Ford Taurus - 2003 Fuse Box Diagram

Ford Taurus - 2003 Fuse Box Diagram

Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the Air Bag
Supplemental Restraint System or its fuses. See your Ford or
Lincoln Mercury dealer.
The front passenger air bag is not designed to offer protection to
an occupant in the center front seating position.
Modifying or adding equipment to the front end of the vehicle
(including frame, bumper, front end body structure and tow
hooks) may affect the performance of the air bag system, increasing
the risk of injury. Do not modify the front end of the vehicle.
Children and air bags
Children must always be properly
restrained. Accident statistics
suggest that children are safer when
properly restrained in the rear
seating positions than in the front
seating position. Failure to follow
these instructions may increase the
risk of injury in a collision.
Air bags can kill or injure a
child in a child seat.
NEVER
place a rear-facing child
seat in front of an active air bag. If
you must use a forward-facing
child seat in the front seat, move
the seat all the way back.
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Determining if the system is operational
The supplemental restraint system uses a warning indicator in the
instrument cluster or a back-up tone to indicate the condition of the
system. Refer to the
Warning light
section in the
Instrument cluster
chapter. Routine maintenance of the air bag is not required.
A difficulty with the system is indicated by one or more of the following:
The readiness light (same light
for front and side air bag system)
will either flash or stay lit.
The readiness light will not
illuminate immediately after ignition is turned on.
A series of five beeps will be heard. The tone pattern will repeat
periodically until the problem and/or light are repaired.
If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the supplemental
restraint system serviced at your dealership or by a qualified technician
immediately. Unless serviced, the system may not function properly in
the event of a collision.
Side air bag system (if equipped)
Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the air bag
cover on the side of the seatbacks of the front seats or in front
seat areas that may come into contact with a deploying air bag. Failure
to follow these instructions may increase the risk of personal injury in
the event of a collision.
Do not use accessory seat covers. The use of accessory seat
covers may prevent the deployment of the side air bags and
increase the risk of injury in an accident.
Do not lean your head on the door. The side air bag could injure
you as it deploys from the side of the seatback.
Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the air bag SRS, its
fuses or the seat cover on a seat containing an air bag. See your
Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer.
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If the steering wanders or pulls, check for:
an underinflated tire
uneven tire wear
loose or worn suspension components
loose or worn steering components
improper steering alignment
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE OPERATION
Brake-shift interlock
This vehicle is equipped with a brake-shift interlock feature that prevents
the gearshift lever from being moved from P (Park) when the ignition is
in the ON position unless brake pedal is depressed.
If you cannot move the gearshift lever out of P (Park) with ignition in
the ON position and the brake pedal depressed:
1. Apply the parking brake, turn ignition key to LOCK, then remove the
key.
2. Insert the key and turn it to OFF.
Apply the brake pedal and shift
to N (Neutral)
.
In the ignition OFF position, the automatic transmission shift
lever can be moved from the P (Park) position without the brake
pedal depressed. To avoid unwanted vehicle movement, always set the
parking brake.
3. Start the vehicle.
If it is necessary to use the above procedure to move the gearshift lever,
it is possible that a fuse has blown or the vehicle
s brakelamps are not
operating properly. Refer to
Fuses and relays
in the
Roadside
emergencies
chapter.
Do not drive your vehicle until you verify that the brakelamps
are working.
Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the gearshift is
latched in P (Park). Turn the ignition to the LOCK position and
remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle.
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FUSES
If electrical components in the
vehicle are not working, a fuse may
have blown. Blown fuses are
identified by a broken wire within
the fuse. Check the appropriate
fuses before replacing any electrical
components.
Note:
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.
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
COLOR
Fuse
rating
Mini
fuses
Standard
fuses
Maxi
fuses
Cartridge
Maxi
fuses
Fuse link
cartridge
2A
Grey
Grey
3A
Violet
Violet
4A
Pink
Pink
5A
Tan
Tan
7.5A
Brown
Brown
10A
Red
Red
15A
Blue
Blue
20A
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Blue
Blue
25A
Natural
Natural
30A
Green
Green
Green
Pink
Pink
40A
Amber
Green
Green
50A
Red
Red
Red
60A
Blue
Yellow
70A
Tan
Brown
80A
Natural
Black
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Passenger compartment fuse panel
The fuse panel is located below and to the left of the steering wheel by
the brake pedal. Remove the panel cover to access the fuses.
To remove a fuse use the fuse puller tool provided on the fuse panel
cover.
