97 Lincoln towncar brake lights/turn signals

Tiny
KEITH
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  • 1997 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
Describe your problem. The car was recently in a accident. It was hit in the passenger rear fender. The tail lights were not broke. The rear running lights still work but the brake lights and turn signals dont. Also the hazzard lights dont work. How ever the third brake light in the rear window does still work. Do you have any suggestions on what to check next and where is the hazzard flasher located?
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Monday, November 15th, 2010 AT 1:31 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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The brake lights and the signal lights work on a seperate circuit. Even though the power goes throught the same bulb, the bulb has two elements in it. Make sure both are good. Also, there is a seperate wire that supplies power to the brakes / signal element. Check to make sure the wiring wasn't damaged. As far as the flasher, I doubt that is the problem. If I recall, it is located below the steering column.

Check what I suggested and let me know what you find. Also, let me know if the front signals blink or come on.

Joe
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Monday, November 15th, 2010 AT 1:41 AM
Tiny
KEITH
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I have checked all the bulbs and they are all good. When I turn on either turn signal none of them blink nor do any of them light up that includes the front ones, the rear ones and the indicators on the dash. I will check for damaged wires and get back with what I find. Thankyou.
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Monday, November 15th, 2010 AT 4:01 PM
Tiny
IHATETHINKINGOFUSERNAMES
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You have probably figured this out by now, but I have had the same problem, and in case someone else also has this problem, this is how I got my lights to work again.

First, my turning signals and brake lights stopped working after I tried to turn on the hazard lights. Come to find out they are all weirdly connected and pushing the hazard light messed everything else up. As Joe said, the switch is in the steering wheel. In order to get things back to normal, we had to push the hazard button, then flip the turning signal. We repeated this process multiple times until we saw the turning signal work! Then stop pressing the hazard button and never press it again, or it might trip it up again!

Hope that helps!
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Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 AT 7:02 PM
Tiny
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Ihatethinkingofusernames, Dude You are the man! After screwing with this problem, and all the goofy answers on here, YOU had the answer. Did what you said and they work perfectly now! Yes about a week ago I used E Flashers to remove wheel chair from trunk. Just noticed the above problem. After dealing with fuses, flash unit, next step dealer. You Saved me Man! Thanks so much. I hope u get this message!
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 AT 9:34 PM
Tiny
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So glad I could help, v2iper! And by the way, I'm not a man but glad to be "the man". :)
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 AT 10:14 PM
Tiny
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Then You are the Lady, what are the odds u answered this Q a month ago? It boggles my mind. You truly played it forward! I been telling people all day how you had the answer and I have no idea how u would even start to figure out that fix. I know I'm a broken record but thank you so much! I can not say how impressed I am!
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Saturday, April 16th, 2011 AT 1:43 AM

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