Ford Villager - 1997 Fuse Box Diagram

Ford Villager - 1997 Fuse Box Diagram

Seating and Safety Restraints
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WARNING
All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, should
always wear their safety belts, failure to do so may
increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a
collision.
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WARNING
Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the
steering wheel or in front of the passenger dashboard
area that may come into contact with an inflating air bag.
Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk
of personal injury 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.
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WARNING
If you are close to an inflating air bag, it could seriously
injure you. Sit against the seatback and position your
seat such that it is as far back from the steering wheel as
possible but still allows you to properly control the
vehicle.
Driving
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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 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
Roadside Emergencies
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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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
one SAE J1239 specified connector
one extension harness within the rear bumper
If you need further assistance in wiring a trailer to your vehicle,
contact your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer.
Driving While You Tow
Be especially careful when driving while you tow a trailer.
Never drive faster than 45 mph (70 km/h) when you tow in
hilly country on hot days. Also, anticipate stops so that you can
brake gradually.
If you use the speed control while you are towing on very long,
steep grades, the speed control may shut off automatically.
When descending a steep grade with a trailer, operate in Drive
rather than Overdrive. If additional braking is needed, shift into
2 (Second) or 1 (First) gear.
Roadside Emergencies
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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).
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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.
5.
Put the fuse panel cover back on.
Even after you replace a fuse, it may 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.
Roadside Emergencies
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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
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If you must work under the hood while the engine is
on:
Set the parking brake fully and make sure that the gearshift is
securely latched in P (Park). This will prevent your vehicle from
moving unexpectedly.
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WARNING
Do not start your engine with the air cleaner removed
and do not remove it while the engine is running.
If you must work with the engine running, avoid wearing
loose clothing or jewelry that could get caught in moving
parts. Take appropriate precautions with long hair.
Opening the Hood
1.
Pull the hood release handle, located below the fuse panel
door.
Hood release handle location