The fuses are coded as follows.
Fuse/relay
location
Fuse amp
rating
Passenger compartment fuse
panel description
1
Accessory delay relay
2
Driver one touch down relay
3
Blower motor relay
4
Flasher relay
5
Not used
6
Not used
7
40A
Rear defrost grid feed (wagon
only)/Rear defrost relay coil feed
(sedan only)
8
40A
Blower motor
9
Rear defrost relay
10
30A
Circuit breaker: Power seats,
Delayed accessory, Adjustable
pedals
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
33
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
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TO RELEASE
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Fuse/relay
location
Fuse amp
rating
Passenger compartment fuse
panel description
11
15A
Integrated control panel (ICP),
Rear washer wiper control, Front
washer, Cell phone, Passenger
switch illumination, GEM, Rear
wiper motor
12
10A
Heated mirrors, Rear defrost
switch
13
20A
Cigar lighter (if equipped)
14
Not used
15
30A
Front wiper motor
16
15A
Flasher and GEM power, ICP
power, RCC memory, Cluster
17
15A
Stop lamp, Speed control
deactivating switch
18
Not used
19
Not used
20
Not used
21
Not used
22
20A
Deck lid release solenoid,
Lock/unlock relays
23
10A
Air bag module, PATS transceiver
24
Not used
25
2A
PCM relay, Fuel pump relay
26
10A
Mirrors, Power antenna, Pulse
stretcher module, Deck lid lamp,
Battery saver
27
10A
Gauges and warning lamps, ICP,
FFV sender, GEM
28
10A
Blower motor relay coil, EATC
logic, Puddle lamps
29
15A
Autolamps, Park lamps, PWM,
Headlamp switch
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Fuse/relay
location
Fuse amp
rating
Passenger compartment fuse
panel description
30
15A
Horns and horn switch, OBD II
connector
31
Not used
32
10A
ABS, DRL relay coil, Speed
control actuator, Traction control
switch, AC heater selector switch,
Blend door actuator, Brake shift
interlock, Rear defroster relay coil
33
Not used
34
Not used
35
Not used
36
15A
Turn signals, Back-up lamps
37
15A
Transmission position switch
38
5A
GEM park neutral switch
39
Not used
40
Not used
41
Not used
42
Not used
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Power distribution box
The power distribution box is
located in the engine compartment.
The power distribution box contains
high-current fuses that protect your
vehicle
s main electrical systems
from overloads.
Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current
fuses.
To reduce risk of electrical shock, always replace the cover to
the Power Distribution Box before reconnecting the battery or
refilling fluid reservoirs.
If the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, refer to the
Battery
section of the
Maintenance and specifications
chapter.
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The high-current fuses are coded as follows.
Fuse/relay
location
Fuse amp
rating
Power distribution box
description
1
60A**
Fuse junction panel
2
30A**
Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
relay
3
60A**
Fuse junction panel
4
Not used
5
Not used
6
Not used
7
40A**
Starter relay, Ignition switch
8
Not used
9
40A**
Cooling fan relays
10
Not used
11
50A**
Rear defrost (sedan only)
12
Not used
13
40A**
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
module pump feed
14
Not used
15
20A*
ABS module valve solenoid
16
20A*
Fuel pump relay
17
20A*
Cell port
18
20A*
Power point
19
15A*
Right headlamp
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21 22
23
24
25
29
30
26
27
28
31
32
33
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Fuse/relay
location
Fuse amp
rating
Power distribution box
description
20
Not used
21
15 A*
Left headlamp
22
10A*
A/C clutch relay, PCM keep alive
power
23
Starter motor relay
24
Fan relay
25
Wiper speed relay
26
10A*
Alternator
27
5A*
Rear control unit, Antenna
28
15A*
HEGO sensor transmission shift
solenoid, Canister vent, A/C
clutch relay
29
Wiper park relay
30
Fuel pump relay
31
PCM power relay
32
Fan relay
33
A/C clutch relay
* Mini Fuses ** Maxi Fuses
Relays
Relays are located in the power distribution box and should be replaced
by qualified technicians.
CHANGING THE TIRES
If you get a flat tire while driving, do not apply the brake heavily.
Instead, gradually decrease your speed. Hold the steering wheel firmly
and slowly move to a safe place on the side of the road.
The use of tire sealants is not recommended and may
compromise the integrity of your tires.
Temporary spare tire information
The temporary spare tire for your vehicle is labeled as such. It is smaller
than a regular tire and is designed for emergency use only. Replace the
temporary spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as possible.
