2010 Ford F250 Super Duty Owner's Manual

2010 Ford F250 Super Duty owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Ford
Model:
F250 Super Duty
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
5.48 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
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
6
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
6
SPECIAL NOTICES
6
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
6
Special instructions
6
Notice to owners of diesel-powered vehicles
7
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
7
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
7
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
7
Using your vehicle as a stationary power source (PTO)
8
DATA RECORDING
8
Service Data Recording
8
Event Data Recording
8
Vehicle Modification Data Recording
10
CELL PHONE USE
10
EXPORT UNIQUE (NON–UNITED STATES/CANADA) VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
11
Instrument Cluster
14
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
14
GAUGES
20
STANDARD MESSAGE CENTER
24
Selectable features (information menu)
24
Setup menu (vehicle customization and vehicle system check)
26
System warnings
27
OPTIONAL MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
32
Selectable features
32
Info (information menu)
32
System check and vehicle feature customization
34
Compass zone/calibration adjustment
36
System warnings
37
Entertainment Systems
42
AUDIO SYSTEMS
42
AM/FM stereo system (if equipped)
42
AM/FM stereo single CD/satellite-compatible sound system (if equipped)
44
Premium/Premium plus in-dash six CD/MP3/satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
51
Auxiliary input jack (if equipped)
58
USB port (if equipped)
60
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
61
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
64
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT DVD SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
67
Quick start
67
To play a DVD in the DVD system:
68
To play a CD in the DVD system:
69
To play an MP3 disc in the DVD system:
69
To play an auxiliary source through the DVD system
70
To listen to audio over the headphones (Dual play mode):
71
Using the infrared (IR) wireless headphones:
72
Using wired headphones (not included):
72
To adjust display brightness:
72
DVD player controls
73
Remote control
76
Battery replacement
78
Headphones
79
Wireless headphones
79
Wired headphones
82
Operation
82
Single play/Dual play
82
Operation with an aftermarket audio system (Headphone only mode)
84
Menu mode
85
Angle mode
85
Aspect ratio
85
Language
86
Subtitles
86
Audio CDs
87
Playing MP3 discs
87
MP3 disc quality factors
88
CD, MP3 and CD player care
89
Playing a DVD
89
Slow play
90
Frame by frame
90
Headphone/auxiliary jacks
91
Audio displays
92
Audio interaction
92
Parental control for the DVD system
92
General information
93
Safety information
94
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Compliance
95
Care and service of the DVD player
95
Environmental extremes
95
Temperature extremes
96
Humidity and moisture condensation
96
Foreign substances
96
Cleaning the liquid crystal display (LCD) flip-down screen
96
Cleaning DVD and CD discs
96
Compatibility with aftermarket audio systems (headphone only mode)
97
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
97
SYNC (IF EQUIPPED)
97
Climate Controls
98
HEATER ONLY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
98
Operating tips
98
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS (IF EQUIPPED)
99
Operating tips
101
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (DATC) SYSTEMS (IF EQUIPPED)
102
Operating tips
105
Lights
107
HEADLAMP CONTROL
107
Autolamp control (if equipped)
107
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
107
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
108
High beams
108
Flash-to-pass
108
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
109
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
109
Vertical and horizontal aim adjustment (sealed beam headlamps)
109
Vertical aim adjustment (aerodynamic headlamps)
111
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
112
MAP LAMPS (IF EQUIPPED)
113
BULB REPLACEMENT
113
Lamp assembly condensation
113
Replacing exterior bulbs
114
Replacing headlamp bulbs (aerodynamic)
115
Replacing park/turn and sidemarker lamp bulbs (aerodynamic)
116
Replacing headlamp bulbs (sealed beam)
116
Replacing park/turn/sidemarker bulbs (sealed beam)
117
Replacing brake/tail/turn/back-up lamp bulbs (pick-ups only)
117
Replacing brake/tail/turn/back-up lamp bulbs (chassis cabs only) (if equipped)
118
Replacing cargo lamp and high-mount brakelamp bulbs
118
Replacing front clearance and identification lamp bulbs
119
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
119
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
119
Driver Controls
120
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
120
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with Autolamp)
120
TILT STEERING WHEEL
121
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
121
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
121
Storage compartment (if equipped)
122
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
122
Center console/under-seat storage – Cabela’s Edition (if equipped)
122
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
123
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
124
One-touch down
125
Window lock (if equipped)
