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  • Brand: Ford
  • Product: Car
  • Model/name: Thunderbird (2004)
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Table of Contents

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Introduction 4
Instrument Cluster 10
Warning and control lights 10
Gauges 14
Entertainment Systems 16
AM/FM stereo with in-dash six CD 16
Climate Controls 22
Electronic automatic temperature control 22
Rear window defroster 25
Lights 27
Headlamps 27
Turn signal control 30
Bulb replacement 30
Driver Controls 38
Windshield wiper/washer control 38
Steering wheel adjustment 39
Power windows 40
Mirrors 41
Speed control 42
Locks and Security 61
Keys 61
Locks 61
Anti-theft system 64
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Seating and Safety Restraints 73
Seating 73
Safety restraints 76
Air bags 86
Child restraints 96
Driving 108
Starting 108
Brakes 111
Traction control/AdvanceTrac 113
Transmission operation 114
Vehicle loading 121
Trailer towing 124
Recreational towing 124
Roadside Emergencies 125
Getting roadside assistance 125
Hazard flasher switch 126
Fuel pump shut-off switch 126
Fuses and relays 127
Changing tires 136
Jump starting 142
Wrecker towing 148
Customer Assistance 149
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only) 157
Cleaning 158
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Maintenance and Specifications 164
Engine compartment 166
Engine oil 167
Battery 170
Fuel information 177
Air filter(s) 189
Tire Information 192
Part numbers 204
Refill capacities 205
Lubricant specifications 207
Accessories 214
Index 216
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CALIFORNIA Proposition 65 Warning
WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and
certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and
certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations on acquiring your new Ford Motor Company product.
Please take the time to get well acquainted with your vehicle by reading
this handbook. The more you know and understand about your vehicle,
the greater the safety and pleasure you will derive from driving it.
For more information on Ford Motor Company and its products visit the
following website:
• In the United States: www.ford.com
• In Canada: www.ford.ca
• In Mexico: www.ford.com.mx
• In Australia: www.ford.com.au
Additional owner information is given in separate publications.
This vehicle’s Owner’s Guide describes every option and model variant
available and therefore some of the items covered may not apply to your
particular vehicle. Furthermore, due to printing cycles it may describe
options before they are generally available.
Remember to pass on this vehicle’s Owner’s Guide when reselling the
vehicle. It is an integral part of the vehicle.
Fuel pump shut-off switch: In the event of an accident the
safety switch will automatically cut off the fuel supply to the
engine. The switch can also be activated through sudden vibration (e.g.
collision when parking). To reset the switch, refer to the Fuel pump
shut-off switch in the Roadside Emergencies chapter.
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SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
Warning symbols in this guide
How can you reduce the risk of personal injury and prevent possible
damage to others, your vehicle and its equipment? In this guide, answers
to such questions are contained in comments highlighted by the warning
triangle symbol. These comments should be read and observed.
Warning symbols on your vehicle
When you see this symbol, it is
imperative that you consult the
relevant section of this guide before
touching or attempting adjustment
of any kind.
Protecting the environment
We must all play our part in
protecting the environment. Correct
vehicle usage and the authorized
disposal of waste, cleaning and
lubrication materials are significant
steps towards this aim. Information in this respect is highlighted in this
guide with the tree symbol.
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
Your vehicle does not need an extensive break-in. Try not to drive
continuously at the same speed for the first 1,600 km (1,000 miles) of
new vehicle operation. Vary your speed to allow parts to adjust
themselves to other parts.
Do not add friction modifier compounds or special break-in oils during
the first few thousand kilometers (miles) of operation, since these
additives may prevent piston ring seating. See Engine oil in the
Maintenance and Specifications chapter for more information on oil
usage.
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SPECIAL NOTICES
Emission warranty
The New Vehicle Limited Warranty includes Bumper-to-Bumper
Coverage, Safety Restraint Coverage, Corrosion Coverage, and 6.0L
Power Stroke Diesel Engine Coverage. In addition, your vehicle is eligible
for Emissions Defect and Emissions Performance Warranties. For a
detailed description of what is covered and what is not covered, refer to
the Warranty Guide that is provided to you along with your Owner’s
Guide.
Service Data Recording
Service data recorders in your vehicle are capable of collecting and
storing diagnostic information about your vehicle. This potentially
includes information about the performance or status of various systems
and modules in the vehicle, such as engine, throttle, steering or brake
systems. In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle, Ford
Motor Company, Ford of Canada, and service and repair facilities may
access vehicle diagnostic information through a direct connection to your
vehicle when diagnosing or servicing your vehicle.
Event Data Recording
Other modules in your vehicle — event data recorders — are capable of
collecting and storing data during a crash or near crash event. The
recorded information may assist in the investigation of such an event.
The modules may record information about both the vehicle and the
occupants, potentially including information such as:
• how various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• whether or not the driver and passenger seatbelts were buckled;
• how far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or the
brake pedal;
• how fast the vehicle was traveling; and
• where the driver was positioning the steering wheel.
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To access this information, special equipment must be directly connected
to the recording modules. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada do
not access event data recorder information without obtaining consent,
unless pursuant to court order or where required by law enforcement,
other government authorities or other third parties acting with lawful
authority. Other parties may seek to access the information
independently of Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada.
Special instructions
For your added safety, your vehicle is fitted with sophisticated electronic
controls.
Please read the section Supplemental restraint system (SRS)
in the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter. Failure to follow
the specific warnings and instructions could result in personal injury.
Front seat mounted rear-facing child or infant seats should
NEVER be placed in front of an active passenger air bag.
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These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle.
