Question about Lincoln Town Car

1 Answer

2004 lincoln town car all redundant controls on steering wheel and cruise and horn all stopped working at once

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • johncjones98 May 23, 2011

    of course I have checked the fuses --/also no one fuse controls all these functions

  • johncjones98 May 23, 2011

    of course I have checked the fuses --/also no one fuse controls all these functions

  • johncjones98 May 23, 2011

    I Have checked fuses again any other ideas?? do you know at what point are all these controls sourced to one power supply?

  • johncjones98 May 23, 2011

    Have checked fuses and relays again --Do you know at what point these units receive power from one source?

  • johncjones98 May 23, 2011


  • johncjones98 May 24, 2011

    Cool/ I will check it out / thank you!



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Lincoln Master
  • 5,370 Answers

Did you checked fuses and relay in the fuse panel.there are two fuse boxes.One in the engine compartment under hood and other under instrument panel.Re check the fuses and relays in this compartment.Any of the fuses and relays are getting shorted and causing this problem.------- This should help.thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on May 23, 2011

  • raj somaiya May 23, 2011

    If all fuses and relays checked out ok then-------if your cruise buttons are on the steering wheel, the problem is your clockspring under the steering wheel. Special tools are needed to pull the steering wheel.The problem is most likely the clockspring under the steering wheel.It's behind the steering wheel at the top of the steering column, and sends all the steering wheel electrical (horn, cruise, air bag) down into the column.
    Check fuse #17, if OK, your Speed Sensor or related wiring may be defective. Also check horn relay, the relay is located in under hood fuse control grounds through the horn relay.swap the relay with a known good one,Beside the horn relay , there is fuel pump relay.You can swap that relay and check if the horn and cruise starts working.If not, then clock spring under steering wheel has to be replaced.You can get it replaced at local car garages.
    This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

  • raj somaiya May 24, 2011

    Yes that will help.Thanks.Helpmech.



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

I have a 2005 Lincoln town car cruise does not work

Could be a defective speed sensor or open fuse. If your Town Car has steering wheel cruise controls, the defect could be in those controls.

Mar 15, 2017 | Lincoln Town Car Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2002 T & C Cruise Control Problem

Do you have buttons on the steering wheel for the cruise control ? Does your horn work ? There is a component under the steering wheel , on top of the steering column , called a clock spring ! I will include a video on it . Chrysler Van Clock Spring

Feb 20, 2016 | 2002 Chrysler Town & Country

1 Answer

1995 Town Car cruise control dont work

get the manual to do the proper installation .

Jul 14, 2017 | 1995 Lincoln Town Car

1 Answer

2004 F250 diesel Cruise control and horn stopped working after horn started blowing by itself then it stopped by itself after several minutes and now the fuise blows when you hit the horn

Hi, assuming you have cruise controls on the steering wheel, I would say your clockspring has failed. The contacts for the horn must be crossed with the cruise contacts. Replacement requires removal of the steering wheel (special tool) and airbag, etc. Please let me know if you would like instructions.

May 20, 2011 | 2004 Ford F250

1 Answer

On my 2004 Mercury Sable (20,XXX miles), the cruise control and horn have stopped working. I checked the fuses and they seem to be in working order, and I know the horn still works since when I lock my...

The clockspring (AKA Contact Assembly or spiral cable) under the steering wheel is most likely broken. The clockspring is what makes the connection between the horn button and cruise control buttons in your steering wheel and the main wiring harness. (you have to have a flexible circuit so you can turn your steering wheel around in circles) The cockspring assembly also contains the circuit for the driver's airbag. If your AIRBAG light on your dash is on, this is most likely why. The steering wheel must be remove to fix it. The airbag system has to be disarmed before any work should be done to the steering column.
AllData shows a dealer list price of $77.71 and a standard labor time required to replace the clock spring at 1.0 hours.

Dec 01, 2010 | 2004 Mercury Sable

2 Answers

1997 Arizona Lincoln Town Car, sat 3 days in Iowa sub-zero temps. Cruise control stopped working? Horn went nuts the day before had to disconnect before it expired! Marty

if cruise is on the horn pad it needs a clock sprin in the steering column if this ****** has air bags this is dangerous **** and you need a pro and not backyard johny either but a pro

Feb 27, 2010 | 1998 Lincoln Town Car

1 Answer

The steering wheel controls ie. cruise/radio/temp dont work as well as the horn doesnt function

In most cases this problem is caused by the rotating ribbon circuit contact under the steering wheel having a broken filament, the part is known as a clock spring contact, u will need to properly disarm the airbag and remove the steering wheel to access the part. WARNING: Failure to follow factory Airbag disarming protocol can result in an unexpected Airbag deployment and possible serious personnel injury or death.

Nov 19, 2009 | 1998 Lincoln Town Car

2 Answers

My brother just bought a 2004 Lincoln Town Car Signature.....I helped him find this car and he now tells me that the cruise control does not work.....My guess is that he is trying to set the speed and not...

Turn on the Cruise control ON on left side of steering wheel accelerate to desired speed push set button on right side of steering wheel to turn cruise OFF press off or tap brake pedal

Jul 17, 2009 | 2004 Lincoln Town Car

1 Answer

Lost all redundant functions on steering wheel and horn and cruise control. Don't see any fuse issues. Is there A relay?

Mechanic removed main power connector to cruise unit which feeds power to the steering redundant controls.

Jun 21, 2009 | 2004 Lincoln Town Car

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

Related Topics:

109 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Lincoln Experts


Level 3 Expert

76691 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5537 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides