Ford Taurus - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

Ford Taurus - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

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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.
Safety Restraints for Children
In the U.S. and Canada, you are required by law
to use safety restraints for children. If small
children ride in your vehicle — this generally
includes children who are four years old or
younger and who weigh 40 pounds (18 kg) or
less — you must put them in safety seats that
are made specially for children. Safety belts
alone do not provide maximum protection for
these children. Check your local and state laws
for specific requirements.
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WARNING
Never let a passenger hold a child on his
or her lap while the vehicle is moving.
The passenger cannot protect the child
from injury in a collision.
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To prevent the risk of injury, make sure
children sit where they can be properly
restrained.
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Putting Your Vehicle in Gear
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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.
To operate:
1.
Start the engine.
2.
Depress and hold the brake pedal.
3.
Move the gearshift lever out of P (Park).
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.
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 Taurus
in this Owner Guide for instructions on checking
and replacing fuses.
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To operate:
1.
Start the engine.
2.
Depress and hold the brake pedal.
3.
Move the gearshift lever out of P (Park).
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.
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 Taurus
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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If you check the power steering fluid when it is
cold, make sure that the fluid reaches the FULL
COLD range on the dipstick (3.0L Vulcan) or
MIN on the reservoir (3.0L Duratec or 3.4L
SHO). The reading will only be accurate if the
fluid temperature is approximately 50 to 85˚F (10
to 30˚C).
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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Always remove the key from the ignition
before working on or replacing fuses.
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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
Ford recommends that high current fuses be
replaced by a qualified technician.
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Always disconnect the battery before
servicing high current fuses.
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
4.
Replace the fuse with one that has the right
amperage rating. (See the following chart.)
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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 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.
The Lights
It is a good idea to check the operation of the
following lights frequently:
headlamps
tail lamps
brakelamps
high-mount brakelamp