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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Question: trunk lid taillight/stoplight shorted out on LSC

 

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tjmitchell, Romeoville, IL, March 07, 2009, 17:40
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I was told that this part is obsolete and cannot be repaired. This is the trunk lid full- width light that I heard was referred to as a ballast. Any ideas for repair or replacement? LSC model does not have back-up lights built into the trunk lid. Back-up lights are incorporated into the quarter panel taillights.

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    March 12, 2009, 15:04
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    Is this what your talking about http://bit.ly/nO3WN or is it this http://bit.ly/mLhku there's a lot of parts available from this site

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    May 09, 2009, 06:38
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    There is a gentleman in Texas that sells a customized ballast for the neon tail light. Many of us have used it and it is excellent. Comes complete with do it yourself instructions. I have had mine in for about a year and a half without any issues.
    You can contact him at glitchm@hotmail.com
    He sells the unit for about $90.00.
    Search "Glitch" at lincolnvscadillac.com and see what other users have to say.
    I am not related or affiliated with "Glitch", just a satisfied customer that wants to help other Mark VIII owners.
    You can also search your problem there. There is a mesh inside your light housing that is used for noise suppression for the radio, it can "fall" and cause a ground problem with the reflective coating in the light also.
    Old Poop
    LVC Gold Member

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    Visitor, August 16, 2010, 10:07

    i serched this glitch name on lvc and its showing him not to be a registered member?

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    Visitor, August 16, 2010, 18:11

    You will not find Glitch as a member but, you will find messages about him and his ballast.
    This may help you to make a decision about whether or not you want to do business with him. I have not heard any negative comments about him on any of the Lincoln boards.
    This link may also help you with diagnosing a problem with the neon bulb, housing and ballast.
    http://markviii.org/~glitch/inverter.html
    There's also feedback and ordering links on that web page.
    Oh yeah, the ballast that I purchased from him still works great.
    I believe that his price has also gone up to $100.00 now but it sure beats playing e-bay roulette with a used ballast.
    Old Poop

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