Winston 12 Volt Convertible Car Owner`s manual

M U S T A N G
Owner's Manual
with Assembly
Instructions
Model: L6349
Product features may vary
from the picture above.
Please read this manual and save it
with your original sales receipt.
Tools needed for assembly: Phillips Screwdriver
(not included); Assembly Tool (included). Use only with
a Power Wheels® 12 Volt Rechargeable Battery and
Power Wheels® 12 Volt Charger with Type 12V connector
(both included). Requires three "AA" (LR6) alkaline
batteries for simulated radio operation (not included).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
B Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
C Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
D Parts Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
E Battery Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
F Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
G Decoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
H Battery Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
I Charge Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
J Battery Care and Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
K Safe Driving Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
L Vehicle Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
M Cool Lights and Sound Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
N Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
O Problems and Solutions Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
P FCC Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Q Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
A
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• Your new vehicle requires adult assembly. Please set aside at least
60 minutes for assembly.
• You must charge your battery for 18 - 30 hours before you use your
vehicle for the first time. We recommend that you start charging
your battery before beginning assembly. Please see Battery Charging
beginning on page 6 for detailed instructions.
• Read this manual carefully for important safety information and
operating instructions before using your vehicle. Keep this manual
for future reference as it contains important information.
• This vehicle is designed for use on: concrete, grass, asphalt and
other hard surfaces; on generally level terrain; and by children
3 years of age and older.
• This vehicle has been pre-set so it will only operate in low speed.
See the instructions on page 20 to remove the high speed
lock-out screw.
• Use this vehicle ONLY outdoors. Most interior flooring can be
damaged by riding this vehicle indoors. Fisher-Price® will not be
responsible for damage to the floor if the vehicle is used indoors.
• To prevent damaging the motors and gears, teach your child to
stop the vehicle before switching direction. Do not tow anything
behind the vehicle or overload it. Do not exceed the maximum
weight capacity of 130 lbs (59 kg).
• This vehicle has adjustable play seat belts. Please note that the
adjustable seat belts are designed to be a play feature and do not
function as protective safety restraints.
• If you have any questions about your Power Wheels® vehicle,
please call our toll-free service lines at 1-800-348-0751 from
9 AM to 7 PM (EST) Monday through Friday and 11 AM to 5 PM
(EST) Saturday. Trained customer service representatives are
available to take your call in English or French. Habla Español? Si
usted tiene alguna pregunta ó necesita asistencia llame gratis
1-800-348-0755 para los Estados Unidos. Tenemos representantes
que hablan español para atender su llamada.
• For your convenience, Power Wheels® maintains an independently
owned and operated Authorized Service Center Network with more
than 300 authorized service centers nationwide. Our authorized
service centers will repair or replace parts under warranty at no extra
charge, and can perform non-warranty repairs for a minimal charge.
To find the authorized service center nearest you, please visit us
on-line at www.powerwheels.com or call 1-800-348-0751.
• To register your vehicle, please visit us on-line at
www.powerwheels.com.
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
B
ELECTRICAL HAZARD
WARNING
•Battery can fall out and injure a child if vehicle tips over. Always use battery retainer.
•PREVENT FIRE
- Never modify the electrical system. Alterations could cause a fire resulting in serious injury
and could also ruin the electrical system.
- Use of the wrong type battery or charger could cause a fire or explosion resulting in
serious injury.
- Use of Power Wheels® components in products other than Power Wheels® vehicles could
cause overheating, fire or explosion.
•The battery must be handled by adults only. The battery is heavy and contains sulfuric acid
(electrolyte). Dropping the battery could result in serious injury.
•Never allow children to charge the battery. Battery charging must be done by adults only. A child
could be injured by the electricity involved in charging the battery.
•Read the safety instructions on the battery.
•Examine the battery, charger and their connectors for excessive wear or damage each time
you charge the battery. If damage or excessive wear is detected, do not use the charger or the
battery until you have replaced the worn or damaged part.
•HOT motors. Handle carefully.
RIDING HAZARD
WARNING
•Prevent Injuries and Deaths
• Direct Adult Supervision Required
•Never Ride at Night.
• Keep Children Within Safe Riding Areas.
These areas must be:
- away from swimming pools and other bodies of water to prevent drownings
- generally level to prevent tipovers
- away from steps, steep inclines, cars, roads and alleys.
•Riding Rules
Make sure children know and follow these rules for safe driving and riding.
- Always sit on the seat.
- Always wear shoes.
- Only 2 (two) riders at a time.
CAUTION
•In the unassembled state, this package contains small parts. Adult assembly is required.
•Use the charger in dry locations only.
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PARTS
C
• If you experience a problem with this product, or are missing a part, please call us at 1-800-348-0751, rather than return this product
to the store.
• Please identify all parts before assembly and save all packaging material until assembly is complete to ensure that no parts are discarded.
• Metal parts have been coated with a lubricant to protect them during shipment. Wipe all metal parts with a paper towel to remove any
excess lubricant.
