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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
152,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1997 Lincoln Town Car electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 152009

Town Car 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles


the anti theft goes off all the time, doesn't matter if the door are locked or not .

may go off three times in a row or may not go off for a week.

- , Brookhaven, MS, USA

problem #1

Aug 152007

(reported on)

Town Car Executive 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

The alarm system goes off when it damned well feels like it! Weather conditions are not applicable, goes off day or night. It doesn't matter if the doors are locked or not. When you use your key in the passenger door or use the code strip, it will stop. BUT, it may kick back in a minute after you stop it. It may go for days, weeks, and not go off. Then it might go off two or three times a day. The only way that I can stop it is to let the three minutes expire, then it won't go off again until the car is started again. Is there a way that I can just disable the alarm system?

- , Powell, TN, USA

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