Mercury Montego 2005 Quick Reference Guide
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2005 Mercury |Montego
Get ready to redefine your
driving expectations. Your new Mercury
Montego is going to take your
automotive experience to a whole new
level. And, you get to go along for the
ride in style, comfort and confidence.
You know your new Montego has
attitude...and you’re about to find out
it also has intelligence. Your new
Montego was one very smart choice.
This Quick Reference Guide was
designed to help you get to know your
new Montego. The perfect combination
of attitude, intelligence and style.
That’s your new Montego.
Feels good doesn’t it?
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2005 Mercury Montego|Instrument Cluster
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one|Windshield Wiper WasherThe multifunction lever controls the windshieldwiper modes, speeds and the windshield washer. For intermittent operation, move the
control up one position. You can then adjust the rotary control to the desired interval
speed. For normal or low wiper speed, move the control up two positions from OFF. For
high speed operation, move the control up three positions from OFF. For windshieldwasher control, pull the end of the lever toward you. A brief pull causes a single swipe
of the wipers without washer fluid. With a quick pull and hold, the wipers will swipe three times with washer
fluid. With a long pull and hold, the wipers will activate washer fluid for up to ten seconds.
two|Speed ControlFor your speed control to work, you must press and release
the ON button. Pressing and releasing the OFF button disengages the system and
turns it off. To set a speed, accelerate to the desired speed and press the SET+ button,
then take your foot off the accelerator pedal. You can Increase speed using speedcontrol by pressing and releasing the SET+ button until you reach the desired speed;
increasing speed by 1 mph (1..6 km/h) with each tap. You can decrease speed in the
same way using the SET button. Pressing the RSM (resume) button will automatically return the vehicle tothe previously set speed. The RSM control will not work if the vehicle speed is below 30 mph (48 km/h) or
if the OFF or CNCL button was pressed. To disengage the speed control, press the OFF or CNCL button orpress the brake pedal.
three|Headlamp Control Turning the headlamp control clockwise to the first
position turns on the parking lamps, instrument panel lamps, license plate lamps andthe tail lamps. Continuing to turn the headlamp control to the second position turns on
the headlamps. To use the autolamp light sensitive, automatic on off control for the
headlamps, turn the headlamp control counterclockwise. To turn autolamps off, turn
the control clockwise to the OFF position. To activate the high beams, simply pull theturn signal lever towards you to the second detent. Pull the lever towards you again to deactivate high
beams. Use the same lever to activate the “Flash to Pass” feature. Pull the lever towards you to the firstdetent to activate and release it to deactivate.
four|Foglamp ControlWith the ignition on, the foglamps can be turned on when
the headlamp control is in the parking lamp, headlamp, or autolamp position and the highbeams are not on. Simply pull the headlamp control toward you to turn on the foglamps.The foglamp indicator light will illuminate. The foglamps will not operate when the highbeams are activated.
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five|Panel DimmerUse to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel and all
applicable switches in the vehicle during headlamp and parking lamp operation. Movethe control to the full upright position, past the detent, to turn on the interior lamps.
six|Steering Wheel Audio ControlsThese controls allow you to adjust the
radio and CD features from the steering wheel. Press MEDIA to select AM, FM1, FM2or CD. Press SEEK +/ to access the next/previous strong station or to select the
next/previous track on a CD. Press VOL +/ to adjust volume and MUTE to mutethe volume.
seven|Tilt Steering ColumnTo adjust the steering wheel, push the
adjustment lever down to unlock the steering column. While the lever is down, tilt thesteering column to your desired position. Then, while holding the steering column inplace, pull the lever up to its original position to lock the steering column. Do not adjustwhile driving.
Continuously Variable Transaxle (CVT)
The Continuously Variable Transaxle is a fully automatic transmission
that electronically monitors vehicle system inputs/outputs and driver
demands to select the desired drive ratio. Unlike traditional automatic
transmissions, the CVT continually adjusts the optimum overall driveratio between engine and drive wheels for all operating conditions.
As traditional automatic transmissions shift up or down in gears, the
shifting in gear ratios are noticeable by increasing and decreasingengine RPM which causes a slight energy loss as the gears change.
These gear changes can be felt by the driver.
With the CVT, there is no energy transfer loss from shifting because there is no gear shifting up or down.
Acceleration up to vehicle operating speed is smooth and continuous, uninterrupted by gear shifting.The same holds true for coasting down to idle, smooth and continuous.
Unlike traditional automatic transmissions, the CVT offers more responsive performance and increased
The use of fluids other than the recommended fluid could seriously damage internal
transmission components. For more information, please consult your Owner’s Guide.
Understanding the CVT (if equipped)
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2005 Mercury Montego|Instrument Cluster
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Warning Lamps and Message Center
a|ABS Warning Lamp In an emergency, apply continuous force to the brake pedal. Do not pumpthe brakes. Any pulsation or mechanical noise you may feel or hear is normal. If the light doesn’t illuminateor stays on, have your vehicle serviced. Normal braking is still functional unless the brake warning light
is also illuminated.
b|Speed Control Lamp The speed control lamp will Illuminate when the speed control is
engaged. It will turn off when the speed control system is disengaged. The controls for the speedcontrol are located on the steering wheel. Press and release the ON and OFF buttons to engage and
disengage the system. Speed control does not work at speeds below 30 mph (48 km/h). For moreinformation, please consult your Owner’s Guide.
c|Check Engine Lamp The Check Engine indicator lamp illuminates when the ignition is first
turned to the ON position to check the bulb. If the light turns solid or blinks, the On Board DiagnosticsSystem has detected a malfunction. Drive in a moderate fashion (avoid heavy acceleration or
deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced immediately.
d|Brake System Warning LampTo confirm the brake system warning light is functional, it
will momentarily illuminate when the ignition is turned to the ON position when the engine is not
running, or in a position between ON and START, or by applying the parking brake when the ignition isturned to the ON position. If the brake system warning light does not illuminate at this time, seek
service immediately from your dealership. Illumination after releasing the parking brake indicates low
brake fluid level and the brake system should be inspected immediately by your servicing dealership.
e|Message CenterWith the ignition in the ON position, the message center displays important
vehicle information by constantly monitoring vehicle systems. You may select display features on themessage center for a display of status. The system will also notify you of potential vehicle problems
with a display of system warnings. For more information, please consult your Owner’s Guide.
Throttle Control / Transmission LampThe Throttle Control/Transmission lamp illuminates
when a powertrain fault has been detected. Contact your dealer as soon as possible.
Engine Coolant Lamp The Engine Coolant lamp illuminates when the engine coolant is low.
Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible and let the engine cool.
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