Ford Windstar (1997) manual

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

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Table of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Instrumentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Controls and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Seating and Safety Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Roadside Emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Maintenance and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Capacities and Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Quick Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Service Station Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
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Introduction
*[II00200(ALL)01/96] Ford’s Commitment to You
*[II00300(ALL)01/96] At Ford Motor Company, excellence is the continuous
commitment to achieve the best result possible. It is dedication
to learning what you want, determination to develop the right
concept, and execution of that concept with care, precision, and
attention to detail. In short, excellence means being the standard
by which others are judged.
*[II00400(ALL)01/96] Our Guiding Principles
*[II00500(ALL)01/96] ■ Quality comes first. For your satisfaction, the quality of our
products and services must be our number one priority.
*[II00600(ALL)01/96] ■ You are the focus of everything we do. Our work must be
done with you in mind, providing better products and
services than our competition.
*[II00700(ALL)01/96] ■ Continuous improvement is essential to our success. We
must strive for excellence in everything we do: in our
products — in their safety and value — and in our services,
our human relations, our competitiveness, and our
profitability.
*[II00800(ALL)01/96] ■ Employee involvement is our way of life. We are a team.
We must treat one another with trust and respect.
*[II00900(ALL)01/96] ■ Dealers and suppliers are our partners. We must maintain
mutually beneficial relationships with dealers, suppliers, and
our other business associates.
*[II01000(ALL)01/96] ■ Integrity is never compromised. Our conduct worldwide
must be pursued in a manner that is socially responsible and
commands respect for its integrity and for its positive
contributions to society.
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*[II01100(ALL)03/96] Things to Know About Using This Guide
*[II01200(ALL)03/96] Congratulations on the purchase of your new vehicle. This
guide has information about the equipment and the options for
your new vehicle. You may not have bought all of the options
available to you. If you do not know which information applies
to your vehicle, talk to your dealer.
*[II01300(ALL)03/96] This guide describes equipment and gives specifications for
equipment that was in effect when this guide was approved for
printing. Ford may discontinue models or change specifications
or design without any notice and without incurring obligation.
*[II01400(ALL)03/96] NOTES and WARNINGS
*[II01500(ALL)02/96] NOTES give you additional information about the subject
matter you are referencing.
*[II01600(ALL)01/96] WARNINGS remind you to be especially careful in those areas
where carelessness can cause damage to your vehicle or
personal injury to yourself, your passengers or other people.
Please read all WARNINGS carefully.
*[II01700(ALL)01/96]
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*[II01800(ALL)01/96] Finding Information in This Guide
*[II01900(ALL)12/95] After you have read this guide once, you will probably return
to it when you have a specific question or need additional
information. To help you find specific information quickly, you
can use the Quick Index or the Index.
*[II02000(ALL)03/96] The Quick Index at the end of the book provides a page
number following each item which indicates where detailed
information can be found.
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*[II02100(ALL)01/96] To use the Index, turn to the back of the book and search in the
alphabetical listing for the word that best describes the
information you need. If the word you chose is not listed, think
of other related words and look them up. We have designed the
Index so that you can find information under a technical term.
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*[II02200(ALL)01/96] Canadian Owners — French Version
*[II02300(ALL)01/96] French Owner Guides can be obtained from your dealer or by
writing to Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, Service
Publications, P.O. Box 1580, Station B, Mississauga, Ontario L4Y
4G3.
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*[II02400(ALL)05/96] Your Maintenance Schedule Booklet
*[II02500(ALL)03/96] The Maintenance Schedule booklet lists the services that are most
important for keeping your vehicle in good condition. A record
log is also provided to help you keep track of all services
performed.
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*[II02600(ALL)01/96] About the Warranties
*[II02700(ALL)01/96] Your vehicle is covered by three types of warranties: Basic
Vehicle Warranty, Extended Warranties on certain parts, and
Emissions Warranties.
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*[II02800(ALL)01/96] Read your Warranty Information Booklet carefully to find out
about your vehicle’s warranties and your basic rights and
responsibilities.
*[II02900(ALL)03/96] If you lose your Warranty Information Booklet, you can get a new
one free of charge. Contact any Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer,
or refer to the addresses and phone numbers on the first page
of this Owner’s Guide.
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*[II03000(ALL)05/96] Ford Extended Service Plan
*[II03100(ALL)05/96] If you bought your vehicle in the U.S., you can buy a Ford
Extended Service Plan for your vehicle. This optional contract
provides service protection for a longer period of time than the
basic warranty that comes with your vehicle.
*[II03200(ALL)05/96] You do not have to buy this option when you buy your vehicle.
However, your option to purchase the Ford Extended Service
Plan runs out after 18 months or 18,000 miles. See your dealer
for more details about the Ford Extended Service Plan.
*[II03300(ALL)05/96] If you purchased a Canadian vehicle and did not take
advantage of the Ford Extended Service Plan at the time of
purchase, you may still be eligible. See your dealer for the
details.
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*[II03400(ALL)01/96] Breaking Your Vehicle In
*[II03500(ALL)01/96] Your new vehicle goes through an adjustment or break-in
period during the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) that you drive it.
During the break-in period, you need to pay careful attention to
how you drive your vehicle.
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*[II03600(ALL)01/96] ■ Avoid sudden stops. Because your vehicle has new brake
linings, you should take these steps:
*[II03700(ALL)01/96] — Watch traffic carefully so that you can anticipate when to
stop.
*[II03800(ALL)01/96] — Begin braking well in advance.
*[II03900(ALL)01/96] — Apply the brakes gradually.
*[II04000(ALL)01/96] The break-in period for new brake linings lasts for 100 miles
(160 km) of city driving or 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of
highway driving.
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*[II04100(ALL)05/96] ■ Wheel lug nuts must be retightened to proper torque
specifications at 500 miles/800 km of new vehicle operation.
Proper torque specifications are provided in this guide. Also
retighten to proper torque specifications at 500 miles/800 km
after any wheel change or any other time the wheel lug nuts
have been loosened.
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*[II04200(ALL)03/96] ■ Use only the type of engine oil that Ford recommends. See
Engine oil recommendations in the Index. Do not use special
“break-in” oils.
*[II04300(ALL)03/96] Your vehicle is equipped with an Electronic Powertrain Control
Module that limits engine and/or vehicle speeds with a cut-out
mode to promote durability.
