AM/FM STEREO C A SSET TE AM/FM STEREO SINGLE CD (IF EQUIPPED) A U T O M AT I C C L I M AT E C O N T R O L (IF EQUIPPED) MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED) NEW 02 INFO BUTTON 02 01 01 06 01 06 02 07 02 07 07 03 04 01 05 08 For a more detailed description of the INFO controls, please refer to your Owner's Guide. 06 04 02 03 RESET BUTTON 03 09 10 Odometer | Distance to Empty | Average Fuel Economy Trip Odometer | Trip Elapsed Drive Time | Compass (if equipped) | Outside air temperature (if equipped) 05 04 03 This feature shows the following control displays: 05 08 09 03 10 04 Press this control to select and reset functions shown in the INFO menu and SETUP menu. 08 For a more detailed description of the RESET control, please refer to your Owner's Guide. For information on other available audio systems or the CD changer system, please refer to your Owner’s Guide. 06 SETTING THE CLOCK In radio mode, press to select the AM/FM1/FM2 frequency bands. Press and hold the H control to set the hour. Press and hold the M control to set the minute. 06 SETTING THE CLOCK 02 VOLUME/POWER CONTROL 07 CD SELECT Press and hold the H control to set the hour. Press and hold the M control to set the minute. Press the control to turn the audio system on or off. Turn the control to raise or lower the volume. To begin CD play while in radio mode, press the CD control. 02 REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER 03 SEEK FUNCTION 08 COMPRESSION In radio mode, press to find the next listenable station up or down the band. In CD mode, press to move to the next/previous selection on the CD. Press to bring soft and loud passages together for a more consistent listening level. Press the control to turn the audio system on or off. Turn the control to raise or lower the volume. 07 TAPE SELECT To begin tape play while in radio mode, press the tape control. 09 SHUFFLE September 2003 Second Printing Quick Reference Ford Taurus Litho in U.S.A. Press to clear the rear window of ice or fog. Press the control again to turn off the defroster. The defroster turns off automatically after 10 minutes or when the ignition is turned to the OFF position. Activating the rear window defroster will also activate the heated mirrors (if equipped). Press to eject a CD. 03 SEEK FUNCTION 08 DOLBY ® NOISE REDUCTION In radio mode, press to find the next listenable station up or down the band. In tape mode, press to move to the next/previous selection on the tape. Press to activate the system, which reduces tape noise and hiss while playing a tape. Press again to deactivate. 04 SIDE 1-2 09 SCAN FUNCTION Press to change tape direction. In radio mode, press to hear a sampling of all listenable stations. In tape mode, press to hear a brief sampling of all selections. 05 TUNE ADJUST In radio mode, press to move to the next frequency up or down the band. 10 SCAN FUNCTION 03 FAN SPEED In radio mode, press to hear a sampling of all listenable stations. In CD mode, press to hear a brief sampling of all selections. To adjust manually, use the control to raise or lower the fan speed. 04 AUTOMATIC OPERATION ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 05 TUNE ADJUST In radio mode, press to move to the next frequency up or down the band. In CD changer mode (if equipped), press to select a disc in the changer. E S S E N T I A L I N F O R M AT I O N 10 SETTING THE MEMORY PRESETS Select AM, FM1, or FM2 band, then select a station. Next, press and hold a numbered preset control until the sound returns. In this mode, the system will automatically determine fan speed and airflow location to achieve the temperature selected. Press AUTO to engage the automatic temperature control. Press to recirculate interior air within the cabin. This provides maximum cooling efficiency, particularly in extremely hot and humid weather, and also helps to reduce dust and undesired outside odors from reaching the interior of your vehicle. Press the recirculation button again to allow fresh, outside air to enter the cabin. Recirculation mode should not be used without the A/C on in order to reduce excess humidity build-up inside the vehicle. ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE CENTERS United States: (800) 241-3673 | Canada: (800) 665-2006 4F1J-19G217-AA For complete details on any roadside assistance concern, see the Roadside Emergencies section or the Customer Assistance section in your Owner’s Guide. With the ignition in the ON position, the message center, located on your instrument cluster, displays important vehicle information through a constant monitor of vehicle systems. You may select display features on the message center for a display of status preceded by a brief indicator chime. The system will also notify you of potential vehicle problems with a display of system warning followed by a long indicator chime. 01 SET BUTTON Setup menu controls the following displays: Language | Units (English Metric) | System Check For a more detailed description of the Setup menu, please refer to your Owner's Guide. 