Vehicle Symbol Glossary
Safety Alert See Owner’s Guide
Fasten Safety Belt Air Bag-Front
Air Bag-Side Child Seat
Child Seat Installation
Warning
Child Seat Lower
Anchor
Child Seat Tether
Anchor
Brake System
Anti-Lock Brake System
Brake Fluid -
Non-Petroleum Based
Traction Control AdvanceTrac娂
Master Lighting Switch Hazard Warning Flasher
Fog Lamps-Front Fuse Compartment
Fuel Pump Reset Windshield Wash/Wipe
Windshield
Defrost/Demist
Rear Window
Defrost/Demist
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Vehicle Symbol Glossary
Power Windows
Front/Rear
Power Window Lockout
Child Safety Door
Lock/Unlock
Interior Luggage
Compartment Release
Symbol
Panic Alarm Engine Oil
Engine Coolant
Engine Coolant
Temperature
Do Not Open When Hot Battery
Avoid Smoking, Flames,
or Sparks
Battery Acid
Explosive Gas Fan Warning
Power Steering Fluid
Maintain Correct Fluid
Level
MAX
MIN
Emission System Engine Air Filter
Passenger Compartment
Air Filter
Jack
Check fuel cap Low tire warning
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WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
Warning lights and gauges can alert you to a vehicle condition that may
become serious enough to cause expensive repairs. A warning light may
illuminate when a problem exists with one of your vehicle’s functions.
Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure the
bulb works. If any light remains on after starting the vehicle, have the
respective system inspected immediately.
Emission system/Check engine:
The Check Engine indicator light
illuminates when the ignition is first
turned to the ON position to check
the bulb. Solid illumination after the engine is started indicates the On
Board Diagnostics System (OBD-II) has detected a malfunction. Refer to
On board diagnostics (OBD-II) in the Maintenance and Specifications
chapter. If the light is blinking, engine misfire is occurring which could
damage your catalytic converter. Drive in a moderate fashion (avoid
heavy acceleration and deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced
immediately.
Under engine misfire conditions, excessive exhaust temperatures
could damage the catalytic converter, the fuel system, interior
floor coverings or other vehicle components, possibly causing a fire.
Check fuel cap: Illuminates when
the fuel cap may not be properly
installed. Continued driving with
this light on may cause the Emission
system/Check engine warning light
to come on. Refer to Fuel Filler Cap in the Maintenance and
Specifications chapter.
CHECK
FUEL
CAP
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Brake system warning light: To
confirm the brake system warning
light is functional, it will
momentarily illuminate when the
ignition is turned to the ON position
when the engine is not running, or in a position between ON and START,
or by applying the parking brake when the ignition is turned to the ON
position. If the brake system warning light does not illuminate at this
time, seek service immediately from your dealership. Illumination after
releasing the parking brake indicates low brake fluid level and the brake
system should be inspected immediately by your servicing dealership.
Driving a vehicle with the brake system warning light on is
dangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance may
occur. It will take you longer to stop the vehicle. Have the vehicle
checked by your dealer immediately.
Anti-lock brake system: If the
ABS light stays illuminated or
continues to flash, a malfunction has
been detected, have the system
serviced immediately. Normal
braking is still functional unless the brake warning light also is
illuminated.
Air bag readiness: If this light fails
to illuminate when ignition is turned
to ON, continues to flash or remains
on, have the system serviced
immediately. A chime will also
sound when a malfunction in the supplemental restraint system has been
detected.
Safety belt: Reminds you to fasten
your safety belt. A chime will also
sound to remind you to fasten your
safety belt.
Charging system: Illuminates when
the battery is not charging properly.
P
!
BRAKE
ABS
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Engine oil pressure: Illuminates
when the oil pressure falls below the
normal range, refer to Engine oil in
the Maintenance and
specifications chapter.
Engine coolant temperature:
Illuminates when the engine coolant
temperature is high. Stop the
vehicle as soon as possible, switch off the engine and let cool. Refer to
Engine coolant in the Maintenance and specifications chapter.
Never remove the coolant recovery cap while the engine is
running or hot.
Transmission PRNDL indicator:
Displays the gearshift positions. If
an “E” character is displayed or
flashing, this indicates a
transmission malfunction, contact your dealer immediately. Operating the
transmission with the “E” character illuminated may cause additional
damage to the transmission.
Traction Control娂 active:
Illuminates when the Traction
Control娂 is active. If the light
remains on, have the system
serviced immediately, refer to the Driving chapter for more information.
Low fuel: Illuminates when the fuel
level in the fuel tank is at or near
empty (refer to Fuel gauge in this
chapter).
Speed control: Illuminates when
the speed control is activated. Turns
off when the speed control system
is deactivated.
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Low washer fluid: Illuminates
when the windshield washer fluid is
low.
Bulb warning: A text message
indicates when one of the exterior
front turn lamps or rear
brake/turn/tail lamps bulb has
burned out. Depress the RESET control to return to the Trip odometer
display.
Door ajar: Illuminates when the
ignition is in the ON position and
any door or trunk is open.
Turn signal: Illuminates when the
left or right turn signal or the
hazard lights are turned on. If the
indicators flash faster, check for a burned out bulb.
High beams: Illuminates when the
high beam headlamps are turned on.
Electronic throttle control:
Illuminates when the engine has
defaulted to a ’limp-home’ operation.
Report the fault to a dealer at the
earliest opportunity.
Key-in-ignition warning chime: Sounds when the key is left in the
ignition in the OFF/LOCK or ACC position and the driver’s door is
opened.
Headlamps on warning chime: Sounds when the headlamps or parking
lamps are on, the ignition is off (the key is not in the ignition) and the
driver’s door is opened.
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GAUGES
Speedometer: Indicates the
current vehicle speed.
Engine coolant temperature
gauge: Indicates engine coolant
temperature. At normal operating
temperature, the needle will be in
the normal range (between “H” and
“C”). If it enters the red section,
the engine is overheating. Stop
the vehicle as soon as safely
possible, switch off the engine and let the engine cool.
Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is
running or hot.
Odometer: Registers the total
kilometers (miles) of the vehicle.
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Trip odometer: Registers the
kilometers (miles) of individual
journeys. To reset, depress the
RESET control. To switch the
display from Trip A to the Trip B, depress the A/B control.