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Instrumentation
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*[IS00200(ALL)01/96] The instrument panel (dashboard) on your vehicle is divided
into several different sections. The illustrations on the following
pages show the major parts of the instrument panel that are
described in this chapter. Some items shown may not be on all
vehicles.
*[IS00300(ALL)05/96] Your vehicle has one of the following clusters:
[IS00400(ALL)12/95] ■ Mechanical Cluster
[IS00500(ALL)12/95] ■ Mechanical Cluster with a tachometer
[IS00600(ALL)12/95] ■ Electronic Cluster
*[IS00700(ALL)01/96] If you are not sure which cluster your vehicle has, check the
diagrams on the following pages.
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The
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Mechanical
Cluster
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with
tachometer
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*[IS01300(ALL)01/96] The Mechanical Cluster
[IS01400(ALL)12/95] The following warning lights and gauges are on the Mechanical
Cluster. All of these indicators alert you to the status of vehicle
systems or possible problems with your vehicle. Some of the
lights listed are optional. The following section explains each of
the indicators.
[IS02100(ALL)12/95] Warning and Indicator Lights
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*[IS02200(ALL)03/96] Brake System Light
[IS02300(ALL)07/96] The warning light for the brakes indicates two things — that
either the parking brake is on or not fully released, or that the
brake fluid level is low in the master cylinder reservoir. If the
fluid level is low, add fluid to the reservoir as defined under
the procedure in “Maintenance and Care.”
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The brake system light
[IS02500(ALL)07/96] The BRAKE light normally comes on when you turn the
ignition key to the ON or START position to verify that the
indicator bulb is working. If the light stays on or comes on
when the engine is running and after you have released the
parking brake fully, check the brake fluid.
*[IS02600(ALL)03/96]
R WARNING
The BRAKE light indicates that the brakes may not be
working properly. Have the brakes checked immediately.
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% [IS02700(ALL)12/95] Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
*[IS02800(ALL)01/96] To check the anti-lock brake warning light, turn the ignition key
to the ON position. The ABS warning light should glow
momentarily.
*[IS02900(ALL)01/96] NOTE: If it does not glow at all or stays on for a long time,
have your vehicle’s electrical system checked
immediately.
[IS03000(ALL)12/95]
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The anti-lock brake warning light
*[IS03100(ALL)03/96]
R WARNING
If the anti-lock brake system warning light remains on or
comes on while driving, have the braking system checked
by a qualified service technician as soon as possible.
*[IS03200(ALL)03/96] NOTE: If a fault occurs in the anti-lock system, and the brake
warning light is not lit, the anti-lock system is
disabled but normal brake function remains
operational.
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*[IS03300(ALL)03/96] Safety Belt Warning Light and Chime
*[IS03400(ALL)03/96] This warning light and chime remind you to fasten your safety
belt. The following conditions will take place:
[IS03500(ALL)12/95] ■ If the driver does not fasten the safety belt before the
ignition is turned to ON, the chime will sound for four (4) to
eight (8) seconds and the light will illuminate for one (1) to
two (2) minutes, or until the safety belt is fastened.
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[IS03600(ALL)12/95] ■ If the driver fastens the safety belt before the ignition is
turned to ON, the chime will not sound and the light will
not illuminate.
[IS03700(ALL)12/95] ■ If the safety belt is buckled while the light is on and the
chime is sounding, both the light and the chime turn off.
[IS03800(ALL)12/95]
6 pica art:0050148-B
The safety belt warning light
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*[IS03900(ALL)03/96] Check Engine Warning Light
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*[IS04000(ALL)05/96] This light illuminates when the engine’s Emission Control
System requires service. It will also illuminate when the ignition
key is in the ON position and the engine is off.
[IS04100(ALL)12/95]
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The check engine warning light
*[IS04200(ALL)05/96] Modifications or additions to the vehicle may cause incorrect
operation of the OBD II system. Additions such as burglar
alarms, cellular phones, and CB radios must be carefully
installed. Do not install these devices by tapping into or running
wires close to powertrain control system wires or components.
*[IS04300(ALL)05/96] The light comes on briefly when you turn the ignition key to
ON, but it should turn off when the engine starts. If the light
does not come on when you turn the ignition to ON or if it
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comes on and stays on when you are driving, have your vehicle
serviced as soon as possible. This indicates a possible problem
with one of the vehicle’s emission control systems. You do not
need to have your vehicle towed in.
[IS04400(ALL)05/96] If the light turns on and off at one (1) second intervals while
you are driving the vehicle, it means that the engine is
misfiring. If this condition persists, damage could occur to the
engine or catalytic convertor. Have your vehicle serviced at the
first opportunity. You do not need to have your vehicle towed
in.
[IS04500(ALL)05/96] If the light turns on and off on rare occasions while you are
driving, it means that a malfunction occurred and the condition
corrected itself.
*[IS04600(ALL)05/96] An example of a condition which corrects itself occurs when an
engine running out of fuel begins to misfire. In this case, the
Check Engine Warning Light may turn on and will then set a
Diagnostic Trouble Code indicating that the engine was
misfiring while the last of the fuel was being consumed. After
refueling, the Check Engine Warning Light will turn off after
the vehicle has completed three consecutive warm up cycles
without a misfire condition occurring. A warm up cycle consists
of engine start from a cold condition (engine at ambient
temperature) and running until the engine reaches normal
operating temperature.
[IS04700(ALL)05/96] On the fourth engine start up, the Check Engine Warning Light
will turn off as soon as the engine begins to crank. It is not
necessary to have the engine serviced.
*[IS04800(ALL)05/96] Under certain conditions, the Service Engine Soon Light may
come on if the fuel cap is not properly installed. If the Service
Engine Soon Light comes on and you suspect that the fuel cap
is not properly installed, pull off the road as soon as it is safely
possible and turn off the engine. Remove and replace the cap,
making sure it is properly seated.
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*[IS04900(ALL)05/96] After completing the three consecutive warm up cycles and on
the fourth engine start up, the Service Engine Soon Warning
Light should turn off. If the light does not go off after the
fourth engine re-start, have your vehicle serviced by your dealer
or a qualified technician.
