2005 Ford F150 Owner's Manual

2005 Ford F150 owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Ford
Model:
F150
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
3.95 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
CONGRATULATIONS
4
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
4
Warning symbols in this guide
4
Warning symbols on your vehicle
5
Protecting the environment
5
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
5
SPECIAL NOTICES
5
Emission warranty
5
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
6
Special instructions
6
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
7
F150 SuperCrew Owners: Snowplowing
7
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
7
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
7
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
7
Instrument Cluster
10
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
10
MINI MESSAGE CENTER WARNING DISPLAYS (IF EQUIPPED)
14
GAUGES
15
Entertainment Systems
18
FORD AM/FM STEREO SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
18
FORD SINGLE CD SOUND SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
20
FORD DUAL MEDIA SOUND SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
23
PREMIUM/AUDIOPHILE IN-DASH SIX CD/MP3 SOUND SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
26
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
30
RADIO FREQUENCIES
30
RADIO RECEPTION FACTORS
30
CASSETTE/PLAYER CARE
30
CD/CD PLAYER CARE
31
AUDIO SYSTEM WARRANTY AND SERVICE
31
Climate Controls
32
HEATER ONLY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
32
Operating tips
32
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
33
Operating tips
34
AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (ATC) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
36
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) system with heated seats (if equipped)
38
Operating tips
40
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER (IF EQUIPPED)
41
Lights
42
HEADLAMP CONTROL
42
Autolamp control (if equipped)
42
Foglamp control (if equipped)
43
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
43
High beams
43
Flash to pass
44
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
44
VERTICAL AIM ADJUSTMENT
44
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
45
INTERIOR LAMPS
46
Map lamps
46
Rear dome lamp (if equipped)
46
Rear map lamp (if equipped)
46
Dome/courtesy lamps (if equipped)
47
Courtesy/reading/cargo lamps (if equipped)
47
BULB REPLACEMENT
47
Headlamp Condensation
47
Replacing exterior bulbs
47
Using the right bulbs
48
Replacing headlamp bulbs
48
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal/sidemarker bulbs
50
Replacing tail/brake/turn signal/backup lamp bulbs
50
Replacing high-mount brake and cargo lamp bulbs
51
Replacing foglamp bulbs (if equipped)
51
Replacing exterior mounted mirror turn signal indicator lamp bulbs
52
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
52
Driver Controls
53
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
53
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
53
TILT STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
54
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
54
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
54
Storage compartment
55
Overhead Storage Bins
55
Bin Removal
56
AUXILIARY POWER POINT
57
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
58
CELL PHONE USE
59
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
59
One touch down
60
Window lock (if equipped)
60
Power Sliding Back Window (if equipped)
60
Accessory delay (if equipped)
61
MIRRORS
61
Automatic dimming inside rear view mirror (if equipped)
61
Power side view mirrors
61
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
62
Exterior mounted mirror turn signal indicator (if equipped)
62
Fold-away mirrors
63
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
63
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
64
Setting speed control
64
Resuming a set speed
65
Increasing speed while using speed control
65
Reducing speed while using speed control
65
Turning off speed control
66
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
66
Audio control features
66
Climate control features
67
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
67
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
68
Programming
69
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
71
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
71
Erasing HomeLink buttons
72
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
72
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
72
Selectable features
73
Reset
73
Info menu
73
Odometer/Trip odometer
73
Compass display
73
Compass zone/calibration adjustment
74
Distance to empty (DTE)
75
Average fuel economy (AFE)
75
Trip elapsed drive time
76
Setup menu
76
System check
76
Units (English/Metric)
77
Autolocks
77
Autolamp delay
77
Language
78
System warnings
78
MINI MESSAGE CENTER ELECTRONIC COMPASS/TEMPERATURE DISPLAY (IF EQUIPPED)
80
TAILGATE LOCK (IF EQUIPPED)
82
TAILGATE REMOVAL
82
BED EXTENDER (IF EQUIPPED)
83
Locks and Security
85
KEYS
85
POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
85
Smart unlocking feature
85
Childproof door locks (if equipped)
86
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
86
Unlocking the doors
87
Locking the doors
87
Power door lock/unlock disable feature (if equipped)
87
Deactivating/activating power door lock/unlock disable feature
88
Sounding a panic alarm
88
Memory feature (if equipped)
88
Activating the memory feature
89
Deactivating the memory feature
89
Replacing the battery
89
Replacing lost transmitters
90
Programming remote transmitters
90
Illuminated entry
91
Perimeter lighting feature (if equipped)
92
Enabling/disabling the perimeter lighting feature
92
Autolock (if equipped)
93
Deactivating/activating autolock
93
Power door unlock/lock procedure
94
Keyless entry key pad procedure
94
Message center procedure
94
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
95
Programming a personal entry code
95
Erasing personal code
95
Antiscan feature
96
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry keypad
96
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
96
Theft indicator
97
Automatic arming
97
Automatic disarming
98
Replacement keys
98
Programming spare keys
98
Seating and Safety Restraints
100
SEATING
100
Adjustable head restraints
100
Front seat
101
Using the armrest (if equipped)
101
Using the manual lumbar support
102
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
102
Memory seats/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
103
Heated seats (if equipped)
103
REAR SEATS
104
Head restraints
104
Folding up the rear seats (if equipped )
104
Returning the seat to seating position
105
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
105
Personal Safety System
105
How does the Personal Safety System work?