07 MANUAL OVERRIDE CONTROLS When pressed, these four controls will override automatic operation. All controls allow you to determine where airflow is directed. To return to automatic operation, press AUTO. COMPA SS SYSTEM WARNINGS System warnings alert you to possible problems or malfunctions in your vehicle operating systems. In the event of a multiple warning situation, the message center will cycle the display to show all warnings by displaying each one for several seconds. The message center will display the last selected feature if there are no more warning messages. This allows you to use the full functionality of the message center after you acknowledge the warning by pressing the RESET control and clearing the warning message. If any warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your dealer as soon as possible. For a more detailed description of system warnings please refer to your Owner’s Guide. (If Equipped) 08 TEMPERATURE SELECTION To control the temperature, select the desired temperature by pressing the temperature controls. To fully assist if you should have a vehicle concern, Ford Motor Company offers a complimentary roadside assistance program. This program is separate from the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The service is available: 24 hours, 7 days a week for the New Vehicle Limited Warranty period of three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Roadside assistance will cover: Changing a flat tire | Jump-starts | Limited fuel delivery | Lock-out assistance | Towing of your vehicle *F4F1J19G217AA* 06 RECIRCULATION CONTROL Press to play CD tracks in random order. about your vehicle and consult the appropriate section when questions arise. Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center P.O. Box 6248 Dearborn, Michigan 48121 (800) 392-3673 Press to manually enable or disable the air conditioning in all modes except defrost. In radio mode, press to select the AM/FM1/FM2 frequency bands. Guide, which contains more detailed information concerning the features of your your occupants. Always read your entire Owner’s Guide carefully when first learning 05 A/C CONTROL 01 AM/FM SELECT 04 EJECT vehicle and important safety warnings to help reduce the risk of injury to you and 01 FRONT WINDOW DEFROSTER Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster ducts. Can be used to clear ice or fog from the windshield. 02 VOLUME/POWER CONTROL This Quick Reference Guide is not intended to replace your vehicle’s Owner’s 01 AM/FM SELECT REAR WINDOW WIPER & WASHER ( Wa g o n O n l y ) The rear wiper and washer control is located under the headlamp controls. Press the wiper control to activate the rear wiper. Press again to turn off the wiper. Press the washer control to activate the rear washer. The compass reading may be affected when you drive near large buildings, bridges, power lines and powerful broadcast antennas. Magnetic or metallic objects placed in, on or near the vehicle may also affect compass accuracy. Usually, when something affects the compass readings, the compass will correct itself after a few days of operating your vehicle in normal conditions. If the compass still appears to be inaccurate, a manual calibration my be necessary. Refer to Compass zone/calibration adjustment in the Driver Controls chapter of your Owner’s Guide. TA U R U S QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE I N T E R I O R F E AT U R E S 04 TA U R U S QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE 01 HEADLAMP AND PANEL DIMMER CONTROL Rotate clockwise to the first position to turn on the parking lamps, instrument panel lamps, license plate lamps and tail lamps. Rotate to the second position to also turn on the low beam headlamps. Rotate counterclockwise to activate autolamp (if equipped), which provides light-sensitive automatic on-off control of the exterior lights and keeps the lights on for a fixed period of time after the ignition is turned OFF. Use the panel dimmer control, located to the right of the headlamp control, to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel during headlamp and parking lamp operation, and to turn on or off the overhead dome lamp. 02 TURN SIGNAL, HIGH BEAM & WIPER/WASHER CONTROL Push down to activate the left turn signal or up to activate the right turn signal. Pull stalk toward you to briefly flash the high beams. Push stalk away to turn on the headlamp high beams. Rotate the end of the control away from you to increase or toward you to decrease the speed of the wipers. Pushing the end of the stalk briefly causes a single swipe (no wash). Push and hold to activate the washer. For extended wiper blade quality, occasional cleaning of the wiper blades is required. 03 SERVICE ENGINE SOON WARNING LAMP This lamp momentarily illuminates to ensure the system is functional. If the light comes on after the engine is started, refer to your Owner’s Guide. To help prevent activation, always secure your fuel cap by turning it clockwise until you hear three clicks. A D D I T I O N A L F E AT U R E S you fully appreciate the countless features of your new Taurus, we invite you to explore this Press this control once to unlock the driver’s door. Press again within 3 seconds to unlock all doors and liftgate (wagon only). This system helps your vehicle make better use of available traction, especially on slippery road surfaces. The system defaults to ON, however, should you become stuck, try switching the traction control system off. For more information, please consult your Owner’s Guide. Press this control once to lock all doors and liftgate (wagon only). Pressing the control a second time within 3 seconds will chirp the horn to confirm that all doors are closed and locked. 06 08 AUXILIARY POWER POINT Press this control to activate the panic alarm. To deactivate, press the control again, or turn the ignition to ON. 12 Located above the coin holder on the lower portion of the instrument panel, the auxiliary power point is an additional power source for electrical accessories. Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your warranty. Press this control to unlatch the trunk or liftgate (wagon only). 