Ford Villager - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

Ford Villager - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

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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 supplemental air bags or supplemental 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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Shift-lock Safety Feature
Your vehicle has a special shift-lock safety feature which
prevents you from shifting out of P (Park) without the brake
pedal depressed. To shift the transaxle out of the P (Park)
position, the ignition must be in the ON position and your foot
must be pressing on the brake pedal.
If the shift lever cannot be moved from the P (Park) position
with the brake pedal depressed:
1.
Shut the engine off and remove the ignition key.
2.
Apply the parking brake.
3.
Reinsert the ignition key and turn it clockwise to the first
position (OFF).
4.
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 Villager
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.
Backing Up
Before shifting into or out of R (Reverse), you should always
come to a complete stop.
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Trailer Brakes
Separate trailer brakes are required on most trailers weighing
over 1,500 lbs. (680 kg).
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WARNING
Do not connect a trailer’s hydraulic brake system directly
to your vehicle’s brake system. Your vehicle may not
have enough braking power and your chances of having
a collision greatly increase.
Trailer Lamps
Make sure your trailer lamps conform to federal and local
regulations.
Class I Trailer Tow electrical wiring provides two circuits (right
hand and left hand) to operate trailer stop/turn tail lamps. Each
stop/turn circuit will operate one combination stop/turn light
bulb (# 1157, 3157, 2357, or 3357) on the trailer. Never add more
than one trailer light bulb to one circuit.
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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.
Trailer Tow Module (If equipped)
The trailer tow module on your vehicle (if equipped) allows
turn/stop lamp control on a trailer being towed by your
vehicle.
The trailer tow package includes:
trail or tow module which draws power from the vehicle
stop lamp fuse
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Opening the Hood
1.
Pull the hood release handle, located below the fuse panel
door.
Hood release handle location
2.
Go to the front of the vehicle and release the hood latch
under the hood in the front center of the vehicle.
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If you must check the power steering fluid when it is cold,
make sure that the fluid reaches at least the minimum (MIN)
mark. The reading will only be accurate if the fluid temperature
is approximately 70˚ to 100˚F (21˚ to 38˚C).
Fuses, Fuse Links and Circuit Breakers
Fuses, fuse links and circuit breakers protect your vehicle’s
electrical system from overloading. If electrical parts in your
vehicle are not working, the system may have been overloaded
causing a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. Before you
replace or repair any electrical parts, check the appropriate fuses
or circuit breakers.
The following charts tell you which fuses or circuit breakers
protect each electrical part of your vehicle. If a fuse blows or a
circuit breaker trips (opens) a circuit, all the parts of your
vehicle that use that 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.
NOTE:
Fuse links should only be repaired by your Ford or
Lincoln-Mercury dealer.
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Checking and Replacing Fuses
If you need to check a fuse, find the fuse panel for the electrical
system, which is located under the instrument panel, and follow
these steps:
1.
To remove the fuse panel cover, pull down on the fuse panel
cover handle.
The instrument panel fuse panel
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2.
On the fuse panel cover, find the number of the fuse you
want to check. The diagram on the cover tells you where to
locate the fuse on the panel.
The fuse panel cover
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3.
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 is blown and should be replaced.
Fuse puller tool and fuse
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4.
Use the fuse puller tool to remove the blown fuse and
replace the fuse with one that has the right amperage rating
(see the fuse panel cover for amperage ratings).
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.
5.
Put the fuse panel 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 following chart indicates the colors and amperage ratings of
standard fuses.
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Engine Compartment Main Fuse Panel
Engine compartment main fuse panel
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Circuit Breakers
If you need to check a circuit breaker that is on the fuse panel,
see
Fuses, checking and replacing
in the Index to find out how to
locate the fuse panel.
Since you need diagnostic equipment to check whether a circuit
breaker works and such equipment comes with instructions, we
do not discuss how to check circuit breakers. If you have
questions about circuit breakers or how to check them, see your
Lincoln-Mercury dealer.
However, you should know that the circuit breakers will reset
themselves and allow the electrical parts to work again once the
overload on the circuit is removed. If the circuit breakers
continue to cut off electricity, have your vehicle’s electrical
system checked.
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If you replace a circuit breaker, use one with the same
amperage rating. To remove a circuit breaker mounted by the
fuse panel, grip it with your finger and thumb and pull it
straight out of its socket.
Relays
Relays are devices which receive signals from components or
systems. After receiving signals, relays transfer these signals to
activate or deactivate other components or systems. A relay box
is located near the windshield washer fluid reservoir.
The relay box