Ford F-250 - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

Ford F-250 - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

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The air bag system uses a readiness light and a
tone to indicate the condition of the system. The
readiness light is in the instrument cluster. When
you turn the ignition 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, or a
group of five beeps will be heard.
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WARNING
If any of these things happen, even
intermittently, have the air bag system
serviced at your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury
dealer immediately.
Tone generator
The air bag readiness light indicates the air bag
system condition. However, a series of five sets
of five beeps will be heard only if the readiness
light does not work and there is a problem with
the air bag system. This also means that the Air
Bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) is in
need of service. The tone pattern will repeat
(five sets of five beeps) periodically until the
problem and light are repaired. 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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4.
Apply the brake pedal and shift to N
(Neutral). (If the vehicle is shifted 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 F-Series
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.
For cold or warm engines:
If the engine still does not start after two
attempts:
1.
Turn the ignition key to the OFF position.
2.
Press the accelerator all the way to the floor
and hold it.
3.
Turn the ignition key to the START position.
4.
Release the ignition key when the engine
starts.
5.
Release the accelerator gradually as the
engine speeds up. Then drive away in the
normal manner.
If the engine still does not start, the fuel pump
shut-off switch may have been triggered. For
directions on how to reset the switch see
Fuel
Pump Shut-Off Switch
later in this chapter.
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Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
To check the
amber
ABS brake warning light
turn the ignition key to ON. The 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 ABS brake warning light begins
to flash in a repeatable flash sequence,
check the rear anti-lock system
continuous power fuse and brake lights
for proper operation.
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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Dual Fuel Tank Selector Switch
Not Available on F-Series Standard
Wheelbase (117") (4 x 4)
To choose which fuel tank that you want your
engine to draw fuel from (front or rear) you
must use this switch. Your fuel gauge will
display the amount of fuel available in the
currently selected tank.
The fuse that protects the fuel tank selector
circuit is labeled AUX FUEL TANK SELECTOR
on your fuse panel cover.
Fuel tank selector switch
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4.
Apply the brake pedal and shift to N
(Neutral). (If the vehicle is shifted 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 F-Series
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.
R (Reverse)
With the gearshift in the R (Reverse) position,
the vehicle will move backward. You should
always come to a complete stop before shifting
into or out of R (Reverse).
Driving
When to use D (Drive)
This is the normal driving position. As the
vehicle picks up speed, automatic upshifts from
First gear to Second and Second to Third will
occur. The transmission automatically downshifts
as speed decreases.
When to use 2 (Second)
Use 2 (Second) to drive up moderately steep
grades, to start-up on slippery roads or to
provide engine braking on downgrades.
Do not go faster than 55 mph (88 km/h) in this
gear.
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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 one position
clockwise (ignition in the OFF position).
4.
Apply the brake pedal and shift to N
(Neutral). (If the vehicle is shifted 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 F-Series
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.
R (Reverse)
With the gearshift in the R (Reverse) position,
the vehicle will move backward. You should
always come to a complete stop before shifting
into or out of R (Reverse).
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Your vehicle has been equipped for use with a
4-wire trailer tow electrical system (running
lamps, right hand stop/turn, left hand
stop/turn, and ground).
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.
A wire harness (Ford part number
F5TB-13A576-A) has been provided that connects
to the frame wire harness at the rear of the
vehicle and is compatible with most 4-wire
trailer tow electrical systems.
Always check trailer and vehicle functions (i.e.,
stop/turn signal, and running lights) before
operating your vehicle and trailer.
If your vehicle fails to function properly, do not
operate your vehicle and trailer until corrections
are made.
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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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Fuses, Fuse Links and Circuit
Breakers
Fuses, circuit breakers and fuse links 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.
Once you have determined which fuses or circuit
breakers to check, follow the procedures under
Checking and replacing fuses
or
Checking and
replacing circuit breakers
later in this chapter.
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Fuses and their location
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Power distribution box
The high current fuses contained in the Power
Distribution Box protect your vehicle’s main
electrical systems from overloads; these fuses
provide the connection between the battery and
your vehicle’s electrical systems.
The high current fuses are coded as follows: 30
amp -light green, 40 amp - orange, 50 amp - red,
60 amp -blue.
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WARNING
Always disconnect the battery before
servicing high current fuses.
Ford recommends that high current fuses be
replaced by a qualified technician.
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WARNING
Always replace the cover to the Power
Distribution Box before reconnecting the
battery or refilling fluid reservoirs.
A blown high current fuse may be replaced but
will continue to blow until the cause of the
overload condition is corrected.
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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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Checking and Replacing Fuses
If you need to check a fuse, follow these steps:
1.
In order to find the fuse panel, you must
first remove the cover from the lower edge
of the instrument panel. You can do this by
pulling on handle to disengage the fasteners.
Fuse panel cover
2.
On the fuse panel cover, find the number of
the fuse you want to check. The diagram on
the cover tells you where to locate the fuse
on the panel.
The underside of the cover also contains a
fuse pulling tool in case you need to replace
a blown fuse.
3.
Check the fuse to see if it is blown. Look
through the clear side of the fuse to see if
the metal wire inside is separated. If it is,
the fuse is blown and should be replaced.
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The side view of a fuse
4.
Replace the fuse with one that has the right
amperage rating (see previous chart).
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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.
5.
Put the fuse panel cover back on.
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.
Circuit Breakers
If you need to check a circuit breaker on the
fuse panel, see
Checking and replacing fuses
to
find out how to locate the fuse panel. Otherwise,
locate the circuit breaker according to the
instructions on the charts given earlier in this
chapter.
Since you need diagnostic equipment to check
whether a circuit breaker works and such
equipment comes with instructions, we do not
discuss how to check circuit breakers.
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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.
If you replace a circuit breaker, use one with the
same amperage rating. To remove a circuit
breaker mounted in the fuse panel, 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
tail lamps
brakelamps
high-mount brakelamp
hazard flasher
turn signals
license plate lamp
The alignment of your headlamps should be
checked if:
oncoming motorists frequently signal you to
turn off your vehicle’s high beams when you
do not have the high beams on
the headlamps do not seem to give you
enough light to see clearly at night
the headlamp beams are pointed substantially
away from a position slightly down and to
the right