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  • Brand: Ford
  • Product: Car
  • Model/name: Thunderbird (1997)
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Table of Contents

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Table of Contents
Introduction .................................................... 1
Instrumentation .............................................. 7
Electronic Sound Systems ......................... 25
Controls and Features ................................ 59
Seating and Safety Restraints .................. 99
Starting ......................................................... 139
Driving ......................................................... 145
Roadside Emergencies .............................. 165
Maintenance and Care ............................. 195
Capacities and Specifications ................. 247
Reporting Safety Defects
(U.S. Only) .................................................. 253
Customer Assistance ................................. 255
Accessories .................................................. 267
Quick Index ................................................ 277
Index ............................................................. 287
Service Station Information .................... 308
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Introduction
*[II00200( ALL)01/96] Ford’s Commitment to You
*[II00300( ALL)01/96] At Ford Motor Company, excellence is the
continuous commitment to achieve the best
result possible. It is dedication to learning what
you want, determination to develop the right
concept, and execution of that concept with care,
precision, and attention to detail. In short,
excellence means being the standard by which
others are judged.
*[II00400( ALL)01/96] Our Guiding Principles
*[II00500( ALL)01/96] ❑Quality comes first. For your satisfaction, the
quality of our products and services must be
our number one priority.
*[II00600( ALL)01/96] ❑You are the focus of everything we do. Our
work must be done with you in mind,
providing better products and services than
our competition.
*[II00700( ALL)01/96] ❑Continuous improvement is essential to our
success. We must strive for excellence in
everything we do: in our products — in their
safety and value — and in our services, our
human relations, our competitiveness, and
our profitability.
*[II00800( ALL)01/96] ❑Employee involvement is our way of life.
We are a team. We must treat one another
with trust and respect.
*[II00900( ALL)01/96] ❑Dealers and suppliers are our partners. We
must maintain mutually beneficial
relationships with dealers, suppliers, and our
other business associates.
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*[II01000( ALL)01/96] ❑Integrity is never compromised. Our conduct
worldwide must be pursued in a manner that
is socially responsible and commands respect
for its integrity and for its positive
contributions to society.
*[II01100( ALL)03/96] Things to Know About Using
This Guide
*[II01200( ALL)03/96] Congratulations on the purchase of your new
vehicle. This guide has information about the
equipment and the options for your new vehicle.
You may not have bought all of the options
available to you. If you do not know which
information applies to your vehicle, talk to your
dealer.
*[II01300( ALL)03/96] This guide describes equipment and gives
specifications for equipment that was in effect
when this guide was approved for printing. Ford
may discontinue models or change specifications
or design without any notice and without
incurring obligation.
*[II01400( ALL)03/96] NOTES and WARNINGS
*[II01500( ALL)02/96] NOTES give you additional information about
the subject matter you are referencing.
*[II01600( ALL)01/96] WARNINGS remind you to be especially careful
in those areas where carelessness can cause
damage to your vehicle or personal injury to
yourself, your passengers or other people. Please
read all WARNINGS carefully.
*[II01700( ALL)01/96]
RWARNING
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*[II01800( ALL)01/96] Finding Information in This Guide
*[II01900( ALL)12/95] After you have read this guide once, you will
probably return to it when you have a specific
question or need additional information. To help
you find specific information quickly, you can
use the Quick Index or the Index.
*[II02000( ALL)03/96] The Quick Index at the end of the book
provides a page number following each item
which indicates where detailed information can
be found.
*[II02100( ALL)01/96] To use the Index, turn to the back of the book
and search in the alphabetical listing for the
word that best describes the information you
need. If the word you chose is not listed, think
of other related words and look them up. We
have designed the Index so that you can find
information under a technical term.
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*[II02200( ALL)01/96] Canadian Owners — French Version
*[II02300( ALL)01/96] French Owner Guides can be obtained from your
dealer or by writing to Ford Motor Company of
Canada, Limited, Service Publications, P.O. Box
1580, Station B, Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 4G3.
%*[II02400( ALL)01/96] Your Maintenance Schedule and
Record Booklet
*[II02500( ALL)03/96] The Maintenance Schedule booklet lists the
services that are most important for keeping
your vehicle in good condition. A record log is
also provided to help you keep track of all
services performed.
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%*[II02600( ALL)01/96] About the Warranties
[II02700( ALL)12/95] Your vehicle is covered by three types of
warranties: Basic Vehicle Warranty, Extended
Warranties on certain parts, and Emissions
Warranties.
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*[II02800( ALL)01/96] Read your Warranty Information Booklet carefully
to find out about your vehicle’s warranties and
your basic rights and responsibilities.
*[II02900( ALL)03/96] If you lose your Warranty Information Booklet, you
can get a new one free of charge. Contact any
Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer, or refer to the
addresses and phone numbers on the first page
of this Owner’s Guide.
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*[II03000( ALL)03/96] Ford Extended Service Plan
*[II03030( ALL)05/96] More Protection for Your Vehicle
*[II03060( ALL)05/96] You can get more protection for your new car or
light truck by purchasing a Ford Extended
Service Plan (Ford ESP). Ford ESP is the only
extended service program with the Ford name
on it and the only service contract backed by
Ford Motor Company.
*[II03090( ALL)05/96] Ford ESP is an optional service contract, backed
and administered by Ford. It provides:
*[II03120( ALL)05/96] ❑protection against repair costs after your
Bumper to Bumper Warranty expires;
[II03150( ALL)05/96] and
*[II03180( ALL)05/96] ❑other benefits during the warranty period
(such as: reimbursement for rentals; coverage
for certain maintenance and wear items).
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*[II03210( ALL)05/96] You may purchase Ford ESP from any
participating Ford Motor Company dealer. There
are several Ford ESP plans available in various
time-and-mileage combinations. Each plan can be
tailored to fit your own driving needs, including
reimbursement benefits for towing and rental.
(In Hawaii, rules vary. See your dealer for
details.)
