Ford Mystique - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

Ford Mystique - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

Safety Restraints
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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.
Disposal of air bags or air bag equipped vehicles
For disposal of air bags or air bag equipped vehicles, see your
local Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. Air bags
MUST
be
disposed of by qualified personnel.
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If you lose engine oil pressure:
1.
Pull off the road as soon as safely possible.
2.
Shut off the engine immediately. If you do not stop the
engine as soon as safely possible, severe engine damage
could result.
3.
Check the engine’s oil level, following the instructions on
checking and adding engine oil in this Owner Guide. (See
Engine oil
in the Index.) 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.
4.
If the level is low, add only as much oil as necessary to
bring it to the full level 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 actions.
High Beam Light
This light comes on when the headlamps are turned to high
beam or when you flash the lights.
If the high beam light flashes in a vehicle equipped with the
Daytime Running Light (DRL) system (Canada), it indicates a
failure in the DRL circuit. Check the bulbs and fuses or have
the DRL system checked by your dealer or a qualified service
technician.
Instrument Panel Controls
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Daytime Running Light System
(Canadian vehicles only)
The Daytime Running Light (DRL) system is designed to turn
the high beam headlamps on, with a reduced light output and
without illuminating the high beam indicator lamp in the
instrument panel. The DRL system operates when all of the
following conditions are met:
The vehicle is “running.”
The headlamp system is in the OFF position.
The high beam indicator light on the instrument cluster will not
be on.
A flashing high beam light in the instrument cluster indicates a
failure in the DRL system circuit, like a burnt bulb or fuse.
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WARNING
The Daytime Running Light (DRL) system will not
illuminate the tail lamps and parking lamps. Turn on
your headlamps at dusk. Failure to do so may result in a
collision.
Cleaning the Exterior Lamps
Do not use dry paper towel, chemical solvents or abrasive
cleaners to clean the lamps, as these may cause scratches or
crack the lamps.
Lighting Up the Interior and Instrument Panel
When either front door is opened, the footwell lights and the
door courtesy lights come on.
The instrument panel lights, window control lights and door
handle lights come on whenever the headlamp switch is turned
from the OFF position. To dim the instrument panel lights, use
the thumbwheel on the instrument panel to the right of the
steering wheel.
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Fuses, Circuit Breakers and Relays
Fuses, circuit breakers, and relays 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 relay, or tripped a circuit breaker. Before
you replace or repair any electrical parts, check the appropriate
circuit protector.
The following charts tell you which circuit protector protects
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 the
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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WARNING
Always remove the key from the ignition before working
on or replacing fuses.
The Power Distribution Box Fuses and Relays
The power distribution box location
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The power distribution box fuses and relays
Spare fuses are located in the power distribution box under the
hood.
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The Instrument Panel Fuses, Circuit Breakers and
Relays
The instrument panel fuse panel is underneath the instrument
panel on the left side. To open it, reach under the instrument
panel and push the release button to the right of the fuse panel.
The instrument panel fuse panel location
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The instrument panel fuses
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Relays Outside the Fuse Boxes
Checking and Replacing Fuses
1.
Use the charts to decide which fuse you should check.
2.
On the fuse panel decal located on the cover of the power
distribution box or on the end of the instrument panel fuse
panel, find the number of the fuse you want to check.
3.
Find the corresponding fuse and remove it with the fuse
pulling tool that is provided.
4.
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 should be replaced.
5.
Replace the fuse with one that has the right amperage rating.
See the following chart.
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The side view of a typical 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.
Circuit Breakers
If you need to check a circuit breaker that is on the instrument
panel fuse panel, see
Checking and replacing fuses
to find out how
to locate the fuse panel and pull it down.
Diagnostic equipment is needed to check circuit breakers. Refer
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Circuit breakers will reset themselves and allow the electrical
parts to work again once the overload on the circuit is gone. 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
side markers
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 headlamps are not aligned so that they point slightly
down and to the right.