Rear Deck
Vehicle
Seat
Front Bumper
Bumper Support
Dash Assembly
Front Wheels
(Left and Right)
Hood
2 Wheel Covers
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Steering Wheel
C
Steering Wheel Cap
12 Volt Battery
2 Bushings
4 Hubcaps
12 Volt Charger
2 Mirrors
/ " x 11/ 2" Pin - 1
5 32
/ " -16 Lock Nut - 2
3 8
2 Mirror Covers
#8 x 3/ 4" Screw - 27
Fastener Cap
#8 x 3/ 4" Black Screw - 5
Assembly Tool
/ " x 11/ 4" Screw - 2
1 4
Steering Column
/ " Washer - 2
7 16
Long Seat Belt
Part not shown: Label Sheet
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2 Short Seat Belts
For your convenience, we included extra fasteners!
Note: Tighten and loosen all screws with a Phillips screwdriver.
Do not over-tighten the screws.
Fasteners Shown Actual Size
PARTS DIAGRAM
D
11
10
21
17
5
3
14
6
20
20
15
1
4
22
19
7
24
16
23
18
13
12
2
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Vehicle
Front Bumper
Dash Assembly
Hood
Rear Deck
Seat
Bumper Support
Front Wheels - 2
9 Wheel Covers - 2
10Steering Wheel
11 Steering Wheel Cap
12 Hubcaps - 4
13 Bushings - 2
14 Mirrors - 2
15 Mirror Covers - 2
16 Fastener Cap
17 Steering Column
18 7/16" Washers - 2
19 Long Seat Belt
20 Short Seat Belts - 2
21 5/32" x 11/2" Pin
22 12 Volt Battery
23 12 Volt Charger
24 3/8"-16 Lock Nuts - 2
9
Parts Not Shown
Assembly Tool
#8 x 3/4" Screws - 27
#8 x 3/4" Black Screws - 5
/ " x 11/4" Screws - 2
Label Sheet
14
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BATTERY CHARGING
ELECTRICAL HAZARD
WARNING
•Battery can fall out and injure a child if
vehicle tips over. Always use battery
retainer.
•PREVENT FIRE
- Never modify the electrical system.
Alterations could cause a fire resulting
in serious injury and could also ruin the
electrical system.
- Use of the wrong type battery or charger
could cause a fire or explosion resulting
in serious injury.
- Use of Power Wheels® components in
products other than Power Wheels®
vehicles could cause overheating, fire
or explosion.
•The battery must be handled by adults only.
The battery is heavy and contains sulfuric
acid (electrolyte). Dropping the battery
could result in serious injury.
•Never allow children to charge the battery.
Battery charging must be done by adults
only. A child could be injured by the electricity involved in charging the battery.
•Read the safety instructions on the battery.
•Examine the battery, charger and their
connectors for excessive wear or damage
each time you charge the battery. If
damage or excessive wear is detected, do
not use the charger or the battery until you
have replaced the worn or damaged part.
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CAUTION
Use the charger in dry locations only.
About Thermal Fuses
Your Power Wheels® 12 volt battery is equipped with a built-in
thermal fuse. The thermal fuse is a self-resetting safety device which
automatically “trips” and shuts down operation of the vehicle if the
vehicle is overloaded or the driving conditions too severe. Once a fuse
has “tripped”, remove your foot from the pedal and wait approximately
25 seconds before operating the vehicle again. To avoid repeated
automatic shut-downs, do not overload the vehicle by exceeding the
130 lbs (59 kg) maximum weight capacity or by towing anything behind
the vehicle. Avoid severe driving conditions, such as driving up slopes
or running into fixed objects, which can cause the wheels to stop
spinning while power is still being supplied to the motors and make
sure your child stops the vehicle before switching direction.
If a thermal fuse in a battery continually trips under normal driving
conditions, please contact your local Power Wheels® Authorized
Service Center. For the location of the Authorized Service Center
nearest to you, visit us on-line at www.powerwheels.com,
or call 1-800-348-0751.
Important Notes
• Your new battery must be charged for at least 18 hours before
you use it in your vehicle for the first time.
• We recommend that you start charging your battery before beginning
assembly of your new vehicle.
• The battery must be upright while charging.
• The charger is not a toy.
• Do not short circuit the battery.
• You do not need to remove the battery from your vehicle to
recharge it.
• Before charging the battery, examine the battery case for cracks and
other damage which may cause sulfuric acid (electrolyte) to leak
during the charging process. If damage is detected, do not charge
the battery or use it in your vehicle. Battery acid is very corrosive and
can cause severe damage to surfaces it contacts.
• Do not charge the battery on a surface (such as a kitchen counter
top) which could be damaged by the acid contained inside the
battery. Take precautions to protect the surface on which you charge
your battery.
• Use only a Power Wheels® 12 volt charger with "12 V" connector
(120 VAC, 60 Hz, 28W with an output of 12 VDC, 1200 mA) to
charge your Power Wheels® 12 volt battery.
Adults Note: Regularly examine the charger for damage to the
cord, plug, housing or other parts that may result in the risk of fire,
electric shock or injury. In the event of any damage, do not use
the charger until the damage has been properly repaired. Please
call 1-800-348-0751.
• If your battery is old and will not accept a charge, do not leave it in
the vehicle. Always remove a dead battery from the vehicle.