125
Power rear slider window (if equipped)
125
Accessory delay
126
INTERIOR MIRROR
126
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
126
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
127
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
127
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
127
Fold-away mirrors
127
Powerfold mirrors (if equipped)
128
Telescoping mirrors (if equipped)
129
Memory mirrors (if equipped)
130
Mirror-mounted side turn signal indicator (if equipped)
130
Clearance lamps (if equipped)
130
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
131
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
131
Setting speed control
132
Resuming a set speed
133
Increasing speed while using speed control
133
Reducing speed while using speed control
133
Turning off speed control
134
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
134
Audio control features
134
UPFITTER CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
137
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
138
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
139
Programming
140
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
141
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
142
Erasing HomeLink buttons
142
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
142
TAILGATE LOCK (IF EQUIPPED)
143
Tailgate removal
143
Tailgate step (if equipped)
144
Bed extender (if equipped)
145
Locks and Security
148
KEYS
148
POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
148
Smart locks (if equipped)
148
Autolock feature (if equipped)
149
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
149
Power door lock switch autolock enable/disable procedure
149
Keyless entry keypad autolock enable/disable procedure
150
Autounlock feature (if equipped)
150
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
150
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
151
Keyless entry keypad autounlock enable/disable procedure
151
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
152
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
152
Two step door unlocking
153
One step door unlocking
153
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
153
Locking the doors
153
Car finder
154
Sounding a panic alarm
154
Memory seats/adjustable pedals/mirrors (if equipped)
154
Activating the memory feature
154
Deactivating the memory feature
155
Replacing the battery
155
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
156
How to program your remote entry transmitters
156
Illuminated entry
157
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
157
Programming a personal entry code and keypad association to memory seats, mirrors and pedals
157
Erasing personal code
158
Anti-scan feature
158
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
159
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
159
Anti-theft indicator
160
Automatic arming
160
Automatic disarming
160
Replacement keys
160
Programming spare keys
161
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
162
Arming the system
162
Disarming the system
163
Triggering the anti-theft system
163
Seating and Safety Restraints
164
SEATING
164
Non-adjustable head restraints
164
Full bench seat (if equipped)
165
40/20/40 split bench seat (if equipped)
165
40/20/40 front seat armrest and console (if equipped)
166
Captain’s chair (if equipped)
167
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
167
Using the manual lumbar support
168
Heated seats (if equipped)
169
Memory seats/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
169
REAR SEATS
170
Adjustable head restraints (if equipped)
170
Cabela’s seat
171
Rear folding seat system with load floor (if equipped)
171
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
173
Safety restraints precautions
173
Combination lap and shoulder belts
174
Vehicle sensitive mode
175
Belt sensitive mode
175
Automatic locking mode
175
When to use the automatic locking mode
175
How to use the automatic locking mode
176
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
176
Energy management feature
177
Safety belt pretensioner
177
Front safety belt height adjustment
177
Safety belt with cinch tongue (Regular cab center seating position and Super Cab/Crew Cab rear center seating positions)
178
How to fasten the cinch tongue (Regular cab center seating position and Super Cab/Crew Cab rear center seating positions)
179
Lap belts
179
Adjusting the lap belt
179
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
180
Conditions of operation
181
Belt-Minder
181
One-time disable
183
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature (Driver only)
183
Safety belt extension assembly
184
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
185
Important SRS precautions
185
Children and airbags
186
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
187
Determining if the system is operational
189
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
189
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles
189
Passenger airbag ON/OFF switch (if equipped)
190
Turning the passenger airbag off
190
Turning the passenger airbag back on
191
NHTSA deactivation criteria (excluding Canada)
192
Transport Canada deactivation criteria (Canada Only)
193
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
195
Important child restraint precautions
195
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
197
Transporting children
198
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
