On a '98 Linc. Mark VIII there is some special light all across on the trunk lid. What type of light is that and why did mine stop working?

jporrico
30

Asked by Sep 19, 2013 at 06:37 AM about the 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 2 Dr LSC Coupe

Question type: General

On the Collector's Edition, the trim at the top of the truck lid light is dark red or cordovan color like the body, not chrome.  I was told by the previous owner this light used to work and was quite spectacular when on.  Hope this is an easy fix, such as fuse.  I see on old car parts web sites there is a ballast related to this light and that it is neon.  Comments/recommendations please.

4 Answers

DavidH25
Not Active

Yep, it has a ballast and there is a good thread at: http://repairpal.com/trunk-lid-taillightstoplight-shorted-out-995 about a guy that makes custom ones with suppressors so it won't interfere with the radio,for $90 and a real good article at http://markviii.org/~glitch/inverter.html ...that explains all about it. If the ballast is not the problem, and of course let's go back to the basics: fuse, then there are a ton of them on eBay, the light fixture that is, for about $60 ....http://www.ebay.com/bhp/lincoln-mark-8-tail-light ......here is a schematic also if it helps

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
DavidH25
Not Active

The schematic will get a little bigger if you click on it and this is the fixture

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
jporrico
30

Thanks again David H. I suspect it is the ballast and for $100 that guy charges it would be a cheap fix. Especially if his ballast does not interfer with the radio.

jporrico
30

I already ordered that ballast for $100. Should take about a week to get to me. Thanks, David H.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Mark VIII
Looking for a Used Mark VIII in your area?
CarGurus has 51 nationwide Mark VIII listings and the tools to find you a great deal.
ZIP:

Search Lincoln Mark VIII Questions

Lincoln Mark VIII Experts

#1 dawneichten
dawneichten
Reputation 390
#2 Paul Thoreson
Paul Thoreson
Reputation 370
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lincoln Town Car"
40 Great Deals out of 2,370 listings starting at $995
Used Lincoln Navigator"
91 Great Deals out of 6,300 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Thunderbird"
18 Great Deals out of 914 listings starting at $6,495
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
189 Great Deals out of 16,198 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
283 Great Deals out of 26,164 listings starting at $1,900
Used BMW 7 Series"
90 Great Deals out of 5,935 listings starting at $2,200
Used Cadillac Eldorado"
414 listings starting at $2,950
Used Mercury Grand Marquis"
43 Great Deals out of 2,675 listings starting at $1,877
Used Ford F-150"
2,437 Great Deals out of 196,742 listings starting at $1,595