E
BATTERY CHARGING
B
Power
Indicator
ASSEMBLY
F
WARNING
Children can be harmed by small parts,
sharp edges and sharp points in the
vehicle's unassembled state, or by electrical
items. Care should be taken in unpacking
and assembly of the vehicle. Children should
not handle parts, including the battery, or
help in assembly of the vehicle.
A
Charger
Connector
• Plug the charger connector into the battery A .
• Plug the charger into a standard wall outlet. The power indicator
lights B .
Notes:
- If power flow to the wall outlet is controlled by a switch, make sure
the switch is “ON”.
-Use the charger only in a wall outlet. Do not plug the charger into
a ceiling outlet.
• Before first-time use, charge the battery for at least 18 hours.
Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours.
• Recharge the battery for at least 14 hours after each use of your
vehicle. Do not charge the battery longer than 30 hours.
Note: The power indicator on the charger does not indicate the
charge status of your battery. The power indicator allows you to see
that there is power from the wall outlet.
• Once the battery is charged, disconnect the battery connector from
the charger connector. Unplug the charger from the wall outlet. The
battery is now ready to be installed in your vehicle. Please see the
Battery Installation section on page 12 for detailed instructions on
installing your battery. If your battery is already installed in your
vehicle, simply re-connect the motor harness connector to the battery.
Bumper Support
1
BOTTOM VIEW
• Place the vehicle upside down.
• Slide the bumper support, ribbed side up, into the slot in the front
end of the vehicle.
• Insert two 1/4" x 11/4" screws into the bumper support and tighten.
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2
F
Front Bumper
• Fit the front bumper to the vehicle.
Bushing
4
Front Axle
Washer
• Slide a 7/16" washer onto a front axle.
• Fit a bushing, flat side first, onto the front axle.
3
• Insert six #8 x 3/4" screws into the front bumper and tighten.
5
Front Wheel
(Marked R)
Wheel Cover
Note: There is a right and left front wheel. They are marked with
an R and L.
• Locate the right front wheel marked with an R. Place the front wheel
R, onto the front axle.
• Fit a wheel cover on to the right front wheel.
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ASSEMBLY
F
Assembly
Tool
6
Lock Nut
• Fit a 3/8"-16 lock nut, rounded side out, onto the front axle.
IMPORTANT! Tighten the lock nut firmly with the closed end of the
assembly tool.
• Test to be sure the front wheel moves freely on the front axle. Turn
the front wheel.
• If the front wheel does not move freely, loosen the lock nut ¼ turn
and test again. Repeat this procedure as necessary.
• Repeat steps 4-6 to assemble the other washer, bushing, front wheel
and wheel cover with the remaining 3/8"-16 lock nut.
8
E
FRONT VIEW
• Insert six #8 x 3/4" screws into the front bumper and tighten.
Mirror
Hubcaps
Dash Assembly
Mirror Cover
9
Hubcaps
7
• Fit a mirror and mirror cover to an end of the dash assembly.
• Insert two #8 x 3/4" screws into the mirror cover and tighten.
• Repeat this procedure to attached the other mirror and mirror cover
to the opposite end of the dash assembly.
• Align the slot in a hubcap with the rib in the wheel cover. “Snap” a
hubcap into the center of each wheel cover.
• Turn the vehicle upright.
10
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ASSEMBLY
F
Dash Assembly
Dash
Connectors
12
• Insert four #8 x 3/4" screws into the dash assembly and tighten.
10
Motor Harness Connector
• Position the motor harness connector toward the front of the vehicle.
• Place the dash assembly upside down on top of the front end of
the vehicle.
• Plug the dash connector from the vehicle into the dash connector on
the dash assembly.
Hint: If the connectors do not fit together, do not force them. Simply
turn one of them around and try again.
13
Posts
11
BACK VIEW
• Insert two black #8 x 3/4" screws into the dash assembly as shown
and tighten.
• Fit the dash assembly onto the posts near the front end of
the vehicle.
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ASSEMBLY
F
19
9
19
19
19
21
22
18
Battery Compartment Door
14
15
DASH VIEW
• Before applying the labels, wipe the surface of the vehicle with a
clean, dry cloth to remove any dust or oils.
• Place the labels exactly as shown in the illustrations. For best results,
avoid repositioning a label once it has been applied to the vehicle.
1.5V x 3
"AA" (LR6)
Battery Safety Information
In exceptional circumstances, batteries may leak fluids that can cause
a chemical burn injury or ruin your product. To avoid battery leakage:
• Do not mix old and new batteries or batteries of different types:
alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium).
• Insert batteries as indicated inside the battery compartment.
• Remove batteries during long periods of non-use. Always remove
exhausted batteries from the product. Dispose of batteries safely. Do
not dispose of product in a fire. The batteries may explode or leak.
• Never short-circuit the battery terminals.
• Use only batteries of the same or equivalent type, as recommended.
• Do not charge non-rechargeable batteries.
• Remove rechargeable batteries from the product before charging.
• If removable, rechargeable batteries are used, they are only to be
charged under adult supervision.
12
• Locate the simulated
radio on the dash.
• Loosen two screws on
the underside of the dash to remove the simulated radio. Set the
screws aside.
