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  • Brand: Ford
  • Product: Car
  • Model/name: Transit Connect (2011)
  • Filetype: PDF
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Table of Contents

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Introduction 4
Instrument Cluster 14
Warning lights and chimes 14
Gauges 19
Entertainment Systems 22
AM/FM stereo 22
AM/FM stereo with CD 23
Auxiliary input jack (Line in) 25
Bluetooth system 27
Climate Controls 38
Manual heating and air conditioning 38
Rear window defroster 41
Lights 43
Headlamps 43
Turn signal control 46
Bulb replacement 47
Driver Controls 56
Windshield wiper/washer control 56
Steering wheel adjustment 57
Power windows 59
Mirrors 59
Speed control 61
Locks and Security 68
Keys 68
Anti-theft system 74
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Seating and Safety Restraints 77
Seating 77
Safety restraints 87
Airbags 100
Child restraints 111
Tires, Wheels and Loading 131
Tire information 133
Tire inflation 135
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) 148
Vehicle loading 156
Trailer towing 162
Recreational towing 162
Driving 163
Starting 163
Brakes 168
AdvanceTrac威 170
Transmission operation 177
Reverse sensing system 179
Rear-view camera system 181
Roadside Emergencies 185
Getting roadside assistance 185
Hazard flasher control 186
Fuel pump shut-off switch 186
Fuses and relays 187
Changing tires 195
Wheel lug nut torque 202
Jump starting 203
Wrecker towing 207
Customer Assistance 209
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only) 215
Reporting safety defects (Canada only) 216
Cleaning 217
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Maintenance and Specifications 225
Engine compartment 227
Engine oil 229
Battery 231
Engine coolant 233
Fuel information 239
Air filter(s) 253
Part numbers 256
Maintenance product specifications and capacities 257
Engine data 259
Accessories 263
Ford Extended Service Plan 265
Scheduled Maintenance 269
Normal scheduled maintenance and log 274
Index 290
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CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations on acquiring your new Ford. 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 Australia: www.ford.com.au
• In Mexico: www.ford.com.mx
Additional owner information is given in separate publications.
This 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 Owner’s Guide when reselling the vehicle. It is
an integral part of the vehicle.
WARNING: Fuel pump shut-off: In the event of an accident
this feature will automatically cut off the fuel supply to the
engine. It can also be activated through sudden vibration (e.g. collision
when parking). To restart your vehicle, refer to Fuel pump shut-off 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 to yourself or others? 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.
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.
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PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
Certain components of this vehicle such as airbag modules, seat belt
pretensioners, and button cell batteries may contain Perchlorate Material
– Special handling may apply for service or vehicle end of life disposal.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.
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 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of
new vehicle operation. Vary your speed frequently in order to give the
moving parts a chance to break in.
Drive your new vehicle at least 1,000 miles (1,600 km) before towing a
trailer. For more detailed information about towing a trailer, refer to
Trailer towing in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter.
Do not add friction modifier compounds or special break-in oils since
these additives may prevent piston ring seating. See Engine oil in the
Maintenance and Specifications chapter for more information on oil
usage.
SPECIAL NOTICES
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
For a detailed description of what is covered and what is not covered by
your vehicle’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, refer to the Warranty
Guide that is provided to you along with your Owner’s Guide.
Special instructions
For your added safety, your vehicle is fitted with sophisticated electronic
controls.
WARNING: Please read the section Airbag Supplemental
Restraint System (SRS) in the Seating and Safety Restraints
chapter. Failure to follow the specific warnings and instructions could
result in personal injury.
WARNING: Front seat mounted rear-facing child or infant seats
should NEVER be placed in front of an active passenger airbag.
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Transit Connect Electric vehicles
All references in this publication to engine, engine coolant, fuel system,
transmission and related specifications should be disregarded for the
Transit Connect Electric. Please see the Transit Connect Electric
supplement for specific references to unique systems.
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
WARNING: Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover
rate than other types of vehicles.
Before you drive your vehicle, please read this Owner’s Guide carefully.
Your vehicle is not a passenger car. As with other vehicles of this type,
failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of vehicle
control, vehicle rollover, personal injury or death.
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
Do not use this vehicle as an ambulance.
Your vehicle is not equipped with the Ford Ambulance Preparation
Package.
DATA RECORDING
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 or share among them vehicle diagnostic information received
through a direct connection to your vehicle when diagnosing or servicing
your vehicle. For U.S. only (if equipped), if you choose to use the SYNC威
Vehicle Health Report, you consent that certain diagnostic information
may also be accessed electronically by Ford Motor Company and Ford
authorized service facilities, and that the diagnostic information may be
used for any purpose. See your SYNC威 supplement for more information.
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Event Data Recording
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The
main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near
crash-like situations, such as an airbag deployment or hitting a
road obstacle; this data will assist in understanding how a
vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data
related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period
of time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is
designed to record such data as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger seatbelts were
buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator
and/or the brake pedal; and
• How fast the vehicle was travelling; and
• Where the driver was positioning the steering wheel.
This data can help provide a better understanding of the
circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
Note: EDR data is recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial
crash situation occurs; no data is recorded by the EDR under
normal driving conditions and no personal data or information
(e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) is recorded (see
limitations regarding 911 Assist and Traffic, directions and
Information privacy below). However, parties, such as law
enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash
investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required,
and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the
vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement,
that have such special equipment, can read the information if
they have access to the vehicle or the EDR. 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.