Tachometer: Indicates the engine
speed in revolutions per minute.
Driving with your tachometer
pointer continuously at the top of
the scale may damage the engine.
Fuel gauge: Indicates
approximately how much fuel is left
in the fuel tank (when the ignition
is in the ON position). The fuel
gauge may vary slightly when the
vehicle is in motion or on a grade.
Refer to Filling the tank in the
Maintenance and Specifications
chapter for more information.
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AUDIOPHILE SATELLITE READY AM/FM STEREO IN-DASH SIX CD
RADIO
1. Seek: Press and release
SEEK / for previous/next
strong station, selection or track.
2. Rewind: In CD mode, press until
desired selection is reached.
Fast forward: In CD mode, press until desired selection is reached.
TEXT: TEXT is only available when equipped with Satellite radio. Your
Audiophile radio comes equipped with Satellite ready capability. The kit
to enable Satellite reception is available through your Ford dealer.
Detailed Satellite instructions are included with the dealer installed kit.
3. DSP (Digital Signal
Processing): Press DSP to access
the Ambiance menu. Ambiance gives
the feeling of “being there” to your
music, creating increased clarity as well as an open and spacious feel to
the music. Press SEL to engage/disengage. Turn the volume control to
increase/decrease the level of ambiance.
Occupancy: Press DSP again to change the occupancy mode to optimize
sound for ALL SEATS, DRIVER SEAT or TOP DOWN. Press SEL to
scroll through settings.
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4. Mute: Press to MUTE playing
media; press again to return to
playing media
5. Eject: Press to eject a CD. Press
and hold to eject all loaded discs.
6. Bass: Press BASS; then press
SEL / to decrease/increase
the bass output.
Treble: Press TREB; then press
SEL / to decrease/increase
the treble output.
7. Select: Use with Bass, Treble,
Balance and Fade controls to adjust
levels and set the clock.
8. Balance: Press BAL; then press
SEL / to shift sound to the
left/right speakers.
Fade: Press FADE; then press
SEL / to shift sound to the
rear/front speakers.
9. Menu: Press MENU and SEL to
access clock mode, RDS on/off,
Traffic announcement mode,
Program type mode, and Shuffle
mode.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Canadian Radio
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) recommend that FM radio
broadcasters use RDS technology to transmit information. FM radio
stations are independently operated and individually elect to use RDS
technology to transmit station ID and program type as desired.
Traffic: Allows you to hear traffic broadcasts. With the feature ON, press
SEEK or SCAN to find a station broadcasting a traffic report (if it is
broadcasting RDS data).Traffic information is not available in most
U.S. markets.
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FIND Program type: Allows you to search RDS-equipped stations for a
certain category of music format: Classic, Country, Info, Jazz, Oldies,
R&B, Religious, Rock, Soft, Top 40.
Show TYPE: Displays the station’s call letters and format.
Shuffle: Press to play tracks in a random order. Press MENU until SHUF
appears in the display. Use SEL to select SHUF DISC, SHUF TRAC or
SHUF OFF.
Compression: Brings soft and loud CD passages together for a more
consistent listening level. Press MENU until compression status is
displayed. Press the SEL control to enable the compression feature when
COMP OFF is displayed. Press the SEL control again to disable the
feature when COMP ON is displayed.
Setting the clock: Press MENU until SELECT HOUR or SELECT MINS
is displayed. Use SEL to manually increase ( ) or decrease ( ) the
hours/minutes. Press MENU again to disengage clock mode.
10. Memory presets: To set a
station: Select frequency band
AM/FM; tune to a station, press and
hold a preset button until sound
returns.
11. SAT (if equipped): Your
Audiophile radio comes equipped
with Satellite Ready capability. The
kit to enable the Satellite reception is available through your Ford dealer.
Detailed satellite instructions are included with the dealer installed kit.
12. AM/FM: Press to select AM/FM
frequency band.
Autoset: Allows you to set the
strongest local radio stations without losing your original manually set
preset stations for AM/FM1/FM2 . Press and momentarily hold AM/FM.
AUTOSET will flash on the display. When the six strongest stations are
filled, the station stored in preset 1 will begin playing. If there are less
than six strong stations, the system will store the last one in the
remaining presets. Press again to disengage.
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13. Power/volume: Press to turn
ON/OFF; turn to increase or
decrease volume levels.
Speed sensitive volume: Radio
volume changes automatically and
slightly with vehicle speed to
compensate for road and wind noise. Recommended level is 1–3. Level 0
turns the feature off and level 7 is the maximum setting.
Press and hold the volume control for five seconds. Then press SEL to
increase ( ) or decrease ( ) the volume setting. The level will
appear in the display.
14. Load: Press to load a CD. Press
and hold to load up to six discs.
15. CD AUX: Press to access CD or
AUX mode.
CD units are designed to play
commercially pressed 12 cm (4.75 in) audio compact discs only.
Due to technical incompatibility, certain recordable and
re-recordable compact discs may not function correctly when
used in Ford CD players. Irregular shaped CDs, CDs with a
scratch protection film attached, and CDs with homemade paper
(adhesive) labels should not be inserted into the CD player. The
label may peel and cause the CD to become jammed. It is
recommended that homemade CDs be identified with permanent
felt tip marker rather than adhesive labels. Ballpoint pens may
damage CDs. Please contact your dealer for further information.
16. Scan: Press SCAN to hear a
brief sampling of radio stations or
CD tracks. Press again to stop.
17. Disc/Tune: Press or to
manually tune down/up the radio
frequency band, or to listen to the
previous/next track on the CD.
CAT: CAT is only available when equipped with Satellite Radio. Your
Audiophile radio comes equipped with Satellite ready capability. The kit
to enable Satellite reception is available through your Ford dealer.
Detailed Satellite instructions are included with the dealer installed kit.
