2008 Ford Crown Victoria Owner's Manual

2008 Ford Crown Victoria owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Ford
Model:
Crown Victoria
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
2.42 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
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
5
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
5
Notice to owners of Severe Duty vehicles
6
Special instructions
6
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
6
Cell phone use
7
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
7
Instrument Cluster
10
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
10
GAUGES
15
Entertainment Systems
18
AUDIO SYSTEMS
18
AM/FM stereo (if equipped)
18
AM/FM Stereo Single CD Premium audio system (if equipped)
20
Premium/Audiophile Satellite Compatible AM/FM Stereo Single CD/Cassette system (if equipped)
23
Audiophile AM/FM Satellite Compatible Stereo In-dash Six CD sound system (if equipped)
28
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
32
Climate Controls
34
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
34
Operating tips
34
ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (EATC) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
35
Operating tips
36
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
37
Lights
38
HEADLAMP CONTROL
38
Autolamp control
38
High beams
39
Flash to pass
39
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
39
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
40
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
40
Headlamp aim adjustment
40
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
42
INTERIOR LAMPS
42
Map/Courtesy lamps
42
Rear courtesy/reading lamps
43
BULB REPLACEMENT
44
Headlamp Condensation
44
Using the right bulbs
44
Replacing the interior bulbs
44
Overhead console lamps
45
Replacing exterior bulbs
45
Replacing headlamp bulbs
45
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulb
46
Replacing front side marker bulb
47
Replacing tail lamp/brake/turn signal lamp bulbs
48
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
49
Replacing backup lamp bulbs
49
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulbs
50
Driver Controls
51
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
51
Windshield wiper/washer features
51
TILT STEERING WHEEL
52
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
52
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
53
OVERHEAD CONSOLE WITHOUT MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
53
OVERHEAD CONSOLE WITH MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
54
Compass mode
54
Zone variation mode
55
Calibration mode
56
HomeLink wireless control system (if equipped)
57
Programming
58
Gate operator & Canadian programming
60
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
61
Erasing HomeLink buttons
61
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
62
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
62
POWER WINDOWS
63
One touch down
63
Window lock
64
INTERIOR MIRROR
64
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
64
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
65
Power side view mirrors
65
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
65
Fold-away mirrors
65
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
66
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
66
Setting speed control
66
Disengaging speed control
67
Resuming a set speed
67
Increasing speed while using speed control
68
Reducing speed while using speed control
68
Turning off speed control
69
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
69
Audio control features
69
Climate control features
70
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
70
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
71
Programming
72
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
73
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
74
Erasing HomeLink buttons
74
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
74
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
75
Selectable features
75
Select
75
Reset
76
Info menu
76
Odometer/Trip odometer
76
Distance to empty (DTE)
76
Average fuel economy (AFE)
77
Instantaneous fuel economy
77
Trip elapsed drive time
78
Setup menu
78
System check
78
Display Type
79
Text Size
79
Units (English/Metric)
79
Language
80
Oil Minder Start Value
80
System warnings
80
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
83
INTERIOR TRUNK CONTROL
84
Locks and Security
85
KEYS
85
POWER DOOR LOCKS
85
Power door trim switch inhibit
85
Smart locks (if equipped)
85
Autolock (if equipped)
86
Auto-relock
86
Auto-unlock
86
Deactivating/activating the autolock or auto-unlock feature
86
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
87
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
88
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
89
Unlocking the doors
89
Locking the doors
89
Car finder
90
Sounding a panic alarm
90
Opening the trunk
90
Replacing the battery
90
Replacing lost transmitters
91
Illuminated entry
92
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
93
Programming a personal entry code
93
Erasing personal code
94
Unlocking the doors and releasing the trunk with the keyless entry system
95
Locking doors with the keyless entry system
95
Anti-scan feature
95
SECURILOCK™ PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
95
Anti-theft indicator
97
Automatic arming
98
Automatic disarming
98
Replacement keys
98
Programming spare keys
98
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
99
Arming the system
100
Disarming the system
100
Seating and Safety Restraints
101
SEATING
101
Adjustable head restraints
101
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
101
Using the manual recline function (if equipped)
102
Adjusting the power front seats – door mounted controls (if equipped)
103
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
105
Heated seats (if equipped)
105
REAR SEATS
106
Seat mounted cup holders and armrest storage compartment (if equipped)
106
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
106
Personal Safety System™
106
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
107
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
107
Front crash severity sensor
107
Driver’s seat position sensor
108
Front passenger sensing system
108
Front safety belt usage sensors
109
Front safety belt pretensioners
109
Front safety belt energy management retractors
109
Determining if the Personal Safety System™ is operational
109
Safety restraints precautions
110
Combination lap and shoulder belts
111
Energy management feature
111
Lap belts
112
Adjusting the front center seat lap belt (if equipped)
112
Vehicle sensitive mode
112
Webbing extraction sensitive mode
113
Automatic locking mode
113
When to use the automatic locking mode
113
How to use the automatic locking mode
113
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
114
Safety belt extension assembly
114
Front safety belt height adjustment
115
Safety belt maintenance
115
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
116
Conditions of operation
116
Belt-Minder
116
One time disable
119
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
119
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
121
Important SRS precautions
121
Children and airbags
123
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
123
Front passenger sensing system
125
Determining if the system is operational
130
Seat-mounted side airbag system (if equipped)
130
How does the side airbag system work?
131
Determining if the system is operational
132
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
133
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
133
Important child restraint precautions
133
Children and safety belts
133
Child booster seats
134
When children should use booster seats
134
Types of booster seats
135
The importance of shoulder belts
136