*[II03240( ALL)05/96] When you buy Ford ESP, you receive
peace-of-mind protection throughout the United
States and Canada, provided by a network of
more than 5,100 participating Ford Motor
Company dealers.
*[II03270( ALL)05/96] NOTE: Repairs performed outside the United
States and Canada are not eligible for
ESP coverage.
*[II03310( ALL)05/96] This information is subject to change. Ask your
dealer for complete details about Ford ESP
coverage.
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%*[II03400( ALL)01/96] Breaking Your Vehicle In
*[II03500( ALL)01/96] Your new vehicle goes through an adjustment or
break-in period during the first 1,000 miles
(1,600 km) that you drive it. During the break-in
period, you need to pay careful attention to how
you drive your vehicle.
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*[II03600( ALL)01/96] ❑Avoid sudden stops. Because your vehicle
has new brake linings, you should take these
steps:
*[II03700( ALL)01/96] — Watch traffic carefully so that you can
anticipate when to stop.
*[II03800( ALL)01/96] — Begin braking well in advance.
*[II03900( ALL)01/96] — Apply the brakes gradually.
*[II04000( ALL)01/96] The break-in period for new brake linings
lasts for 100 miles (160 km) of city driving or
1,000 miles (1,600 km) of highway driving.
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*[II04100( ALL)03/96] ❑Use only the type of engine oil that Ford
recommends. See Engine oil recommendations
in the Index. Do not use special “break-in”
oils.
*[II04200( ALL)03/96] Your vehicle is equipped with an Electronic
Powertrain Control Module that limits engine
and/or vehicle speeds with a cut-out mode to
promote durability.
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Instrumentation
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instrument
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*[IS00600( ALL)01/96] The instrument panel (dashboard) on your
vehicle is divided into several different sections.
The illustrations on the following pages show
the major parts of the instrument panel that are
described in this chapter. Some items shown
may not be on all vehicles.
*[IS00800( BC )04/96] In your vehicle, the warning lights and gauges
are grouped together on the instrument panel.
We call this grouping a cluster.
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%*[IS01700( BCGV)01/96] The Mechanical Cluster
*[IS02000( BCGV)01/96] The following warning lights and gauges are on
the mechanical cluster. All of the warning lights
and gauges alert you to possible problems with
your vehicle. Some of the lights listed are
optional. The following sections detail what each
of these indicators means.
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*[IS02600( ALL)01/96] Brake System Warning Light
*[IS02700( ALL)03/96] The warning light for the brakes can show two
things — that the parking brake is not fully
released, or that the brake fluid level is low in
the master cylinder reservoir. If the fluid level is
low, the brake system should be checked by a
qualified service technician.
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The brake system warning light
[IS03100( ALL)12/95] This light comes on when the parking brake is
set, or if it is not set, it comes on briefly when
you turn the ignition key to START. It normally
goes off shortly after the engine starts and you
release the parking brake. If the light stays on
after you have fully released the parking brake,
have the hydraulic brake system serviced.
*[IS03200( ALL)03/96]
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The BRAKE light indicates that the brakes
may not be working properly. Have the
brakes checked immediately.
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% [IS03300( ALL)04/96] Anti-Lock Brake System Light
(If equipped)
[IS03400( ALL)12/95] This warning light will go on each time you
start your vehicle. If it remains on for longer
than five seconds, you should shut off your
engine and restart. If the anti-lock brake light
stays on, this indicates that the anti-lock feature
is disabled and should receive immediate
attention by a qualified service technician.
Normal braking is not affected unless the brake
warning light is also lit.
*[IS03500( ALL)03/96] The Anti-Lock Brake System has self-check
capabilities. As previously described, the system
turns on the anti-lock light each time you start
your engine. After the engine is started and the
anti-lock light is out, the system performs
another test the first time the vehicle reaches
14 mph (22 km/h). The system turns on the
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) pump motor for
approximately 1/2 second. At this time a
mechanical noise may be heard. This is a normal
part of the self-check feature. If a malfunction is
found during this check the anti-lock light will
come on.
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The anti-lock brake system light
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*[IS03700( ALL)03/96]
RWARNING
If the anti-lock brake system warning
light remains on or comes on while
driving, have the braking system checked
by a qualified service technician as soon
as possible.
*[IS03800( ALL)03/96] NOTE: If a fault occurs in the anti-lock
system, and the brake warning light is
not lit, the anti-lock system is disabled
but normal brake function remains
operational.
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*[IS04600( ALL)03/96] Safety Belt Warning Light and Chime
*[IS04700( ALL)03/96] This warning light and chime remind you to
fasten your safety belt. The following conditions
will take place:
[IS05000( BC )12/95] ❑If the safety belt is not buckled when the key
is turned to the ON position, the light will
come on for 1 to 2 minutes and the chime
will sound for 4 to 8 seconds.
*[IS05100(MBC )01/96] ❑If the safety belt is buckled while the light is
on and the chime is sounding, both the light
and chime will turn off.
[IS05500( BC )04/96] ❑If the safety belt is buckled before the key is
turned to the ON position, the light will not
come on and the chime will not sound.
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The safety belt warning light
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*[IS06300( ALL)03/96] Air Bag Readiness Light
*[IS06400( ALL)04/96] The air bag system uses a readiness light and a
tone to indicate the condition of the system. The
readiness light is in the instrument cluster. When
you turn the ignition key to the ON position,
this light will light up for six (6) seconds and
then turn off. This indicates that the system is
operating normally. NOTE: Regularly scheduled
maintenance of the air bag system is not
required.
*[IS06500( ALL)04/96] If the light fails to illuminate, continues to flash,
remains on, or you hear a beeping sound, have
the system serviced at your Ford or
Lincoln-Mercury dealer immediately.
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The air bag readiness light
% [IS07150( BC )03/96] Low Coolant Light
[IS07200(MBC )04/96] This light tells you that the coolant is low inside
the coolant recovery bottle and that you should
add more coolant.
