Ford Windstar - 1998 Fuse Box Diagram

Ford Windstar - 1998 Fuse Box Diagram

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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.
If a collision occurs, the sensors sense the severity of the impact
and activates the air bags if necessary. The air bag system is
designed to deploy in frontal and front-angled collisions more
severe than hitting a parked vehicle (of similar size and weight)
head-on at about 28 mph (45 km/h). Because the system senses
the crash severity rather than vehicle speed, some frontal
collisions at speeds above 28 mph (45 km/h) will not inflate the
air bag.
When the sensors activate the system, the air bags inflate
rapidly, filling with non-toxic nitrogen gas in a fraction of a
second. Immediately after inflation, the air bags deflate by
releasing the nitrogen gas through vent holes. The whole
process takes place in a matter of seconds.
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WARNING
Several air bag system components get hot after inflation.
Do not touch them after inflation.
Driving
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Brake-Shift Interlock Safety Feature
Your vehicle has a special brake-shift interlock 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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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.
Driving While You Tow
Be especially careful when driving while you tow a trailer.
Never drive faster than 45 mph (72 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.
Roadside Emergencies
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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.
Fuse panel location
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.
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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.
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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.