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*[IS05000(ALL)01/96] Charging System Light
[IS05100(ALL)07/96] This light indicates that your battery is not being charged. The
light illuminates briefly during the display self-test every time
you turn your ignition key to the ON position. The light will go
off when the key is turned to the START position. The light
should stay off when the self-test is done if the engine is
running and the alternator is charging.
*[IS05200(ALL)03/96] If the light stays on or illuminates when the engine is running,
have the electrical system checked as soon as possible.
[IS05300(ALL)12/95]
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The charging system light
% [IS05400(ALL)07/96] Oil Pressure Light
[IS05500(ALL)12/95]
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The oil pressure light
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[IS05600(ALL)12/95] This light indicates the engine’s oil pressure, not the oil level.
However, if your engine’s oil level is low, it could affect the oil
pressure. The light should come on every time your ignition key
is turned to ON or START, and should go out when the engine
starts. If the light stays on or turns on while the engine is
running, you have lost oil pressure and continued operation will
cause severe engine damage.
*[IS05700(ALL)07/96] If you lose engine oil pressure:
*[IS05800(ALL)07/96] 1. Pull off the road as soon as safely possible.
*[IS05900(ALL)07/96] 2. Shut off the engine immediately. If you do not stop the
engine as soon as safely possible, severe engine damage
could result.
[IS06000(ALL)07/96] 3. Check the engine’s oil level. (See “Checking and Adding
Engine Oil” in the Maintenance and Care chapter of this
Owner Guide.) If you do not follow these instructions, you
or others could be injured. To ensure an accurate reading,
your vehicle should be on level ground.
[IS06100(ALL)07/96] 4. If the level is low, add only as much oil as necessary before
you start the engine again. Do not overfill. Do not operate
the engine if the light is on regardless of the oil level.
Contact your nearest dealer for further service.
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*[IS07000(ALL)01/96] Door Ajar Warning Light
*[IS07100(ALL)01/96] If the ignition switch is in the ON position and any door or the
liftgate is not completely closed, the light will illuminate.
[IS07200(ALL)12/95] If the light illuminates, safely stop the vehicle and check and
close all doors until the light turns off.
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[IS07300(ALL)12/95]
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The door ajar warning light
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*[IS07400(ALL)05/96] Air Bag Readiness Light
[IS07500(ALL)12/95] This light indicates that the Air Bag system is not functional
and needs to be serviced. The light illuminates for
approximately six seconds when the ignition is turned to the
ON position to verify that the indicator bulb is working. If the
light fails to illuminate, flashes continuously, or remains on,
have the air bag system serviced as soon as possible.
[IS07600(ALL)12/95]
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The air bag readiness light
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*[IS07700(ALL)03/96] Turn Signal Indicator Lights
[IS07800(ALL)07/96] See “Turn Signals” in the Controls and Features chapter of this
Owner Guide.
[IS07900(ALL)12/95]
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The turn signal indicator lights
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[IS08000(ALL)12/95] If one or both of your turn signal indicators does not light up
or remains on continuously when you signal a turn, have the
turn signaling system serviced as soon as possible.
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*[IS08100(ALL)05/96] High Beam Light
[IS08200(ALL)12/95] This light comes on when the headlamps are turned to high
beam or when the high beams are flashed. If your vehicle is
equipped with Daytime Running Lights (Canadian vehicles
only) and the headlamps are on when the high beams are
flashed, the high beam indicator will not light.
[IS08300(ALL)12/95]
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The high beam indicator light
% [IS08400(ALL)07/96] Low Windshield Washer Fluid Level Warning
(Optional Chime with Light)
[IS08500(ALL)07/96] This light indicates that the level of your washer fluid is low,
and you have to add more fluid. This light comes on briefly
after you turn your ignition key from the START to the ON
position. If the washer fluid is low, a one second chime will
sound and the light will remain on for 60 seconds. If the washer
fluid is not low, the light should turn off a few seconds after
the engine has started. The light and chime also come on if the
washer fluid is low when you use your windshield washers.
[IS08600(ALL)07/96] The washer fluid is only checked when the engine is started or
the windshield washers are in operation. The light will not
come on if the fluid level becomes low while you are driving
unless you turn on the windshield washers.
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[IS08700(ALL)07/96]
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The low windshield washer indicator light
% [IS09200(ALL)07/96] Low Fuel Indicator Light
[IS09300(ALL)12/95] This light comes on when your fuel gauge indicates
approximately 1/16 of a tank. The ignition must be turned to
ON in order for this light to come on.
[IS09400(ALL)12/95]
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The low fuel indicator light
*[IS10200(ALL)04/96] Gauges
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*[IS10400(ALL)07/96] Fuel Gauge
[IS10500(ALL)12/95] The fuel gauge displays approximately how much fuel is in the
fuel tank only when the ignition is ON. For proper fuel gauge
indication after adding fuel, the ignition should be in the OFF
position while the vehicle is being refueled.
[IS10600(ALL)12/95] The fuel gauge indicator may also vary slightly when the
vehicle is in motion. With the ignition OFF, the fuel gauge
indicator may drift from the ignition ON position as well.
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Fuel gauge — base cluster
[IS10800(ALL)12/95]
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The engine coolant temperature and fuel gauge
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*[IS11400(ALL)07/96] Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
*[IS11500(ALL)02/96] This gauge indicates the temperature of the engine coolant, not
the coolant level. If the coolant is not at its proper level or
mixture, the gauge indication will not be accurate.
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Engine coolant temperature gauge — base cluster
[IS11700(ALL)01/96] The pointer moves from the C (cold) mark into the NORMAL
band as the engine coolant warms up. It is acceptable for the
pointer to fluctuate within the normal band under normal
driving conditions. Under certain driving conditions such as
heavy stop and go traffic, or driving up hills in hot weather, the
pointer may indicate at the top of the NORMAL band. This is
also acceptable.
*[IS11800(ALL)04/96] If, under any circumstances, the pointer moves above the
NORMAL band, the engine is overheating and continued
operation may cause engine damage.
*[IS11900(ALL)07/96] If your engine overheats:
*[IS12000(ALL)07/96] 1. Pull off the road as soon as it is safely possible.
*[IS12100(ALL)07/96] 2. Turn off the engine. If you do not stop the engine as soon as
safely possible, severe engine damage could result.
