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?

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

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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

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