Mercury Marauder 2003 s Owner's Guide
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If your changer does not work, it may be that:
²A disc is already loaded where you want to insert a disc.
²The disc is inserted with the label surface downward.
²The disc is dusty or defective.
²The player's internal temperature is above 60ÉC (140ÉF). Allow the
player to cool down before operating.
²A disc with format and dimensions not within industry standards is
CLEANING COMPACT DISCS
Inspect all discs for contamination before playing. If necessary, clean
discs only with an approved CD cleaner and wipe from the center out to
the edge. Do not use circular motion.
CD AND CD CHANGER CARE
²Handle discs by their edges only. Never touch the playing surface.
²Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources for extended
periods of time.
²Do not insert more than one disc into each slot of the CD changer
CD units are designed to play commercially pressed 12 cm (4.75
in) audio compact discs only. Due to technical incompatibility,
certain recordable and re-recordable compact discs may not
function correctly when used in Ford CD players. Irregular
shaped CDs, CDs with a scratch protection film attached, and CDs
with homemade paper (adhesive) labels should not be inserted
into the CD player. The label may peel and cause the CD to
become jammed. It is recommended that homemade CDs be
identified with permanent felt tip marker rather than adhesive
labels. Ball point pens may damage CDs. Please contact your
dealer for further information.
CLEANING CASSETTE PLAYER (IF EQUIPPED)
Clean the tape player head with a cassette cleaning cartridge after 10 to
12 hours of play in order to maintain the best sound and operation.
CASSETTE AND CASSETTE PLAYER CARE
²Use only cassettes that are 90 minutes long or less.
²Do not expose tapes to direct sunlight, high humidity, extreme heat or
extreme cold. Allow tapes that may have been exposed to extreme
temperatures to reach a moderate temperature before playing.
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²Tighten very loose tapes by inserting a finger or pencil into the hole
and turning the hub.
²Remove loose labels before inserting tapes.
²Do not leave tapes in the cassette player for a long time when not
RADIO FREQUENCY INFORMATION
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Canadian Radio
and Telecommunications Commission(CRTC) establish the frequencies
AM and FM stations may use for their broadcasts. Allowable frequencies
AM 530, 540±1600, 1610 kHz
FM 87.7, 87.9±107.7, 107.9 MHz
Not all frequencies are used in a given area.
RADIO RECEPTION FACTORS
Three factors can affect radio reception:
²Distance/strength.The further an FM signal travels, the weaker it is.
The listenable range of the average FM station is approximately 40 km
(24 miles). This range can be affected by ªsignal modulation.º Signal
modulation is a process radio stations use to increase their
strength/volume relative to other stations.
²Terrain.Hills, mountains and tall buildings between your vehicle's
antenna and the radio station signal can cause FM reception problems.
Static can be caused on AM stations by power lines, electric fences,
traffic lights and thunderstorms. Moving away from an interfering
structure (out of its ªshadowº) returns your reception to normal.
²Station overload.Weak signals are sometimes captured by stronger
signals when you pass a broadcast tower. A stronger signal may
temporarily overtake a weaker signal and play while the weak station
frequency is displayed.
The audio system automatically switches to single channel reception if it
will improve the reception of a station normally received in stereo.
AUDIO SYSTEM WARRANTIES AND SERVICE
Refer to theWarranty Guidefor audio system warranty information.
If service is necessary, see your dealer or a qualified technician.
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ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (EATC)
The EATC system will maintain a
selected temperature and
automatically control the fan speed
and airflow location.
Press AUTOMATIC and select the desired temperature. The selected
temperature and the word AUTO will appear in the display window. The
EATC system will either heat or cool to achieve the selected
temperature. The system will automatically determine fan speed, airflow
location and if outside air or recirculated air is required. Fan speed
remains automatic unless the fan speed thumbwheel is turned or the
steering wheel fan speed control (if equipped) is pressed.
When in automatic operation and weather conditions require heat, the
air will be sent to the floor ducts. However, until the engine has warmed,
the fan will operate at a low speed and airflow will be directed to the
windshield defroster ducts. Upon engine warm up, the system will
automatically direct airflow to the floor ducts and operate the required
fan speed to achieve the selected temperature.