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*[IS12200(ALL)07/96] 3. Let the engine cool. DO NOT REMOVE COOLANT
SYSTEM FILL CAP UNTIL THE ENGINE IS COOL.
[IS12300(ALL)07/96] 4. Check the coolant level following the instructions on
checking and adding coolant to your engine in this Owner
Guide. See engine coolant in the index. If you do not follow
these instructions, you or others could be injured.
*[IS12400(ALL)07/96] If the coolant continues to overheat, have the coolant system
serviced.
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*[IS13600(ALL)07/96] Speedometer
*[IS13700(ALL)03/96] The speedometer tells you how many miles (kilometers) per
hour your vehicle is moving.
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*[IS14200(ALL)07/96] Odometer
*[IS14300(ALL)01/96] The odometer records the total distance the vehicle has been
driven.
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*[IS14700(ALL)01/96] Trip Odometer
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*[IS14800(ALL)05/96] The trip odometer records the distance of individual trips.
Before each trip, set the trip odometer to zero by pushing the
reset control.
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The speedometer, odometer and trip odometer
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% [IS15000(ALL)04/96] Tachometer (If equipped)
*[IS15100(ALL)03/96] The tachometer will show you the engine’s speed measured in
revolutions per minute (RPM).
*[IS15200(ALL)03/96] The tachometer may move slightly when the key is placed in
the ACC or ON position, with the engine off. This is normal
and does not affect the performance of the tachometer when the
engine is running.
[IS15300(ALL)01/96] Some vehicles are equipped with an engine speed (RPM)
limiting device that is contained within the Electronic Engine
Control Module. The purpose of this device is to maintain peak
engine speed (RPM) below a specified limit. (Engine speed
limits may vary based on engine size.)
*[IS15400(ALL)03/96] If you are experiencing an “engine cut-out” condition at high
speeds, it may be the result of this limiting device. It is a
normal condition and can be avoided by reducing
vehicle/engine speed.
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The tachometer
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*[IS15502(ALL)07/96] Electronic Cluster (If equipped)
[IS15503(ALL)07/96] The Electronic Cluster works only when your ignition is in the
ON position. Each time you start your vehicle, the displays go
through a self-test by lighting up all segments for about one
second and then turning off all segments for about one second,
before displaying actual gauge readings. (The turn signal and
high beam indicators do not light during the self-test. The LOW
OIL light may remain on throughout the self-test and for several
seconds after normal readings are displayed.) This self-test
demonstrates that all of the display segments are working
properly.
[IS15505(ALL)07/96] The electronic cluster has three major functions to provide you
with information about your vehicle’s operating status:
[IS15507(ALL)07/96] ■ Warning and Indicator Lights
[IS15509(ALL)07/96] ■ Electronic Gauges
[IS15511(ALL)07/96] ■ The Fuel Computer
[IS15513(ALL)07/96] The electronic cluster uses the same warning and indicator
lights as the mechanical cluster. However, the electronic cluster
contains some additional warning and indicator lights as
described here.
% [IS15515(ALL)07/96] Oil Pressure Light
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[IS15519(ALL)07/96] This light indicates the engine’s oil pressure, not the oil level.
However, if your engine’s oil level is low, it could affect the oil
pressure. The light will come on briefly during the display
self-test every time you turn your key to the ON position. The
light will go off when the key is turned to the START position.
The light should stay off when the self-test is done if the engine
is running with normal oil pressure. If the light comes on while
the engine is running, you have lost oil pressure and continued
operation will cause severe engine damage.
*[IS15521(ALL)07/96] If you lose engine oil pressure:
*[IS15523(ALL)07/96] 1. Pull off the road as soon as safely possible.
*[IS15525(ALL)07/96] 2. Shut off the engine immediately. If you do not stop the
engine as soon as safely possible, severe engine damage
could result.
[IS15527(ALL)07/96] 3. Check the engine’s oil level. (See “Checking and Adding
Engine Oil” in the Maintenance and Care chapter of this
Owner Guide.) If you do not follow these instructions, you
or others could be injured. To ensure an accurate reading,
your vehicle should be on level ground.
[IS15529(ALL)07/96] 4. If the level is low, add only as much oil as necessary before
you start the engine again. Do not overfill. Do not operate
the engine if the light is on regardless of the oil level.
Contact your nearest dealer for further service.
% [IS15531(ALL)07/96] Low Windshield Washer Fluid Level Warning Light
[IS15533(ALL)07/96] This light indicates that the level of your washer fluid is low,
and you have to add more fluid. This light comes on briefly
after you turn your ignition key from the START to the ON
position. If the washer fluid is low, a one second chime will
sound and the light will remain on for 60 seconds. If the washer
fluid is not low, the light should turn off a few seconds after
the engine has started. The light and chime also come on if the
washer fluid is low when you use your windshield washers.
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[IS15535(ALL)07/96] The washer fluid is only checked when the engine is started or
the windshield washers are in operation. The light will not
come on if the fluid level becomes low while you are driving
unless you turn on the windshield washers.
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[IS15539(ALL)07/96] Speed Control Indicator
[IS15541(ALL)07/96] A SPEED CONTROL light is displayed in the optional electronic
instrument cluster when the speed control system is engaged.
The display will turn off when the brake pedal is pressed or if
speed control is shut off.
*[IS15543(ALL)07/96] This display does not indicate any problems with the speed
control, but is simply a convenient way of knowing when it is
active.
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% [IS15547(ALL)07/96] Hazard Flasher Indicator Light
[IS15549(ALL)07/96] This light flashes when you turn on the hazard flashers. If your
ignition is ON, the turn signal indicator lights in the electronic
cluster will flash in time with the hazard flashers.
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*[IS15555(ALL)07/96] Fuel Gauge
[IS15556(ALL)07/96] The fuel gauge displays approximately how much fuel you have
in the fuel tank. The number of bars illuminated in the display
indicates fuel level. Your ignition must be in the ON position to
read the fuel gauge. Read the fuel level at the top bar that is lit.
When only one bar on the gauge is lit, the fuel pump symbol
on the gauge will flash to warn you of a low fuel level
condition.
[IS15557(ALL)07/96] If the fuel gauge displays only the top two bars and bottom two
bars, or if the Distance to Empty function in the fuel computer
displays CO or CS, you must have the fuel indication system
serviced.
