2006 Ford F150 Owner's Manual

2006 Ford F150 owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Ford
Model:
F150
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
3.67 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
CONGRATULATIONS
4
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
5
Warning symbols in this guide
5
Warning symbols on your vehicle
5
Protecting the environment
5
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
5
SPECIAL NOTICES
6
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
6
Special instructions
6
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
7
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
7
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
8
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
8
Notice to owners of the 2006 F150
8
Cell phone use
9
Middle East/North Africa vehicle specific information
9
Instrument Cluster
12
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
MINI MESSAGE CENTER WARNING DISPLAYS (IF EQUIPPED)
18
GAUGES
19
Entertainment Systems
22
AUDIO SYSTEMS
22
AM/FM Stereo System (if equipped)
22
AM/FM Stereo Single CD/Satellite Compatible Sound System (if equipped)
24
AM/FM Stereo Single CD with MP3/Satellite Compatible Sound System (late availability — if equipped)
24
AM/FM Single CD/Cassette/Satellite Compatible Sound System (if equipped)
30
Premium/Audiophile In-Dash Six CD/MP3/Satellite Compatible Sound System (if equipped)
35
Premium/Audiophile In-Dash Six CD/MP3/Satellite Compatible Sound System (late availability — if equipped)
35
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
41
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
43
Family Entertainment System (if equipped)
46
Climate Controls
47
HEATER ONLY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
47
Operating tips
47
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
48
Operating tips
49
AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (ATC) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
50
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) system with heated seats (if equipped)
53
Operating tips
55
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER (IF EQUIPPED)
56
Lights
57
HEADLAMP CONTROL
57
Autolamp control (if equipped)
57
Foglamp control (if equipped)
58
High beams
58
Flash to pass
58
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
58
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
59
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
59
Vertical aim adjustment
59
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
60
INTERIOR LAMPS
61
Map lamps
61
Rear map lamp (if equipped)
61
Rear dome lamp (if equipped)
61
Dome/courtesy lamps (if equipped)
62
Courtesy/reading/cargo lamps (if equipped)
62
BULB REPLACEMENT
62
Headlamp Condensation
62
Using the right bulbs
62
Replacing exterior bulbs
63
Replacing headlamp bulbs
63
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal/sidemarker bulbs
64
Replacing tail/brake/turn signal/backup lamp bulbs
65
Replacing high-mount brake and cargo lamp bulbs
66
Replacing foglamp bulbs (if equipped)
66
Replacing exterior mounted mirror turn signal indicator lamp bulbs
66
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
66
Driver Controls
67
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
67
TILT STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
67
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
68
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
68
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
69
Storage compartment
69
Overhead Storage Bins
69
Bin Removal
70
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
71
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
72
One touch down
73
Window lock (if equipped)
73
Power Sliding Back Window (if equipped)
73
Accessory delay (if equipped)
74
AUTOMATIC DIMMING INSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
74
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
75
Power side view mirrors
75
Fold-away mirrors
75
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
76
Exterior mounted mirror turn signal indicator (if equipped)
76
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
76
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
77
Setting speed control
77
Resuming a set speed
78
Increasing speed while using speed control
78
Reducing speed while using speed control
78
Turning off speed control
79
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
79
Audio control features
79
Climate control features
80
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
80
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
81
Programming
82
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
84
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
84
Erasing HomeLink buttons
85
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
85
MINI MESSAGE CENTER ELECTRONIC COMPASS/TEMPERATURE DISPLAY (IF EQUIPPED)
85
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
87
Selectable features
87
Reset
87
Info menu
87
Odometer/Trip odometer
88
Compass display
88
Compass zone/calibration adjustment
88
Distance to empty (DTE)
89
Average fuel economy (AFE)
90
Trip elapsed drive time
90
Setup menu
91
System check
91
Units (English/Metric)
91
Autolocks
91
Autolamp delay
92
Language
92
System warnings
92
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
95
TAILGATE LOCK (IF EQUIPPED)
95
Tailgate removal
96
BED EXTENDER (IF EQUIPPED)
96
Locks and Security
98
KEYS
98
POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
98
Smart unlocking feature
98
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
99
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
99
Unlocking the doors
100
Locking the doors
100
Power door lock/unlock disable feature (if equipped)
100
Deactivating/activating power door lock/unlock disable feature
101
Sounding a panic alarm
101
Memory feature (if equipped)
101
Activating the memory feature
102
Deactivating the memory feature
102
Replacing the battery
102
Replacing lost transmitters
103
Programming remote transmitters
103
Illuminated entry
104
Perimeter lighting feature (if equipped)
105
Enabling/disabling the perimeter lighting feature
105
Autolock (if equipped)
106
Deactivating/activating autolock
106
Power door unlock/lock procedure
107
Keyless entry key pad procedure
107
Message center procedure
107
