Ford F-53 Motorhome Chassis - 1997 Fuse Box Diagram

Ford F-53 Motorhome Chassis - 1997 Fuse Box Diagram

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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.
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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WARNING
Hold the brake pedal down while you
move the gearshift lever from position to
position. If you do not hold the brake
pedal down, your vehicle may move
unexpectedly and injure someone.
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
Roadside Emergencies
in
this Owner Guide for instructions on checking
and replacing fuses.
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Trailer lamps
Make sure your trailer lamps conform to Federal
and local regulations.
NOTE:
Do not connect a trailer lighting system
directly to the lighting system of the
vehicle. See your local recreational
vehicle dealer or rental trailer agency
for correct type of wiring and relays
for your trailer and heavy-duty
flashers. Incorrect installation may
result in either a false warning or no
warning in the lamp outage warning
system.
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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.
If you use the speed control while you are
towing on very long, steep grades, the speed
control may shut off.
If your vehicle is equipped with an Electronic
4-Speed Automatic (E4OD) transmission, operate
in Overdrive. Refer to the automatic
transmission operation earlier in this chapter.
For normal driving conditions, operate in
Overdrive. Refer to the E4OD transmission
operation earlier in this chapter.
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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.
Selected circuits, such as headlamps and
windshield wipers, are protected with circuit
breakers. A circuit breaker is designed to stop
current flow in case of a short-circuit or
overload. It will automatically restore current
flow after a few seconds, but will again interrupt
current if the overload or short-circuit continues.
This on-off cycle will continue as long as the
overload or short-circuit exists.
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/circuit breakers and their locations
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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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R
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.
Power Distribution Box
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Checking and Replacing Fuses
If you need to check a fuse, follow these steps:
1.
Remove the fuse panel cover by squeezing
together the cover release tabs as you apply
a slight pulling motion at the same time. The
underside of the cover contains five spare
fuses and a fuse pulling tool in case you
need to replace a blown fuse.
The spare fuses for your vehicle are color
coded as follows: 10 amp — red, 15 amp —
light blue, 20 amp — natural, 30 amp — light
green.
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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.
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.
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Circuit Breakers
If you need to check a circuit breaker that is on
the fuse panel, 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.
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.
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
With 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.