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Note: Including to the extent that any law pertaining to Event
Data Recorders applies to SYNC威 or its features, please note the
following: Once 911 Assist (if equipped) is enabled (set ON), 911
Assist may, through any paired and connected cell phone, disclose
to emergency services that the vehicle has been in a crash
involving the deployment of an airbag or, in certain vehicles, the
activation of the fuel pump shut-off. Certain versions or updates
to 911 Assist may also be capable of being used to electronically
or verbally provide to 911 operators the vehicle location (such as
latitude and longitude), and/or other details about the vehicle or
crash or personal information about the occupants to assist 911
operators to provide the most appropriate emergency services. If
you do not want to disclose this information, do not activate the
911 Assist feature. See your SYNC威 supplement for more
information.
Additionally, when you connect to Traffic, Directions and
Information (if equipped, U.S. only) the service uses GPS
technology and advanced vehicle sensors to collect the vehicle’s
current location, travel direction, and speed (“vehicle travel
information”) only to help provide you with the directions, traffic
reports, or business searches your request. If you do not want
Ford or its vendors to receive this information, do not activate
the service. Ford Motor Company and the vendors it uses to
provide you with this information do not store your vehicle travel
information. For more information, see Traffic, Directions and
Information, Terms and Conditions. See your SYNC威 supplement
for more information.
Vehicle Modification Data Recording
Some aftermarket products may cause severe engine and/or transmission
damage; refer to the What is not covered section in The new vehicle
limited warranty for your vehicle chapter of your vehicle’s Warranty
Guide for more information. Some vehicles are equipped with
Powertrain Control Systems that can detect and store information about
vehicle modifications that, for example, increase horsepower and torque
output; this information cannot be erased and will stay in the system’s
memory even if the modification is removed. When a dealer or repair
facility works on your vehicle, it may be necessary for them to access the
information in the Powertrain Control System. This information will likely
identify if any unauthorized modifications have been made to the system,
which may be used to determine if the warranty has been violated and if
repairs will be covered by warranty.
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CELL PHONE USE
The use of Mobile Communications Equipment has become increasingly
important in the conduct of business and personal affairs. However,
drivers must not compromise their own or others’ safety when using
such equipment. Mobile Communications can enhance personal safety
and security when appropriately used, particularly in emergency
situations. Safety must be paramount when using mobile communications
equipment to avoid negating these benefits.
Mobile Communication Equipment includes, but is not limited to, cellular
phones, pagers, portable email devices, text messaging devices and
portable two-way radios.
WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that you
use extreme caution when using any device or feature that may take
your focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe
operation of your vehicle.
We recommend against the use of any handheld device while driving
and that you comply with all applicable laws.
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EXPORT UNIQUE (NON–UNITED STATES/CANADA) VEHICLE
SPECIFIC INFORMATION
For your particular global region, your vehicle may be equipped with
features and options that are different from the features and options that
are described in this Owner’s Guide. A market unique supplement may
be supplied that complements this book. By referring to the market
unique supplement, if provided, you can properly identify those features,
recommendations and specifications that are unique to your vehicle. This
Owner’s Guide is written primarily for the U.S. and Canadian Markets.
Features or equipment listed as standard may be different on units built
for Export. Refer to this Owner’s Guide for all other required
information and warnings.
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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 Airbag - Front
Airbag - Side
Child Seat Lower
Anchor
Child Seat Tether
Anchor
Brake System
Anti-Lock Brake System Parking Brake System
Brake Fluid -
Non-Petroleum Based
Parking Aid System
Stability Control System Speed Control
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
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
Service Engine Soon Engine Air Filter
Passenger Compartment
Air Filter
Jack
Check Fuel Cap
Low Tire Pressure
Warning
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WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
Standard instrument cluster shown; metric clusters similar
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, refer to the
respective system warning light for additional information.
Service engine soon: The service
engine soon indicator light
illuminates when the ignition is first
turned to the on position to check
the bulb and to indicate whether the vehicle is ready for
Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing. Normally, the “service engine soon”
light will stay on until the engine is cranked, then turn itself off if no
malfunctions are present. However, if after 15 seconds the “service
engine soon” light blinks eight times, it means that the vehicle is not
ready for I/M testing. See the Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance
(I/M) testing in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.
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 by your authorized dealer.
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WARNING: 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.
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 authorized dealer. Illumination
after releasing the parking brake indicates low brake fluid level and the
brake system should be inspected immediately by your authorized dealer.
WARNING: 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 authorized dealer. Driving extended
distances with the parking brake engaged can cause brake failure and
the risk of personal injury.
Anti-lock brake system: If the
ABS light stays illuminated or
continues to flash, a malfunction has
been detected, have the system
serviced immediately by your
authorized dealer. Normal braking is still functional unless the brake
warning light also is illuminated.
Airbag readiness: If this light fails
to illuminate when the ignition is
turned to on, continues to flash or
remains on, have the system
serviced immediately by your authorized dealer. A chime will sound
when there is a malfunction in the indicator light.
P
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BRAKE
ABS
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Safety belt: Reminds you to fasten
your front driver and passenger
safety belt. A Belt-Minder威 chime
will also sound to remind you to
fasten your safety belt. Refer to the
Seating and Safety Restraints chapter to activate/deactivate the
Belt-Minder威 chime feature.
Charging system: Illuminates when
the battery is not charging properly.
If it stays on while the engine is
running, there may be a malfunction
with the charging system. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as
possible. This indicates a problem with the electrical system or a related
component.