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
108
Antiscan feature
108
Programming a personal entry code
108
Erasing personal code
109
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry keypad
109
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
109
Anti-theft indicator
110
Automatic arming
110
Automatic disarming
110
Replacement keys
111
Programming spare keys
111
Seating and Safety Restraints
113
SEATING
113
Adjustable head restraints
113
Front seat
114
Using the armrest (if equipped)
115
Using the manual lumbar support
115
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
115
Memory seats/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
117
Heated seats (if equipped)
117
REAR SEATS
117
Head restraints
117
Folding up the rear seats (if equipped )
118
Returning the seat to seating position
119
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
119
Personal Safety System
119
How does the Personal Safety System work?
120
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
120
Front crash severity sensor
120
Driver’s seat position sensor
120
Front passenger sensing system
120
Front safety belt usage sensors
121
Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
121
Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
122
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
122
Safety restraints precautions
122
Combination lap and shoulder belts
124
Center front safety belt (Regular Cab center seating position only)
124
Safety belt with cinch tongue (Regular Cab center only)
126
How to fasten the cinch tongue (Regular Cab center only)
126
Lap belts
127
Adjusting the lap belt (Center seat position SuperCab and SuperCrew only)
127
Energy management retractors
128
Vehicle sensitive mode
128
Automatic locking mode
129
When to use the automatic locking mode
129
How to use the automatic locking mode
129
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
130
Safety belt pretensioner
131
Safety belt usage sensors
131
Front safety belt height adjustment
132
Safety belt extension assembly
132
Safety belt maintenance
133
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
133
Conditions of operation
133
BeltMinder
134
One time disable
136
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
136
138
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
138
Important SRS precautions
139
Children and airbags
141
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
142
Determining if the system is operational
143
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
143
Front passenger sensing system
143
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
147
Important child restraint precautions
147
Children and safety belts
147
Child booster seats
148
When children should use booster seats
148
Types of booster seats
149
The importance of shoulder belts
150
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
151
Child and infant or child safety seats
151
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
152
Installing child safety seats in cinch tongue combination lap and shoulder belt seating position (Regular Cab Center seating position Only)
155
Installing child safety seats in the front row lap belt seating positions (SuperCab and SuperCrew)
157
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
158
Rear seat tether strap attachment
161
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
162
Tires, Wheels and Loading
164
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
164
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
164
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
164
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
165
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
166
Treadwear
167
Traction AA A B C
167
Temperature A B C
167
TIRES
168
Glossary of tire terminology
168
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
169
TIRE CARE
171
Inspecting your tires
171
Tire wear
171
Damage
171
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
172
Tire Replacement Requirements
172
Safety practices
173
Highway hazards
173
Tire and wheel alignment
174
Tire rotation
174
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
175
Information on “P” type tires
175
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
178
Information on “T” type tires
179
Location of the tire label
179
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
180
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
180
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
186
TRAILER TOWING
186
Preparing to tow
195
Hitches
195
Load equalizing hitch
195
Safety chains
195
Trailer brakes
196
Trailer lamps
196
Using a step bumper (if equipped)
196
Driving while you tow
196
Servicing after towing
197
Trailer towing tips
197
Launching or retrieving a boat
197
RECREATIONAL TOWING
198
Driving
200
STARTING
200
Positions of the ignition
200
Preparing to start your vehicle
200
Important safety precautions
201
Starting the engine
203
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
203
If the engine fails to start using the preceding instructions (flexible fuel vehicles only)
204
Guarding against exhaust fumes
204
Important ventilating information
204
USING THE ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
204
BRAKES
204
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
205
Using ABS
205
ABS warning lamp
205
Parking brake
206
TRACTION CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
207
STEERING
208
TRACTION-LOK AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
208
PREPARING TO DRIVE
209
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
209
Brake-shift interlock - column-shift transmission
209
Brake-shift interlock - floor-shift transmission
210
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
212
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
215
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
215
Using the clutch
215
Recommended shift speeds
216
Reverse
217
Parking your vehicle
217
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
217
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
219
System indicator lights
219
Using a manual 4WD system (if equipped)
220
Shifting between 2H (2WD high) and 4H (4WD high)
220
Shifting to/from 4L (4WD Low)
220
Using the N (Neutral) position
221
Using the electronic shift 4WD system (if equipped)
221
Shifting between 2H (2WD High) and 4H (4WD High)
