Ford Sable - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

Ford Sable - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

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WARNING
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 Vehicle
in this
Owner Guide for instructions on
checking and replacing fuses. DO
NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE
UNTIL YOU VERIFY THAT THE
BRAKELAMPS ARE WORKING.
Using a column-mounted gearshift
If your gearshift is on the column, you can use
any of the following positions:
The column-mounted gearshift
Once you place the gearshift securely into
position, gradually release the brake pedal and
use the accelerator as necessary.
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Your vehicle is equipped with a Brake Shift
Interlock safety feature. This feature prevents the
gearshift from being moved from the P (Park)
position until the brake pedal is depressed. This
feature is active when the ignition is in the ON
position. If the gearshift lever CANNOT be
moved from P (Park) with the brake pedal
depressed:
1.
Turn the engine off and remove the ignition
key.
2.
Reinsert the ignition key and turn clockwise
to the first position (OFF).
3.
Depress the brake pedal, move the gearshift
lever to N (Neutral) and start the engine.
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WARNING
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 Vehicle
in this
Owner Guide for instructions on
checking and replacing fuses. DO
NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE
UNTIL YOU VERIFY THAT THE
BRAKELAMPS ARE WORKING.
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Fuses and Relays
Fuses (conventional and high current) and relays
protect your vehicle’s wiring system from
overloading. If electrical parts in your vehicle are
not working, the system may have been
overloaded and blown a fuse. Before you replace
or repair any electrical parts, check the
appropriate circuit protector. High current fuses
should only be repaired or replaced by your
Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer.
The following charts tell you which circuit
protector protects each electrical part of your
vehicle. If a fuse blows, all the parts of your
vehicle that use the circuit will not work.
Once you have determined which fuses to check,
follow the procedures under
Checking and
replacing fuses
later in this chapter.
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WARNING
Always remove the key from the
ignition before working on or
replacing fuses. Failure to do so
could result in injury.
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The instrument panel fuses and relays
The instrument panel fuse panel location
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The instrument panel fuse cover
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The power distribution box fuses and relays
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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.
The power distribution box location
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Checking and Replacing Fuses
If you need to check a fuse, follow these steps:
1.
Lift the handle of the fuse panel or power
distribution box to unlatch the cover.
2.
On the cover, find the fuse you want to
check. The diagram on the cover tells you
where to locate the fuse on the panel.
3.
Check the fuse to see if it is blown. To
remove the fuse, use the pulling tool
attached to the inside cover of the fuse
panel. 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.
Fuse puller tool and fuse
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4.
Replace the fuse with one that has the right
amperage rating. (See the following chart.)
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WARNING
Always replace a fuse with one that
has the right amperage rating. Using
a fuse with a higher amperage rating
can cause severe wire damage and
could possibly start a fire.
5.
Put the 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.