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For information regarding SIRIUS Satellite Radio, please call toll-free
888-539-SIRIUS (888-539-7474) or visit the SIRIUS website at
www.siriusradio.com
RADIO FREQUENCIES
AM and FM frequencies are established by the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) and the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications
Commission (CRTC). Those frequencies are:
AM - 530, 540–1700, 1710 kHz
FM- 87.7, 87.9–107.7, 107.9 MHz
RADIO RECEPTION FACTORS
There are three factors that can effect radio reception:
• Distance/strength: The further you travel from an FM station, the
weaker the signal and the weaker the reception.
• Terrain: Hills, mountains, tall buildings, power lines, electric fences,
traffic lights and thunderstorms can interfere with your reception.
• Station overload: When you pass a broadcast tower, a stronger signal
may overtake a weaker one and play while the weak station frequency
is displayed.
CD/CD PLAYER CARE
Do:
• Handle discs by their edges only. Never touch the playing surface.
• Inspect discs before playing. Clean only with an approved CD cleaner
and wipe from the center out.
Don’t:
• Expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources for extended periods
of time.
• Insert more than one disc into each slot of the CD changer magazine.
• Clean using a circular motion.
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CD units are designed to play commercially pressed 12 cm (4.75
in) audio compact discs only. Due to technical incompatibility,
certain recordable and re-recordable compact discs may not
function correctly when used in Ford CD players. Irregular
shaped CDs, CDs with a scratch protection film attached, and CDs
with homemade paper (adhesive) labels should not be inserted
into the CD player. The label may peel and cause the CD to
become jammed. It is recommended that homemade CDs be
identified with permanent felt tip marker rather than adhesive
labels. Ball point pens may damage CDs. Please contact your
dealer for further information.
AUDIO SYSTEM WARRANTY AND SERVICE
Refer to the Warranty Guide for audio system warranty information. If
service is necessary, see your dealer or qualified technician.
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DUAL ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL
(DEATC) SYSTEM
1. A/C control: Press to turn on
and manually control the air
conditioning. Press again to
disengage. Press AUTO for the system to automatically control the
temperature.
2. Recirculation control: Press to
engage/disengage. Used to manually
enable or disable recirculated air
operation. When activated, recirculates air in the cabin thereby reducing
the amount of time to cool down the interior of the vehicle. May also
help reduce undesired odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle.
Will work in all modes except defrost. Recirculation turns off
automatically when floor, floor/defrost or defrost mode is selected. To
reduce humidity inside the vehicle, turn recirculation off.
3. Passenger side temperature
control: Press to engage the dual
zone feature of the DEATC system.
Allows the passenger to choose and
control a different temperature than the driver, if desired.
4. Rear defrost: Press to defrost
the rear window. Refer to Rear
Window Defrostfor more
information.
A/C
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5. DUAL zone selector: Press to
toggle the system between single
zone and dual zone control.
6. (Defrost): Distributes outside air through the windshield
defroster ducts and the demister outlets. Can be used to clear ice or fog
from the windshield. The system will automatically provide outside air to
reduce window fogging.
7. : Distributes air through the windshield defroster ducts, demister
outlets, and the floor ducts. The system will automatically provide
outside air to reduce window fogging.
8. : Distributes air through the floor ducts. The system will
automatically provide outside air to reduce window fogging.
9. : Distributes air through the instrument panel, and the floor ducts.
10. : Distributes air through the instrument panel.
11. OFF: Outside air is shut out and
the fan will not operate.
12. Auto: To engage automatic
temperature control, press AUTO
and select the desired temperature
using the temperature control. The system will automatically determine
fan speed, airflow location, AC on or off, and outside or recirculated air,
to heat or cool the vehicle to reach the desired temperature.
13. Manual override controls:
Allows you to manually select where
airflow is directed. To return to full
automatic control, press AUTO.
14. Driver’s side temperature
control: Controls the temperature
on the driver side of the vehicle in
dual zone and controls the
temperature of the entire vehicle in single zone.
15. Fan Speed: Press to manually
increase/decrease fan speed. In
manual mode, the display will
show with a bar graph to
indicate fan speed. Fan speed can be manually adjusted in AUTO mode.
To allow the system to automatically control fan speed, press AUTO.
DUAL
OFF
AUTO
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16. EXT control: Press to display
the outside air temperature. Press
again to return to interior
temperature. Exterior readings are most accurate when the vehicle is
moving.
17. Temperature conversion:
Press to toggle between Fahrenheit
and Celsius temperature on the
DEATC display only. The set point temperatures in Celsius will be
displayed in half-degree increments.
OPERATING TIPS
• To reduce fog build up on the windshield during humid weather, place
the air flow selector in the position.
• To reduce humidity build up inside the vehicle:
Do not drive with the air flow selector in the OFF position.
Do not drive with recirculation engaged.
• In order to allow the vehicle to “breathe” using the outside air inlet
vents, do not leave the air flow selector in the OFF position when the
vehicle is parked.
• Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of
the windshield.
• With the ignition in the OFF position after operating the vehicle, some
vehicle sounds related to the climate control system may be heard.
• Approximately two minutes after key off, the air distribution doors
may adjust their positions as part of the normal operating process.
• Demisters, located at the far left and right sides of the dash, usually
blow out a small amount of airflow in order to reduce side window
fogging.
• Outboard panel registers, located at the left and right sides of the
dash, blowout a small amount of airflow when in Floor, Floor/Defrost,
and Defrost modes. This also reduces side window fogging.
EXT
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• Do not place items over the
climate temperature sensor grid.
This may cause improper
operation of the system.
To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather:
1. Select
2. Ensure that recirculation is disengaged.
3. Set the temperature control to full heat.
4. Set the highest fan speed
5. Direct the outer instrument panel vents towards the side windows.
To increase airflow to the outer instrument panel vents, close the vents
located in the middle of the instrument panel.
Do not place objects on top of the instrument panel as these
objects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop.
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
Press the rear window defroster
control to clear the rear window of
thin ice or fog. The light above the
control will illuminate to indicate
that the rear defrost is operating.