• Remove the simulated radio from the dash.
• Loosen the screw in the battery compartment door. Remove the
battery compartment door.
• Insert three “AA” (LR6) alkaline batteries.
Hint: We recommend using alkaline batteries for longer battery life.
• Replace the battery compartment door and tighten the screw.
• Replace the simulated radio in the opening in the dash.
• Insert the two screws back into the underside of the dash and tighten
to secure the simulated radio.
• When sounds from the simulated radio become faint or stop, it’s time
for an adult to change the batteries!
• Protect the environment by not disposing of this product with
household waste (2002/96/EC). Check your local authority
for recycling advice and facilities (Europe only).
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ASSEMBLY
F
Short Seat Belts
Hood
Seat
Long Seat Belt
18
16
FRONT VIEW
• Fit the long tabs on the hood into the slots in the front end of
the vehicle.
• Pull the hood forward and lower.
Note: The hood is held down by magnets. Simply lift to open the
hood. Do not use around items that are sensitive to or affected by
magnetic fields.
• Insert the fastener end of a short seat belt strap through the slot
near the outer edge of the seat. Make sure the side of the seat belt
with the fastener faces the outer edge of the seat.
• Pull the short seat belt strap completely through the slot until the
last T-loop at the opposite end of the belt catches against the slot.
You will pull one T-loop through the slot.
• Repeat this procedure to assemble the other short seat belt strap.
• Insert each fastener end of the long seat belt strap through each
slot in the center of the seat. Make sure the fasteners face the outer
edge of the seat.
• Pull each side of the long seat belt strap evenly through the slots.
Make sure to pull each T-loop through a slot.
Rear Deck
Slots
17
19
BACK VIEW
• Fit the tabs on the rear deck into the slots in the back end of
the vehicle.
• Insert two #8 x 3/4" screws into the rear deck. Tighten the screws.
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TOP VIEW
Note: The seat is adjustable and has three positions. You can move
the seat back as your child grows.
• Insert both tabs on the front edge of the seat into one of the sets of
slots inside the vehicle.
• Choose the slots closest to the dash for shorter drivers and the slots
furthest from the dash for taller drivers.
13
ASSEMBLY
F
Steering
Column
20
BACK VIEW
• Insert three black #8 x 3/4" screws into the back of the seat
and tighten.
Note: You will need to remove these three screws if you change the
seat position later.
22
• Wipe the steering column with a paper towel to remove any
excess lubricant.
• Insert the straight end of the steering column down through the hole
in the vehicle floor and out through the hole in the dash.
Steering Linkage
21
BOTTOM VIEW
• Turn the vehicle over.
• Insert two #8 x 3/4" screws through the vehicle and into the rear
deck. Tighten the screws.
14
23
Steering Column
• Insert the curved end of the steering column though the hole in the
steering linkage.
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F
Fastener Cap
Press Wheel
24
• Fit the fastener cap
onto the end of the
steering column.
• Insert a #8 x 3/4" screw
through the large
opening in the fastener
cap and into the hole in the steering column. Tighten the screw.
• Turn the vehicle upright.
26
Lift Steering
Column
• While pressing down on the steering wheel, grasp the steering
column under the dash and pull it up as far as it will go.
• Insert the 5/32" x 11/2" pin through the hole in the steering column.
• Grasp the steering column again and pull down to fit the pin into the
center of the steering wheel.
Steering Wheel Cap
Steering Wheel
Large Opening
Steering Column
25
• Position the steering wheel so that the large opening is UP.
• Fit the steering wheel onto the steering column.
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• Fit the steering wheel cap onto the center of the steering wheel.
• Insert two #8 x 3/4" screws and tighten.
15
DECORATION
G
• Before applying the labels, wipe the surface of the vehicle with a clean, dry cloth to remove any dust or oils.
• Place the labels exactly as shown in the illustrations. For best results, avoid repositioning a label once it has been applied to the vehicle.
• After applying a label, rub the label firmly with a clean, dry cloth to make sure the label is adhered to your vehicle.
Start at the center of a label, and smooth towards the outer edges to remove air bubbles.
5
13
4
Both sides
14
15
16
17
12
FRONT VIEW
16
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DECORATION
10
1
1
1
G
3
2
Both sides
11
7 Label #6 on the opposite side
23
8
24
Both sides
20
24
Both sides
20
25
BACK VIEW
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H BATTERY INSTALLATION
CHARGER INDICATOR
IMPORTANT! Use only a Power Wheels® 12 volt lead-acid
rechargeable battery. Use of any other battery will damage your
vehicle. Make sure that you charge the battery for at least 18
hours using the enclosed Power Wheels® 12 volt charger before
operating your vehicle for the first time. Charge the battery for at
least 14 hours after each use of the vehicle. Never charge the
battery longer than 30 hours. Failure to follow these instructions
may damage your battery and will void your warranty.
Button
Power Wheels®
12 Volt Battery
12 VOLT BATTERY CHARGE INDICATOR
IMPORTANT! Do not press the 12 volt battery charge indicator while
the vehicle is moving.