222
Shifting to/from 4L (4WD Low)
222
Using the all-wheel drive (AWD) system (if equipped, Harley-Davidson only)
222
Shifting between AWD (Auto) and 4H (Lock)
223
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
223
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
223
Basic operating principles
224
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
224
If your vehicle gets stuck
224
Emergency maneuvers
225
Parking
225
4WD Systems
226
Normal characteristics
226
Sand
226
Mud and water
227
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
228
Driving on snow and ice
229
Maintenance and Modifications
229
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
230
SNOWPLOWING
230
Installing the snowplow
230
Operating the vehicle with the snowplow attached
231
Snowplowing with your air bag equipped vehicle
231
Transmission operation while plowing
232
Engine temperature while plowing
232
Roadside Emergencies
233
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
233
Getting roadside assistance
233
Using roadside assistance
234
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
234
HAZARD FLASHER
235
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
235
FUSES AND RELAYS
236
Fuses
236
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
237
Passenger compartment fuse panel / power distribution box
237
Auxiliary relay box
242
CHANGING THE TIRES
243
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
243
Location of the spare tire and tools
245
Removing the spare tire
245
Tire change procedure
246
Stowing the flat/spare tire
248
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
249
JUMP STARTING
250
Preparing your vehicle
250
Connecting the jumper cables
251
Jump starting
252
Removing the jumper cables
253
WRECKER TOWING
255
Customer Assistance
256
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
256
At home
256
Away from home
256
Additional Assistance
257
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
258
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
258
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
259
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
260
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
260
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
261
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
262
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
262
Cleaning
263
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
263
WAXING
264
PAINT CHIPS
264
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
264
ENGINE
265
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
266
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
267
INSTRUMENT PANEL
267
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONSOLE (HARLEY-DAVIDSON EDITION ONLY)
268
INTERIOR TRIM
269
INTERIOR
269
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED, EXCEPT FOR THE KING RANCH SUPERCREW)
269
Leather seats for the King Ranch SuperCrew only (if equipped)
270
UNDERBODY
271
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
271
Maintenance and Specifications
273
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
273
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
273
Working with the engine off
273
Working with the engine on
273
OPENING THE HOOD
274
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
275
4.2L V6 engine
275
4.6L V8
276
5.4L V8
277
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
278
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
278
ENGINE OIL
279
Checking the engine oil
279
Adding engine oil
281
Engine oil and filter recommendations
282
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
282
BATTERY
283
ENGINE COOLANT
285
Checking engine coolant
285
Adding engine coolant
286
Recycled engine coolant
288
Coolant refill capacity
288
Severe climates
288
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
289
How fail-safe cooling works
289
When fail-safe mode is activated
290
FUEL FILTER
290
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
291
Important safety precautions
291
Refueling
293
Fuel Filler Cap
294
Choosing the right fuel
295
Cleaner air
295
Octane recommendations
296
Fuel quality
296
Running out of fuel
297
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
297
Measuring techniques
297
Filling the tank
297
Calculating fuel economy
298
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
299
Habits
299
Maintenance
299
Conditions
300
EPA window sticker
300
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
300
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
302
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
302
POWER STEERING FLUID
303
BRAKE FLUID
303
CLUTCH FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
303
TRANSMISSION FLUID
304
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
304
Low fluid level
305
Correct fluid level
305
High fluid level
306
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
306
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
307
TRANSFER CASE FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
308
DRIVELINE UNIVERSAL JOINT AND SLIP YOKE
309
AIR FILTER
309
Changing the air filter element
310
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
311
REFILL CAPACITIES
312
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
315
ENGINE DATA
318
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
319
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
323
Safety Compliance Certification Label
323
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
323
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
324
Accessories
325
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
325
Exterior style
325
Interior style
325
Lifestyle
326
Peace of mind
326
Index
327

FAQ about the 2006 Ford F150 Manual

What contains the 2006 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 2006 owner's manual:

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • 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
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

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Is the manual for the Ford F150 year 2006 free?

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The Ford F150 (2006) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2006 is available in English.

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