Engine oil pressure: Illuminates
when the oil pressure falls below the
normal range, refer to Engine oil in
the Maintenance and
Specifications chapter.
Anti-theft system: Flashes when
the SecuriLock威 Passive Anti-theft
system has been activated.
Overdrive off (if equipped):
Illuminates when the overdrive
function of the transaxle has been
turned off, refer to the Driving
chapter. If the light flashes steadily or does not illuminate, have the
transmission serviced soon, or damage may occur.
Speed control (if equipped):
Illuminates when the speed control
is activated. Turns off when the
speed control system is deactivated,
refer to the Driver Controls
chapter for more information.
O/D
OFF
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Low tire pressure warning:
Illuminates when your tire pressure
is low. If the light remains on at
start up or while driving, the tire
pressure should be checked. Refer
to Inflating your tires in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter. When
the ignition is first turned to on, the light will illuminate for three
seconds to ensure the bulb is working. If the light does not turn on or
begins to flash, have the system inspected by your authorized dealer. For
more information on this system, refer to Tire pressure monitoring
system (TPMS) in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter.
AdvanceTrac威: Illuminates when
the AdvanceTrac威 is active. If the
light remains on, contact your
authorized dealer as soon as
possible. Refer to the Driving
chapter for more information.
Throttle control/transmission:
Illuminates when a powertrain fault
has been detected. Contact your
authorized dealer as soon as
possible.
Low fuel: Illuminates when the fuel
level in the fuel tank is at or near
empty (refer to Fuel gauge in this
chapter).
Door ajar: Illuminates when the
ignition is in the on position and any
door is not completely closed.
Turn signal: Illuminates when the
left or right turn signal or the
hazard lights are turned on. If the
indicators stay on or flash faster, check for a burned out bulb.
High beams: Illuminates when the
high-beam headlamps are turned on.
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Park lamps: Illuminates when the
park lamps are turned on.
Front fog lamps (if equipped):
Illuminates when the front fog lamps
are turned on.
Rear fog lamps: Illuminates when
the rear fog lamps are turned on.
Key-in-ignition warning chime: Sounds when the key is left in the
ignition in the off or accessory position and the driver’s door is opened.
Park warning chime: Sounds when the transmission is not in park, the
driver’s door is opened and the ignition is off or in accessory position.
Headlamps on warning chime: Sounds when the headlamps or parking
lamps are on and the driver’s door is opened.
Seatbelt warning chime: The seatbelt chime sounds when the driver’s
seatbelt is not fastened. When the ignition is in run and the seatbelt is
not fastened, the chime will chime for six seconds. The chime will turn
off if the driver’s seatbelt is fastened or if the ignition returns to off or
accessory position.
Belt-Minder威 warning chime: This chime periodically sounds to
remind the driver and/or passenger that their seatbelt is unbuckled. The
seatbelt warning lamp in the cluster will also illuminate once vehicle
speed has exceeded 6 mph (10 km/h).
Airbag secondary warning chime: This chime sounds to indicate a
fault with the supplemental restraint system in the event that the airbag
readiness warning light is not operating.
Door ajar warning chime: The door ajar reminder chime informs the
driver that one or more doors are open while the ignition is in the run
position.
Electric vehicles
For specific information on the Transit Connect Electric, refer to the
Azure Dynamics TC-E Owner’s Guide Supplement.
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GAUGES
Speedometer: Indicates the
current vehicle speed.
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.
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Engine coolant temperature
gauge: Indicates engine coolant
temperature. At normal operating
temperature, the needle will be in
the normal range. 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. If it enters the red section
and the service engine soon indicator light illuminates, refer to How fail
safe cooling works in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.
WARNING: Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the
engine is running or hot.
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.
The symbol of the fuel pump with
the arrow points to the side of the
vehicle that the fuel filler inlet is located.
Refer to Filling the tank in the Maintenance and Specifications
chapter for more information.
Information display type 1
5 4
1
3
2
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Information display type 2
1. Distance to empty / clock: Registers the approximate distance the
vehicle can travel before refueling is necessary. Clock shows the current
set time.
Switching the display between “clock” and “distance to empty”:
• Vehicles with AM/FM radio: Press and release the Select button (4) to
switch between the “distance to empty” display and the clock display.
• Vehicles with AM/FM radio/CD player: “Distance to empty” information
is displayed normally. Press and hold the Select button (4) to switch
to the “clock” display. After releasing the button, “distance to empty”
will display again.
Setting the clock:
Vehicles with AM/FM radio: Press and hold the Select button (4)
until the time flashes in the display. Press the Select button (4) to set
the time.
Vehicles with AM/FM radio / CD player: Use the radio to set the
time. See Setting the clock in the Entertainment chapter.
2. Trip odometer: Registers the distance of individual journeys. Press
the Reset button (5) until the trip odometer resets.
3. Odometer: Registers the miles (kilometers) of the vehicle.
4. Select button: Press to switch between clock and distance to empty.
Also used to set the clock for vehicles equipped with AM/FM radio.
5. Reset button: Press until the trip odometer resets.
Note: The information display will remain on for several minutes after
you switch off the ignition.
If SHON or SHIP ON is displayed, the vehicle shipping mode is switched
on. Have your dealer switch off the vehicle shipping mode.
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AUDIO SYSTEMS
AM/FM stereo (if equipped)
WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that
drivers use extreme caution when using any device or feature that may
take their focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe
operation of the vehicle. We recommend against the use of any handheld
device while driving, encourage the use of voice-operated systems when
possible and that you become aware of applicable state and local laws
that may affect the use of electronic devices while driving.