106
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
106
Front crash severity sensor
106
Driver’s seat position sensor
106
Front passenger sensing system
107
Front safety belt usage sensors
107
Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
108
Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
108
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
108
Safety restraints precautions
109
Combination lap and shoulder belts
110
Center front safety belt (Regular Cab center seating position only)
111
Safety belt with cinch tongue (Regular Cab center only)
112
How to fasten the cinch tongue (Regular Cab center only)
113
Energy management retractors
114
Vehicle sensitive mode
114
Automatic locking mode
114
When to use the automatic locking mode
114
How to use the automatic locking mode
115
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
116
Safety belt pretensioner
116
Safety belt usage sensors
117
Front safety belt height adjustment (if equipped)
117
Lap belts
118
Adjusting the lap belt
118
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
119
Conditions of operation
119
BeltMinder
119
One time disable
122
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
122
Safety belt extension assembly
123
Safety belt maintenance
124
124
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
124
Important SRS precautions
125
Children and airbags
127
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
128
Determining if the system is operational
129
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
129
Front passenger sensing system
129
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
132
Important child restraint precautions
132
Children and safety belts
133
Child booster seats
133
Types of booster seats
134
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
135
Child and infant or child safety seats
135
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
137
Installing child safety seats in cinch tongue combination lap and shoulder belt seating position (Regular Cab Center seating position Only)
139
Installing child safety seats in the front row lap belt seating positions (SuperCab and SuperCrew)
142
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
143
Rear seat tether strap attachment
146
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
147
Tires, Wheels and Loading
149
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
149
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
149
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
149
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
150
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
151
Treadwear
152
Traction AA A B C
152
Temperature A B C
152
TIRES
153
Glossary of tire terminology
153
INSPECTING AND INFLATING YOUR TIRES
154
Inspecting your tires
154
Inflating your tires
154
TIRE REPLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS
156
CHANGING THE TIRES
157
Temporary Emergency Spare Tire Information
157
Location of the spare tire and tools
158
Removing the spare tire
158
Tire change procedure
159
Stowing the flat/spare tire
162
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
163
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
163
Information on “P” type tires
164
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
167
Information on “T” type tires
168
Location of the tire label
168
TIRE CARE
168
Tire wear
169
Safety practices
170
Highway hazards
170
Tire and wheel alignment
170
Tire rotation
171
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
172
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
172
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
179
TRAILER TOWING
179
Preparing to tow
185
Hitches
185
Load equalizing hitch
185
Safety chains
185
Trailer brakes
185
Trailer lamps
186
Using a step bumper (if equipped)
186
Driving while you tow
186
Servicing after towing
186
Trailer towing tips
186
Launching or retrieving a boat
187
RECREATIONAL TOWING
187
Driving
189
STARTING
189
Positions of the ignition
189
Preparing to start your vehicle
189
Important safety precautions
190
Starting the engine
193
Using the engine block heater (if equipped)
194
Guarding against exhaust fumes
194
Important ventilating information
194
BRAKES
194
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
195
Using ABS
195
ABS warning lamp
195
Parking brake
196
STEERING
197
TRACTION-LOK AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
197
PREPARING TO DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE
197
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
198
Brake-shift interlock - column-shift transmission
198
Brake-shift interlock - floor-shift transmission
199
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
201
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
204
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
204
Using the clutch
204
Recommended shift speeds
205
Reverse
206
Parking your vehicle
206
Removing the key
207
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
207
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
209
System indicator lights
209
Using a manual 4WD system (if equipped)
209
Shifting between 2H (2WD high) and 4H (4WD high)
210
Shifting to/from 4L (4WD Low)
210
Using the N (Neutral) position
210
Using the electronic shift 4WD system (if equipped)
211
Shifting between 2H (2WD High) and 4H (4WD High)
211
Shifting to/from 4L (4WD Low)
211
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
212
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
212
Basic operating principles
212
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
213
If your vehicle gets stuck
213