The ignition must be in the RUN position and the engine running in
order to operate the rear window defroster.
The rear window defroster turns off automatically after a predetermined
amount of time, if a low battery condition is detected, or if the ignition is
turned to the OFF position. To manually turn off the rear window
defroster at any time, press the control again.
Do not use razor blades or other sharp objects to clean the inside
of the rear window or to remove decals from the inside of the
rear window. This may cause damage to the heated grid lines and
will not be covered by your warranty.
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CABIN AIR FILTER
Your vehicle is equipped with a Cabin air filter. The particulate air
filtration system is designed to reduce the concentration of airborne
particles such as dust, spores and pollen in the air being supplied to the
interior of the vehicle. The particulate filtration system gives the
following benefits to customers:
• Improves the customer’s driving comfort by reducing particle
concentration
• Improves the interior compartment cleanliness
• Protects the climate control components from particle deposits
The filter is located just in front of the windshield under the cowl grille
on the passenger side of the vehicle.
For more information, or to replace the filter, see your Ford, Lincoln or
Mercury Dealer.
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MASTER LIGHTING SWITCH
Turns the lamps off.
Turns on the parking
lamps, instrument panel lamps,
license plate lamps and tail lamps.
Turns the headlamps on.
Note: The instrument panel lamps will only turn on if the autolamp
control has determined it is night.
Autolamp control
The autolamp system provides light
sensitive automatic on-off control of
the exterior lights normally
controlled by the master lighting
switch.
The autolamp system also keeps the
lights on for a preselected period of
time after the ignition switch is
turned to OFF.
• To turn autolamps on, rotate the
control counterclockwise. The preselected time lapse is adjustable up
to approximately three minutes by continuing to rotate the control
counterclockwise.
• To turn autolamps off, rotate the control clockwise to OFF.
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (Canada Only)
Turns the lowbeam headlamps on with a reduced output.
To activate with automatic transmission:
• the ignition must be in the RUN position;
• the headlamp control is in the OFF position, Parking lamps position,
or Autolamp position when the autolamp function has not turned on
the headlamps (daytime); and
• the transmission is out of Park.
AUTO
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Always remember to turn on your headlamps at dusk or during
inclement weather. The Daytime Running Light (DRL) System
does not activate your tail lamps and generally may not provide
adequate lighting during these conditions. Failure to activate your
headlamps under these conditions may result in a collision.
High beams
Pull toward you until control stops
to activate. Repeat to deactivate.
Flash to pass
Pull toward you slightly to activate
and release to deactivate.
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
Use to adjust the brightness of the
instrument panel during parklamp,
headlamp and autolamp operation.
• Rotate up to brighten.
• Rotate down to dim.
• Rotate fully up to turn on the
floor and dome lights.
Note: The panel dimmer control is only active when the autolamp has
determined that it is night. The dome light will only go on when the
dome light switch is in the delay or ON position.
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HEADLAMP VERTICAL AIM ADJUSTMENT
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface approximately 7.6 meters (25 feet)
from a vertical wall or screen directly in front of it.
• (1) Eight feet
• (2) Center height of lamp to ground
• (3) Twenty five feet
• (4) Horizontal reference line
2. Measure the height from the
center of your headlamp to the
ground and mark a 2.4 meter (8
foot) horizontal reference line on
the vertical wall or screen at this
height (a piece of masking tape
works well). The center of the lamp
is marked by a 3.0 mm circle on the
headlamp lens.
3. Turn on the low beam headlamps to illuminate the wall or screen and
open the hood.
4. On the wall or screen you will
observe a light pattern with flat
edges at the top of the beam
pattern. If the flat edges are not at
the horizontal reference line, the
beam will need to be adjusted.
To see a clearer light pattern for
adjusting, you may want to block
the light from one headlamp while
adjusting the other.
5. Locate the vertical adjuster on each headlamp, then use a 6 mm allen
wrench or screwdriver to adjust the headlamp up or down.
6. HORIZONTAL AIM IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS VEHICLE AND IS
NON-ADJUSTABLE.
7. Close the hood and turn off the lamps.
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TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
• Push down to activate the left
turn signal.
• Push up to activate the right turn
signal.
INTERIOR LAMPS
Reading and dome lamps
The reading lamps are located in the
header trim panel. Press the control
next to the reading lamp to activate
it.
The reading lamp assembly also
contains an overhead dome lamp.
This lamp is controlled by the
center (OFF) control on the
assembly. The dome lamp will stay
on if the control is moved to the
driver side (ON) position. When the
control is in the passenger side (delay) position, the lamp will only come
on when a door is opened, or if the panel dimmer control is fully rotated
up. If the control is moved to the center position, the lamp will not come
on at all.
BULBS
Replacing exterior bulbs
Check the operation of all the bulbs frequently.
Using the right bulbs
Replacement bulbs are specified in the chart below. Headlamp bulbs
must be marked with an authorized “D.O.T.” for North America and an
“E” for Europe to assure lamp performance, light brightness, pattern and
safe visibility. The correct bulbs will not damage the lamp assembly or
void the lamp assembly warranty and will provide quality bulb burn time.
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Function Trade number
Park/turn lamps (front) 3457 AK (amber)
Supplemental parking lamps (if
equipped)
912
Front side marker lamps 194
Rear side marker lamps 194
Headlamps 9007
Rear stop/turn/tail lamps 3157K
Backup lamps 3156K
Rear license plate lamps 168
High-mount brake lamp See a dealer or qualified technician
Footwell courtesy lamps 168
Reading lamps 3886X
Dome lamp 6411
Glove box lamp 168
To replace all instrument panel lights - see your dealer.
Interior bulbs
Check the operation of all bulbs frequently.
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Replacing headlamp bulbs
To remove the headlamp bulb:
1. Make sure headlamp switch is in
OFF position, then open the hood.
2. Pry up the two retainer pins to
release the headlamp assembly from
the vehicle.
