My 1993 Lincoln's lights are doing the same thing. If I turn on the high beams, they start to flash then eventually turn off. My low beams also turn off by theirselves while driving at night.

Asked by Nov 04, 2015 at 10:28 PM about the 1993 Lincoln Town Car Executive

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1993 Lincoln's lights are doing the same thing. If I turn on the high beams, they start to flash then eventually turn off. My low beams also turn off by theirselves while driving at night. If I hold the "flash to pass" the high beams work then eventually the low beams work for a little while. The dealership says that a 1993 doesn't list an LCM for that year, I looked for it and cant find one, and couldn't find one on my 1990 either. I installed a new multifunction switch (turn signal) and a new headlight switch. My 1993 has "auto dim" and digital dash. So.... anymore ideas that I can be the guinea pig for everyone else that's having this problem?

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This sounds like a resetting type circuit breakerproblem to me. Most intelligent manufacturers use self resetting circuit breakers instead of one-shot fuses, in the headlight circuits. The reason? If there's an overload, a fuse, by working as deigned, will burn out. But you NEED headlights at 70 mph on the freeway in a snow storm! Enter a self- resetting circuit breaker that will at least give you flashing lights to stop under more controlled conditions. I'd be looking for a partial short-to-ground, low voltage/high amps or heavier than normal current to the lighting circircuit. I do not remember if FMC uses circuit breakers in your car for sure. Check it out.

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