Ford Aerostar - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

Ford Aerostar - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

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To ensure that the air bag system will operate as
intended in a crash, the system is equipped with
a diagnostic module, which controls a readiness
lamp and a warning tone. The diagnostic
module monitors its own circuits, the air bag
electrical system, the air bag readiness light, the
air bag power, and the air bag inflators.
The air bag system uses a readiness light on the
instrument cluster and a tone to indicate the
condition of the system. When you turn the
ignition key to the ON position, this light will
illuminate for approximately six (6) seconds and
then turn off. This indicates that the system is
operating normally. NOTE: Maintenance of the
air bag system is not required.
A problem with the system is indicated by one
or more of the following:
the readiness light will either flash or stay lit,
or it will not light immediately after ignition
is turned on,
or a group of five beeps will be heard. The
tone pattern will repeat periodically until the
problem and light are repaired.
If any of these things happen, have the air bag
system serviced at your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury
dealer immediately. Unless serviced, the air bag
Supplemental Restraint System may not function
properly in the event of a collision.
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WARNING
Do not attempt to service, repair, or
modify the Air Bag Supplemental
Restraint System or its fuses. See your
Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer.
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NOTE:
Your vehicle is equipped with a
brake-shift interlock feature. This
feature prevents you from shifting
from P (Park) unless you have the
brake pedal depressed. (The ignition
must be in the ON position.) If you
cannot shift from P (Park) with the
brake pedal depressed:
1.
Apply the parking brake.
2.
Remove the key.
3.
Insert the key and rotate it one position
clockwise (ignition in the OFF position).
4.
Apply the brake pedal and shift to N
(Neutral). (If the vehicle is shifted back to P
[Park], you must repeat the previous steps.)
5.
Start the vehicle.
If you need to shift out of P (Park) by using the
alternate procedure described above, it is
possible that a fuse has blown and that your
brakelamps may also not be functional. Please
refer to the chapter titled
Servicing Your Aerostar
in this Owner Guide for instructions on checking
and replacing fuses.
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WARNING
DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL
YOU VERIFY THAT THE BRAKELAMPS
ARE WORKING.
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Rear Anti-Lock (ABS) Brake Warning Light
To check the rear ABS brake warning light turn
the ignition key to the ON position. The rear
ABS brake warning light should glow
momentarily.
NOTE:
If it does not glow momentarily, have
your vehicle’s electrical system checked
immediately.
NOTE:
If the rear ABS brake warning light
begins to flash in a repeating flash
sequence, check the rear anti-lock
brake system continuous power fuse
and brake lights for proper operation.
Rear anti-lock warning light symbol
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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.
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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Once you place the gearshift securely into
position, gradually release the brake pedal and
use the accelerator as necessary.
NOTE:
Your vehicle is equipped with a
brake-shift interlock feature. This
feature prevents you from shifting
from P (Park) unless you have the
brake pedal depressed. (The ignition
must be in the ON position.) If you
cannot shift from P (Park) with the
brake pedal depressed:
1.
Apply the parking brake.
2.
Remove the key.
3.
Insert the key and rotate it one position
clockwise (ignition in the OFF position).
4.
Apply the brake pedal and shift to N
(Neutral). (If the vehicle is shifted back to P
[Park], you must repeat the previous steps.)
5.
Start the vehicle.
If you need to shift out of P (Park) by using the
alternate procedure described above, it is
possible that a fuse has blown and that your
brakelamps may also not be functional. Please
refer to the chapter titled
Servicing Your Aerostar
in this Owner Guide for instructions on checking
and replacing fuses.
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WARNING
DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL
YOU VERIFY THAT THE BRAKELAMPS
ARE WORKING.
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Safety Chains
Always use safety chains between your vehicle
and trailer. Cross chains under the trailer tongue
and allow slack for turning corners. Connect
safety chains to the vehicle frame or hook
retainers. Never attach chains to the bumper.