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Steps you can take to properly position yourself away from the airbag:
Move your seat to the rear as far as you can while still reaching the
pedals comfortably.
Recline the seat slightly (one or two degrees) from the upright
position.
Do not put anything on or over the air bag module. Placing
objects on or over the air bag inflation area may cause those
objects to be propelled by the air bag into your face and torso causing
serious injury.
Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the Air Bag
Supplemental Restraint System or its fuses. See your Ford or
Lincoln Mercury dealer.
The front passenger air bag is not designed to offer protection to
an occupant in the center front seating position.
Modifying or adding equipment to the front end of the vehicle
(including frame, bumper, front end body structure and tow
hooks) may affect the performance of the air bag system, increasing
the risk of injury. Do not modify the front end of the vehicle.
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Do not use accessory seat covers. The use of accessory seat
covers may prevent the deployment of the side air bags and
increase the risk of injury in an accident.
Do not lean your head on the door. The side air bag could injure
you as it deploys from the side of the seatback.
Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the air bag SRS, its
fuses or the seat cover on a seat containing an air bag. See your
Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer.
All occupants of the vehicle should always wear their safety belts
even when an air bag SRS is provided.
How does the side air bag system work?
The side air bag system consists of
the following:
An inflatable nylon bag (air bag)
with a gas generator concealed
behind the outboard bolster of
the driver and front passenger
seatbacks.
A special seat cover designed to
allow air bag deployment.
The same warning light,
electronic control and diagnostic unit as used for the front air bags.
Two crash sensors located on the pillars between the front and rear
doors.
Side air bags, in combination with seat belts, can help reduce the risk of
severe injuries in the event of a significant side impact collision.
The side air bags are fitted on the outboard side of the seatbacks of the
front seats. In certain lateral collisions, the air bag on the side affected
by the collision will be inflated, even if the respective seat is not
occupied. The air bag was designed to inflate between the door panel
and occupant to further enhance the protection provided occupants in
side impact collisions.
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AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE OPERATION
Brake-shift interlock
This vehicle is equipped with a brake-shift interlock feature that prevents
the gearshift lever from being moved from P (Park) when the ignition is
in the ON position unless brake pedal is depressed.
If you cannot move the gearshift lever out of P (Park) with ignition in
the ON position and the brake pedal depressed:
1. Apply the parking brake, turn ignition key to LOCK, then remove the
key.
2. Insert the key and turn it to OFF.
Apply the brake pedal and shift
to N (Neutral)
.
When the key is in the ignition OFF position, the automatic
transmission shift lever can be moved from the P (Park) position
without the brake pedal depressed. To avoid unwanted vehicle
movement, always set the parking brake.
3. Start the vehicle.
If it is necessary to use the above procedure to move the gearshift lever,
it is possible that a fuse has blown or the vehicle
s brakelamps are not
operating properly. Refer to
Fuses and relays
in the
Roadside
emergencies
chapter.
Do not drive your vehicle until you verify that the brakelamps
are working.
Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the gearshift is
latched in P (Park). Turn the ignition to the LOCK position and
remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle.
If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake warning lamp
remains illuminated, the brakes may not be working properly.
See your dealer or a qualified service technician.
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117
FUSES
If electrical components in the
vehicle are not working, a fuse may
have blown. Blown fuses are
identified by a broken wire within
the fuse. Check the appropriate
fuses before replacing any electrical
components.
Note:
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.
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
COLOR
Fuse
rating
Mini
fuses
Standard
fuses
Maxi
fuses
Cartridge
Maxi
fuses
Fuse link
cartridge
2A
Grey
Grey
3A
Violet
Violet
4A
Pink
Pink
5A
Tan
Tan
7.5A
Brown
Brown
10A
Red
Red
15A
Blue
Blue
20A
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Blue
Blue
25A
Natural
Natural
30A
Green
Green
Green
Pink
Pink
40A
Amber
Green
Green
50A
Red
Red
Red
60A
Blue
Yellow
70A
Tan
Brown
80A
Natural
Black
Passenger compartment fuse panel
The fuse panel is located below and to the left of the steering wheel by
the brake pedal. Remove the panel cover to access the fuses.
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To remove a fuse use the fuse puller tool provided on the fuse panel
cover.
The fuses are coded as follows.