3. Remove the nut from the back of
the headlamp and pull headlamp
forward.
4. Disconnect the electrical
connector from the bulb by pulling
rearward.
5. Remove the bulb retaining ring by
rotating it counterclockwise (when
viewed from the rear) to free it
from the bulb socket, and slide the
ring off the plastic base. Keep the
ring to retain the new bulb.
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6. Without turning, remove the old
bulb from the lamp assembly by
pulling it straight out of the lamp
assembly.
To install the new bulb:
Handle a halogen headlamp bulb carefully and keep out of
children’s reach. Grasp the bulb only by its plastic base and do
not touch the glass. The oil from your hand could cause the bulb to
break the next time the headlamps are operated.
Note: If the bulb is accidentally touched, it should be cleaned with
rubbing alcohol before being used.
1. With the flat side of the new bulb’s plastic base facing upward, insert
the glass end of the bulb into the lamp assembly. Turn the bulb left or
right to align the grooves in the plastic base with the tabs in the lamp
assembly. When the grooves are aligned, push the bulb into the lamp
assembly until the plastic base contacts the rear of the lamp assembly.
2. Install the bulb retaining ring over the plastic base and lock the ring
by rotating clockwise until it snaps into place.
3. Connect the electrical connector to the bulb.
4. Install the headlamp on vehicle by aligning the lamp on the vehicle,
push rearward to fully seat the lamp assembly and install the screw on
the headlamp.
5. Push the two retainer pins down.
6. Turn the headlamps on and make sure they work properly. If the
headlamp was correctly aligned before you changed the bulb, you should
not need to align it again.
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Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
1. Make sure headlamp switch is in
OFF position, then open the hood.
2. Pry up the two retainer pins to
release the headlamp assembly from
the vehicle.
3. Remove the nut from the back of
the headlamp and pull headlamp
forward.
4. Rotate bulb socket
counterclockwise and remove from
lamp assembly.
5. Carefully pull bulb straight out of
socket and push in the new bulb.
6. Install bulb socket in lamp
assembly by turning clockwise.
7. Install the headlamp on vehicle by
aligning the lamp on the vehicle,
push rearward to fully seat the lamp
assembly and install the screw on the headlamp.
8. Push the two retainer pins down.
9. Turn the lamps on and make sure the new bulb works properly.
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Replacing front/rear side marker bulbs
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is
in the OFF position and then
remove the screw and carefully pull
the lamp assembly out from the
bumper.
2. Rotate bulb socket
counterclockwise and remove from
lamp assembly.
3. Carefully pull bulb straight out of
socket and push in the new bulb.
4. To complete installation, follow the removal procedure in reverse
order.
Replacing supplemental parking lamp bulbs (if equipped)
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is
in the OFF position and then
remove the screw and carefully pull
the lamp assembly out from the
bumper.
2. Rotate the bulb socket
counterclockwise and remove from
lamp assembly.
3. Pull the bulb straight out of the
socket and push in the new bulb.
4. To complete installation, follow the removal procedure in reverse
order.
Replacing tail/brake/turn/backup lamp bulbs
The tail/brake//turn/backup bulbs are located in the tail lamp assembly,
one just below the other. Follow the same steps to replace either bulb:
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Prior to pulling the carpet away, in
step 1, the trunk trim scuff plate
must be removed. This can be
accomplished by pulling gently on
the component until the 6 push pins
along the rear of the trunk release.
The part can be placed aside and
the carpet pulled away. To replace
the piece, re-align the pins and push
into place.
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is
in the OFF position and then open
the trunk and carefully pull the
carpet away to expose the nut and
washer assemblies.
2. Remove the two nut and washer
assemblies from the lamp assembly.
3. Pull the lamp assembly towards
the rear of the vehicle disengaging
the ball stud locator from the ball
stud socket in the body. Carefully remove the lamp assembly from the
vehicle.
4. Rotate the bulb socket
counterclockwise and remove from
lamp assembly.
5. Pull the bulb straight out of the
socket and push in the new bulb.
6. To complete installation, follow
the removal procedure in reverse
order.
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Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is
in the OFF position and then
remove two screws and the license
plate lamp assembly from the
vehicle.
2. Rotate bulb socket
counterclockwise and remove from
lamp assembly.
3. Carefully pull the bulb from the
socket and push in the new bulb.
4. Install the lamp assembly with two screws.
Replacing high-mount brake lamp assembly
For bulb replacement, see a dealer or qualified technician.
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MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
Windshield wiper: Rotate the end
of the control away from you to
increase the speed of the wipers;
rotate towards you to decrease the
speed of the wipers.
Windshield washer: Push the end
of the stalk:
• briefly: causes a single swipe of
the wipers without washer fluid.
• a quick push and hold: the wipers
will swipe three times with
washer fluid.
• a long push and hold: the wipers and washer fluid will be activated for
up to ten seconds.
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
1. Pull the wiper arm away from the
vehicle. Turn the blade at an angle
from the wiper arm. Push the lock
pin manually to release the blade
and pull the wiper blade down
toward the windshield to remove it
from the arm.
2. Attach the new wiper to the
wiper arm and press it into place
until a click is heard.
3. Replace wiper blades every 6
months for optimum performance.
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POWER TILT/TELESCOPE STEERING COLUMN
The steering column can be
adjusted manually by moving the
four-way rocker adjustment control
located below the turn signal/wiper
control stalk. Hold the control to
adjust.
The telescope function is adjusted
by moving the control toward the
driver to telescope out and toward
the instrument panel to telescope
in.
The tilt function is adjusted by moving the control up or down.
During easy exit, when you remove the key, the column will move to the
full in and up position. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the
column will return to the previous setting.
Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is moving.
AUXILIARY POWER POINT
The power point is an additional
power source for electrical
accessories.
A power point is located on the
instrument panel.
Do not use the auxiliary power point
as a cigarette lighter.
The use of non-Ford approved electrical accessories could cause damage
not covered by your warranty.
Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not hang
any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug.
Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered
by your warranty.
PASSENGER AIRBAG
OFF
ON
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POWER WINDOWS
When closing the power
windows, you should verify
they are free of obstructions and
ensure that children and/or pets
are not in the proximity of the
window openings.
Press and hold the bottom part of the rocker switch to open the window.
Press and hold the top part of the rocker switch to close the window.
One touch down
Allows the driver’s window to open
fully without holding the control
down. Press completely down on
AUTO and release quickly. Press
again to stop.
Accessory delay
With accessory delay, the window switches, radio, and the convertible
top motor, may be used for up to ten minutes after the ignition switch is
turned to the OFF position or until either front door is opened.
Short drop glass
In order to improve door efforts and sealing, your vehicle is equipped
with short drop glass. This feature lowers the glass when either door is
opened. The glass returns to its closed position when the door is closed.
If the optional removable top is not installed on your vehicle, this feature
will also lower the glass when the convertible top switch is operated. The
glass will return to its closed position if the transmission is shifted out of
P (Park), or if the opposite door becomes closed.
Proper operation of the short drop glass requires that the windows be
calibrated. Though your windows will have been calibrated before
your vehicle is delivered to you, it is possible for the windows to
lose calibration. If a window loses its calibration, your short drop
feature will lower the window, but will not raise it again when the door is
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closed. To re-calibrate the window, press the up switch to raise the
window until it completes its travel and hold the switch down for 2
seconds. Another possible effect of lost calibration is that the feature
may not lower the window. To re-calibrate the window in this case, lower
the window until it completes its travel and hold the switch down for 2
seconds. Immediately after releasing the window down switch, press the
up switch to raise the window until it completes its travel and hold the
switch down for 2 seconds.
VISOR MIRROR
To open the visor mirror, slide the
mirror cover.
POWER SIDE VIEW MIRRORS
To adjust your mirrors:
1. Select L to adjust the left mirror
or R to adjust the right mirror.
2. Move the control in the direction
you wish to tilt the mirror.
3. Return to the center position to
disable the adjust function.
LOCKABLE AND ELECTRONIC TRUNK REMOTE CONTROL
The remote trunk release control is
located on the driver’s door trim
panel and can be operated at any
time, except when the security
system is armed. This control will
not work until the vehicle is
disarmed.
You can render the switch
inoperable by locking the button with your master key.
L R
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In the event of battery failure, you
can open the trunk by using your
master key on the key cylinder
located behind the driver’s seat.
SPEED CONTROL
With speed control set, you can maintain a speed of 48 km/h (30 mph)
or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. Speed
control does not work at speeds below 48 km/h (30 mph).
Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that
are winding, slippery or unpaved.
Setting speed control
The controls for using your speed
control are located on the steering
wheel for your convenience.
1. Press the ON control and release
it.
2. Accelerate to the desired speed.
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3. Press the SET + control and
release it.
4. Take your foot off the accelerator
pedal.
5. The indicator light on the
instrument cluster will turn on.
Note:
• Vehicle speed may vary momentarily when driving up and down a
steep hill.
• If the vehicle speed increases above the set speed on a downhill, you
may want to apply the brakes to reduce the speed.
• If the vehicle speed decreases more than 16 km/h (10 mph) below
your set speed on an uphill, your speed control will disengage.
Resuming a set speed
Press the RES control and release
it. This will automatically return the
vehicle to the previously set speed.
The RES control will not work if the
vehicle speed is not faster than
48 km/h (30 mph).
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Increasing speed while using speed control
There are two ways to set a higher
speed:
• Press and hold the SET + control
until you get to the desired
speed, then release the control.
You can also use the SET +
control to operate the Tap-Up
function. Press and release this
control to increase the vehicle set
speed in small amounts by
1.6 km/h (1 mph).
• Use the accelerator pedal to get to the desired speed. When the
vehicle reaches that speed press and release the SET + control.
Reducing speed while using speed control
There are two ways to reduce a set
speed:
• Press and hold the SET - control
until you get to the desired
speed, then release the control.
You can also use the SET -
control to operate the Tap-Down
function. Press and release this
control to decrease the vehicle
set speed in small amounts by
1.6 km/h (1 mph).
• Depress the brake pedal or
CANCEL until the desired vehicle
speed is reached, press the SET
+ control.
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Turning off speed control
There are two ways to turn off the speed control:
• Depress the brake pedal or press
CANCEL. This will not erase your
vehicle’s previously set speed.
• Press the speed control OFF
control.
Note: When you turn off the speed
control or the ignition, your speed
control set speed memory is erased.
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
These controls allow you to operate some audio control features.
Audio control features
Press MEDIA to select AM, FM1,
FM2, or CD.
In AM, FM1, or FM2 mode:
• Press ⌬ or ⵜ to select preset
stations within the selected radio
band.
In CD mode:
• Press ⌬ or ⵜ to select the next
selection on the CD.
O
N
O
F
F
RES
SET
CANCEL
MUTE
VOL
MEDIA
MUTE
VOL
MEDIA
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In any mode:
• Press VOL + or − to adjust
volume.
Press the PHONE/MUTE control to
mute the playing media. Press again
to return to the playing media.
HOMELINK姞 WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM
The HomeLink威 Wireless Control System, located on the header trim,
provides a convenient way to replace up to three hand-held transmitters
with a single built-in device. This feature will learn the radio frequency
codes of most current transmitters to operate garage doors, entry gate
operators, security systems, entry door locks, and home or office lighting.
When programming your HomeLink威 Wireless Control System to
a garage door or gate, be sure that people and objects are out of
the way to prevent potential harm or damage.
Do not use the HomeLink威 Wireless Control System with any garage
door opener that lacks safety stop and reverse features as required by
U.S. federal safety standards (this includes any garage door opener
model manufactured before April 1, 1982). A garage door which cannot
detect an object, signaling the door to stop and reverse, does not meet
current U.S. federal safety standards. For more information, contact
HomeLink威 at: www.homelink.com or 1–800–355–3515.