Trailer Brakes
Separate trailer brakes are required on most
towed vehicles weighing over 1,500 lb (680 kg).
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WARNING
Do not connect a trailer’s hydraulic brake
system directly to your vehicle’s brake
system. Your vehicle may not have
enough braking power and your chances
of having a collision greatly increase.
Trailer Lamps
Make sure your trailer lamps conform to Federal
and local regulations.
Class I and Class II Trailer Tow electrical wiring
provides two circuits (right hand and left hand)
to operate trailer stop/turn tail lamps. Each
stop/turn circuit will operate one combination
stop/turn light bulb (# 1157, 3157, 2357, or 3357)
on the trailer. Never add more than one trailer
light bulb to one circuit.
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WARNING
Always replace a fuse with one that has
the specified amperage rating. Using a
fuse with a higher amperage rating can
cause severe wire damage and could start
a fire.
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5.
If the power steering fluid is low, add fluid
in small amounts, continuously checking the
level, until you reach the FULL HOT range.
Do not overfill.
6.
When you are finished, put the dipstick back
in and make sure that it fits snugly.
Use only a power steering fluid such as Ford
Power Steering Fluid Motorcraft MERCON
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ATF.
If the power steering fluid is low, do not drive
your vehicle for a long period of time before
adding fluid. This can damage the power
steering pump.
If you check the power steering fluid when it is
cold, make sure that the fluid reaches the FULL
COLD range on the dipstick. The reading will
only be accurate if the fluid temperature is
approximately 50 to 85˚F (10 to 30˚C).
NOTE:
Do not turn the steering wheel of your
vehicle with the engine off. It could
force power steering fluid out from the
reservoir cap or in extreme cases, it
could unseat the cap.
Fuses
Fuses and circuit breakers protect your vehicle’s
electrical system from overloading. If electrical
parts in your vehicle are not working, the
system may have been overloaded and blown a
fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. Before you
replace or repair any electrical parts, check the
appropriate fuses or circuit breakers.
The following charts tell you which fuses or
circuit breakers protect each electrical part of
your vehicle. If a fuse blows or a circuit breaker
opens a circuit, all the parts of your vehicle that
use that circuit will not work.
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Fuses and their location (under instrument panel on
driver’s side)
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To remove and replace a fuse, use the fuse
puller provided.
The side view of a fuse
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WARNING
Always replace a fuse with one that has
the specified amperage rating. Using a
fuse with a higher amperage rating can
cause severe wire damage and could start
a fire.
Access to the trailer tow fuse is through the rear
most storage compartment in the side trim
panel. This is on the left for all Aerostar models.
1.
Remove the screws located inside the
compartment and take off the access hole
cover.
2.
Reach in through access hole to remove
fuses. The fuses are located on the side of
the bracket assembly.
3.
Replace fuses with standard push-in fuses
(plug type).
4.
Reinstall compartment back and screw into
place.
Even after you replace a fuse, it will continue to
blow if you do not find what caused the
overload. If the fuse continues to blow, have
your electrical system checked.
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Circuit Breakers
If you need to check a circuit breaker, locate the
fuse panel first. Otherwise, locate the circuit
breaker according to the instructions on the
charts given earlier in this chapter.
However, you should know that the circuit
breakers will reset themselves and allow the
electrical parts to work again once the overload
on the circuit is removed. If the circuit breakers
continue to cut off electricity, have your vehicle’s
electrical system checked.
Diagnostic equipment is needed to check circuit
breakers. Refer to the manufacturer’s
instructions.
If you replace a circuit breaker, use one with the
same amperage rating. To remove a circuit
breaker, grip it with your finger and thumb and
pull it straight out of its socket.
Lights and Bulb Replacement
It is a good idea to check the operation of the
following lights frequently:
headlamps
high-mount brakelamp
tail lamps
brakelamps
hazard flasher
turn signals
license plate lamp