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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
115,350 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace lighting control module (4 reports)
2004 Ford Crown Victoria lights problems

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2004 Ford Crown Victoria Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 012013

Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,343 miles


after lots of bullshit testing, it was the lcm, whenever the lights go out i just bang on the unit under the dash. it usually stays on till restart. but to fix it u pull it out of its little(cage) and a couple screws, then open it up, it will be one of the little black sealed boxes on the circuit board. all 3 are grouped together, there are little contacts inside of them, u can de-soldier the black boxes off the board or use a hot wire or knive or a dremel real carefully and get that basterd apart. clean the contacts and good to go.. or just find another LCM unit and plug/unplug and change it..

- russtty911, New Liskeard, Ontario, canada

problem #7

Sep 012012

Crown Victoria LX 4.6V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

lights go out at different times, might be out when i park for the night then be on in the morning.

might be on when i park when i go again they are out.

- dscoultes, Vandrbilt, MI, Denmark

problem #6

Aug 232010

Crown Victoria Police 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,006 miles

2004 police crown Vic I was driving down the road. In the city on my way home and the

Headlights just cut off and then they would cut back about 5 mins later.

And my brake lights were out too. I took it to the shop and they said it was the headlight control

Module. It was 500$ for the part itself and another 200 bucks for labor.

That was the problem on my car, I never heard of a problem like this and it sucked

- mrkillemlk, Keatchie, LA, US

problem #5

Aug 012011

Crown Victoria 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles


scary situation because without real reason this happened and don't know how much it will cost me.

- jennynm, Abq, NM, US

problem #4

Jun 172011

Crown Victoria LX 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 185,000 miles

This is a very common problem on 03-04 Grand Marquis and Crown Victorias. I must replace the Lighting Control Module with a new or different one.

- theshallot, Bensenville, IL, US

problem #3

Jan 012011

Crown Victoria ES 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles

lights on my 2004 crown victoria keep going off and on when driving this is a big problem with this cars ford knows about this problem they need to recall this because their are many complaints about this problem The lcm is the problem with the lighting situation this very dangerous for the driver as well as the public people lives are at stake ford drop the ball on this one they need to man up on this problem and issue a recall that is the lest they can do

- daniel.crosby1980, Detroit, MI, US

problem #2

Dec 222010

Crown Victoria LX 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,464 miles

Spoke to Ford dealer - knew exactly what problem is - non-repairable headlight relay is problem - cost estimate about $750 needs new module - said problem common...very dangerous as happens when driving!!!!!!!!

- heidecker, Hazleton, PA, US

problem #1

Mar 042009

Crown Victoria LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,755 miles

the lights go out when driving,this car has been a royal pain in the ass since day one.when i bought the car as a NEW DEMO the car was in an accident while owned by THE LOMAN FORD PARSIPPANY N.J.there was over $10,000 in damages and i was not told of the severity of the damage.they told me because it is a demo it had some scratches and a few dings that they repaired at THEIR BODY SHOP they don't have a body shop.i called KIMMEL AND SILVERMAN lawyer's for the lemon law people.they left me with a bad taste in my mouth because they were worried about their money's and not what i went through.the loman dealership post phoned the case 6 times in 19 mos.this was my only car so i was told to use it.well the rear wheel adjustment was out 67 degrees and there was no tolerance or adjustment on a FIXED OR STATIONERY REAR there is no adjustment i went through 14 rear tires in under 3 years.when i finally got to a meadiator on the case he said his ruling is final we went through the procedure and he said because of the miles on the car i had ample use of it and they gave me $5000.00 and said i can keep the car.BIG FREEKIN DEAL.FORD KNEW THE FRAME WAS BENT AND POST PHONED THE CASE SO I WOULD GO OVER MY Warranty COVERAGE AND I GOT SCREWED

- William F., Little Falls, NJ, US

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