[IS07300(MBC )04/96] This light comes on for a few seconds when
your ignition key is turned to start, but should
turn off when the engine starts. If this light stays
on, check the level of coolant inside the recovery
bottle. See Engine Coolant in the Index.
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[IS07350( BC )03/96]
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The low coolant light
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*[IS07500( ALL)01/96] Charging System Light
*[IS07600( ALL)01/96] This light indicates that your battery is not being
charged and that you need to have the electrical
system checked.
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The charging system light
*[IS07800( ALL)03/96] This light illuminates every time you turn the
ignition to the ON or START position (engine
off). The light should go off when the engine
starts and the alternator begins to charge.
*[IS07900( ALL)03/96] If the light stays on or illuminates when the
engine is running, have the electrical system
checked as soon as possible.
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*[IS08400( BCGV)03/96] Overdrive Off Indicator
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The overdrive off indicator light
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*[IS08700( ALL)04/96] This light tells you that the Transmission Control
Switch (TCS) has been pushed. When the light is
on, the transmission will not shift into overdrive.
Depressing the button will return the vehicle to
“overdrive on” mode. The transmission will be
in the “overdrive on” mode when the vehicle is
started even if the O/D OFF mode was selected
when the vehicle was last shut off.
[IS08900( ALL)05/96] NOTE: If the light does not come on when the
TCS is depressed or if the light flashes
when you are driving, have your
vehicle serviced at the first
opportunity. If this condition persists,
damage could occur to the
transmission.
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The traction assist off indicator
[IS08915( BC )05/96] This light comes on when the Traction Assist
system has been turned off.
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*[IS09000( ALL)03/96] High Beam Light
*[IS09100( ALL)03/96] This light illuminates when the headlamps are
turned to high beam or when you flash the
lights.
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The high beam light
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*[IS11050( BC )12/95] Service Engine Soon Warning Light
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*[IS11100( ALL)05/96] This light illuminates when the engine’s
Emission Control System requires service. It will
also illuminate when the ignition key is in the
ON position and the engine is off.
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The service engine soon warning light
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*[IS12100( BC )04/96] Anti-Theft Alarm Light (If equipped)
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Anti-theft alarm light
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[IS12200(MBC )04/96] This light is used when you set the anti-theft
alarm system. See Anti-Theft System in the
Controls and Features chapter for more
information.
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*[IS12300( ALL)03/96] Turn Signal Indicator Lights
*[IS12400( ALL)03/96] The turn signal arrow will flash to indicate the
direction in which you are going to be turning.
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The turn signal indicator light
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*[IS12601( BC )03/96] Cruise Control Indicator Light
[IS12701( BC )03/96] This light comes on when the cruise control
system is actively maintaining the set speed. It
will go off when the brakes are used or if the
cruise control is turned off.
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The cruise control indicator light
[IS12901( BC )03/96] This light does not indicate any problems but is
only a convenience to tell when the cruise
control is active.
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[IS13101( BC )03/96] This light tells you when any door is not
completely shut. It glows when the key is in the
ON position.
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*[IS13250( BC )04/96] Engine Oil Pressure Light
[IS13300( BC )05/96] This light indicates the engine oil pressure, not
the oil level. However, if your engine’s oil level
is low, it could affect the oil pressure. The light
should come on every time your ignition key is
turned to ON or START, and should go out
when the engine starts. If the light stays on or
turns on while the engine is running, you have
lost oil pressure and continued operation will
cause severe engine damage.
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The engine oil pressure light
*[IS13400( BC )05/96] If you lose engine oil pressure:
*[IS13450( BC )04/96] 1. Pull off the road as soon as safely possible.
*[IS13500( BC )05/96] 2. Shut off the engine immediately. If you do
not stop the engine as soon as safely
possible, severe engine damage could result.
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[IS13550( BC )04/96] 3. Check the engine’s oil level, following the
instructions on checking and adding engine
oil, see Engine Oil in the Index. If you do
not follow these instructions, you or others
could be injured. To assure an accurate
reading, your vehicle should be on level
ground.
[IS13600( BC )03/96] 4. If the level is low, add only as much oil as
necessary before you start the engine again.
Do not overfill. Do not operate the engine if
the light is on, regardless of the oil level.
Contact your nearest dealer for service as
soon as possible.
*[IS13700( BC )03/96] For more information about adding oil, see
Adding engine oil in the Maintenance and Care
chapter of this guide.
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*[IS13750( BC )04/96] Low Fuel Light
[IS13800( BC )04/96] This light comes on when your fuel gauge
indicates approximately 1/8 to 1/16 of a tank.
Your vehicle must be turned to ON for this light
to come on. This light will either flicker or glow
steadily.
[IS13850( BC )04/96]
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The low fuel light
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% [IS13900( BC )04/96] Washer Fluid Low Light
*[IS13950( BC )04/96] This light comes on if the reservoir is less than a
quarter full when you turn on the windshield
washers.
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*[IS14200( ALL)03/96] Fuel Gauge
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The fuel gauge
[IS14600( ALL)12/95] The fuel gauge displays approximately how
much fuel is in the fuel tank only when the
ignition switch is ON. For proper fuel gauge
indication after adding fuel, turn the ignition
switch OFF while refueling the vehicle.
[IS14700( ALL)12/95] The fuel gauge indicator may vary slightly when
the vehicle is in motion. The most accurate
reading is obtained with the vehicle on level
ground.
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*[IS14800( ALL)01/96] With ignition switch OFF, the fuel gauge
indicator may drift from the ignition switch ON
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*[IS15700( ALL)03/96] Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
*[IS15800( ALL)02/96] This gauge indicates the temperature of the
engine coolant, not the coolant level. If the
coolant is not at its proper level or mixture, the
gauge indication will not be accurate.
[IS15905( BCGV)04/96] The pointer moves from the C (cold) mark into
the normal band as your engine coolant warms
up. Under normal driving conditions, the pointer
should stay in the normal band. It is acceptable
for the pointer to fluctuate within the normal
band under normal driving conditions, and
under certain driving conditions such as, heavy
stop and go traffic, or driving up hills in hot
weather, for the pointer to indicate at the top of
the normal band.