• Press the 12 volt battery charge indicator button to check the
power level of your battery:
1
All four lights means the 12 volt battery is 100% (fully) charged.
Three lights means the 12 volt battery is 75% (mostly) charged.
Two lights means the 12 volt battery is 50% charged.
We recommend recharging your battery for 14 hours.
One or no lights means the 12 volt battery needs charging. Fully
charge your battery for 14 hours.
Motor Harness Connector
• Open the hood.
• Plug the motor harness connector into the battery.
2
Battery Clamp
• Place the battery in the battery compartment. Make sure the battery
retainer slides over the top of the battery.
• Close the hood.
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BATTERY CARE AND DISPOSAL
Care
If a battery leak develops, avoid contact with the leaking acid and
place the damaged battery in a plastic bag. See information below
for proper disposal.
If acid comes in contact with skin or eyes, flush with cool water for
at least 15 minutes and call a physician.
If acid is internally ingested, give water, milk of magnesia or egg
whites immediately. Never give emetics or induce vomiting. Call
a physician.
• Charge a new battery for at least 18 hours before first use.
Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours. Overcharging or
undercharging the battery may shorten battery life and decrease
vehicle running time.
• After the first charge, recharge the battery for at least 14 hours
after each use. Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours.
Charge the battery after each use, regardless of how long the
vehicle was used.
• The battery must be upright while charging.
• Do not allow the battery to run down completely before charging.
• Charge the battery before storing the vehicle.
• Charge the battery at least once per month, even if the vehicle has
not been used.
• Leaving the battery in a discharged condition will ruin it.
• Always remove an exhausted battery from the vehicle. Battery
leakage and corrosion can damage the vehicle.
• Do not store the battery on a surface (such as a kitchen counter
top) which could be damaged by the acid contained inside the
battery. Take precautions to protect the surface on which you store
the battery.
• Do not store the battery in temperatures above 75° F or below -10° F.
• Use only a Power Wheels® 12 volt battery. Remember to charge the
new battery for at least 18 hours before first use.
• Prevent the battery from moving freely inside the battery compartment. Always use the battery retainer to secure the battery in
the battery compartment.
• Examine the battery, charger and their connectors for excessive
wear or damage each time you charge the battery. If damage is
detected, do not use the charger or the battery until you have
replaced the worn or damaged part.
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Disposal
• Your Power Wheels® battery is a non-spillable, sealed lead-acid
battery. It must be recycled or disposed of in an environmentally
sound manner.
• Do not dispose of a lead-acid battery in a fire. The battery may
explode or leak.
• Protect the environment by not disposing of this product with
household waste (2002/96/EC). Check your local authority for
recycling advice and facilities (Europe only).
• Do not dispose of a lead-acid battery in your regular, household
trash. The incineration, landfilling or mixing of sealed lead-acid
batteries with household trash is prohibited by law in most areas.
• Return an exhausted battery to a federal or state approved lead-acid
battery recycler, such as a Power Wheels® authorized service center
or a local seller of automotive batteries. For the authorized service
center location nearest to you, please visit us on-line at
www.powerwheels.com or call 1-800-348-0751. Contact your
local waste management officials for other information regarding
the environmentally sound collection, recycling and disposal of
lead-acid batteries. If you live in the State of Florida or the State of
Minnesota, it is prohibited by law for anyone to throw away lead-acid
batteries in the municipal waste stream.
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SAFE DRIVING RULES
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RIDING HAZARD
WARNING
•Prevent Injuries and Deaths
• Direct Adult Supervision Required
• Never Ride at Night.
• Keep Children Within Safe Riding Areas.
These areas must be:
- away from swimming pools and other bodies of water to prevent drownings
- generally level to prevent tipovers
- away from steps, steep inclines, cars,
roads and alleys.
•Riding Rules
Make sure children know and follow
these rules for safe driving and riding.
- Always sit on the seat.
- Always wear shoes.
- Only 2 (two) riders at a time.
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Teach Safety Rules to Children
While children can quickly develop the skill necessary to drive this
vehicle, it is important to remember that their judgment skills are still
very immature. Unsupervised driving by children can lead to serious
injury. Before children use this vehicle, an adult should carefully
evaluate the driving area as well as the children’s skill level and ability
to drive this vehicle safely. Children are not always able to recognize
or anticipate hazards, even when they have been taught about them.
There is no acceptable substitute for direct adult supervision.
Teach appropriate safety rules to your child before allowing operation
of this vehicle. These rules should also be reviewed with neighborhood
children or other playmates who want to drive this vehicle.
Riding Rules
ake sure children know and follow these rules for safe driving:
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1.Always sit on the seat.
2.Always wear shoes.
3.Only 2 (two) riders at a time. A child who is not sitting on the seat or
who is standing on the vehicle could fall off, cause a tip-over or block
the driver’s view. A child could be seriously injured.
4.Do not allow any child to drive the vehicle in the street or near
moving (motorized) vehicles.
5.Do not allow any child to drive near bodies of water (such as pools
or creeks), obstructions (such as furniture, low tree limbs or play
equipment), or drop-offs (such as stairs or decks).