03 05 02 04 The interior lights will turn on when the remote is used to unlock the doors or sound the panic alarm. The interior lights will turn off if the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, or after 25 seconds of illumination. The dome lamp control must not be set to the OFF position for the illuminated entry system to operate. The remote-control entry features only operate with the ignition in the LOCK position. 07 09 GEARSHIFT/OVERDRIVE CONTROL Overdrive D is the normal drive position for the best fuel economy. Switch to the second drive position only when driving with a heavy load, towing a trailer, driving up or down steep hills,Dor when additional engine braking is desired. This vehicle is equipped with a brake-shift interlock feature that prevents the gearshift lever from being moved from P (Park) when the ignition is in the ON position unless the brake pedal is depressed. If your vehicle is equipped with a console-mounted gearshift lever, you must also press the thumb button on the side of the gearshift lever to move the gearshift lever from P (Park). 10 SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED) 01 SECURILOCK™ PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM 10 The SecuriLock passive anti-theft system is an engine immobilization system. This system prevents the engine from being started unless a coded key programmed to your vehicle is used. Please note that for security purposes, your coded keys cannot be copied. If you would like spare coded keys, they can be purchased from your dealership. 10 11 To operate, the speed control must be ON and the vehicle's speed must be at or above 30 mph. To set a speed, press SET/ACC. To set a higher speed, press SET/ACC again, and hold until you reach the desired speed. To set a lower speed, press and hold CST until you reach the desired speed. Pressing RES will return to a previously set speed. To turn the speed control off, press the OFF button or depress the brake pedal to disengage. From the advanced Personal Safety System to the bountiful amenities, every Taurus is equipped to provide you with safety, comfort, and enjoyment on the road. In order to help REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) 07 TRACTION CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED) KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) 13 Unlock all doors and the liftgate (wagon only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Unlock the trunk or liftgate (wagon only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Lock all doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8 and 9-0 simultaneously 04 POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED) Press and hold the rocker control to adjust the accelerator and brake pedals toward you or away from you. Adjust the pedals only when the vehicle is stopped and the gearshift lever is in the P (Park) position. The adjustment allows for approximately three inches of maximum travel. 11 TRUNK RELEASE (IF EQUIPPED) Press to release the trunk. The control is located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. SIDE VIEW MIRROR CONTROL 08 easy-to-use Quick Reference Guide. Using the image of the instrument panel located in the 05 HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL center of the guide, locate the feature you would like to learn more about. Each numbered Illuminates when the fuel cap may not be properly installed. Continued driving with this light on may cause the “SERVICE ENGINE SOON” warning light to come on. Refer to Fuel Filler cap in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter of your Owner’s Guide. 06 ABS WARNING LAMP (IF EQUIPPED) please consult your Owner’s Guide. 12 CHECK FUEL CAP Press to activate the hazard flashers. Press the control again to turn the flashers off. feature is briefly described to the left of the instrument panel image. For more information, This lamp illuminates briefly when the ignition is turned to the ON position. If the lamp stays on, does not illuminate or flashes, after the engine is started, seek service immediately. In an emergency, apply continuous force on the brake pedal to prevent wheel lock when braking on slippery surfaces – do not pump your brakes. Note: It is normal to feel a pedal pulsation or hear a noise when the ABS system is activated. With this control you can unlock the trunk/liftgate or lock/unlock the doors without using a key. First, enter your five-digit program code, which will unlock the driver's door only, and then press the corresponding quick key: Please note that if the fuel cap is not properly installed, “CHECK FUEL CAP” warning may be displayed in the Message Center. 13 PASSENGER FRONTAL AIRBAG DEACTIVATION SYSTEM NEW The “PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF” light will be unlit for properly seated adults (airbag on) or unlit for an empty seat (airbag off). The “PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF” light will be lit (airbag off) for smaller people and properly restrained child safety seats. Even with an automatic on/off system, properly restrain children age 12 and under in the rear seat whenever possible. For additional information on the Passenger Airbag Deactivation System, refer to the Airbags section in the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter of your Owner’s Guide. 09 Move the mirror selector control to L to adjust the left mirror, or R to adjust the right mirror. Next, move the mirror control in the direction you wish to tilt the mirror. Return the selector control to the center position to lock the mirrors in place.