[IS16005( BCGV)04/96] If, under any circumstances, the pointer moves
above the normal band, the engine is
overheating and continued operation may cause
engine damage.
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The engine coolant temperature gauge
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*[IS16400( ALL)03/96] If your engine overheats:
*[IS16500( ALL)04/96] 1. Pull off the road as soon as safely possible.
*[IS16600( ALL)01/96] 2. Turn off the engine.
*[IS16700( ALL)03/96] 3. Let the engine cool. DO NOT REMOVE
COOLANT SYSTEM FILL CAP UNTIL
THE ENGINE IS COOL.
*[IS16800( ALL)03/96] 4. Check the coolant level following the
instructions on checking and adding coolant
to your engine, see Engine Coolant in the
Index. If you do not follow these
instructions, you or others could be injured.
*[IS16900( ALL)03/96] If the coolant continues to overheat, have the
coolant system serviced.
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*[IS18100( ALL)03/96] Speedometer
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*[IS18350( ALL)03/96] The speedometer tells you how many miles
(kilometers) per hour your vehicle is moving.
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*[IS18900( ALL)03/96] Odometer
*[IS19000( ALL)01/96] The odometer tells you the total number of miles
(kilometers) your vehicle has been driven.
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*[IS20400( ALL)01/96] Trip Odometer
*[IS20500( ALL)04/96] If you want to track your mileage up to 999.9
miles (kilometers), use the trip odometer. Simply
set the trip odometer to zero by pressing the
reset control firmly when beginning the distance
you wish to measure.
[IS20600( ALL)04/96] Since the trip odometer displays distance
independent of the odometer it will not always
advance to the next mile (kilometer) at the same
time as the odometer.
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*[IS20700(MBC )03/96] Tachometer
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The tachometer
*[IS21000(MBC )01/96] The tachometer displays the approximate engine
revolutions per minute (rpm), or how fast the
engine is running.
*[IS21200( BC )01/96] You can drive your vehicle at most rpm points
on the tachometer but you must stay out of the
red zone.
[IS21300( BC )01/96] Regardless of the type of transmission in your
vehicle, if you drive with the tachometer pointer
in the red zone, you may damage the engine.
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Electronic
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%*[AS01105( BC )10/95] Compact Disc Radio
*[AS01175( BC )10/95] The Compact Disc Radio combines the Electronic
Stereo Radio with the Ford Compact Disc Player.
[AS01200( BC )10/95] Using the Controls on Your New Compact
Disc Radio
*[AS01300( BC )10/95] Most of the features of this unit work for both
radio and CD operation. Also, some of the knobs
and buttons control several different functions,
so be sure to read all of the operating
instructions carefully.
*[AS01400( BC )03/96] How to turn the radio on and off
*[AS01500( BC )10/95] Press the “POWER” button to turn the radio on.
Press it again to turn it off.
*[AS01600( BC )03/96] How to adjust the volume
*[AS01700( BC )03/96] Press the (R/S) side of the “VOL” button to
increase/decrease the volume. Bars illuminate in
the display to show the relative volume level.
*[AS01800( BC )02/96] NOTE: If the volume level is set above a
certain listening level when the
ignition switch is turned off, when the
ignition switch is turned back on, the
volume will come back to a “nominal”
listening level. However, if the radio
power is turned off, the volume will
remain in the position it was set at
when radio power was switched off.
*[AS01900( BC )03/96] Selecting the AM or FM frequency band
*[AS02000( BC )10/95] Push the “AM/FM” button to select the desired
frequency band. When in the radio mode,
pushing the button more than once will alternate
between AM, FM1 and FM2. These functions are
used with the station memory buttons described
under How to tune radio stations.
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*[AS02100( BC )03/96] How to tune radio stations
*[AS02200( BC )10/95] There are four ways for you to tune in a
particular station. You can manually locate the
station using the “SCAN/TUNE” button,
“SEEK” the station, “SCAN” to the station or
select the station by using the memory buttons,
which you can set to any desired frequency.
These four methods are described below.
*[AS02300( BC )10/95] ❑Using the “SCAN/TUNE” button to manually
tune
*[AS02400( BC )04/96] You can change the frequency up or down
one increment at a time (FM changes in
increments of 200kHz; AM changes in
increments of 10kHz) by first pressing the
“SCAN/TUNE” button twice (display shows
“TUNE”), then — within approximately five
seconds —pressing and releasing either the
top a or bottom b half of the “SEEK”
button. To change frequencies quickly, press
and hold down either the top or bottom half
of the “SEEK” button. While you are
manually tuning, the display will show a
blinking “M”.
*[AS02500( BC )03/96] Manual tuning adjusts your radio to any
allowable broadcast frequency, whether or
not a station is present on that frequency.
(See All About Radio Frequencies in this
section.)
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*[AS02600( BC )04/96] ❑Using the “SEEK” function
*[AS02700( BC )04/96] This feature on your radio allows you to
automatically select listenable stations up or
down the frequency band. Press the top a
half of the “SEEK” button to select the next
listenable station up the frequency band.
Press the bottom b half of the button to
select the next listenable station down the
frequency band. By pressing and holding the
button, listenable stations can be passed over
to reach the desired station.
*[AS02800( BC )02/96] ❑Using the “SCAN/TUNE” button to scan
radio stations
*[AS02900( BC )04/96] Pressing the “SCAN/TUNE” button once
enters the scan mode (display will indicate
“SCN”). Pushing the top a half of the
“SEEK” button will begin the scan mode up
the frequency band, stopping on each
listenable station for approximately five
seconds. Pushing the bottom b half of the
“SEEK” button will begin the scan mode
down the frequency band, again stopping on
each listenable station for approximately five
seconds.
*[AS03000( BC )03/96] To stop the scan mode on the presently
sampled station, press the “SCAN/TUNE”
button again.
