Ford Windstar - 1997 Fuse Box Diagram

Ford Windstar - 1997 Fuse Box Diagram

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For further information about the proper mounting of
equipment in the front seat of this vehicle, please refer to Ford’s
brochure entitled
Some Important Information About Air Bag
Supplemental Restraint System
which can be obtained by calling
Helm Inc. at 1-800-782-4356. Ask for brochure FPS-8602.
For additional important safety information on the proper use of
seat belts, child seats, and infant seats, please read the other
sections of this chapter of the Owner Guide, especially sections
entitled
Safety Belts for Children
and
Safety Seats for Children.
How Does the Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System
Work?
The Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System consists of the
driver and passenger air bags, impact sensors, a system
diagnostic module, a readiness light and tone, and the electrical
wiring which connects the components.
The driver air bag is in the center of the steering wheel and is
indicated by the letters “SRS.” The right front passenger seat air
bag is in the upper right-hand section of the instrument panel
ledge above the glove compartment. The letters “SRS” appear
there. Both air bags are designed to stay out of sight until they
are activated.
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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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.
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.
Driving
When to use N (Neutral)
In N (Neutral), the wheels of the transaxle are not locked. Your
vehicle will roll freely, even on the slightest incline, unless the
parking brake or brakes are on.
Driving
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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.
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.
Servicing Your Vehicle If You Tow
If you tow a trailer for a long distance, your vehicle will need
to be serviced more frequently than usual. Refer to the
Maintenance Schedule
booklet for additional information.
Trailer Towing Tips
Before starting on a trip, practice turning, stopping and backing
in an area away from heavy traffic. Get to know the “feel” of
the vehicle/trailer combination.
Practice backing up. Back up very slowly, with someone outside
at the rear of your trailer to guide you. Place your hand at the
bottom of the steering wheel and move it in the direction you
want the rear of the trailer to swing. Slight movement of the
steering wheel results in a much larger movement of the rear of
the trailer.
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4.
Turn the ignition key to the ON position for a few seconds,
then turn it to the OFF position.
5.
Check under the vehicle again for leaking fuel. If you see or
smell fuel, do not start your vehicle again. If there is no fuel,
you can try to start your vehicle again.
6.
Check all vehicle warning lights before driving your vehicle.
Fuses and Maxi-Fuses
Fuses and maxi-fuses (high-current fuses) protect your vehicle’s
electrical system from overloading. If electrical parts in your
vehicle are not working, the system may have been overloaded
and caused a blown fuse. Before you replace or repair any
electrical parts, check the appropriate fuses.
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The following charts tell you which fuses protect each electrical
part of your vehicle. If a fuse blows (opens) a circuit, all the
parts of your vehicle that use that circuit will not work.
Once you have determined which fuses to check, follow the
procedures under
Checking and replacing fuses
.
NOTE:
Fuse links should only be repaired by your dealer.
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.
Fuse puller tool location — fuse panel cover
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2.
On the fuse panel, find the number of the fuse you want to
check.
Main fuse panel under instrument panel
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3.
Use the fuse puller tool to remove the fuse.
4.
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 with a fuse of
the correct amperage rating.
Fuse puller tool and fuse
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.
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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 located on driver’s side of engine
compartment
Engine compartment main fuse and relay panel
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WARNING
Always disconnect the battery before servicing high
current fuses.
Ford recommends that high current fuses be replaced by a
qualified technician.
WARNING
Always replace the cover to the Power Distribution Box
before reconnecting the battery or refilling fluid
reservoirs.
A blown maxi-fuse may be replaced but will continue to blow
until the cause of the overload condition is corrected.
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.
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. One relay
box is located with the maxi-fuses near the battery and one is
located with the fuse panel under the instrument panel.