Retain the original transmitter for use in other vehicles as well as for
future programming procedures (i.e. new HomeLink威 equipped vehicle
MUTE
VOL
MEDIA
MUTE
VOL
MEDIA
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purchase). It is also suggested that upon the sale of the vehicle, the
programmed Homelink威 buttons be erased for security purposes, refer to
Programming in this section.
Programming
Do not program HomeLink威 with the vehicle parked in the garage.
Note: Some vehicles may require the ignition switch to be turned to the
second (or “ACC”) position for programming and/or operation of the
HomeLink威. It is also recommended that a new battery be placed in the
hand-held transmitter of the device being programmed to HomeLink威 for
quicker training and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
1. Press and hold the two outside
buttons releasing only when the
amber light begins to flash after 20
seconds. Do not repeat step one to
program additional hand-held
transmitters to the remaining two
HomeLink威 buttons. This will erase
previously programmed hand-held
transmitter signals into HomeLink威.
2. Position the end of your hand-held transmitter 2–8 cm (1–3 inches)
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program (located on the
header trim) while keeping the amber light in view.
3. Simultaneously press and hold
both the HomeLink威 and hand-held
transmitter button. Do not release
the buttons until step 4 has been
completed.
Some entry gates and garage door
openers may require you to replace
step 3 with procedures noted in the
“Gate Operator and Canadian Programming” section for Canadian
residents.
4. The amber light will flash slowly and then rapidly. Release both
buttons when the amber light flashes rapidly. (The rapid flashing light
indicates acceptance of the hand-held transmitters’ radio frequency
signals.)
5. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLink威 button and observe the
amber light. If the light is a constant amber, programming is complete
and your device should activate when the HomeLink威 button is pressed
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and released. Note: To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons,
begin with step 2 in the “Programming” section — do not repeat step 1.
Note: If the amber light blinks rapidly for two seconds and then turns to
a continuous amber, proceed with steps 6 through 8 to complete
programming of a rolling code equipped device.
6. At the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit) in the garage,
locate the “learn” or “smart” button (usually near where the hanging
antenna wire is attached to the unit).
7. Press and release the “learn” or “smart” button. (The name and color
of the button may vary by manufacturer.)
Note: There are 30 seconds in which to initiate step eight.
8. Return to the vehicle and firmly press, hold for two seconds and
release the HomeLink威 button. Repeat the press/hold/release sequence
again, and, depending on the brand of the garage door opener (or other
rolling code equipped device), repeat this sequence a third time to
complete the programming.
HomeLink威 should now activate your rolling code equipped device. To
program additional HomeLink威 buttons begin with step 2 in the
“Programming” section. For questions or comments, please contact
HomeLink at www.homelink.com or 1–800–355–3515.
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
During programming, your
hand-held transmitter may
automatically stop transmitting —
not allowing enough time for
HomeLink威 to accept the signal
from the hand-held transmitter.
After completing steps 1 and 2
outlined in the “Programming”
section, replace step 3 with the following:
Note: If programming a garage door opener or gate operator, it is
advised to unplug the device during the “cycling” process to prevent
overheating.
• Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button (note step 3 in the
“Programming” section) while you press and release — every two
seconds (“cycle”) your hand-held transmitter until the frequency
signal has been accepted by the HomeLink威. The amber indicator light
will flash slowly and then rapidly after HomeLink威 accepts the radio
frequency signal.
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• Proceed with step 4 in the “Programming” section.
Operating the HomeLink姞 Wireless Control System
To operate, simply press and release
the appropriate HomeLink威 button.
Activation will now occur for the
trained product (garage door, gate
operator, security system, entry
door lock, or home or office lighting
etc.). For convenience, the
hand-held transmitter of the device
may also be used at any time. In the event that there are still
programming difficulties, contact HomeLink威 at www.homelink.com or
1–800–355–3515.
Erasing HomeLink姞 buttons
To erase the three programmed
buttons (individual buttons cannot
be erased):
• Press and hold the two outer
HomeLink威 buttons until the
amber indicator light begins to
flash-after 20 seconds. Release
both buttons. Do not hold for
longer that 30 seconds.
HomeLink威 is now in the train (or learning) mode and can be
programmed at any time beginning with step 2 in the “Programming”
section.
Reprogramming a single HomeLink姞 button
To program a device to HomeLink威 using a HomeLink威 button previously
trained, follow these steps:
1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button. Do NOT release the
button.
2. The amber indicator light will begin to flash after 20 seconds. Without
releasing the HomeLink威 button, follow step 2 in the “Programming”
section.
For questions or comments, contact HomeLink威 at www.homelink.com
or 1–800–355–3515.
CONVERTIBLE
Articles stored in the convertible top stowage compartment may break
the rear glass window when the top is lowered.
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Lowering the convertible top
The convertible top can be lowered with the side windows either up or
down.
Do not lower the top when the top material is wet.
If you raise and lower the convertible top several times in a row, the
motor will heat up, causing the thermal circuit breaker to open so that
the top will stop operating. The convertible top will operate again after
allowing the motor to cool several minutes.
To lower the convertible top:
1. Bring vehicle to a complete stop. Put the gearshift in the P (Park)
position.
The convertible top will operate with the key in the RUN position,
RUN/ACC position or in the accessory delay mode. It is recommended
that the vehicle’s engine is running when lowering the top to prevent
draining the battery.
2. Check the convertible top stowage compartment behind the seat to be
sure it is empty and ready to receive the top.
3. Press the button on the
convertible top handle and pull the
handle down and forward to release
the clamps from the windshield
header.
4. Push the convertible top
switch on the instrument panel and
hold until the top is completely
stored in the stowage compartment.
5. Push the handle back into the lock position.
Installation of the boot (if equipped)
Be sure the boot is tucked into the quarter panel and upper back panel
and all snaps are fastened before driving.
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