Ford Aerostar - 1997 Fuse Box Diagram

Ford Aerostar - 1997 Fuse Box Diagram

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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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WARNING
Do not place objects or mount equipment
on or near the steering wheel or in front
of the passenger dashboard area that may
come into contact with an inflating air
bag. Failure to follow these instructions
may increase the risk of personal injury 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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WARNING
If you are close to an inflating air bag, it
could seriously injure you. Sit against the
seatback and position your seat such that
it is as far back from the steering wheel
as possible but still allows you to
properly control the vehicle.
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Whenever you start your vehicle, release the key
as soon as the engine starts. Excessive cranking
could damage the starter.
After starting, allow the engine to idle for a few
seconds before driving away.
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
Roadside Emergencies
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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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
Roadside Emergencies
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.
P (Park)
Always come to a complete stop before you shift
into P (Park). This position locks the
transmission and prevents the rear wheels from
turning.
To securely latch the gearshift in the P (Park)
position, pull it toward you, push it completely
counterclockwise against the stop, and then push
it toward the instrument panel.
The gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) if
you cannot rotate it in a clockwise direction
without lifting it toward you.
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WARNING
Always set the parking brake fully and
make sure the gearshift is latched in P
(Park). Turn off the ignition whenever you
leave your vehicle.
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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.
Driving while you tow
Be especially careful when driving while you
tow a trailer. Never drive faster than 45 mph
(70 km/h) when you tow in hilly country on
hot days. Also, anticipate stops so that you can
brake gradually.
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If the Engine Cranks But Does
Not Start or Does Not Start After
a Collision
The Fuel Pump Shut-off Switch
If the engine cranks but does not start or if you
have had a collision, the fuel pump shut-off
switch may have been triggered. The shut-off
switch is a device that stops the fuel pump
when your vehicle has been involved in a
substantial jolt.
For information on how to check and reset the
fuel pump shut-off switch, see
Fuel pump shut-off
switch
in the Index.
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 may 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.
Changing a Tire
If you get a flat tire while you are driving, do
not apply the brake heavily. Instead, gradually
decrease the speed. Hold the steering wheel
firmly and slowly move to a safe place on the
side of the road. Park on a level spot, turn off
the ignition, set the parking brake, and turn on
the hazard flashers.
The Conventional Spare Tire
If you have the conventional spare tire, you can
use it as a spare or as a regular tire. This spare
tire is identical to the other tires that come with
your vehicle, although the wheel may not match.