[IS15558(ALL)07/96] Turn your ignition to OFF while fueling to obtain an accurate
fuel gauge indication. If you do not turn your ignition off, the
fuel gauge will not display the new fuel level immediately, but
will slowly increase to the correct value.
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*[IS15561(ALL)07/96] Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
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[IS15565(ALL)07/96] This gauge indicates the temperature of the engine’s coolant, not
the coolant level. If the coolant is not at its proper level or
mixture, the gauge indication will not be accurate. The gauge is
identified by a thermometer symbol, an “H” (hot), and a “C”
(cold). The “NORM” indicates the normal operating range. The
bars will move into the normal operating range as the engine
coolant warms up. It is acceptable for the bars to fluctuate
within the normal operating range under normal driving
conditions. Under certain driving conditions, such as heavy stop
and go traffic, or driving up hills in hot weather, the gauge may
indicate at the top of the NORMAL band. This is also
acceptable.
[IS15567(ALL)07/96] If, under any circumstances, the bars move above the NORMAL
band, the temperature symbol will flash and a chime will sound
to alert the driver that the engine coolant is overheating and
continued operation may cause engine damage.
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*[IS15569(ALL)07/96] If your engine overheats:
*[IS15571(ALL)07/96] 1. Pull off the road as soon as it is safely possible.
*[IS15573(ALL)07/96] 2. Turn off the engine. If you do not stop the engine as soon as
safely possible, severe engine damage could result.
*[IS15575(ALL)07/96] 3. Let the engine cool. DO NOT REMOVE COOLANT
SYSTEM FILL CAP UNTIL THE ENGINE IS COOL.
[IS15577(ALL)07/96] 4. Check the coolant level following the instructions on
checking and adding coolant to your engine in this Owner
Guide. See engine coolant in the index. If you do not follow
these instructions, you or others could be injured.
*[IS15579(ALL)07/96] If the coolant continues to overheat, have the coolant system
serviced.
[IS15581(ALL)07/96] If the temperature gauge displays only the top two and bottom
two bars, the temperature indication system is indicating that it
requires servicing. Take the vehicle to a dealership for service as
soon as possible.
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*[IS15583(ALL)07/96] Speedometer
[IS15585(ALL)07/96] The electronic speedometer in the left center of the cluster has
two displays that indicate how fast your vehicle is moving in
miles or kilometers per hour. Press the fuel computer E/M
(English/Metric) button to switch between MPH and km/h. The
main digital speedometer indicates speed up to 120 MPH
(199 km/h). The secondary bar graph speedometer indicates
approximate speed up to 120 MPH in steps of 4 MPH
(180 km/h in steps of 6 km/h). The bar graph speedometer
shows your approximate speed relative to the full scale, and it
gives you a visual indication of how fast your speed is changing
when you accelerate or decelerate.
[IS15587(ALL)07/96] Your vehicle may not actually be able to travel at the maximum
speeds indicated by the speedometer due to a speed limiter in
the Electronic Engine Control module. The purpose of the
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ensure safe vehicle operation.
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*[IS15591(ALL)07/96] Odometer
[IS15593(ALL)07/96] The odometer displays the total number of miles or kilometers
your vehicle has been driven. Press the fuel computer E/M
(English/Metric) button to switch between miles and kilometers.
[IS15595(ALL)07/96] If the electronic cluster is replaced and the mileage on the old
odometer is unknown, the replacement cluster will be set to
zero miles (kilometers), and the circle “S” symbol to the left of
the odometer will be lit to indicate that a service cluster has
been installed. A label showing the estimated mileage will then
be attached to the door pillar. If the actual mileage can be
verified, an authorized service center can program the correct
mileage into the replacement cluster, and the circled “S” will
not be lit.
[IS15597(ALL)07/96] If the odometer displays the word “Error,” have your vehicle
serviced.
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*[IS15599(ALL)07/96] Tachometer
[IS15601(ALL)07/96] The electronic bar graph tachometer in the right center of the
cluster displays the approximate engine speed in revolutions per
minute (RPM). Each bar on the display represents 200 RPM.
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[IS16000(ALL)01/96] The Electronic Cluster Fuel Computer display is located under
the tachometer and consists of a menu and a digital display.
The fuel computer can display five different functions. They are:
[IS16100(ALL)01/96] ■ Trip distance
[IS16200(ALL)01/96] ■ Instantaneous fuel economy
[IS16300(ALL)01/96] ■ Average fuel economy
[IS16400(ALL)01/96] ■ Distance to empty
[IS16500(ALL)01/96] ■ Average speed
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[IS16600(ALL)01/96] Fuel Computer Buttons
[IS16700(ALL)01/96] The fuel computer functions are controlled by the three buttons
located to the right of the electronic cluster:
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% [IS16900(ALL)01/96] SELECT — The SELECT button lets you choose the function
displayed by the fuel computer. Each time you press the
SELECT button, the fuel computer points to the next choice on
the menu. After it reaches the last choice, it returns to the top
of the menu.
% [IS17000(ALL)01/96] E/M — The E/M button lets you switch the fuel computer
functions and the speedometer and odometer displays between
English and metric units. The displays remain in the chosen
units until you switch them again, even after you turn off the
vehicle and restart it.
% [IS17100(ALL)01/96] RESET — The RESET button lets you reset or initialize the fuel
computer function that is displayed. Only TRIP DISTANCE,
AVERAGE ECONOMY, and AVERAGE SPEED can be reset.
[IS17200(ALL)01/96] Any time one of the fuel computer buttons is pressed, a short
chime will sound.
[IS17300(ALL)01/96] The Fuel Computer Functions
[IS17400(ALL)01/96] The complete fuel computer menu is displayed for about five
seconds after the cluster self-test (when the ignition is turned to
ON) and after the SELECT button is pressed. After five seconds,
only the selected function is displayed.
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% [IS17500(ALL)01/96] TRIP DISTANCE
[IS17600(ALL)01/96] Your trip distance is the distance you have traveled since the
last reset. To display your current trip distance, press the
SELECT button until the pointer is at TRIP DISTANCE. To reset
the trip distance to zero, press the RESET button while the
pointer is at TRIP DISTANCE. You may want to use this feature
to see how far you have traveled on a particular trip.
