This Quick Reference Guide is not intended to replace your Owner’s Guide, which
contains more detailed information concerning the features of your vehicle and important
safety warnings to help reduce the risk of injury to you and your occupants. Always read
your entire Owner’s Guide carefully when first learning about your vehicle and refer to the
appropriate section when questions arise.
Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center
P.O. Box 6248
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FUEL TANK CAPACITY– Your vehicle is designed to use "Regular" unleaded gasoline with pump
(R+M)/2 octane rating of 87. Note: when the "Low Fuel Level" message appears on the message center
display, you must push the RESET button on the full message center or the button on top of the cluster
for the mini message center to clear this warning message. Until fuel is added, this message will
reappear at 10-minute intervals.
TIRE PRESSURE– Your tire pressure is properly set at the dealership to the recommended
specifications found on the Safety Certification Label located inside the driver's door pillar. Tire pressure
information can also be found on the Tire Information label located inside the fuel filler door. Please
check your tire pressure during routine maintenance and seasonal changes.
FUSES–If electrical components in the vehicle are not working, a fuse may have blown. For moreinformation about changing a fuse, refer to your Owner's Guide.
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH– After a collision, if the engine cranks but does not start, the fuel
pump shut-off switch may have to be reset. The switch is located in the front passenger's footwell,
behind the kick panel access cover, in front of the fuse box. For complete details on resetting the switch,
refer to your Owner's Guide.
CHANGING THE TIRES– For more information on changing the tires, refer to your Owner’s Guide.
LOCATION OF THE SPARE TIRE AND TOOLS
Spare Tire Under the vehicle, just forward of the rear bumper.
Jack, Jack Handle,
Wheel Nut Wrench
ROADSIDE EMERGENCIES– To fully assist if you should have a vehicle concern, Ford offers a
complimentary Roadside Assistance Program. This program is separate from the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the Basic Warranty
period (Canada) or New Vehicle Limited Warranty period (U.S.) of three years or 60,000 km
(36,000 miles). Roadside assistance will cover: Changing a flat tire, Jump-starts, Limited fuel delivery,
Lock-out assistance, and Towing of your vehicle.
Roadside Assistance Centers: UNITED STATES (800) 241-3673 |CANADA (800) 665-2006
For complete details on any roadside assistance concern, see the Roadside Emergencies section or the Customer Assistance section in your Owner’s Guide.
2004Quick Reference Guide
PREMIUM/AUDIOPHILE IN-DASH CD6/MP3
DISC PIONEER AUDIO SYSTEM(If equipped)
REGULAR CAB:Behind the interior trim on the rear
passenger side of the vehicle.
SUPERCAB andSUPERCREW:Under the rear seat
on the passenger side of the vehicle.
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EJECTING CDs(CD Eject)
Press to eject a CD. For In-Dash CD6/MP3
system (if equipped), press and hold to auto-eject
all CDs present in the system.
TUNERPress to manually move up or down the radio
frequency. Also use in menu mode to select
MUTE MODEPress to mute the playing media. Press again
to return to the playing media.
MENUPress to toggle through the following modes:Treble, Bass, Balance, Fade, Speed Sensitive
Volume, Compression, Autoset, Setting the Clock.
SHUFFLEPress to play tracks on the current CD in
SEEK FUNCTIONIn radio mode, press to move to the next
strong station up or down the frequency band.
In CD mode, press to move to the next/previous
track on current disc.
SCAN FUNCTIONIn radio mode, press to hear a brief sampling
of stations. In CD mode, press to hear a brief
sampling of CD tracks on the current CD.
SETTING MEMORY PRESETSSelect frequency band with the AM/FM
button, then select a station. Press and hold a
numbered button until the sound returns.
VOLUME/POWER CONTROL Push to turn the audio system on or off.
Turn the control to raise or lower volume.
AM/FM AND CD SELECTIn radio mode, press AM/FM to select AM
or FM frequency bands. Press CD to begin CD
play. In CD mode, press AM/FM to stop play and
begin radio play.
LOADING CDS – FOR IN-DASH
CD6/MP3 SYSTEM (if equipped)
Press the LOAD button and then a preset number
to select a slot. Press and hold LOAD to activate
autoload, for loading up to 6 CDs.
DRIVER TEMPERATURE CONTROL:Increases/decreases the temperature of the driver’s seat.
AUTO: The system will automatically determine fan speed, airflow location, A/C on or off, and
outside or recirculated air, to heat or cool the vehicle to reach the desired temperature.
DRIVER HEATED SEAT CONTROL: Press once to activate high heat, press a second time to
activate low heat. Press a third time to deactivate.
AIRFLOW DIRECTION CONTROLS: This mode allows you to choose the air distribution
mode you desire.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel and center console registers.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel, center console registers (if equipped), and the
front and rear seat floor vents.
: Distributes air through the floor and rear seat floor vents. The system will automatically
provide outside air to reduce window fogging.
: Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents, demister outlets, and the front and rear
seat floor vents. The system will automatically provide outside air to reduce window fogging.
A/C: Activates/deactivates the air conditioning.
RECIRCULATION: Recirculates air in the cabin, thereby reducing the amount of time to cool
down the interior of the vehicle when used with A/C.
HEATED MIRRORS(if equipped): Press to activate/deactivate. This feature will remove ice and
snow from the side view mirrors.
DEFROST: Used to clear ice or fog from the windshield by distributing air through the windshield
FAN SPEED CONTROL:Increases/decreases the fan speed.
PASSENGER HEATED SEAT CONTROL:Press once to activate high heat, press a second
time to activate low heat. Press a third time to deactivate.
MAX A/C OVERRIDE OF AUTO FUNCTION:Select panel or panel/floor mode. Then select A/C
and recirculated air. Set the temperature setting to 60°F. Adjust fan speed to maintain comfort.
FAN SPEED ADJUSTMENT:Controls the volume of air circulated in the vehicle.
TEMPERATURE SELECTION DIAL:Controls the temperature of the airflow in the vehicle.
AIRFLOW SELECTION DIAL:Controls the direction of the airflow in the vehicle. See the
following for a brief description of each control.
: Uses recirculated air to cool the vehicle. Air flows from the instrument panel vents and center
: Distributes air through the instrument panel vents and center console vents.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel vents, center console vents and the floor vents.
: (OFF) Outside air is shut out and the climate system is turned off.
: Distributes air through the floor vents.
: Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents and floor vents.
: Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster vents.
A/C (if equipped):Press to activate/deactivate air conditioning. Use with recirculated air to improve
cooling performance. A/C engages automatically in MAX A/C, Defrost and Floor Defrost .
RECIRCULATED AIR:Press to manually enable or disable recirculated air operation. When
activated, air recirculates in the cabin, thereby reducing the amount of time to cool down or warm up the
interior of the vehicle. This feature engages automatically with MAX A/C or can be engaged manually in
any mode except Defrost . Recirculation may turn off automatically in all airflow selections except
HEATED MIRRORS(if equipped): Press to activate/deactivate. This function will clear snow, fog
and thin ice from the side rear view mirrors.
ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL(if equipped)MANUAL TEMPERATURE CONTROL(if equipped)
CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEMS
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HEADLAMP AND PANEL DIMMER CONTROLRotate clockwise one position from off to turn on the parking lamps. Rotate two
positions from off to also turn on the headlamps. Rotate counterclockwise from off to
activate autolamp (if equipped), which provides light-sensitive automatic On/Off
control of the exterior lights and keeps them on for a short period of time after the
ignition is turned off. When the control is in any position except high beams or off, pull the control
toward you to activate the foglamps (if equipped).
Use the panel dimmer control, located to the right of the headlamp control, to adjust the brightness of
the instrument panel during the headlamps and parking lamps operation. Rotate to the full up position,
past the detent, to turn on the interior lamps. Rotate to the full down position, past the detent, to
prevent the interior lights from illuminating when doors are opened.
POWER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS(if equipped)
Press and hold the top end of rocker control to adjust the accelerator and brake
pedal away from you. Hold the lower end of the button to move the pedals toward
you. Adjust the pedals only when the vehicle is stopped and the gearshift lever is in
the P (Park) position.
If equipped with memory function, the adjustable pedals, along with the driver's seat, can be
automaticallypositioned in two programmable positions using the control located on the driver's seat.
Refer to your Owner's Guide for instructions on how to use this memory feature.
SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMPIlluminates briefly when the ignition is turned to the ON position to ensure the
system is functional. If the light comes on after the engine is started, refer to your
Owner's Guide. This lamp will illuminate if the fuel cap is not fully secured. In addition,
"Check fuel cap" will appear on the message center display. Make sure that the fuel cap
is secure by turning it clockwise 1/4 of a turn until it stops.
ABS WARNING LAMPIlluminates briefly when the ignition is turned to the ON position. If the light
comes on after the engine is started, refer to your Owner's Guide.
SPEED CONTROL(if equipped)
To set the speed control, press the ON button and release. Accelerate to the
desired speed and press the SET button and release. Once the system is engaged, an
icon will appear in the instrument cluster. To increase speed, tap the SET button and the
speed will increase in small increments each time, or use the accelerator pedal to reach
desired speed and then press SET. To reduce speed, press and hold CST until desired speed is reached.
Release or tap the CST button and speed will decrease in small increments. Also, you can depress the
brake pedal until desired speed is reached and press SET. Press RES/RESUME to return the vehicle to a
previously set speed if vehicle is traveling more than 30 mph (48 kph).
