2003-2006 models. Try your local junk yard. It is located under the dash just above the gas pedal. There are 4 small screws that hold it in and one small wiring harness.

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Replace the daytime running light module

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Usually it's a case of the regular headlights not working while the high beams (brights) still work if you hold them on while driving, but if you have a 1999-2011 Mercury Marquis, Mercury Marauder, or Crown Victoria, and your regular headlights and or tail lights don't work it probably is your LCM that used to cost around $1,000 to repair.


The good news now is that 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 15 years/250,000 miles. THIS IS NOT A RECALL! They do not advertise this.


Your regular headlights must be inoperable in order to get a new LCM on this new extended warranty. It must be done at a Ford Dealer and the fix is free. Call your local Ford Dealer and tell them you need to make an appointment because your headlights don't work and that Ford has extended your warranty on the LCM.


They may act like they don't know what you are talking about, so tell them it is the Customer Satisfaction Program 14N01. Have your car's Vin number ready as they will ask for it. You don't have to be the original owner. If they still act like they don't know what you are talking about ask to talk to the manager or tell them to call Ford Motor Company and ask them, or you can call Ford yourself.


We had ours done at a Ford dealer in August of 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ but first they checked out our LCM first to make sure it didn't work. As soon as they found out it didn't work, the installed a new LCM for free under the about new warranty called "Customer Satisfaction Program 14N01".


http://www.fixya.com/cars/t706141-headlights_going_off#solution-section

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    Gayle Aug 17, 2015

    Usually it's a case of the regular headlights not working while the high beams (brights) still work if you hold them on while driving, but if you have a 1999-2011 Mercury Marquis, Mercury Marauder, or Crown Victoria, and your regular headlights and or tail lights don't work it probably is your LCM that used to cost around $1,000 to repair.



    The good news now is that 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 15 years/250,000 miles. THIS IS NOT A RECALL! They do not advertise this.



    Your regular headlights must be inoperable in order to get a new LCM on this new extended warranty. It must be done at a Ford Dealer and the fix is free. Call your local Ford Dealer and tell them you need to make an appointment because your headlights don't work and that Ford has extended your warranty on the LCM.



    They may act like they don't know what you are talking about, so tell them it is the Customer Satisfaction Program 14N01. Have your car's Vin number ready as they will ask for it. You don't have to be the original owner. If they still act like they don't know what you are talking about ask to talk to the manager or tell them to call Ford Motor Company and ask them, or you can call Ford yourself.



    We had ours done at a Ford dealer in August of 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ but first they checked out our LCM first to make sure it didn't work. As soon as they found out it didn't work, the installed a new LCM for free under the about new warranty called "Customer Satisfaction Program 14N01".


    http://www.fixya.com/cars/t706141-headli...

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