One hour mode: Press the ON/OFF control to operate the system with
the ignition turned off; the system will automatically turn off after one
hour.
VOL ON/OFF: Press to turn ON/OFF. Turn to increase/decrease volume.
AM/FM Radio
AM/FM: Press repeatedly to select AM/FM frequency band.
(Seek): Press to access the next strong station on the frequency
band.
SCAN: Press for a brief sampling of all strong radio stations.
(1–4): (Memory Presets): When tuned to any station, press and hold a
preset button until sound returns.
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MENU: Press once to access MAN (Manual tuning). Press / to go
up/down the frequency band in individual increments.
Press MENU twice to access SCAN. Press / for a brief sampling of
stations up or down the frequency band.
Press and hold MENU and then press MENU again to access NO VID.
This allows you to enter up to 17 alpha numeric characters (such as your
VIN or other identifier). Press repeatedly to access the desired entry
and then turn the volume knob to increase/decrease the number.
AM/FM stereo with single CD (if equipped)
WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that
drivers use extreme caution when using any device or feature that may
take their focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe
operation of the vehicle. We recommend against the use of any
handheld device while driving, encourage the use of voice-operated
systems when possible and that you become aware of applicable state
and local laws that may affect the use of electronic devices while
driving.
One hour mode: Press the ON/OFF control to operate the system with
the ignition turned off; the system will automatically turn off after one
hour.
VOL ON/OFF: Press to turn ON/OFF. Turn to increase/decrease volume.
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Setting the clock
To set the time or date, turn the radio on and press CLOCK until the
time begins to flash. Press or to access the desired selection
(date or time). Once the desired selection is flashing, turn the VOL
(Volume) control to adjust the time or date forward/backward. Press
CLOCK again.
AM/FM radio
AM/FM: Press repeatedly to select AM/FM1/FM2 frequency bands.
(Seek): Press to access the next strong station on the frequency
band.
SCAN: Press for a brief sampling of all strong radio stations.
(1–6): (Memory Presets): When tuned to any station, press and hold a
preset button until sound returns.
Autostore feature: The autostore feature allows you to store the six
strongest stations available from the FM frequency band. To use, press
and hold the AM/FM button. The sound will mute and AST will appear in
the display indicating the feature is active. When the search is complete,
the sound will return and the six strongest stations will be stored in the
memory presets (and overwrite any stations previously stored in the AST
band).
Note: You can also manually store stations in the AST band. When the
AST band is active, simply tune to the desired station and press and hold
a memory preset. The new station will be saved and will override the
previously saved station.
CD player
To load a CD, simply insert the disc, label side up, into the CD slot.
(Eject): Press to eject the CD.
(Seek): Press to access the previous/next track.
SCAN: Press for a brief sampling of all tracks on the current disc.
Sound Adjustments
BASS/TRE: Press to toggle between bass and treble adjustments. Once
the desired selection appears in the display, press to adjust the
levels.
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FADE/BAL: Press to toggle between fade and balance adjustments.
Once the desired selection appears in the display, press to adjust
the audio between front (F) and back (B) and left (L) and right (R)
speakers.
Extra Features
AUX: Press to access auxiliary input jack mode and play music from a
portable player over the vehicle speakers.
(Phone): If your vehicle is equipped with the Bluetooth威 system,
refer to Bluetooth hands free system later in this chapter for more
information. If your vehicle is not equipped with Bluetooth, this control
will not be operational.
MENU: Press repeatedly to access the following features:
SCAN: Press or for a brief sampling of radio stations or CD
tracks.
SHUFFLE CD: Select to shuffle the tracks on the current CD.
REPEAT CD/TRK: Select to repeat the current CD or track.
COMP (Compression): Select to bring soft and loud CD passages
together for a more consistent listening level.
CLOCK 24H: Press to toggle between a 12 and 24 hour clock display.
AVC: Press or to decrease/increase the level of automatic volume
control.
ADV MENU: When ADV MENU (Advanced menu) appears in the
display, press and hold MENU to access the following features:
• CLIP ON/OFF: Press to turn nominal volume levels on/off.
• VEHICLE ID: Press to view the vehicle’s VIN number.
• BT ON/OFF: Press to turn Bluetooth ON/OFF (if equipped). Refer to
Bluetooth hands free system later in this chapter for more
information
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that
drivers use extreme caution when using any device or feature that may
take their focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe
operation of the vehicle. We recommend against the use of any
handheld device while driving, encourage the use of voice-operated
systems when possible and that you become aware of applicable state
and local laws that may affect use of electronic devices while driving.
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The auxiliary input jack allows you
to connect your portable music
player and play music through the
vehicle speakers with high fidelity.
Required equipment:
1. Any portable music player
designed to be used with
headphones
2. An audio extension cable with
stereo male 1/8 in. (3.5 mm)
connectors at each end.
To play your portable music player using the auxiliary input jack:
1. Begin with the vehicle parked and the radio turned off.
2. Ensure that the battery in your portable music player is new or fully
charged and that the device is turned off.
3. Attach one end of the audio extension cable to the headphone output
of your player and the other end of the audio extension cable to the
auxiliary input jack.
4. Turn the radio on, using either a tuned FM station or a CD loaded into
the system. Adjust the volume to a comfortable listening level.
5. Turn the portable music player on and adjust the volume to 1/2 the
volume.
6. Press AUX on the vehicle radio repeatedly until AUX appears in the
display.
You should hear audio from your portable music player although it may
be low.