Emergency maneuvers
214
Parking
214
4WD Systems
215
Normal characteristics
215
Sand
215
Mud and water
216
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
217
Driving on snow and ice
218
Maintenance and Modifications
218
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
219
SNOWPLOWING
219
Installing the snowplow
219
Operating the vehicle with the snowplow attached
220
Snowplowing with your air bag equipped vehicle
220
Transmission operation while plowing
221
Engine temperature while plowing
221
Roadside Emergencies
222
GETTING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
222
USING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
222
ROADSIDE COVERAGE BEYOND BASIC WARRANTY
223
HAZARD FLASHER
223
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
223
FUSES AND RELAYS
224
Fuses
224
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
225
Passenger compartment fuse panel / power distribution box
225
Auxiliary relay box
230
JUMP STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
231
Preparing your vehicle
231
Connecting the jumper cables
232
Jump starting
234
Removing the jumper cables
234
WRECKER TOWING
236
Customer Assistance
237
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
237
At home
237
Away from home
237
Additional Assistance
238
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
239
THE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BOARD (U.S. ONLY)
240
What kinds of cases does the Board review?
240
Board membership
241
What the Board needs
241
Oral presentations
242
Making a decision
242
To request a DSB Brochure/Application
242
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
243
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
243
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
244
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
245
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
245
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
245
Cleaning
246
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
246
WAXING
246
PAINT CHIPS
247
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
247
ENGINE
247
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
249
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
249
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
250
INTERIOR TRIM
250
INTERIOR
250
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED, EXCEPT FOR THE KING RANCH SUPERCREW)
251
LEATHER SEATS FOR THE KING RANCH F-150 SUPERCREW ONLY (IF EQUIPPED)
251
UNDERBODY
252
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
252
Maintenance and Specifications
254
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
254
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
254
Working with the engine off
254
Working with the engine on
254
OPENING THE HOOD
255
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
256
4.2L V6 engine
256
4.6L V8
257
5.4L V8
258
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
259
ENGINE OIL
259
Checking the engine oil
259
Adding engine oil
262
Engine oil and filter recommendations
262
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
262
BATTERY
263
ENGINE COOLANT
265
Checking engine coolant
265
Adding engine coolant
266
Recycled engine coolant
268
Coolant refill capacity
269
Severe climates
269
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
269
How fail-safe cooling works
270
When fail-safe mode is activated
270
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
271
Important safety precautions
271
Refueling
273
Fuel Filler Cap
273
Choosing the right fuel
274
Octane recommendations
275
Fuel quality
275
Cleaner air
275
Running out of fuel
276
Fuel Filter
276
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
276
Measuring techniques
276
Filling the tank
276
Calculating fuel economy
277
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
278
Habits
278
Maintenance
278
Conditions
279
EPA window sticker
279
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
279
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
280
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
281
POWER STEERING FLUID
282
BRAKE FLUID
283
CLUTCH FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
283
TRANSMISSION FLUID
284
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
284
Low fluid level
285
Correct fluid level
285
High fluid level
286
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
286
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
287
Transfer case fluid (if equipped)
288
DRIVELINE UNIVERSAL JOINT AND SLIP YOKE
288
AIR FILTER
289
Changing the air filter element
289
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
291
REFILL CAPACITIES
292
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
295
ENGINE DATA
297
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
298
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
302
Certification label
302
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
302
Engine number
303
Transmission/Transaxle code designations
303
Accessories
304
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
304
Exterior style
304
Interior style
305
Lifestyle
305
Peace of mind
305
Index
307

FAQ about the 2005 Ford F150 Manual

What contains the 2005 F150 manual?

The Ford F150 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford F150. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford F150 2005 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford F150 owners can do
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Maintenance for your Ford F150, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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