*[AS03200( BC )02/96] ❑Setting the Station Memory Preset buttons
*[AS03300( BC )10/95] Your radio is equipped with 6 station
memory buttons. These buttons can be used
to select up to 6 preset AM stations and 12
FM stations (6 in FM1 and 6 in FM2).
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*[AS03350( BC )08/95] Follow the easy steps below to set these buttons
to the desired frequencies:
*[AS03400( BC )03/96] 1. Select a band, then select a frequency.
*[AS03600( BC )10/95] 2. Press one of the memory preset buttons and
hold the button until the sound returns. That
station is now held in memory on that
button.
*[AS03700( BC )10/95] 3. Follow the two steps above for each station
memory preset button you want to set.
*[AS03950( BC )10/95] ❑Using the Automatic Memory Load feature
*[AS04050( BC )10/95] If no stations are in memory preset, you can
activate the Auto Memory Load feature by
pressing and holding the “AUTO PRESET”
button for approximately three seconds.
Auto Memory Load sets all memory buttons
in AM, FM1 and FM2 sequentially by seeking
out the first six strong stations for the
respective band and storing them in memory
buttons 1-5. (FM2 will store the second set of
strong stations from the FM band.)
*[AS04150( BC )05/96] With Auto Memory Store, you can continually
set strong stations into your memory buttons
without losing your existing memory presets,
which is especially helpful while traveling. Your
radio will automatically set your memory
buttons to the strong local stations so you don’t
have to continually manually tune to existing
stations.
*[AS04250( BC )02/96] Activate Auto Memory Store by pushing the
“AUTO PRESET” button once. Your radio will
set the first five strong stations of the band you
are in (AM, FM1 or FM2) into the memory
buttons. The display will show “AUTO,” then
run through the frequencies, stopping
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momentarily on the stations being set into the
memory buttons. The radio is now in the
“AUTO” mode and the display will show
“AUTO” each time a preset is activated.
*[AS04350( BC )10/95] NOTE: If there are fewer than five strong
stations in the frequency band, the
remaining unfilled buttons will store
the last strong station detected on the
band.
*[AS04450( BC )03/96] After all stations have been filled, the radio will
begin playing the station stored on memory
button 1.
*[AS04550( BC )02/96] To deactivate the Auto Memory Store mode and
return to the manually-set memory button
stations (or those stations set using Auto
Memory Load), simply push the “AUTO
PRESET” button. Display will show “AUTO”
then “OFF.” The next time Auto Memory Store
is activated on that band, the radio will store the
next set of five strong stations.
*[AS04600( BC )10/95] Adjusting the tone balance and speaker
output of your radio
*[AS04700( BC )02/96] ❑Increasing or decreasing bass response
[AS04750( BC )10/95] Push the “AUDIO” button repeatedly until
the display reads “BASS”. Push the top (+)
side of the “VOLUME” button to increase
bass (more “lows”), and push the bottom (-)
side to decrease bass (less “lows”).
*[AS04800( BC )02/96] ❑Increasing or decreasing treble response
[AS04900( BC )10/95] Push the “AUDIO” button repeatedly until
the display reads “TREB”. Push the top (+)
side of the “VOLUME” button to increase
treble (more “highs”), and push the bottom
(-) side to decrease treble (less “highs”).
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*[AS04950( BC )02/96] ❑Adjusting speaker balance
[AS05000( BC )10/95] Balance control allows you to adjust the
sound distribution between the right and left
speakers. Push the “AUDIO” button
repeatedly until the display reads “BAL”.
Push the top (+) side of the “VOLUME”
button to shift the sound to the right
speakers, and push the bottom (-) side to
shift the sound to the left speakers.
*[AS05100( BC )04/96] ❑Adjusting speaker fader
[AS05200( BC )10/95] Fade control allows you to adjust the sound
distribution between the front and rear
speakers. Push the “AUDIO” button
repeatedly until the display reads “FADE”.
Push the top (+) side of the “VOLUME”
button to shift the sound to the front
speakers, and push the bottom (-) side to
shift the sound to the rear speakers.
*[AS05300( BC )10/95] NOTE: Illuminated bars in the display show
relative levels of bass and treble, and
positions of speaker balance and fader
functions (left to right, front to rear).
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*[AS06800( BC )10/95] Using the Controls on Your New Compact
Disc Player
*[AS07000( BC )03/96] Your new Ford Compact Disc Player is capable
of playing 12 cm or 8 cm discs, without an
adapter. The player operates when the power is
on and a disc is inserted (label side up). Handle
the disc by its edge only. (Be sure to read and
follow all of the care and cleaning instructions
under How To Take Care of and Clean Your CD
Player and Discs.)
*[AS07100( BC )09/95] NOTE: If after you insert a disc, the disc is
ejected and “ERROR” begins scrolling
in the display, remove the disc and
reinsert it right side up (label side up).
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[AS07200( BC )10/95] The digital display on your CD player will
either show the track (selection) number or the
elapsed time. (The display mode can be selected
by pressing the memory preset button #6.)
Indicators for play b, stop X and compression
on (“C”) are also in the display. (These features
are described later.)
*[AS07300( BC )10/95] Once a disc is inserted, operation of the CD
player will override that of the radio.
*[AS07400( BC )09/95] NOTE: The volume, bass, treble, balance and
fader controls on the radio are also
used with the CD player. Refer to
earlier operating instructions on these
controls.
*[AS07500( BC )04/96] How to insert a disc and begin play
*[AS07550( BC )10/95] Insert one disc, label side up into the disc
opening. When inserted, the disc automatically
loads into the unit and play starts at the
beginning of the first track (selection).
*[AS07600( BC )04/96] When the disc reaches the end, the disc player
automatically returns to the beginning of the
disc and resumes playing.
*[AS07610( BC )10/95] How to change the track being played
[AS07620( BC )10/95] Press the top a side of the “SEEK” button to
seek forward to the next track of the disc. If the
button is held and the last track is reached, the
disc player will automatically begin playing the
last track of the disc.