7. Adjust the sound on your portable music player until it reaches the
level of the FM station or CD by switching back and forth between the
AUX and FM or CD controls.
Troubleshooting:
1. Do not connect the audio input jack to a line level output. Line level
outputs are intended for connection to a home stereo and are not
compatible with the AIJ. The AIJ will only work correctly with devices
that have a headphone output with a volume control.
2. Do not set the portable music player’s volume level higher than is
necessary to match the volume of the CD or FM radio in your audio
system as this will cause distortion and will reduce sound quality. Many
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portable music players have different output levels, so not all players
should be set at the same levels. Some players will sound best at full
volume and others will need to be set at a lower volume.
3. If the music sounds distorted at lower listening levels, turn the
portable music player volume down. If the problems persists, replace or
recharge the batteries in the portable music player.
4. The portable music player must be controlled in the same manner
when it is used with headphones as the AIJ does not provide control
(play, pause, etc.) over the attached portable music player.
5. For safety reasons, connecting or adjusting the settings on your
portable music player should not be attempted while the vehicle is
moving. Also, the portable music player should be stored in a secure
location, such as the center console or the glove box, when the vehicle is
in motion. The audio extension cable must be long enough to allow the
portable music player to be safely stored while the vehicle is in motion.
BLUETOOTH姞 HANDS-FREE SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
Your vehicle may be equipped with Bluetooth威, a wireless technology
which works with your cellular phone to allow you to send and receive
calls in a hands-free manner. Your cellular phone must be Bluetooth
enabled and also be connected (bonded or paired) to the vehicle’s
system. These features allow you to have hands-free conversations while
enabling you to focus your attention on the road.
For additional information on using voice commands with your
Bluetooth system, please visit the www.fordvehicles.com/transitconnect
website and click on “How-to Bluetooth”.
WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that
drivers use extreme caution when using any device or feature that may
take their focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe
operation of the vehicle. We recommend against the use of any
handheld device while driving, encourage the use of voice-operated
systems when possible and that you become aware of applicable state
and local laws that may affect the use of electronic devices while
driving.
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PHONE COMPATIBILITY
While your Bluetooth system supports a variety of features, many are
dependent upon the functionality of your cellular phone with Bluetooth
wireless technology. If there is an incompatibility, the performance of
your system may be significantly degraded.
To see if your phone is compatible with your Bluetooth system,
please visit the www.fordvehicles.com/transitconnect website and click on
“Check Bluetooth Compatibility”.
Getting started
Pairing (bonding) your phone
The first thing you must do to use the system is to pair (bond) your
Bluetooth enabled cellular phone with your vehicle’s Bluetooth system.
This process allows your phone to communicate with the hands-free
system and ensures that other phones cannot inadvertently do so. You
may pair/bond up to six phones with your Bluetoothsystem.
To pair/connect your phone:
1. Ensure that your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone and audio system
are on and your vehicle is in Park (P).
2. Press MENU repeatedly until ADV MENU appears in the display.
3. Press and hold MENU to enter into the Advanced menu selections.
4. Press MENU repeatedly until BT ON/OFF appears in the display. If the
feature is set to OFF, press > so BT ON appears in the display.
5. Ensure that your phone is not in privacy mode. Then, follow the
instructions in your cellular phone’s user guide to put your phone into
Bluetooth discovery mode.
6. Select FORD AUDIO when it appears in your phone’s display.
7. Enter the code number shown on the vehicle display using the phone
keypad. If no code number is shown on the display, enter the Bluetooth
PIN number 0000 or any number using the phone keypad. Now enter the
Bluetooth PIN number shown on the vehicle display.
The phone you have just paired/bonded is now considered the ’active’
phone. When the vehicle ignition is turned on, the Bluetooth system will
automatically begin so search for paired phones, and will attempt to
re-connect to the phone last paired/bonded with the system. If this
phone is not available, the system will then automatically search for the
next most recently connected phone.
To pair/bond subsequent phones to the system, simply follow the
previous procedure.
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Phonebook entries: Once theBluetooth system connects to your
phone, it will attempt to automatically download your Phonebook entries
so that you can easily access them later. The maximum number of
entries vary depending on the information attached to the number.
Voice recognition
Your Bluetooth system is equipped with a voice recognition system
which allows you to perform some operations by speaking certain
commands to the system. The system will respond with a series of beeps,
confirmations or questions when necessary. At any time, you can say,
“Cancel” if you do not wish to continue, or “Help” for a list of possible
voice commands in your current mode. Speak the command clearly to
ensure that the system is able to recognize and perform the desired
function.
For best system performance:
• After pressing VOICE on the
stalk, wait until the beep is heard
before speaking a command. Any
command spoken prior to this will
not register with the system.
• Speak naturally without large
pauses in between words.
• Ensure that the interior of the
vehicle is as quiet as possible.
Wind noise from open windows and road vibrations may prevent the
system from correctly recognizing spoken voice commands.
At any time, you can say these commands:
• Phone • Radio
• CD player • Cancel
• External device • Help
External device: Auxiliary input jack
Note: This system is language specific. If you would like the system to
operate in another language, please contact your authorized dealer.
VOICE
SEEK
VOL
VOL
MODE
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Microphone
Your vehicle has a microphone
located in the A-pillar for the
hands-free phone features and voice
commands.
To mute the microphone: During
an active call, press < or > on the
audio system. Press again to
un-mute and return to normal
function.