6.Do not allow any child to drive the vehicle in the dark. A child could
encounter unexpected obstacles and have an accident. Operate the
vehicle only in the daytime or a well-lit area.
7.Do not allow your child to drive on sloped or inclined surfaces. Restrict your child’s driving to generally level ground ONLY!
8.Do not allow your child to drive down or across a steep slope.
-The vehicle may gain unsafe speed, even if the pedal is released
to stop.
-The vehicle may tilt and tip over.
-The wheels could lose traction, causing the vehicle to slip.
9.Do not allow your child to drive up steep inclines. The motor may
stop and the vehicle could roll backwards at an unsafe speed.
10.Never put anything near any moving parts. Rotating parts such as
motors, gear boxes and wheels can snag fingers, hair, etc., causing
serious injury. Do not allow operation of the vehicle when it is on its
side or in an upside-down position.
11.Do not operate the vehicle near flammable vapors (gasoline, paint
thinner, acetone, liquid wax, etc.). The vehicle’s electrical switches,
like most electrical switches, emit an internal spark when first turned
on or turned off. The presence of flammable liquids or vapors could
cause an explosion or a fire. Keep all flammable products in tightly
sealed containers and away from the vehicle.
12.Do not allow a child to operate the vehicle without direct adult
supervision. To prevent unsupervised use of the vehicle, disconnect
the motor harness from the battery when the vehicle is not in use.
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VEHICLE OPERATION
As assembled, your vehicle is ready to roll in low speed (21/2 mph, maximum). After your child has mastered the basic skills of driving and
understands the rules for safe driving, it’s time to remove the high speed lock-out screw to allow the vehicle to operate in low or high speed. See
the instructions on this page to remove the high speed lock-out screw.
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IMPORTANT! Use this vehicle ONLY outdoors. Most interior flooring can be damaged by riding this vehicle indoors. Fisher-Price®
will not be responsible for damage to the floor if the vehicle is
used indoors.
Beginner Use - Low Speed Drive
• Your vehicle has a patented, electronic braking system that
automatically stops the vehicle when your child’s foot lifts from
the pedal. Make sure your child is comfortable with steering the
vehicle and automatically knows how to stop.
Advanced Use - High Speed Drive
Remove
lock-out screw
for high speed.
Place
lock-out screw
here for storage.
• Make sure the shifter is in the low speed
position.
• Press down on the foot pedal. The vehicle goes forward at a
maximum of 2 1/2 mph (4 km/h). Help your child practice steering
to learn how far and how quickly to turn the steering wheel when
driving forward in low speed.
To Back Up
IMPORTANT! To avoid damaging the motors and gears, stop the
vehicle before shifting from forward
to reverse R .
• Once your child is completely comfortable with operating the vehicle
in the forward mode, introduce reverse R .
• Make sure the shifter is in the reverse R position.
• Press down on the foot pedal.The vehicle will go in reverse at a
maximum of 2 1/2 mph (4 km/h). The vehicle is designed to operate
in low speed only in reverse. Help your child practice steering to
learn how far and how quickly to turn the steering wheel when
driving in reverse.
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• Before you disconnect the high speed lock-out, make sure your child
knows how to steer, how to start and stop the vehicle and knows the
rules for safe driving. When the high speed lock-out is disconnected, the
vehicle can be driven forward in low speed (21/2 mph / 4 km/h maximum)
or high speed (5 mph / 8 km/h maximum).
• Make sure the shifter is in the low speed
position.
• Loosen and remove the screw in the shifter box.
• Place the lock-out screw into the hole in the top of the engine for future
use. It can be re-inserted into the shifter box to lock-out high speed.
• Make sure the shifter is in the high speed
position.
• Press down on the foot pedal. The vehicle goes forward at a maximum
of 5 mph (8 km/h). Help your child practice steering to learn how far
and how quickly to turn the steering wheel when driving forward in
high speed.
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VEHICLE OPERATION
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• Press the left button on the simulated radio for horn sounds and
dashboard lights.
• Press the right button on the simulated radio to hear cool tunes and
see the "radio" light up.
• Press the key for engine sounds and dashboard lights.
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VEHICLE CARE
• Check all screws, cap nuts and their protective coverings regularly
and tighten as required. Check plastic parts on a regular basis for
cracks or broken pieces.
• During snowy or rainy weather, the vehicle should be stored inside
or under a protective cover. Remember to charge the battery at
least once per month while your vehicle is not in regular use.
• Avoid operating the vehicle in wet or snowy conditions, and do not
spray the vehicle with a hose. Do not wash the vehicle with soap
and water. Water or moisture in the motors or electrical switches
can cause them to corrode, and could cause switch or motor failure.
• Avoid operating the vehicle on sand, loose dirt or gravel. Sand,
loose dirt or gravel in the motors or electrical switches can cause
them to jam, and could cause switch or motor failure.
• The vehicle can be wiped down with a soft, dry cloth. For a shiny
finish, you can wipe plastic parts with a non-wax furniture polish
applied to a soft-cloth. Do not use automotive wax. Do not use soap
and water or spray the vehicle with a hose.
• To ensure that your vehicle stays in good operating order, we
recommend that you periodically have your vehicle checked by a
Power Wheels® authorized service center. For the location of the
authorized service center nearest you, please visit us on-line at
www.powerwheels.com or call 1-800-348-0751.