199
Infant and/or toddler seats
199
Installing child safety seats with automatic locking mode combination lap and shoulder belts (front passenger and rear outboard seating positions)
200
Installing child safety seats in cinch tongue combination lap and shoulder belt seating positions (Regular Cab front center and Super/Crew cab rear center positions)
203
Installing child safety seats in the front row lap belt seating positions (Super Cab and Crew Cab)
206
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
207
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
207
Tether strap attachment (rear SuperCab only)
210
Child booster seats
212
When children should use booster seats
212
Types of booster seats
213
The importance of shoulder belts
215
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
215
Tires, Wheels and Loading
217
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
217
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
217
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
217
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
218
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
219
Treadwear
219
Traction AA A B C
220
Temperature A B C
220
TIRES
220
Glossary of tire terminology
220
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
221
Tire inflation information
224
TIRE CARE
225
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
225
Tire wear
226
Damage
226
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
227
Tire Replacement Requirements
227
Safety practices
228
Highway hazards
229
Tire and wheel alignment
229
Tire rotation
229
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
231
Information on “P” type tires
232
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
235
Information on “T” type tires
236
Location of the tire label
236
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) (IF EQUIPPED)
237
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
238
When your temporary spare tire is installed
238
When you believe your system is not operating properly
239
When inflating your tires
240
How temperature affects your tire pressure
240
TPMS reset procedure
241
Overview
241
Performing the TPMS reset procedure
241
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
243
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
244
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
251
TRAILER TOWING
251
Preparing to tow
253
Hitches
254
Hitch rating
254
Weight-distributing hitch
255
Safety chains
255
Trailer brakes
255
Integrated trailer brake controller (if equipped)
256
Trailer lamps
259
Driving while you tow
259
Servicing after towing
260
Trailer towing safety tips
260
General
260
Loading
261
Braking
261
Backing-up
261
Tires
261
Launching or retrieving a boat
262
RECREATIONAL TOWING
262
Driving
264
STARTING
264
Positions of the ignition
264
Preparing to start your vehicle
264
Important safety precautions
265
Starting the engine
266
Guarding against exhaust fumes
267
Important ventilating information
267
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
267
BRAKES
269
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) (if equipped)
269
ABS warning lamp
270
Using ABS
270
Parking brake
270
TRACTION CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
271
STEERING
272
LIMITED-SLIP AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
273
PREPARING TO DRIVE
273
BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK
274
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
275
Understanding the shift positions of the 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped)
275
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
277
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
278
Using the clutch
278
Recommended shift speeds
278
Reverse
279
Parking your vehicle
280
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
280
REARVIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
282
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
284
Manual Shift On Stop (MSOS) 4x4 system (if equipped)
284
Electronic Shift On the Fly (ESOF) 4x4 system (if equipped)
285
4WD system indicator lights
286
Using a Manual Shift On Stop (MSOS) 4x4 system (if equipped)
286
Shifting from 2H (2WD) to 4H (4x4 High)
287
Shifting from 2H (2WD) to 4H (4x4 High)
288
Shifting from 4H (4x4 High) to 2H (2WD)
288
Shifting from 4H (4x4 High) to 4L (4x4 Low)
288
Shifting from 4L (4x4 Low) to 4H (4x4 High) or 2H (2WD)
289
Using the N (Neutral) position
289
Using the Electronic Shift On the Fly (ESOF) 4x4 system (if equipped)
290
Positions of the electronic shift system
290
Shifting from 2WD to 4x4 HIGH
290
Shifting from 4x4 HIGH to 2WD
291
Shifting from 4x4 HIGH to 4x4 LOW
291
Shifting from 4x4 LOW to 4x4 HIGH or 2WD
291
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
292
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
292
Basic operating principles
293
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
293
If your vehicle gets stuck
293
Emergency maneuvers
294
Parking
294
4WD Systems
295
Normal characteristics
295
Sand
295
Mud and water
296
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
297
Driving on snow and ice
297
Maintenance and Modifications
298
VEHICLE USED AS A STATIONARY POWER SOURCE
299
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
299
SNOWPLOWING
300
Installing the snowplow
300
Operating the vehicle with the snowplow attached
301
Snowplowing with your airbag-equipped vehicle
301
Transmission operation while plowing