[AS07630( BC )10/95] Press the bottom b side of the “SEEK” button
to seek the previous track on the disc.
[AS07650( BC )04/96] NOTE: Once a disc is inserted, the disc
opening is secured to prevent the
accidental insertion of a second disc.
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*[AS07700( BC )10/95] NOTE: The CD player has heat protection
circuitry to protect the laser diode. If
the temperature of the player reaches
167˚F (75˚C), the heat detection circuit
will shut off the player and “TOO
HOT” will scroll in the display for
approximately five seconds (radio will
resume playing). When the temperature
returns to normal operating range, the
CD player will again be operational.
*[AS07750( BC )10/95] How to stop and restart the CD player
*[AS07800( BC )04/96] When a disc is loaded, the unit automatically
enters the play mode and the play indicator a
illuminates. To stop temporarily, press the
“PLAY/STOP” button or the “AM/FM” button.
The stop indicator X in the display illuminates
and operation returns to the radio mode. To
resume CD play, press the “PLAY/STOP”
button once again.
*[AS07850( BC )10/95] NOTE: If the ignition key is turned OFF
during play and then is set to the ON
or ACCESSORY position, the CD
player will resume playing in the mode
it was in when ignition was turned off.
*[AS07900( BC )10/95] How to fast forward or reverse your CD
player
*[AS07950( BC )10/95] To quickly search for a particular point in a
selection, press the “FF” button (to fast forward)
or the “REV” button (to reverse). While either
button is pressed, the disc goes forward or
backward at two different speeds depending on
how long the button is held down. (Pressing
either button for more than three seconds will
speed up the process.) Release the button at the
desired point (found by watching the elapsed
playing time in the display or by listening to the
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sound during fast forward or reverse). When
you have reached the beginning of track 1, the
CD player will begin playing.
*[AS08000( BC )10/95] When you have reached the end of the disc by
keeping the fast forward button pressed, the
display will show “END” and the player will go
into pause mode. Push the “PLAY/STOP”
button to begin playing the first track of the
disc, press the “REV” button to back up from
the end of the disc, or use the “SEEK” function
to locate a desired track.
*[AS08020( BC )10/95] Using the “SCAN” function
[AS08030( BC )10/95] Press the “SCAN/TUNE” button to enter the
scan mode. Once in the scan mode, press the top
a or bottom b half of the “SEEK” button to
scan forward or reverse, respectively. The CD
player will begin scanning the disc, stopping on
each listenable track for approximately eight
seconds. This continues until you press the
“SCAN/TUNE” button a second time. While in
the scan mode, the display shows the current
sampled track number.
*[AS08040( BC )10/95] Special features of your CD player
*[AS08050( BC )10/95] ❑Compression
*[AS08060( BC )10/95] The compression feature will bring soft and
loud passages closer together for a more
consistent listening level.
*[AS08070( BC )10/95] To turn the compression on, press the
“COMP” button. When on, the compression
indicator (“C”) will appear in the display.
Press the button again to turn off.
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*[AS08080( BC )10/95] ❑Automatic Disc Storage
*[AS08090( BC )10/95] If the disc is ejected from the CD player but
is not removed from the disc opening within
approximately 10 seconds, the player will
automatically reload the disc for storage,
unless the disc is automatically ejected due to
a “focus error” (disc inserted upside down).
In this case, the disc will not be automatically
reloaded.
*[AS08095( BC )04/96] How to eject the disc
*[AS08096( BC )10/95] Push the “EJECT” button to stop play, eject the
disc and resume radio operation of your audio
system.
*[AS08097( BC )10/95] NOTE: You can eject the disc while the radio
power and/or ignition is on or off.
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*[AS21400(MBC )03/96] Using the Controls on Your New Radio
*[AS21500(MBC )08/95] How to turn the radio on and adjust the
volume
*[AS22050(MBC )10/95] Press the “POWER” button to turn the radio on.
Press it again to turn it off.
*[AS22060(MBC )02/96] Press the right (+) side of the “VOLUME”
button to increase the volume. Press the left (S)
side of the button to decrease the volume.
Illuminated bars in the display show the relative
volume level.
*[AS22070(MBC )02/96] NOTE: If the volume level is set above a
certain listening level when the
ignition switch is turned off, when the
ignition switch is turned back on, the
volume will come back to a “nominal”
listening level. However, if the radio
power is turned off, the volume will
remain in the position it was set at
when radio power was switched off.
*[AS22100(MBC )03/96] Selecting the AM or FM frequency band
*[AS22250(MBC )02/95] Push the “AM/FM” button to select the desired
frequency band or to stop/store cassette tape
(when in cassette mode). Pushing the button
more than once will alternate between AM, FM1
and FM2. These functions are used with the
station memory buttons described under How to
tune radio stations.
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*[AS22300(MBC )03/96] How to tune radio stations
[AS22425(MBC )06/95] There are four ways for you to tune in to a
particular station. You can manually locate the
station by using the Automatic Music Search
(“AMS”) button, “SEEK” the station, “SCAN” to
the station or select the station by using the
memory buttons, which you can set to any
desired frequency.
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[AS22450(MBC )05/95] ❑Using the “AMS” function to manually tune
your radio
[AS22650(MBC )03/95] You can change the frequency up or down
one increment at a time by first pressing the
“AMS” button, (display shows “TUNE”) then
pressing and releasing either the right a or
left b side of the “SEEK” button. To change
frequencies quickly, press and hold down
either the right or left side of the “SEEK”
button.
*[AS22700(MBC )03/96] Manual tuning adjusts your radio to any
allowable broadcast frequency, whether or
not a station is present on that frequency.
(See All About Radio Frequencies in this
section.)
*[AS22800(MBC )04/96] ❑Using the “SEEK” function
*[AS22900(MBC )09/95] This feature on your radio allows you to
automatically select listenable stations up or
down the frequency band. Press the right
(a) side of the “SEEK” button to select the
next listenable station up the frequency band.