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IMPORTANT! If you experience a problem with your vehicle, first check the Problems and Solutions Guide below. If you still experience a
problem, please contact Power Wheels® Consumer Relations, toll-free at 1-800-348-0751 between 9 AM - 7 PM (EST) Monday through Friday
or 11 AM - 5 PM (EST) Saturday. Or, contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center. For the location nearest you, please visit us
on-line at www.powerwheels.com, or call 1-800-348-0751.
PROBLEM
Vehicle does not run
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Undercharged battery
SOLUTION
Charge the battery. A new battery should have been charged for at
least 18 hours before using the vehicle for the first time. After firsttime use, recharge the battery for at least 14 hours after each use.
Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours.
Check all connectors. Make sure the charger connector is plugged
into the battery, and that the charger is plugged into the wall.
Make sure power flow to the wall outlet is “ON”.
Vehicle was running but
suddenly stopped
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Charger is not working
There is no sure way to tell if your charger is working unless you
have a volt meter. If you suspect there is a problem with your
charger, contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service
center. They can test your charger for you.
Tripped thermal fuse
The built-in thermal fuse may “trip” and shut down operation of
the vehicle if the vehicle is overloaded or the driving conditions
too severe. Once a fuse has "tripped", remove your foot from the
pedal and wait 25 seconds before operating the vehicle again. To
avoid repeated automatic shutdowns, do not overload the vehicle
by exceeding the 130 lb. (59 kg) maximum weight capacity or by
towing anything behind the vehicle. Do not drive up hills or run
into fixed objects, which can cause the wheels to stop spinning
while power is still being supplied to the motors. If a thermal fuse
continually trips, contact your local Power Wheels® authorized
service center.
Loose wire or loose connectors
Check all wires and connectors. Make sure the motor harness
connector is plugged into the battery, and that there are no loose
wires around the motors.
Dead battery
If your battery is old or if you have not followed Battery Care
instructions, your battery may be dead. If you are unsure whether
or not the battery is dead, you can have it tested at your local
Power Wheels® authorized service center.
Electrical switch damage
The electrical switches can become corroded due to exposure to
water or moisture, or can jam due to loose dirt, sand or gravel.
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center for
diagnosis and repair.
Motor damage
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center for
diagnosis and repair.
Loose wire or loose connectors
Check all wires and connectors. Make sure the motor harness
connector is plugged into the battery, and that there are no loose
wires around the motors.
Tripped thermal fuse
The built-in thermal fuse may "trip" and shut down operation of
the vehicle if the vehicle is overloaded or the driving conditions
too severe. Once a fuse has "tripped", remove your foot from the
pedal and wait 25 seconds before operating the vehicle again. To
avoid repeated automatic shutdowns, do not overload the vehicle
by exceeding the 130 lb. (59 kg) maximum weight capacity or by
towing anything behind the vehicle. Do not drive up hills or run
into fixed objects, which can cause the wheels to stop spinning
while power is still being supplied to the motors. If a thermal fuse
continually trips, contact your local Power Wheels® authorized
service center.
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PROBLEM
Short run time (Less than
1 - 3 hours per charge)
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Undercharged battery
SOLUTION
Charge the battery. A new battery should have been charged for at
least 18 hours before using the vehicle for the first time. After firsttime use, recharge the battery for at least 14 hours after each use.
Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours.
Check all wires and connectors. Make sure the charger connector
is plugged into the battery, and that the charger is plugged into
the wall.
Make sure power flow to the wall outlet is “ON”.
Vehicle runs sluggishly
Overcharged battery
Do not charge the battery longer than 30 hours. If you suspect that
your battery is damaged as a result of overcharging, contact your
local Power Wheels® authorized service center. They can test your
battery for you.
Battery is old and will not accept
full charge
Even with proper care, a rechargeable battery does not last
forever. Average battery life is 1 to 3 years depending on vehicle
use and use conditions. Replace the battery with a new Power
Wheels® 12 volt rechargeable battery. Do not substitute parts.
Tripped thermal fuse
The built-in thermal fuse may “trip” and shut down operation of
the vehicle if the vehicle is overloaded or the driving conditions
too severe. Once a fuse has "tripped", remove your foot from the
pedal and wait 25 seconds before operating the vehicle again. To
avoid repeated automatic shutdowns, do not overload the vehicle
by exceeding the 130 lb. (59 kg) maximum weight capacity or by
towing anything behind the vehicle. Do not drive up hills or run
into fixed objects, which can cause the wheels to stop spinning
while power is still being supplied to the motors. If a thermal fuse
continually trips, contact your local Power Wheels® authorized
service center.
Undercharged battery
Charge the battery. A new battery should have been charged for at
least 18 hours before using the vehicle for the first time. After firsttime use, recharge the battery for at least 14 hours after each use.
Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours.
Check all connectors. Make sure the charger connector is plugged
into the battery, and that the charger is plugged into the wall.
Make sure power flow to the wall outlet is “ON”.
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Battery needs charging
Be sure to charge the battery after each use.