FOR REDUNDANT STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS(if equipped). To set the speed control,
press the right side of the ON/OFF switch. Accelerate to the desired speed and press the right side of the
CST/SET button and release. Once the system is engaged, an icon will appear in the instrument cluster.To increase speed, tap the SET button and the speed will increase in small increments each time or use
the accelerator pedal to reach desired speed and then press SET. To reduce speed, press the left side of
the CST/SET button until desired speed is reached. R
elease or tap the left side of the CST/SET button
and speed will decrease in small increments.Also, you can depress the brake pedal until desired speed
is reached and press SET. Press RES/RESUME to return the vehicle to a previously set speed if vehicle is
traveling more than 30 mph (48 kph).
MESSAGE CENTER(if equipped)
With the ignition on, the message center displays important vehicle
information through a constant monitor of vehicle systems.
The system will notify you of potential vehicle problems by displaying
warnings, followed by a long indicator chime. You may select the INFO or SETUP buttons on the message
center to display trip odometer, odometer, compass, distance to empty, average fuel economy, and trip
elapsed drive time. The RESET button may be used to reset selected functions in the INFO and SETUP
menus. For more information about message center functions, please refer to your Owner's Guide.
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE CONTROL(if equipped)
2H (2WD HIGH) delivers power to the rear wheels only and is the optimal
position for smoothness and fuel economy. 4H (4x4 HIGH) provides mechanically
locked four-wheel drive power to all four wheels. 4L (4x4 LOW) provides mechanically
locked four-wheel drive when extra power at reduced speeds is required. With either
an Electronic Shift 4WD system or Manual 4WD system, to shift from 2H to 4H, move the control at any
forward speed up to 55 mph (88 kph). To shift to or from 4L, bring the vehicle to a stop and keep the
brake pedal depressed. Next, place the gearshift in N (Neutral), and then move the control to or from 4L.
Some mechanical noise may be heard when the system engages. This is normal and no service is
required. Note: The Manual 4WD system has a N (Neutral) position in the transfer case. This setting
overrides the transmission and puts the vehicle in Neutral regardless of gearshift position. This setting
should only be used when towing the vehicle.
IN-DASH CD6/MP3 DISC PIONEER AUDIO SYSTEM(if equipped)
Please see reverse side for more details.
PASSENGER AIRBAG DEACTIVATED LAMP /
PASSENGER AIRBAG ON/OFF SWITCH(if equipped)
Please refer to the Seating and Safety Restraints section of your Owner's
Guide for informationon the PassengerAirbag Deactivated Lamp and
Passenger Airbag ON/OFF Switch.
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12V)An auxiliary power point is located on the instrument panel. For Super Cab and
SuperCrew vehicles, there is an additional auxiliary power point located on the lower
rear side of the center console that is accessible from the rear seats. Do NOT plug
optional electrical accessories into the cigarette lighter.
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM(if equipped)
Press this control once to lock all doors. Pressing the control a second time will chirp
the horn to confirm that all doors are closed and locked.
Press this control once to unlock the driver's door and twice to unlock all doors.
Press this control to sound the panic alarm. To silence, press the control again, or
turn the ignition on.
The remote entry system can also control the memory feature (if equipped). Please refer
to your Owner's Guide for instructions on how to activate this feature.
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM(if equipped)
With this control you can lock or unlock all doors without using a key. First, enter your
five-digit program code and then press the corresponding quick key;
Unlock all doors = 3 • 4
Lock all doors = 7 • 8 and 9 • 0 simultaneously
DRIVER / PASSENGER BELTMINDER The BeltMinder feature is a supplemental warning to the safety belt warning function.
This feature provides additional reminders by intermittently sounding a chime and
illuminating the safety belt warninglamp in the instrument cluster when the driver's
and front passenger's safety belt is unbuckled. Both the driver's and front passenger's
safety belt usages are monitored and either may activate the BeltMinder feature.
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM(RSS) (if equipped)
This sonar system sounds a tone to warn the driver of obstacles near the rear bumper
when the reverse gear is selected. Obstacles can be detected within approximately 6
feet (2 m) behind the rear bumper while the vehicle moves in reverse at speeds less
than 3 mph (5 km/h). The reverse sensing system defaults to on, but can be disabled
by turning the ignition on, placing the gearshift in reverse and pressing the RSS control.
An indicator light, located next to the cigarette lighter on the control, will illuminate when the system
is turned off.
TOWING INFORMATIONFor more details on towing with your vehicle, please refer to your Owner's Guide or request a copy
of the Ford Motor Company 2004 MY RV and Trailer Towing Guide(Form RV-FDTK-0902) from
The Ford F-150, there's nothing like it on earth. It's the boldest, strongest, and most capable Ford F-150
to roam the crowded street or climb a remote trail. Outside it's stance is firm. Inside it initiates a new era
of truck design and comfort. Underneath it is built in the strongest, most advance F-150 chassis and
suspension ever. And above all it is built Ford tough. The F-150 comes equipped with many new features,
some will require no explanation, others may be new to you. This Quick Reference Guide was designed
to acquaint you with many of the features you will use most. This Quick Reference Guide is not intended
to replace the vehicle Owner's Guide. Please refer to it for more detailed information on your F -150.1
ADDITIONAL FEATURES COCKPIT FEATURES
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