302
Roadside Emergencies
303
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
303
Getting roadside assistance
303
Using roadside assistance
304
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
304
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
305
FUSES AND RELAYS
306
Fuses
306
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
306
Passenger compartment fuse panel
307
Power distribution box
310
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
315
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
316
Stopping and securing the vehicle
318
Location of the spare tire and tools
318
Removing the spare tire (with spare tire carrier only)
319
Tire change procedure
320
Installing dual rear wheel ornaments
328
Stowing the flat/spare tire
329
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
330
JUMP STARTING
331
Preparing your vehicle
331
Connecting the jumper cables
332
Jump starting
334
Removing the jumper cables
334
WRECKER TOWING
336
Emergency towing
337
Customer Assistance
338
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
338
Away from home
338
Additional assistance
339
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
340
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
340
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
341
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
342
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
343
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
343
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
344
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
344
Cleaning
345
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
345
WAXING
346
PAINT CHIPS
346
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
346
ENGINE
347
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
348
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
348
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS (EXCEPT HARLEY-DAVIDSON)
349
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONSOLE (HARLEY-DAVIDSON ONLY)
350
INTERIOR
351
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED, EXCEPT FOR THE KING RANCH F–250 AND F–350 CREW CAB)
351
LEATHER SEATS FOR THE KING RANCH F-250 AND F-350 CREW CAB ONLY (IF EQUIPPED)
352
UNDERBODY
353
FORD, LINCOLN AND MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
353
Maintenance and Specifications
355
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
355
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
355
Working with the engine off
355
Working with the engine on
355
OPENING THE HOOD
356
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
357
5.4L V8 gasoline engines
357
6.8L V10 gasoline engine
358
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
359
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
359
ENGINE OIL
360
Checking the engine oil
360
Adding engine oil
361
Engine oil and filter recommendations
362
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
362
BATTERY
363
ENGINE COOLANT
365
Checking engine coolant
365
Adding engine coolant
366
Recycled engine coolant
368
Coolant refill capacity
368
Severe climates
369
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
369
How fail-safe cooling works
370
When fail-safe mode is activated
370
FUEL FILTER
371
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
371
Important safety precautions
371
Refueling
373
Fuel filler cap
373
Choosing the right fuel
374
Octane recommendations
375
Fuel quality
375
Cleaner air
375
Running out of fuel
375
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
376
Measuring techniques
376
Filling the tank
376
Calculating fuel economy
377
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
377
Habits
377
Maintenance
378
Conditions
378
EPA fuel economy estimates
379
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
379
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
380
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
381
POWER STEERING FLUID
382
BRAKE FLUID
383
CLUTCH FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
384
TRANSMISSION FLUID
384
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
384
Low fluid level
385
Correct fluid level
385
High fluid level
386
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
386
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
387
TRANSFER CASE FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
388
AIR FILTER
388
Changing the air filter element
389
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
390
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
391
ENGINE DATA
395
Drivebelt routing
395
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
395
Safety Compliance Certification Label
395
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
396
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
397
Accessories
398
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
398
Exterior style
398
Interior style
398
Lifestyle
399
Peace of mind
399
Ford Extended Service Plan
400
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS
400
Index
403

FAQ about the 2010 Ford F250 Super Duty Manual

What contains the 2010 F250 Super Duty manual?

The Ford F250 Super Duty owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford F250 Super Duty. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford F250 Super Duty 2010 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
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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