Press the left (b) side of the button to select
the next listenable station down the
frequency band. By holding the button down,
listenable stations can be passed over to reach
the desired station.
*[AS23150(MBC )04/96] ❑Using the “SCAN” function
*[AS23175(MBC )06/95] Press the “SCAN” button to enter the scan
mode. The radio will begin scanning up the
frequency band, stopping on each listenable
station for approximately a five-second
sampling. This continues until you press the
“SCAN” button a second time. The display
flashes “AM” or “FM.”
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*[AS23200(MBC )02/96] ❑Setting the Station Memory Preset buttons
*[AS23300(MBC )10/95] Your radio is equipped with 6 station
memory buttons. These buttons can be used
to select up to 6 preset AM stations and 12
FM stations (6 in FM1 and 6 in FM2).
*[AS23400(MBC )08/95] Follow the easy steps below to set these buttons
to the desired frequencies:
*[AS23500(MBC )03/96] 1. Select a band, then select a frequency.
*[AS23700(MBC )10/95] 2. Press one of the memory preset buttons and
hold the button until the sound returns. That
station is now held in memory on that
button.
*[AS23800(MBC )10/95] 3. Follow the two steps above for each station
memory preset button you want to set.
[AS23900(MBC )09/95] NOTE: If the vehicle’s battery is disconnected,
the station memory preset buttons will
need to be reset.
*[AS24000(MBC )10/95] Adjusting the tone balance and speaker
output of your radio
*[AS24100(MBC )02/96] ❑Increasing or decreasing bass response
*[AS24250(MBC )02/96] Push the “AUDIO” button repeatedly until
the display reads “BASS.” Push the right (+)
side of the “VOLUME” button to increase
bass (more “lows”), and push the left (S)
side to decrease bass (less “lows”).
*[AS24300(MBC )02/96] ❑Increasing or decreasing treble response
[AS24450(MBC )06/95] Push the “AUDIO” button repeatedly until
the display reads “TREB.” Push the right (+)
side of the “VOLUME” button to increase
treble (more “highs”), and push the left (S)
side to decrease treble (less “highs”).
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*[AS24500(MBC )02/96] Speaker features and operation
*[AS24600(MBC )02/96] ❑Adjusting speaker balance
*[AS24750(MBC )02/96] Balance control allows you to adjust the
sound distribution between the right and left
speakers. Push the “AUDIO” button
repeatedly until the display reads “BAL.”
Push the right (+) side of the “VOLUME”
button to shift the sound to the right
speakers, and push the left (S) side to shift
the sound to the left speakers.
*[AS24800(MBC )04/96] ❑Adjusting speaker fader
*[AS24950(MBC )02/96] Fade control allows you to adjust the sound
distribution between the front and rear
speakers. Push the “AUDIO” button
repeatedly until the display reads “FADE.”
Push the right (+) side of the “VOLUME”
button to shift the sound to the front
speakers, and push the left (S) side to shift
the sound to the rear speakers.
*[AS24960(MBC )10/95] NOTE: Illuminated bars in the display show
relative levels of bass and treble, and
positions of speaker balance and fader
functions (left to right, front to rear).
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*[AS25000(MBC )04/96] Using the Controls of Your Cassette Tape
Player
*[AS25500(MBC )08/95] How to insert a tape
*[AS25600(MBC )08/95] Insert a cassette (with the open edge to the
right) firmly into the tape door opening, making
sure the cassette is completely in and “seated.”
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*[AS25700(MBC )12/95] How to locate a desired track on the tape
*[AS25800(MBC )06/95] NOTE: The tape track or side number
indicated in the display does not
necessarily correspond to the tape track
or side number on the cassette label. It
is used only to indicate when the tape
mechanism reverses tracks.
[AS25810( BC )09/95] NOTE: Depending on your vehicle, the display
of your radio may show arrows (g
or h) or numerals (“1” or “2”) to
indicate the direction of tape travel. In
either case, at the end of the tape, the
direction automatically reverses and
plays the other side of the tape.
[AS25825( BC )05/94] ❑Using the Automatic Music Search (“AMS”)(If
your display shows numerals)
*[AS25850(MBC )03/96] Press and hold the “AMS” button (“AMS” will
appear in the display). Then, push the left h
button to rewind to the beginning of the current
selection or press the right g button to fast
forward to the beginning of the next selection.
[AS25900( BC )05/94] ❑Fast forwarding the tape (if your display
shows numerals)
*[AS26000(MBC )04/96] Push the right g button to fast forward
the tape.
[AS26100( BC )05/94] ❑Rewinding the tape (if your diplay shows
numerals)
*[AS26200(MBC )04/96] Push the left h button to rewind the tape.
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[AS26300( BC )07/92] ❑Using the Automatic Music Search (“AMS”)
(if your display shows arrows)
[AS26400( BC )03/96] Press and hold the “AMS” button. Then,
push the appropriate fast-wind button,
depending upon the direction of the tape
travel arrow in the display. For example, if
the tape travel arrow is pointing to the left,
push the left h button to rewind to the
beginning of the current selection. If the tape
travel arrow is pointing to the right, press
the right g button to fast forward to the
beginning of the next selection.
[AS26500( BC )07/90] ❑Fast forwarding the tape (if your display
shows arrows)
*[AS26600( BC )03/96] To fast forward the tape, press the fast-wind
button with the arrows pointing in the same
direction as indicated in the display. For
example, if the tape travel arrow in the
display is pointing to the left, press the left
h button to fast forward the tape. To
return to the play mode, press the opposite
fast-wind button momentarily, until fast
forward stops.
*[AS26700( BC )07/90] ❑Rewinding the tape (if your display shows
arrows)
*[AS26800( BC )03/96] To rewind the tape, press the fast-wind
button with the arrows pointing in the
opposite direction as indicated in the display.
For example, if the tape travel arrow in the
display is pointing to the left, press the right
g button to rewind the tape. To return to
the play mode, press the opposite fast-wind
button momentarily, until rewind stops.