[IS17700(ALL)01/96] If you do not reset your trip distance, the display will roll over
to zero when it passes 1999 miles or kilometers. If you switch
from miles to kilometers after you have passed 1242 miles
(1999 kilometers), you must add 2000 to the kilometers display
for actual distance traveled. The display will then roll over to
zero when it passes 1218 kilometers (3218 kilometers or 1999
miles traveled) whether you select English or metric units. If the
display is in metric units when you pass 1999 kilometers (1242
miles), both English and metric trip distances will roll over to
zero.
% [IS17800(ALL)01/96] INSTANT ECONOMY
[IS17900(ALL)01/96] Your instantaneous fuel economy is your vehicle’s fuel economy
over the last one second of driving. To display your
instantaneous fuel economy, press SELECT until the pointer is
at INSTANT ECONOMY. Your instantaneous fuel economy
changes with your driving conditions. Factors affecting fuel
economy include braking, acceleration, and road terrain. You
may want to use this feature to see how your driving habits
affect your fuel economy. INSTANT ECONOMY is not
resettable.
[IS18000(ALL)01/96] Your instantaneous fuel economy can vary from 0 to 99 miles
per gallon or from 99 to 2 liters per 100 kilometers when your
vehicle is moving. When your vehicle is not moving, fuel
economy is displayed as 0 miles per gallon or as a number of
liters per hour. In the metric mode, instantaneous fuel economy
will display in liters per hour when your vehicle speed drops
below 5 km/h and will stay in liters per hour until your speed
exceeds 7 km/h.
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% [IS18100(ALL)01/96] AVERAGE ECONOMY
[IS18200(ALL)01/96] Your average fuel economy is the average value of your fuel
economy since the last reset. To display your average fuel
economy, press SELECT until the pointer is at AVERAGE
ECONOMY. The fuel computer calculates average fuel economy
from the distance traveled and the fuel used (as reported by the
Electronic Engine Control module). Press the RESET button
when AVERAGE ECONOMY is selected to reset the average
fuel economy. You may want to use this feature to see how
your fuel economy changes each day or for each tank of fuel.
[IS18300(ALL)01/96] If you calculate your fuel economy based on the odometer
distance traveled and the amount of fuel you pump into the
tank, your number may be different than the fuel computer
number for various reasons. Most likely, the top level of fuel
added may be different between fill-ups, causing an incorrect
estimate of the amount of fuel used.
% [IS18400(ALL)01/96] DISTANCE TO EMPTY
[IS18500(ALL)01/96] Your distance to empty is the approximate number of miles or
kilometers that you can drive before you run out of fuel. To
display your distance to empty, press SELECT until the pointer
is at DISTANCE TO EMPTY. The fuel computer calculates
distance to empty from the amount of fuel in the tank and an
internally determined fuel economy value, which is not the
same as the AVERAGE ECONOMY number. DISTANCE TO
EMPTY is not resettable. You may want to use this feature to
plan when your next fuel fill-up should be.
[IS18600(ALL)01/96] Your distance to empty may change faster or slower than actual
distance traveled because your fuel economy varies with
changing driving conditions.
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[IS18700(ALL)01/96] The fuel computer will automatically warn you when your
distance to empty is low. When your distance to empty reaches
50 miles (80 km), 25 miles (40 km) and 10 miles (20 km), the
fuel computer will automatically select DISTANCE TO EMPTY,
flash the number for five seconds, and sound a one second
chime.
[IS18800(ALL)01/96] If the Distance to Empty function displays CO or CS, you must
have the fuel indication system serviced.
[IS18900(ALL)01/96] Turn your ignition to OFF while fueling to obtain an accurate
distance to empty reading. If you do not turn your ignition off,
the fuel computer will not display the new distance to empty
immediately, but will slowly increase to the correct value.
[IS19000(ALL)01/96] AVERAGE SPEED
[IS19100(ALL)01/96] Your average speed is the average speed your vehicle has
traveled while the ignition was ON since the last reset. To
display your average speed, press SELECT until the pointer is at
AVERAGE SPEED. Press the RESET button when AVERAGE
SPEED is selected to reset the average speed. You may want to
use this feature to see what your average speed is during daily
driving or on a long trip.
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% [IS19200(ALL)01/96] Auxiliary Warning Module (If equipped)
[IS19300(ALL)01/96] An additional bank of indicator and warning lights is located
above the driver’s side vent, just to the right of the steering
wheel. The light(s) located in this module are described and
illustrated below.
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% [IS19500(ALL)01/96] Traction Control Active Light
[IS19600(ALL)01/96] This light comes on when the Traction Control system begins
applying and releasing the brakes and adjusting the engine
characteristics to limit a wheelspin condition. You may feel
some steering changes and hear some noise, but this is normal.
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[IS19800(ALL)01/96] The Traction Control light will stay on for a minimum of four
seconds.
[IS19900(ALL)07/96] Traction Control Off Light
[IS20000(ALL)01/96] This light comes on when the Traction Control system is not
operating. In some conditions, you may want to turn Traction
Control off, such as when rocking your vehicle out of deep
snow or mud.
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[IS20200(ALL)01/96] Traction Control will automatically turn off to prevent the
brakes from overheating. The system will turn back on once the
brakes have cooled down.
[IS20300(ALL)01/96] NOTE: If the TRAC OFF light is flashing repeatedly, it means
that there is a Traction Control system malfunction
and the system is inoperative. Contact your dealer for
service as soon as possible.
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% [IS20400(ALL)01/96] Anti-Theft Active Indicator Light
[IS20500(ALL)07/96] This indicator is used in the optional Anti-Theft System. See
“Anti-Theft System” in the Controls and Features chapter of this
Owner Guide.
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[IS20700(ALL)01/96] Air Suspension Warning Light
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[IS20900(ALL)01/96] The warning light for the Air Suspension indicates one of two
things:
[IS21000(ALL)01/96] 1. The service switch (located in the jack storage area) is in the
“off” position.
[IS21100(ALL)01/96] 2. A system malfunction has occurred electronically disabling
Air Suspension function.
[IS21200(ALL)01/96] NOTE: If the switch is returned to or in the “ON” position
and the light does not go out after recycling the
ignition switch OFF/ON, the Air Suspension should
be checked by a qualified service technician.
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*[AS01175(ALL)10/95] Compact Disc Radio
*[AS01250(ALL)10/95] The Compact Disc Radio combines the Electronic Stereo Radio
with the Ford Compact Disc Player.