If unusual conditions exist (i.e.-window fogging, etc.), the manual
overrides allow you to select airflow locations and the fan speed. To
return to automatic operation, press Automatic/AUTO.
The control the temperature, select
the desired temperature by pressing
the temperature controls.
NORM A/CVENT FLOOR FLR • DEF DEF
OUTSIDE TEMP AUTOMATICOFF
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For continuous maximum cooling,
push the blue button until 16ÉC
(60ÉF) is shown in the display
window. The EATC will continue
maximum cooling (disregarding the
displayed temperature) until a
warmer temperature is selected by
pressing the red control.
For continuous maximum heating, push the red button until 32ÉC (90ÉF)
is shown in the display window. The EATC will continue maximum
heating (disregarding the displayed temperature) until a cooler
temperature is selected by pressing the blue control.
Press MAX A/C and DEF
the same time (for one second) to
switch between Fahrenheit and
If your vehicle has an English/Metric (E/M) control to change your
electronic instrument cluster display (if equipped) and the message
center display (if equipped) from English to Metric, this control will also
change the temperature display. Refer toElectronic Message Centerin
Displaying outside temperature
Press OUTSIDE TEMP to display
the outside air temperature. It will
be displayed until OUTSIDE TEMP
is pressed again.
If the selected temperature is changed while the outside temperature is
displayed, the new temperature will be displayed for four seconds after it
is changed, then the outside temperature will return to the window.
VENTPNL • FLRMAX A/C
NORM A/CVENT FLOOR FLR • DEF DEF
OUTSIDE TEMP AUTOMATICOFFAUTO
NORM A/CVENTMAX A/C
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If a manual override function is selected while the outside temperature is
displayed, the new function will be displayed for four seconds after it is
changed, then the outside temperature will return to the window along
with the override selection.
The outside temperature reading is most accurate when the vehicle is
moving. Higher readings may be obtained when the vehicle is not
moving. The readings that you get may not agree with temperatures
given on the radio due to differences in vehicle and station locations.
Fan speed (
When AUTOMATIC is pressed, fan
speed is adjusted automatically for
existing conditions. You can override
fan speed at any time. To control
fan speed manually, use the
thumbwheel to cancel automatic fan
speed operation. Rotate the
thumbwheel or press the steering
wheel controls (if equipped) up for
higher fan speed or down for lower
The display will show
indicate manual fan operation.
To return to automatic fan operation, press AUTOMATIC.
Manual override controls
The manual override controls allow
you to determine airflow location
and fan speed. To return to full
automatic control, press
²Max A/C - Distributes recirculated air through the instrument panel
registers. A temperature of 16ÉC (60ÉF) will appear in the display
window until Automatic/AUTO, another manual override control, or
the temperature control has been selected. The A/C compressor will
only function if the outside temperature is above approximately 2ÉC
(36ÉF). Max A/C is noisier than Norm A/C, but more economic and
efficient. This mode will reduce undesirable odors from entering the
FLR • DEFDEF
NORM A/CVENT FLOOR FLR • DEF DEF
OUTSIDE TEMP AUTOMATICOFF
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²Norm A/C- Distributes outside air through the instrument panel
registers. The A/C compressor will only function if the outside
temperature is above approximately 2ÉC (36ÉF). Norm A/C is more
quiet than Max A/C, but not as economic and efficient.
²Vent-Distributes outside air through the instrument panel registers.
The air cannot be cooled below the outside temperature.
²Floor- Distributes outside air through the floor ducts. The air cannot
be cooled below the outside temperature.
²Floor & Defrost - Distributes outside air through the windshield
defroster ducts, floor ducts and the side window demisters. The A/C
compressor will operate automatically if the outside temperature is
above approximately 2ÉC (36ÉF). The air distributed through the floor
ducts will be slightly warmer than that sent to the windshield
defroster ducts and the side window demisters.