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*[AS26900(MBC )08/95] ❑How to change the side of the tape being
played
*[AS27000(MBC )02/96] The alternate track (other side) of the tape
can be selected at any time by pushing both
fast-wind buttons h and g at the same
time.
*[AS27100(MBC )08/95] How to eject the tape
*[AS27250(MBC )04/96] To stop the tape and eject the cassette, press the
eject (i) button. The radio will resume playing.
*[AS27300(MBC )02/96] Using the DolbyH B noise reduction feature
*[AS27400(MBC )09/95] NOTE: Noise reduction system manufactured
under license from Dolby Labs
Licensing Corporation. “Dolby” and
double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories Licensing
Corporation.
*[AS27500(MBC )04/96] Push the k button to activate. Push again to
deactivate.
*[AS27600(MBC )04/96] Tips on Caring for the Cassette Player and
Tapes
*[AS27700(MBC )08/95] In order to keep your cassette tape player
performing the way it was meant to, read and
follow these simple precautions:
*[AS27750(MBC )04/96] ❑Using a Ford Cassette Cleaning Cartridge or
equivalent to clean the tape player head after
10-12 hours of play will help maintain the
best playback sound and proper tape
operation.
*[AS27800(MBC )08/95] ❑Only cassettes that are 90 minutes long or
less should be used. Tapes longer than 90
minutes are thinner and subject to breakage
or may jam the tape player mechanism.
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*[AS27900(MBC )08/95] ❑Protect cassettes from exposure to direct
sunlight, high humidity and extreme heat or
cold. If they are exposed to extreme
conditions, allow them to reach a moderate
temperature before playing.
*[AS28001(MBC )08/95] ❑If a tape is loose inside the cassette, tighten it
before playing by putting your finger or a
pencil into one of the holes and turning the
hub until the tape is tight.
*[AS28101(MBC )08/95] ❑Loose labels on cassette tapes can become
lodged in the mechanism. Remove any loose
label material before inserting a cassette.
*[AS28200(MBC )08/95] ❑Do not leave a tape in the cassette tape
player when not in use. High heat in the
vehicle can cause the cassette to warp.
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*[AS43460(MBC )03/96] Using the Controls on Your New Radio
*[AS43470(MBC )03/96] How to turn the radio on and off
*[AS43480(MBC )10/95] Press the “POWER” button to turn the radio on.
Press it again to turn it off.
*[AS43500(MBC )03/96] How to adjust the volume
[AS43510(MBC )06/95] Press the R/S side of the “VOLUME” button to
increase/decrease volume. Bars illuminate in the
display to show the relative volume level.
*[AS43520(MBC )02/96] NOTE: If the volume level is set above a
certain listening level when the
ignition switch is turned off, when the
ignition switch is turned back on, the
volume will come back to a “nominal”
listening level. However, if the radio
power is turned off, the volume will
remain in the position it was set at
when radio power was switched off.
*[AS43530(MBC )03/96] Selecting the AM or FM frequency band
*[AS43540(MBC )02/95] Push the “AM/FM” button to select the desired
frequency band or to stop/store cassette tape
(when in cassette mode). Pushing the button
more than once will alternate between AM, FM1
and FM2. These functions are used with the
station memory buttons described under How to
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*[AS43550(MBC )03/96] How to tune radio stations
*[AS43560(MBC )10/95] There are four ways for you to tune in a
particular station. You can manually locate the
station using the “SCAN/TUNE” button,
“SEEK” the station, “SCAN” to the station or
select the station by using the memory buttons,
which you can set to any desired frequency.
These four methods are described below.
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*[AS43570(MBC )03/96] ❑Using the “TUNE” function
*[AS43580(MBC )03/96] You can change the frequency up or down
one increment at a time (FM changes in
increments of 200 kHz; AM changes in
increments of 10 kHz) by first pressing the
“SCAN/TUNE” button twice (display shows
“TUNE”), then — within approximately five
seconds —pressing and releasing either the
right a or left b side of the “SEEK” button.
To change frequencies quickly, press and
hold down either the right or left side of the
“SEEK” button.
*[AS43590(MBC )03/96] Manual tuning adjusts your radio to any
allowable broadcast frequency, whether or
not a station is present on that frequency.
(See All About Radio Frequencies in this
section.)
*[AS43600(MBC )04/96] ❑Using the “SEEK” function
*[AS43610(MBC )09/95] This feature on your radio allows you to
automatically select listenable stations up or
down the frequency band. Press the right a
side of the “SEEK” button to select the next
listenable station up the frequency band.
Press the left b side of the button to select
the next listenable station down the
frequency band. By holding the button down,
listenable stations can be passed over to reach
the desired station.
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*[AS43630(MBC )04/96] ❑Using the “SCAN” function
*[AS43640(MBC )03/96] Pressing the “SCAN/TUNE” button once
enters the scan mode (display will indicate
“SCN”). Pushing the right a side of the
“SEEK” button will begin the scan mode up
the frequency band, stopping on each
listenable station for approximately a
five-second sampling. Pushing the left b side
of the “SEEK” button will begin the scan
mode down the frequency band, again
stopping on each listenable station for
approximately a five-second sampling.
*[AS43650(MBC )03/96] To stop the scan mode on the presently
sampled station, press the “SCAN/TUNE”
button again.
*[AS43670(MBC )02/96] ❑Setting the Station Memory Preset buttons
*[AS43680(MBC )10/95] Your radio is equipped with 6 station
memory buttons. These buttons can be used
to select up to 6 preset AM stations and 12
FM stations (6 in FM1 and 6 in FM2).
*[AS43690(MBC )08/95] Follow the easy steps below to set these buttons
to the desired frequencies:
*[AS43700(MBC )03/96] 1. Select a band, then select a frequency.
*[AS43720(MBC )10/95] 2. Press one of the memory preset buttons and
hold the button until the sound returns. That
station is now held in memory on that
button.
*[AS43730(MBC )10/95] 3. Follow the two steps above for each station
memory preset button you want to set.
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