Lincoln Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I have noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.One common cause for the loss of high beams on your 1986 is usually caused by a failed Photocell Amplifier, to check it copy and paste the link below to your browser to open and view it.https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104923897/Photo%20cell%20Nov%206.pdf
The melting of the jumper sounds like you have a short to ground in the circuit, have you checked for that?
I do have the wiring diagrams , there not the greatest due to the age of the car but Ill send them and hopefully you can use them, Have a look in the links below, copy and paste the links to your browser to open and we them.https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104923897/Headlamp%20Nov%206.pdfhttps://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104923897/Light%20s%20Nov%206.pdf
No problem, I'm here if you need me, be sure to print the test steps out as they will expire over time.