Battery is old and will not accept
full charge
Even with proper care, a rechargeable battery does not last forever.
Average battery life is 1 to 3 years depending on the vehicle use
and use conditions. Replace the battery with a new Power Wheels®
12 volt rechargable battery. Do not substitute parts.
Vehicle is overloaded
Make sure you do not overload the vehicle by allowing more than
one rider at one time, by exceeding the 130 lb. (59 kg) maximum
weight capacity, or by towing objects behind the vehicle.
Driving conditions are too stressful
Use only on generally level ground.
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PROBLEM
Vehicle runs in low speed, but
does not run in high speed.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
High speed lock-out not disconnected.
The vehicle was pre-set to run only in low speed. To allow the
vehicle to run in low and high speed, you must disconnect the
High Speed Lock-Out. Follow the instructions on page 20 to
remove the High Speed Lock-Out screw.
When the foot pedal is pressed
one rear wheel spins
Operation of vehicle in low speed
It is possible that only one rear wheel may spin when both rear
wheels are raised off the ground and the vehicle is in low speed.
This does not necessarily indicate a problem. Check for proper
operation of the drive system by raising the rear wheels off the
ground and pressing the foot pedal. If only one rear wheel spins,
carefully press your hand on the spinning wheel to slow it down.
The other rear wheel should begin to spin. If the other rear wheel
does not begin to spin, there may be a problem with the vehicle.
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center for
diagnosis and repair.
Sometimes the vehicle doesn’t
run, but other times it does
Loose wire or connector
Check all wires around the motors and all connectors to make
sure they are tight.
Motor or electrical switch damage
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center for
diagnosis and repair.
Loose wire or connector
Check all wires around the motors and all connectors to make
sure they are tight.
“Dead Spot” on motor
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center for
diagnosis and repair.
Damaged battery
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center for
diagnosis and repair.
Child is switching between FORWARD
and REVERSE without stopping
Teach your child to stop the vehicle before switching direction.
Loud clacking or grinding noise
from a motor-gearbox
Broken gears
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center for
diagnosis and repair.
Charger gets warm during use
It is normal for some chargers to get
warm during use and is not reason for
concern.
No action required.
Please note: The vehicle is
designed to operate in low
speed only in reverse R .
When the go foot pedal is
pressed, the vehicle won’t run
without a push
Battery's thermal fuse
constantly "trips", but the
vehicle is not overloaded
nor the driving conditions
too severe
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If your charger does not get warm during use, it does not mean
that it is not working properly.
Battery makes a sizzling or
gurgling noise when charging
It is normal for some batteries to make
noise and swell slightly while charging
and is not reason for concern.
No action required.
If your battery does not make noise or swell slightly during
charging, it does not mean that it is not accepting the charge.
Simulated radio does not make
sounds and there are no lights
on dash
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Dash connectors are not connected
Open the hood and connect the dash connectors.
"AA" batteries are dead
Replace the batteries in the simulated radio with three "AA" (LR6)
alkaline batteries.
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FCC STATEMENT
United States Only
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Note: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Bumper-to-Bumper* Limited Warranty
*One year limited warranty from the date of
purchase on the Power Wheels® vehicle.
Six month limited warranty on the 12 volt battery.
For the original purchaser, this one year limited warranty
covers the Power Wheels® ride-on vehicle (purchased from
Power Wheels®) against defects in materials and workmanship.
The six month limited warranty applies only to the 12 volt battery
included by Power Wheels® with the original purchase of the
vehicle. This warranty covers normal use and does not cover the
Power Wheels® vehicle or battery if damaged by unreasonable
use, neglect, accident, abuse, misuse, improper service or other
causes not arising out of defects in materials or workmanship.
Evidence of any attempt at consumer repair will void this
warranty. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER, AND IS
INTENDED TO EXCLUDE, ANY LIABILITY ON THE PART OF
POWER WHEELS®, WHETHER UNDER THIS WARRANTY OR
IMPLIED BY LAW FOR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY. SOME STATES
DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION SO THIS
LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Should you need service or assistance with your vehicle during
the warranty period, do not return the vehicle to the store.
Power Wheels® has provided a nationwide network of authorized
service centers. If there is not an authorized service center in
your area, please visit us on-line at www.powerwheels.com or
call Consumer Relations for information, 1-800-348-0751.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights which may vary from state to state.
PLEASE SAVE YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT.
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Before first-time use,
you must charge the battery
18 hours!
Charge the battery immediately after each use.
Charge the battery once a month, even if the vehicle
is not used or stored.
Do not return
your vehicle to the store!
We're a toll-free phone call away, and we can help.
If you are missing parts or need assistance, please call:
1-800-348-0751
Or contact your local independently owned and operated
Power Wheels® Authorized Service Center.
For the location nearest you, visit us on-line at www.powerwheels.com.
Ford Oval and nameplates are registered trademarks owned and licensed
by Ford Motor Company. Manufactured by Fisher-Price, Inc. www.ford.com
Fisher-Price and Power Wheels are U.S. trademarks of Mattel, Inc.
Fisher-Price, Inc., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., East Aurora, New York 14052 U.S.A.
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