Voice commands
Voice commands allow you to speak commands to the system while
enabling you to keep your focus on the road. As you work through a
voice session, the system will prompt you with a tone each time the
system is ready to proceed.
Name tag feature: This system has a name tag feature which allows
you assign name tags to items such as a favorite radio station or personal
phone contact. You can store up to 20 name tags per function.
Note: There are some voice command ’short cuts’ available which allow
you to speak those commands directly without having to follow the
complete command menu.
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CD player voice commands
Press the VOICE button on the
stalk. After the tone, say, “CD
player” and then any of the
following commands:
• Play • Track1
• Shuffle all • Shuffle folder2
• Shuffle off • Repeat folder2
• Repeat track • Repeat off
• Help
1
Can be used as a shortcut.
2
Only available as a voice command if the CD contains audio data files
such as .mp3 or .wma.
Note: You can select any track number between 1–99. You can also list
numbers individually, such as, “two, four, five” for track 245.
Radio voice commands
Press the VOICE button on the stalk. After the tone, say, “Radio” and
then any of the following commands:
• AM • FM
• Tune name1
• Delete name
• Delete directory • Play directory
• Store name • Play
• Help
1
Can be used as a shortcut. This allows you to call up a stored radio
station.
Store name: When you say, “Store name”, the system will ask you for
the name. Say the name when prompted.
Delete name: Allows you to delete a stored station.
Delete directory: Allows you to delete all stored stations at once.
VOICE
SEEK
VOL
VOL
MODE
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Play directory: Allows you to let the system tell you of all the stored
radio stations.
Note: Using the system with the engine off will drain the battery.
Phone voice commands
Press the VOICE button on the stalk. After the tone, say, “Phone” and
then any of the following commands:
• Mobile name1
• Dial name1
• Dial number1
• Delete name
• Delete directory • Play directory
• Store name • Redial1
• Accept calls • Reject calls
• Help
1
Can be used as a shortcut.
Store name: When you say, “Store name”, the system will ask you for
the name. Say the name. The system will then ask you for the number
associated with that name. Say the number.
Delete name: Allows you to delete a stored name.
Delete directory: Allows you to delete all stored names at once.
Play directory: Allows you to let the system tell you of all the stored
names.
Note: Using the system with the engine off will drain the battery.
External device commands (if equipped)
Press the VOICE button on the stalk. After the tone, say, “External
device” and then any of the following commands:
• Help • Line in
• Play
Phone features
Phonebook
If your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone supports the feature, you can
download your cell phone’s phone book to the Bluetooth system.
Depending on your phone book entry, different categories may be
displayed in the audio display, such as:
• or Phone
• or Mobile or M
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• or Home or H
• or Office or O
• or Fax or F
Making a call using voice commands
To make a hands-free call using your system:
1. Press the VOICE button on the stalk.
2. When the tone sounds, say, “Phone”. The system will confirm you are
in phone mode.
3. Say, “Dial name” or “Dial number”.
4. When prompted, say the desired name or phone number. The system
will ask you to confirm. If you confirm, the call will be placed. Otherwise,
the call will be cancelled.
Making a call using your phone book entries
To access your phone book entries via Bluetooth:
1. Press the button on your audio system.
2. Press MENU repeatedly until PHONEBOOK appears in the display.
3. Press the SEEK switch on the back of the stalk to scroll through all
possible listings.
Note: Press and hold SEEK to advance to the next letter in the
alphabet.
4. When the desired contact appears in the display, press to initiate
the call.
Ending a call
At any time, you can end an active call by pressing on the audio
system.
To exit phone mode (and end an active call if present), CD, AM/FM,
VOL ON/OFF, or on the audio system.
Answering an incoming call
Accept the call by pressing the button on the audio system. The
call will be transferred to hands-free mode.
Ignore the call by doing nothing.
Reject the call by pressing CD, AM/FM or VOL ON/OFF on the audio
system.
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Answering a second incoming call
If another calls comes in while you are already on an active call, you will
hear a beep. You have the choice to end your current call and accept the
incoming call.
To accept the incoming call, press the button on the audio
system.
To reject the incoming call, by pressing CD or AM/FM on the audio
system.
Redialing a number
To redial a number:
1. Press on the audio system to enter the phone menu.
2. Press MENU repeatedly to cycle through CALL OUT, CALL IN,
MISSED, INCOMING or OUTGOING appears in the display.
3. When the desired selection appears in the display, press < or > to
access the desired number.
4. When the desired number appears in the display, press for the
system to initiate the call.
To redial a number using voice commands:
1. Press VOICE on the stalk.
2. After the tone, say, “Phone”.
3. When prompted, say, “Redial”. The system will attempt to redial the
last number.
Changing the active phone
With your Bluetooth system, you can pair (bond) and save up to six
phones. At any time, you can choose to make another one of your saved
phones the ’active’ phone with which the system will connect. To select a
another paired (bonded) phone as your active phone:
1. Press on the audio system to enter the phone menu.
2. Press MENU repeatedly until ACTIVE appears in the display.
3. Press < or > on the audio system to scroll through the list of paired
(bonded) phones.
4. When the desired selection appears in the display, press MENU.
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Deleting a phone
A paired (bonded) phone can be deleted from the system at any time as
long as the phone is not involved in an active call. To delete a phone
from the system:
1. Press on the audio system to enter the phone menu.
2. Press MENU repeatedly until DEBOND appears in the display.
3. Press < or > on the audio system to scroll through the list of paired
(bonded) phones.
4. When the desired selection appears in the display that you would like
to delete, press MENU.
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
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 affect 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.