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
137
Child and infant or child safety seats
137
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
138
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
141
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments
142
Tires, Wheels and Loading
145
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
145
Treadwear
145
Traction AA A B C
145
Temperature A B C
146
TIRES
146
Glossary of tire terminology
146
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
147
TIRE CARE
149
Inspecting your tires
149
Tire wear
150
Damage
150
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
151
Tire replacement requirements
151
Safety practices
152
Highway hazards
153
Tire and wheel alignment
153
Tire rotation
154
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
155
Information on “P” type tires
155
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
158
Information on “T” type tires
159
Location of the tire label
159
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
160
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
162
When your temporary spare tire is installed
162
When you believe your system is not operating properly
162
When inflating your tires
164
How temperature affects your tire pressure
164
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
165
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
165
TRAILER TOWING
171
Preparing to tow
171
Hitches
171
Safety chains
172
Trailer brakes
172
Trailer lamps
172
Driving while you tow
172
Servicing after towing
173
Trailer towing tips
173
Launching or retrieving a boat
173
RECREATIONAL TOWING (ALL WHEELS ON THE GROUND)
174
Driving
175
STARTING
175
Positions of the ignition
175
Preparing to start your vehicle
175
Important safety precautions
176
Starting the engine
177
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
177
Hot weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
178
If the engine fails to start using the preceding instructions (flexible fuel vehicles only)
178
Guarding against exhaust fumes
178
Important ventilating information
178
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
178
BRAKES
180
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
181
Using ABS
181
ABS warning lamp
182
Parking brake with auto-release (if equipped)
182
TRACTION CONTROL™ (IF EQUIPPED)
183
STEERING
185
Speed sensitive steering
185
AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
186
TRACTION-LOK™ AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
186
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
187
Brake-shift interlock – column-shift transmission
187
Brake-shift interlock – floor-shift transmission
188
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
189
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
191
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
191
Roadside Emergencies
192
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
192
Getting roadside assistance
192
Using roadside assistance
1
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
1
HAZARD FLASHER
1
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
194
FUSES AND RELAYS
195
Fuses
195
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
195
Passenger compartment fuse panel
196
Power distribution box
199
Relays
203
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
203
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
204
Full-size Matching Spare Tire/Wheel Information
206
Stopping and securing the vehicle
206
Removing the spare tire and jack
207
Tire change procedure
207
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
210
JUMP STARTING
211
Preparing your vehicle
211
Connecting the jumper cables
212
Jump starting
214
Removing the jumper cables
214
WRECKER TOWING
216
Customer Assistance
217
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
217
At home
217
Away from home
217
Additional Assistance
218
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
219
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
220
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
221
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
221
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
222
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
223
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
223
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
223
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
224
Cleaning
225
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
225
WAXING
226
PAINT CHIPS
226
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
226
ENGINE
226
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
227
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
228
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
228
INTERIOR
229
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
230
UNDERBODY
230
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
230
Maintenance and Specifications
232
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
232
Notice to owners of Severe Duty vehicles
232
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
232
Working with the engine off
232
Working with the engine on
233
OPENING THE HOOD
233
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
234
4.6L SOHC V8 engine
234
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
235
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
235
ENGINE OIL
236
Checking the engine oil
236
Adding engine oil
237
Engine oil and filter recommendations
238
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
238
BATTERY
239
ENGINE COOLANT
241
Checking engine coolant
241
Adding engine coolant
242
Recycled engine coolant
245
Coolant refill capacity
245
Severe climates
245
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
246
How fail-safe cooling works
246
When fail-safe mode is activated
246
FUEL FILTER
247
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
247
Important safety precautions
247
Refueling
250
Fuel Filler Cap
250
FFV (Flex Fuel Vehicle) Fuel Cap
251
Choosing the right fuel
251
Cleaner air
252
Octane recommendations
252
Unleaded Gasoline Engines
252
FFV engine (if equipped)
252
Fuel quality
253
Unleaded Gasoline engines
253
FFV engine (if equipped)
253
Running out of fuel
253
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
254
Measuring techniques
254
Filling the tank
254
Calculating fuel economy
255
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
255
Habits
255
Maintenance
256
Conditions
256
EPA window sticker
257
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
257
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
258
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
259
POWER STEERING FLUID
260
BRAKE FLUID
261
TRANSMISSION FLUID
261
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
261
Low fluid level
262
Correct fluid level
262
High fluid level
262
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
262
AIR FILTER
263
Changing the air filter element
263
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
264
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
266
ENGINE DATA
269
Engine drivebelt routing
269
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
270
Safety Compliance Certification Label
270
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
270
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
271
Accessories
272
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
272
Exterior style
272
Interior style
272
Lifestyle
272
Peace of mind
272
Index
274

FAQ about the 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Manual

What contains the 2008 Crown Victoria manual?

The Ford Crown Victoria owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Crown Victoria. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford Crown Victoria 2008 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Crown Victoria
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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