*[AS01300(ALL)08/95] Using the Controls on Your New Radio/CD Player
*[AS01400(ALL)04/92] Most of the features of this unit work for both radio and CD
operation, depending on which mode the unit is in. Also, some
of the buttons control several different functions, so be sure to
read all of the operating instructions carefully.
*[AS01500(ALL)03/96] How to turn the radio on and off
*[AS01600(ALL)10/95] Press the “POWER” button to turn the radio on. Press it again
to turn it off.
*[AS01625(ALL)03/96] How to adjust the volume
*[AS01650(ALL)03/96] Press the (R/S) side of the “VOL” button to increase/decrease
the volume. Bars illuminate in the display to show the relative
volume level.
*[AS01675(ALL)02/96] NOTE: If the volume level is set above a certain listening
level when the ignition switch is turned off, when the
ignition switch is turned back on, the volume will
come back to a “nominal” listening level. However, if
the radio power is turned off, the volume will remain
in the position it was set at when radio power was
switched off.
*[AS01700(ALL)03/96] Selecting the AM or FM frequency band
*[AS01800(ALL)10/95] Push the “AM/FM” button to select the desired frequency band.
When in the radio mode, pushing the button more than once
will alternate between AM, FM1 and FM2. These functions are
used with the station memory buttons described under How to
tune radio stations.
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*[AS01900(ALL)03/96] How to tune radio stations
*[AS02000(ALL)10/95] There are four ways for you to tune in a particular station. You
can manually locate the station using the “SCAN/TUNE”
button, “SEEK” the station, “SCAN” to the station or select the
station by using the memory buttons, which you can set to any
desired frequency. These four methods are described below.
*[AS02100(ALL)10/95] ■ Using the “SCAN/TUNE” button to manually tune
*[AS02200(ALL)04/96] You can change the frequency up or down one increment at
a time (FM changes in increments of 200kHz; AM changes in
increments of 10kHz) by first pressing the “SCAN/TUNE”
button twice (display shows “TUNE”), then — within
approximately five seconds —pressing and releasing either
the top a or bottom b half of the “SEEK” button. To
change frequencies quickly, press and hold down either the
top or bottom half of the “SEEK” button. While you are
manually tuning, the display will show a blinking “M”.
*[AS02300(ALL)03/96] Manual tuning adjusts your radio to any allowable broadcast
frequency, whether or not a station is present on that
frequency. (See All About Radio Frequencies in this section.)
*[AS02400(ALL)04/96] ■ Using the “SEEK” function
*[AS02500(ALL)04/96] This feature on your radio allows you to automatically select
listenable stations up or down the frequency band. Press the
top a half of the “SEEK” button to select the next listenable
station up the frequency band. Press the bottom b half of
the button to select the next listenable station down the
frequency band. By pressing and holding the button,
listenable stations can be passed over to reach the desired
station.
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*[AS02600(ALL)02/96] ■ Using the “SCAN/TUNE” button to scan radio stations
*[AS02700(ALL)04/96] Pressing the “SCAN/TUNE” button once enters the scan
mode (display will indicate “SCN”). Pushing the top a half
of the “SEEK” button will begin the scan mode up the
frequency band, stopping on each listenable station for
approximately five seconds. Pushing the bottom b half of
the “SEEK” button will begin the scan mode down the
frequency band, again stopping on each listenable station for
approximately five seconds.
*[AS02800(ALL)03/96] To stop the scan mode on the presently sampled station,
press the “SCAN/TUNE” button again.
*[AS03000(ALL)03/96] ■ Setting the station MEMORY PRESET buttons
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*[AS03100(ALL)06/96] Your radio is equipped with 5 station memory buttons.
These buttons can be used to select up to 5 preset AM
stations and 10 FM stations (5 in FM1 and 5 in FM2). Follow
the easy steps below to set these buttons to the desired
frequencies.
*[AS03200(ALL)06/96] 1. Select a band, then select a frequency.
*[AS03400(ALL)06/96] 2. Press one of the memory preset buttons and hold the button
until the sound returns. That station is now held in memory
on that button.
*[AS03500(ALL)06/96] 3. Follow the two steps above for each station memory preset
button you want to set.
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[AS03600(ALL)04/92] Using the Automatic Memory Load and Automatic
Memory Store features
[AS03700(ALL)09/95] NOTE: If no stations are in memory presets, you can activate
the feature by pressing and holding the “AUTO
PRESET” button for approximately three seconds.
Auto Memory Load sets all memory buttons in AM,
FM1 and FM2 sequentially by seeking out the first
five strong stations for the respective band and storing
them in memory buttons 1-5. (FM2 will store the
second set of strong stations from the FM band.)
*[AS03800(ALL)05/96] With Auto Memory Store, you can continually set strong
stations into your memory buttons without losing your existing
memory presets, which is especially helpful while traveling.
Your radio will automatically set your memory buttons to the
strong local stations so you don’t have to continually manually
tune to existing stations.
*[AS03900(ALL)02/96] Activate Auto Memory Store by pushing the “AUTO PRESET”
button once. Your radio will set the first five strong stations of
the band you are in (AM, FM1 or FM2) into the memory
buttons. The display will show “AUTO,” then run through the
frequencies, stopping momentarily on the stations being set into
the memory buttons. The radio is now in the “AUTO” mode
and the display will show “AUTO” each time a preset is
activated.
*[AS04000(ALL)10/95] NOTE: If there are fewer than five strong stations in the
frequency band, the remaining unfilled buttons will
store the last strong station detected on the band.
*[AS04100(ALL)03/96] After all stations have been filled, the radio will begin playing
the station stored on memory button 1.
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*[AS04200(ALL)02/96] To deactivate the Auto Memory Store mode and return to the
manually-set memory button stations (or those stations set using
Auto Memory Load), simply push the “AUTO PRESET” button.
Display will show “AUTO” then “OFF.” The next time Auto
Memory Store is activated on that band, the radio will store the
next set of five strong stations.
*[AS04400(ALL)08/95] Using the “AUDIO” button to adjust the tone balance
and speaker output
*[AS04500(ALL)02/96] ■ Increasing or decreasing bass response
*[AS04600(ALL)08/95] Push the “AUDIO” button repeatedly until the display reads
“BASS.” Push the “+” side of the “VOL” button to increase
bass (more “lows”), and push the “-” side to decrease bass
(less “lows”).
