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1998 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4dr Sedan

1998 Lincoln Town Car
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan Cartier, Large
17 mpg city / 24 mpg hwy
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January 31, 2013, 11:13 am

Connie O

Question: when my drivers side door is opened, it beeps till car is started

I just had a replacement steering column put on my car. Now whenever I open the door, car makes beeping noise, anti theft icon blinks on dash and it wont stop till I start car. With my old column it did not do this What can I do to not have this beeping?

February 10, 2013, 10:02 am

Ron W
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You'll need a shop to look at it. It may be that the beeping is normal, and the old column just wasn't working correctly. (Why did you replace it?) Or it could be a compatibility issue that may require reprogramming. Or possibly a sticky key minder switch in the new column.

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