Re: LCMs can be fixed on the cheap!
It can be 'fixed' even cheaper, and without removing the LCM itself, but you lose some level of functionality in the process.. It involves de-pinning the LCM plugs a bit, using an insulation splitter, and utilizing bits of wire to have two external relays. I only know this because my car currently runs this setup, until I either have the money for new relays that I can install inside my LCM, or figure out a better solution.
If you think your LCM relay replacement is impressive to you... try the headlight relay and wiring upgrade. It gets pricey, upwards of $50 if you have to buy all of the wire, shrink tubing, crimp and heat spades/terminals, and wire conduit... but the relays are $6/ea. from Radio Shack.
The upgrade is well worth the money, however. We all are aware of just how bad the Crown Victoria's headlights perform... this modification that effectively says 'To hell with you, factory wiring harness!', is monumentally brighter.
2005 Ford Police Interceptor
- Former Windsor County, VT cruiser