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

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  • 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

    ARE YOU STILL WORKING WITH ME??

  • johncjones98 May 24, 2011

    Cool/ I will check it out / thank you!

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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 panel.cruise 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.
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    This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

  • raj somaiya May 24, 2011

    Yes that will help.Thanks.Helpmech.


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