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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.
• Wipe discs from the center out.
Don’t:
• Expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources for extended periods
of time.
• Clean using a circular motion.
CD units are designed to play commercially pressed 4.75 in
(12 cm) 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.
Do not use any irregular shaped
CDs or discs with a scratch
protection film attached.
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CDs with homemade paper
(adhesive) labels should not be
inserted into the CD player as
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 authorized dealer for further information.
Audio system warranty and service
Refer to the Warranty Guide/Customer Information Guide for audio
system warranty information. If service is necessary, see your dealer or
qualified technician.
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MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
1. Temperature control: Controls the temperature of the airflow in the
vehicle. For optimum defrosting performance, set the dial to the defrost
symbol .
2. Air flow selections: Controls the direction of the airflow in the
vehicle. See the following for a brief description on each control setting:
: Distributes air through the instrument panel vents.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel vents and floor vents.
: Distributes air through the floor vents. Note: You may notice a
small amount of air flowing from the demister and defroster vents.
: Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents, demisters
and floor vents.
: Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster and
demister vents. Can be used to clear thin ice or fog from the windshield.
To exit select another mode.
3. Fan speed adjustment: Controls the volume of air circulated in
the vehicle. For optimum defrosting performance, set the dial to at least
the 3 or 4 position.
5 4
A/C
MAX A/C
2 3
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4. Recirculated air: Press to activate/deactivate air recirculation
in the vehicle cabin. Recirculated air may reduce the amount of time
required to cool down the interior of the vehicle and may also help
reduce undesired odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle.
Recirculated air will not function in (defrost).
5. A/C: Press to activate/deactivate air conditioning. Use with
recirculated air to improve cooling performance and efficiency. Engages
automatically in (defrost).
Operating tips
• To reduce fog build-up on the windshield during humid weather,
select (defrost) and set the fan speed dial to the 3 or 4 position
near the (defrost) symbol. Also, set the temperature setting to
the (defrost) symbol during cooler weather.
• To reduce humidity build-up inside the vehicle, do not drive with the
system off or with (recirculated air) engaged and A/C off.
• Do not put objects under the front seats that will interfere with the
airflow to the back seats.
• Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of
the windshield.
• To improve the time to reach comfort in hot weather, drive with the
windows slightly open for 2-3 minutes after start up or until the
vehicle has been “aired out.”
• A small amount of air may be felt from the floor vent regardless of the
air distribution setting that is selected.
During extreme high ambient temperatures when idling stationary for
extended periods of time in gear, it is recommended to run the A/C in
the max A/C mode, reduce blower fan speed from the highest setting and
put the vehicle’s transmission into the P (Park) gear position to continue
to receive cool air from your A/C system.
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For maximum cooling performance, select MAX A/C by doing the
following:
1. Select the coolest temperature setting.
2. Select both the (recirculated air) and A/C controls.
3. Set the fan to the highest speed initially. As the interior starts to cool
down, adjust the fan speed to maintain comfort and/or switch from
recirculated air to outside air mode.
To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather:
1. Select .
2. Select A/C.
3. Adjust the temperature control to maintain comfort.
4. Set the fan speed to the highest setting.
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.
Electric vehicles
For specific information on the Transit Connect Electric, refer to the
Azure Dynamics TC-E Owner’s Guide Supplement.
AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
Your auxiliary climate controls are
located on the rear of the center
console and can be used when the
front climate control system is on.
The temperature will be set by the
front controls. Use the rear control
to adjust the fan speed or turn the
auxiliary controls off (O).
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Note: In order to supply heat or
cool air to this rear auxiliary climate
unit, the front airflow control must
be set in one of these three
positions: (Floor/vent),
(Floor) or (Defrost/floor).
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER (IF EQUIPPED) / HEATED MIRRORS
(IF EQUIPPED)
The rear defroster control is located
on the instrument panel above the
radio and works to clear the rear
windows of fog and thin ice.
The ignition must be on to operate the rear window defroster.
Press to turn the rear window defroster on. An indicator light on the
button will illuminate when active. The rear window defroster turns off
automatically after a predetermined amount of time, if a low battery
condition is detected or when the ignition is turned off. To manually turn
off the rear window defroster at any time, press the control again.
If your vehicle is equipped with heated mirrors, this button will activate
them. Refer to Exterior mirrors in the Driver Controls chapter.
Do not use razor blades or other sharp objects to clean the inside
of the rear window or to remove decals from the inside or the
rear window. This may cause damage to the heated grid lines and
will not be covered by your warranty.
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Heated Windshield Control (if equipped)
The heated windshield control is
located on the instrument panel.
To activate the heated windshield,
the engine must be running while
the heated windshield control is
pushed.
Note: During initial start-up, the windshield may have a shimmering
appearance. This is normal operation and will only last for approximately
1 minute.
The heated windshield will turn off automatically after the engine is
turned off.
To manually turn off the heated windshield before the specified time has
passed, push the control switch again.
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HEADLAMP CONTROL
Turns the lamps off.
Turns on the parking lamps,
instrument panel lamps, license
plate lamps and tail lamps.
Turns the headlamps on.
Front fog lamps (if equipped)
The headlamp control operates the
front fog lamps. The front fog lamps
can only be turned on when the
headlamp control is in the
or position.
Pull the headlamp control towards you until the first detent is felt to
turn the front fog lamps on. The front fog lamp indicator light will
illuminate.
Rear fog lamp
The headlamp control also operates
the rear fog lamp. The rear fog lamp
can only be turned on when the
headlamp control is in the
or position.