*[AS04700(ALL)02/96] ■ Increasing or decreasing treble response
*[AS04800(ALL)08/95] Push the “AUDIO” button repeatedly until the display reads
“TREB.” Push the “+” side of the “VOL” button to increase
treble (more “highs”), and push the “-” side to decrease
treble (less “highs”).
*[AS05100(ALL)02/96] ■ Adjusting speaker balance
*[AS05200(ALL)08/95] Balance control allows you to adjust the sound distribution
between the right and left speakers. Push the “AUDIO”
button repeatedly until the display reads “BAL.” Push the
“+” side of the “VOL” button to shift the sound to the right
speakers, and push the “-” side to shift the sound to the left
speakers.
*[AS05300(ALL)04/96] ■ Adjusting speaker fader
*[AS05400(ALL)08/95] Fade control allows you to adjust the sound distribution
between the front and rear speakers. Push the “AUDIO”
button repeatedly until the display reads “FADE.” Push the
“+” side of the “VOL” button to shift the sound to the front
speakers, and push the “-” side to shift the sound to the rear
speakers.
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[AS05500(ALL)09/95] NOTE: Illuminated bars in the display show relative levels of
bass and treble and positions of speaker balance and
fader functions for five seconds after adjustments are
made, then revert to volume level set.
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*[AS05600(ALL)08/95] Clock operation
*[AS05700(ALL)08/95] When in the radio mode, push the “CLOCK” button to switch
from radio frequency to clock. Only the clock numerals will be
displayed in the clock mode — there is no A.M./P.M.
indication. When in the clock mode, the time will be displayed
until the button is pushed again. However, if you retune the
radio while it is in the clock mode, the new radio frequency
will be displayed for approximately ten seconds and then
change back to clock.
*[AS05800(ALL)08/95] When in the CD mode, push the “CLOCK” button to change
the display from elapsed time mode to track number mode to
clock mode. If the CD track selection is changed when you are
in the clock or elapsed time mode, the new track number will
be displayed for approximately ten seconds and then revert
back to the previous mode.
*[AS05900(ALL)08/95] To set the clock, simultaneously press the “CLOCK” button and
either the bottom (b) half of the “SEEK” button to set hours,
or the top (a) half of the “SEEK” button to set minutes.
[AS06000(ALL)04/96] NOTE: The clock can be set with the radio and/or ignition on
or off.
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*[AS07000(ALL)10/95] Using the Controls on Your New Compact Disc Player
*[AS07100(ALL)03/96] Your new Ford Compact Disc Player is capable of playing 12
cm or 8 cm discs, without an adapter. The player operates when
the power is on and a disc is inserted (label side up). Handle
the disc by its edge only. (Be sure to read and follow all of the
care and cleaning instructions under How To Take Care of and
Clean Your CD Player and Discs.)
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*[AS07200(ALL)09/95] NOTE: If after you insert a disc, the disc is ejected and
“ERROR” begins scrolling in the display, remove the
disc and reinsert it right side up (label side up).
*[AS07300(ALL)08/95] The digital display on your CD player will either show the
track (selection) number or the elapsed time. (The display mode
can be selected by pressing the “CLOCK” button.) Indicators for
play (a), stop (X) and compression on (“C”) are also in the
display. (These features are described later.)
*[AS07400(ALL)10/95] Once a disc is inserted, operation of the CD player will override
that of the radio.
*[AS07500(ALL)09/95] NOTE: The volume, bass, treble, balance and fader controls
on the radio are also used with the CD player. Refer
to earlier operating instructions on these controls.
*[AS07600(ALL)04/96] How to insert a disc and begin play
*[AS07700(ALL)10/95] Insert one disc, label side up into the disc opening. When
inserted, the disc automatically loads into the unit and play
starts at the beginning of the first track (selection).
*[AS07800(ALL)04/96] When the disc reaches the end, the disc player automatically
returns to the beginning of the disc and resumes playing.
[AS07900(ALL)04/96] NOTE: Once a disc is inserted, the disc opening is secured to
prevent the accidental insertion of a second disc.
[AS08000(ALL)09/95] NOTE: The CD player has heat protection circuitry to protect
the laser diode. If the temperature of the player
reaches 167˚F (75˚C), the heat detection circuit will
shut off the player and “TOO HOT” will scroll in the
display for five seconds (radio will resume playing).
When the temperature returns to normal operating
range, the CD player will again be operational.
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*[AS08100(ALL)10/95] How to stop and restart the CD player
*[AS08200(ALL)04/96] When a disc is loaded, the unit automatically enters the play
mode and the play indicator a illuminates. To stop
temporarily, press the “PLAY/STOP” button or the “AM/FM”
button. The stop indicator X in the display illuminates and
operation returns to the radio mode. To resume CD play, press
the “PLAY/STOP” button once again.
*[AS08300(ALL)10/95] NOTE: If the ignition key is turned OFF during play and
then is set to the ON or ACCESSORY position, the
CD player will resume playing in the mode it was in
when ignition was turned off.
*[AS08400(ALL)05/96] How to fast forward or reverse your CD player
*[AS08500(ALL)10/95] To quickly search for a particular point in a selection, press the
“FF” button (to fast forward) or the “REV” button (to reverse).
While either button is pressed, the disc goes forward or
backward at two different speeds depending on how long the
button is held down. (Pressing either button for more than three
seconds will speed up the process.) Release the button at the
desired point (found by watching the elapsed playing time in
the display or by listening to the sound during fast forward or
reverse). When you have reached the beginning of track 1, the
CD player will begin playing.
*[AS08600(ALL)10/95] When you have reached the end of the disc by keeping the fast
forward button pressed, the display will show “END” and the
player will go into pause mode. Push the “PLAY/STOP” button
to begin playing the first track of the disc, press the “REV”
button to back up from the end of the disc, or use the “SEEK”
function to locate a desired track.
*[AS08610(ALL)08/95] Using the “SEEK” feature
[AS08620(ALL)10/94] Press the top (a) of the “SEEK” button once to repeat the
current playing selection. Press the bottom (b) of the “SEEK”
button to advance to the next selection.
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