Fuse/relay
location
Fuse amp
rating
Passenger compartment fuse panel
description
1
Accessory delay relay
2
Driver one touch down relay
3
Blower motor relay
4
Flasher relay
5
Not used
6
Not used
7
40A
Rear defrost grid feed (wagon only)/Rear
defrost relay coil feed (sedan only)
8
40A
Blower motor
9
Rear defrost relay
10
30A
Circuit breaker: Power seats, Delayed
accessory, Adjustable pedals
11
15A
Integrated control panel (ICP), Rear
washer wiper control, Front washer, Cell
phone, Passenger switch illumination,
GEM, Rear wiper motor
12
10A
Heated mirrors, Rear defrost switch
13
20A
Cigar lighter
14
Not used
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
33
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
PULL TAB
TO RELEASE
SEE OWNERS MANUAL
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Fuse/relay
location
Fuse amp
rating
Passenger compartment fuse panel
description
15
30A
Front wiper motor
16
15A
Flasher and GEM power, ICP power, RCC
memory, Cluster
17
15A
Stop lamp, Speed control deactivating
switch
18
Not used
19
Not used
20
Not used
21
Not used
22
20A
Deck lid release solenoid, Lock/unlock
relays
23
10A
Air bag module, PATS transceiver
24
15A
Spare
25
2A
PCM relay, Fuel pump relay
26
10A
Mirrors, Power antenna, Pulse stretcher
module, Deck lid lamp, Battery saver
27
10A
Gauges and warning lamps, ICP, FFV
sender, GEM
28
10A
Blower motor relay coil, EATC logic,
Puddle lamps
29
15A
Autolamps, Park lamps, PWM, Headlamp
switch
30
15A
Horns and horn switch, OBD II connector
31
Not used
32
10A
ABS, DRL relay coil, Speed control
actuator, Traction control switch, AC
heater selector switch, Blend door
actuator, Brake shift interlock, Rear
defroster relay coil
33
Not used
34
Not used
35
Not used
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Fuse/relay
location
Fuse amp
rating
Passenger compartment fuse panel
description
36
15A
Turn signals, Back-up lamps
37
15A
Transmission position switch
38
5A
GEM park neutral switch
39
Not used
40
Not used
41
Not used
42
Not used
Power distribution box
The power distribution box is
located in the engine compartment.
The power distribution box contains
high-current fuses that protect your
vehicle
s main electrical systems
from overloads.
Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current
fuses.
To reduce risk of electrical shock, always replace the cover to
the Power Distribution Box before reconnecting the battery or
refilling fluid reservoirs.
If the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, refer to the
Battery
section of the
Maintenance and specifications
chapter.
Roadside Emergencies
133
The high-current fuses are coded as follows.
Fuse/relay
location
Fuse amp
rating
Power distribution box description
1
60A**
Fuse junction panel
2
30A**
Powertrain Control Module (PCM) relay
3
60A**
Fuse junction panel
4
Not used
5
Not used
6
Not used
7
40A**
Starter relay, Ignition switch
8
Not used
9
40A**
Cooling fan relays
10
Not used
11
50A**
Rear defrost (sedan only)
12
Not used
13
40A**
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module
pump feed
14
Not used
15
20A*
ABS module valve solenoid
16
20A*
Fuel pump relay
17
20A*
Cell port
18
20A*
Power point
19
15A*
Right headlamp
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21 22
23
24
25
29
30
26
27
28
31
32
33
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Fuse/relay
location
Fuse amp
rating
Power distribution box description
20
Not used
21
15 A*
Left headlamp
22
10A*
A/C clutch relay, PCM keep alive power
23
Starter motor relay
24
Fan relay
25
Wiper speed relay
26
10A*
Alternator
27
5A*
Rear control unit, Antenna
28
15A*
HEGO sensor transmission shift solenoid,
Canister vent, A/C clutch relay
29
Wiper park relay
30
Fuel pump relay
31
PCM power relay
32
Fan relay
33
A/C clutch relay
* Mini Fuses ** Maxi Fuses
Relays
Relays are located in the power distribution box and should be replaced
by qualified technicians.
CHANGING THE TIRES
If you get a flat tire while driving, do not apply the brake heavily.
Instead, gradually decrease your speed. Hold the steering wheel firmly
and slowly move to a safe place on the side of the road.
The use of tire sealants is not recommended and may
compromise the integrity of your tires.
Temporary spare tire information
The temporary spare tire for your vehicle is labeled as such. It is smaller
than a regular tire and is designed for emergency use only. Replace the
temporary spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as possible.
Roadside Emergencies
135