²Defrost - Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster
ducts and the side window demisters. The A/C compressor will
operate automatically if the outside temperature is above
approximately 2ÉC (36ÉF). This mode will clear ice and fog from the
²To reduce fogging under humid weather conditions, place the climate
control system in Defrost and Rear Defrost (if equipped) mode before
²To reduce humidity buildup inside the vehicle: Do not drive with the
climate control system in Off mode. Do not drive with the climate
control system in Max A/C mode (if equipped).
²Under normal weather conditions, do not leave your vehicle in Max
A/C (if equipped), recirculation control (if equipped) or Off mode
when turning off the ignition.
²Under snowy or dirty weather conditions, leave your vehicle in Max
A/C (if equipped), recirculation control (if equipped), or Off mode
when turning off the ignition.
²Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the exterior base of the
²To increase the efficiency of the A/C (if equipped), drive with the
windows slightly open for 2±3 minutes or until the vehicle has been
²Do not place objects under the front seat or over the defroster ducts.
They may reduce visibility, fall into the ducts, or degrade the
performance of your climate control system.
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To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather conditions:
1. Select VENT
2. Set the temperature control to full heat
3. Set the fan speed to HI
4. Direct the outer panel vents towards to side windows
To increase airflow to the outer panel vents, close the central panel
Do not place objects on top of the instrument panel, as these
objects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop.
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
The rear defroster control is located
on the instrument panel.
Press the rear defroster control to
clear the rear window of thin ice
²A small LED will illuminate when
the rear defroster is activated.
The ignition must be in the ON position to operate the rear window
The defroster turns off automatically after 10 minutes or when the
ignition is turned to the OFF position. To manually turn off the defroster
before 10 minutes have passed, push the control again.
Activating the rear window defroster will also activate the heated mirrors
(if equipped). For more information refer toHeated outside mirrorsin
theDriver controls chapter.
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Turns the lamps off.
Turns on the parking
lamps, instrument panel lamps,
license plate lamps and tail lamps.
Turns the headlamps on.
Your vehicle's headlamp system is equipped with a feature that willnot
dim the instrument panel lighting when the headlamps are on in the
daytime. Even during full daylight, the instrument panel lighting will still
be visible with the headlamp operating.
The autolamp system provides light
sensitive automatic on-off control of
the exterior lights normally
controlled by the headlamp control.
The autolamp system also keeps the
lights on for a predetermined period
of time after the ignition switch is
turned to OFF.
²To turn autolamps on, rotate the
control counterclockwise to the
next position from OFF.
²To turn autolamps off, rotate the control clockwise past OFF to the
parking lamp position
, then back to OFF.
The headlamps will also turn on when the windshield wipers are
activated, after a 10±20 second delay.
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The foglamps can be turned on
when the headlamp control is pulled
toward you and is in any of the
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
Turns the lowbeam headlamps on with a reduced output. To activate:
²the key must be in the ON position,
²the parking brake released, and
²the headlamp control is in the OFF or Parking lamps position.
Always remember to turn on your headlamps at dusk or during
inclement weather. The Daytime Running Light (DRL) System
does not activate your tail lamps and generally may not provide
adequate lighting during these conditions. Failure to activate your
headlamps under these conditions may result in a collision.
Push the lever toward the
instrument panel to activate. Pull
the lever towards you to deactivate.
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Flash to pass
Pull toward you slightly to activate
and release to deactivate.
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
Use to adjust the brightness of the
instrument panel during headlight
and parklamp operation.
²Rotate the thumbwheel from left
to right to brighten the
²Rotate the thumbwheel from right
to left to dim the instrument
The panel dimmer control also controls the domelamp operation.
²Rotate the thumbwheel fully to the right, past detent to activate the
²In order to turn off the domelamp, rotate the thumbwheel to the left.
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
The headlamps on your vehicle are properly aimed at the assembly plant.
If your vehicle has been in an accident the alignment of your headlamps
should be checked by a qualified service technician.
Vertical aim adjustment
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface approximately 7.6 meters (25 feet)
from a vertical wall or screen directly in front of it.