1997 Lincoln Mark VIII Converting air suspension to struts

Tiny
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Suspension problem
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII V8 Automatic

We recently purchased a Lincoln Mark VIII that has been converted from air suspension to struts on the front. The computer was never disconnected and keeps looking for air suspension.

How do I "trick" the computer on this make and model to bypass the air suspension?
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Thursday, July 9th, 2009 AT 9:23 PM

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Tiny
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Go here and they have the parts and loaner tools to do the job.
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Friday, July 10th, 2009 AT 7:19 AM
Tiny
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I know there are instructions on bypassing the computer when you change out air to front struts. I have them on a lincoln town car, but the wires are coded different and I don't want to snip the wrong one.

Does anyone have a copy of the instructions for bypassing the computer after changing the front struts on a 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII?
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Friday, July 10th, 2009 AT 8:02 AM
Tiny
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If you email those to me, I will look at both sets of wiring diagrams and figure it out for you.
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Friday, July 10th, 2009 AT 9:24 AM
Tiny
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What e-mail address can I send these instructions to?
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Friday, July 10th, 2009 AT 9:33 PM
Tiny
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Right next to my picture at the top is an email button!
Merlin@2carpros. Com
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Saturday, July 11th, 2009 AT 8:29 AM
Tiny
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I have sent you the instructions we had for a Continental. We didn't have a wiring diagram only written instructions. We are going to disarm the back air ride suspension also. Can you tell me where the compressor is and how to disarm it?
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Sunday, July 19th, 2009 AT 5:49 PM
Tiny
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Compressor is at the right lower front of the engine bay. Wiring diagrams emailed, systems are not the same, no VDM in a Mark. Tied to lowering sytem speed sensor and steering.
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Monday, July 20th, 2009 AT 1:45 PM
Tiny
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I normally suggest contacting the company who sold you the kit, but if you got it from one of those "tech-less" companies in Florida, I'll help you anyway.

The air suspension module is located by the RH kick panel and has 2 connectors. A black one and a white one. On the white connector, cut the Dark Green wire with the Light green tracer. Put a piece of black tape on both ends, then turn the suspension switch back on. You'll never have the light again.
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Sunday, July 26th, 2009 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
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I'm glad they helped us! Easier than the old ones.
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Monday, July 27th, 2009 AT 2:25 AM

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