Ford Tracer - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

Ford Tracer - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

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The air bag system uses a readiness light on the
instrument cluster or a tone to indicate the
condition of the system. When you turn the
ignition 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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3.
Push and hold the thumb button.
4.
Move the gearshift lever.
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 Tracer
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.
Driving
When to use
j
(Overdrive)
j
(Overdrive) is the usual driving position for
an automatic overdrive transaxle. It works the
same way D (Drive) works, automatically
upshifting or downshifting as the vehicle speeds
or slows.
However,
j
(Overdrive) also shifts into a fourth
gear — an overdrive gear — when your vehicle
cruises at a consistent speed for any length of
time. This fourth gear will increase your fuel
economy when you travel at cruising speeds.
j
(Overdrive) may not be appropriate for
certain terrain. If the transaxle shifts back and
forth between third and fourth gears while you
are driving on hilly roads or if your vehicle
requires additional power for climbing hills, shift
to D (Drive).
When to use D (Drive)
D (Drive) eliminates the excessive shifting
between third and fourth gears that your vehicle
sometimes does when you are traveling through
hilly terrain in
j
Overdrive. It also gives more
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If the power steering fluid is low, do not drive
your vehicle for a long period of time before
adding fluid. This can damage the power
steering pump.
Fuses, Fuse Links and Circuit
Breakers
Fuses, fuse links and circuit breakers protect
your vehicle electrical system from overloading.
If electrical parts in your vehicle are not
working, the system may have been overloaded
and blown a fuse, fuse link 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 or fuse link blows, or a circuit
breaker opens a circuit, none of the parts of
your vehicle that use the circuit will work. For
example, if the RADIO fuse is blown, the radio
and remote control mirrors will not work. If the
radio works, but the electric mirrors don’t work,
something is wrong with the mirrors.
NOTE:
Fuse links should only be repaired by
your dealer.
Fuses
If electrical parts in your vehicle are not
working, the system may have been overloaded
and blown a fuse. If a fuse blows, all the parts
of your vehicle that use the fuse will not work.
Your vehicle has two fuse panels. The interior
fuse panel is below the instrument panel in front
of the driver’s door. The main panel is under
the hood behind the battery.
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The instrument panel fuse panel
Fuse panel under instrument panel
Inside of the instrument fuse panel cover
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The instrument panel fuses and circuit
breakers
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The engine compartment fuse panel
Engine compartment fuse panel (1.8 liter)
Engine compartment fuse panel (1.9 liter)
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The engine compartment fuse panel charts
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To remove and replace a fuse, use the fuse
puller tool provided.
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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.
To find a fuse’s amperage rating, check the
number on the fuse or check the color.
Color coding for fuses
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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.
Circuit Breakers
Circuit breakers open when a circuit overload
exceeds their rated current (amperage). The
manual reset-type used for the blower motor can
be reset by pushing the red button located on
top of the circuit breaker. If the overload which
caused the circuit breaker to open is still present
in the circuit, then the circuit breaker will open
again and the red button will pop out. The
overload must be removed from the circuit
before proceeding.
The non-cycling type used for power seats,
power windows, and power door locks will stay
open once tripped until the overload is removed.
The circuit breaker 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.