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Pull the headlamp control towards you until the second detent is felt to
turn the rear fog lamp on. The rear fog lamp indicator light will
illuminate.
Note: Do not use the rear fog lamp when it is raining or snowing and
visibility is more than 165 feet (50 m).
High beams
Pull the lever fully past the detent
to activate. Pull the lever fully again
to deactivate.
Flash-to-pass
Pull the lever toward you to the first
detent to activate flash-to-pass, and
release to deactivate.
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
Turns the headlamps on with a reduced output.
To activate:
• the ignition must be in the on position and
• the headlamp control must be in the off position.
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WARNING: Always remember to turn on your headlamps at
dusk or during inclement weather. The Daytime Running Lamp
(DRL) system does not activate the 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.
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
Use to adjust the brightness of the
instrument panel and all applicable
switches in the vehicle during
headlamp and parking lamp
operation.
Move the control from left to right
to increase the brightness. Move the control from right to left to reduce
the brightness.
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
The headlamps on your vehicle are properly aimed at the assembly plant.
If your vehicle has been in an accident, the alignment of your headlamps
should be checked by your authorized dealer.
Vertical aim adjustment
1. Park the vehicle directly in front of a wall or screen on a level surface,
approximately 25 feet (7.6 meters) away.
• (1) 8 feet (2.4 meters)
• (2) Center height of lamp to
ground
• (3) 25 feet (7.6 meters)
• (4) Horizontal reference line
2. Measure the height from the
center of your headlamp to the
ground and mark an 8 foot
(2.4 meter) horizontal reference line
on the vertical wall or screen at this
height (a piece of masking tape works well).
3. Turn on the low beam headlamps to illuminate the wall or screen and
open the hood.
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4. On the wall or screen you will
observe an area of high intensity
light. The top of the high intensity
area should touch the horizontal
reference line. If not, the beam will
need to be adjusted.
5. Locate the vertical adjuster on
each headlamp, then use a Phillips
#2 screwdriver or 10 mm
wrench/socket to adjust the
headlamp up or down.
6. Close the hood and turn off the
lamps.
HORIZONTAL AIM IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS VEHICLE AND IS
NON-ADJUSTABLE.
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
• Push down and release to
activate the left turn signal.
• Push up and release to activate
the right turn signal.
Tap the stalk up or down to make the turn signal indicator flash three
times.
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INTERIOR LAMPS
Dome lamp
The dome lamp is equipped with a
control switch that will illuminate
when:
• the doors are closed and the
switch is in the right position.
• the switch is in the middle
position and any door is open.
When the dome lamp switch is in the left position, it will not illuminate
when you open the doors.
Reading lamps (if equipped)
The reading lamps are operated by
separate on/off controls.
Theater dimming: The dome lamp
dims about 20 seconds after the
doors are closed.
Approach lamps (if equipped)
The approach lamps will turn on and off automatically when you open
and close the doors. If you unlock the doors with the remote control,
they will come on. They will go off automatically after a short time.
BULB REPLACEMENT
Lamp assembly condensation
Exterior lamps are vented to accommodate normal changes in pressure.
Condensation can be a natural by-product of this design. When moist air
enters the lamp assembly through the vents, there is a possibility that
condensation can occur when the temperature is cold. When normal
condensation occurs, a thin film of mist can form on the interior of the
lens. The thin mist eventually clears and exits through the vents during
normal operation. Clearing time may take as long as 48 hours under dry
weather conditions.
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Examples of acceptable condensation are:
• Presence of thin mist (no streaks, drip marks or droplets)
• Fine mist covers less than 50% of the lens
Examples of unacceptable moisture (usually caused by a lamp water
leak) are:
• Water puddle inside the lamp
• Large water droplets, drip marks or streaks present on the interior of
the lens
Take your vehicle to a dealer for service if any of the above conditions of
unacceptable moisture are present.
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 to ensure
lamp performance, light brightness and 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.
Function Trade number
Headlamps H13
Turn lamp indicator (front) 3457NAK
Turn lamp indicator (rear) WY21W
Side marker lamp W5W LL
Side repeater lamp 194NA
Front fog lamp H11
Brake and tail lamps W21/5W
Backup lamp W21W
Rear fog lamp W21W
License plate lamp W5W LL
High-mount brake lamp LED
Dome lamps (front and rear) 211
Reading lamps W5W
To replace all instrument panel lights - see your authorized dealer
Replacing interior bulbs
Check the operation of all bulbs frequently.
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Replacing front dome lamps
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is
in the off position.
2. Switch off the interior lamps.
3. Pry out the light assembly with a
flat screwdriver.
Install in reverse order.
Replacing rear dome lamps
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is
in the off position.
2. Switch off the interior lamps.
3. Pry out the light assembly with a
flat screwdriver.
Install in reverse order.
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Replacing reading bulbs
1. Open the reading lamp assembly.
2. Pull the bulb straight out and
replace it.
3. After the bulb has been replaced,
close the lamp assembly.
Install in reverse order.
Replacing exterior bulbs
Check the operation of all bulbs frequently.
Replacing headlamp bulbs
1. Make sure the headlamp control
is in the off position and open the
hood.
2. Pull off the bulb cap.
3. Disconnect electrical connector
from the bulb.
4. Twist off the bulb retainer ring by
turning it counterclockwise.
Install in reverse order.
WARNING: Handle a halogen headlamp bulb carefully and keep
out of children’s reach. Grasp the bulb by only 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.
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