engine Mercury Montego 2005 Quick Reference Guide
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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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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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Location of Spare Tire and ToolsYour vehicle is equipped with a temporary spare tire which
is smaller than a regular tire and designed for emergency use only. The jack, spare tire, jack handle andlug nut wrench are under the cargo cover in the trunk of the vehicle.
FusesIf your electrical components aren’t working properly, a fuse may have blown. For more
information, please consult your Owner’s Guide.
Fuel Pump Shut off SwitchThis device stops the electric fuel pump from sending fuel to the
engine when your vehicle has had a substantial jolt. After an accident, if the engine cranks but doesnot start, this switch may have been activated. The fuel pump shut off switch is located in the front
passenger footwell area in the right upper corner.
Unleaded Fuel RecommendationsFor optimum performance use “Regular” unleaded fuel
with a pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of at least 87. We do not recommend the use of gasolines labeled
as “Regular” with octane ratings of 86 or lower that are sold in high altitude areas.
Tire PressureSafe operation of your Montego requires that your tires be properly inflated. The
Mercury recommended inflation pressure is found on the Tire Label or the Certification Label locatednear the front door latch on the driver’s side. At least once a month and before long trips, inspect eachtire and check the air pressure with a tire gauge. Don’t forget the spare. Air pressure should be checked
when the tires are cold. Inflate all tires to the inflation pressure recommended by Ford Motor Company.
Roadside AssistanceIn addition to your New Vehicle Limited Warranty, Mercury provides new
vehicle owners with a complimentary roadside assistance program. This service is available 24 hours
a day, seven days a week, for three years or 36,000 miles (60,000 km). It covers changing a flat tire,
jump starts, limited fuel delivery, lock out assistance and towing of your vehicle.
United States (800) 241–3673
Canada (800) 665–2006