2003 Ford Thunderbird Owner's Manual

2003 Ford Thunderbird Owner's Manual
Ford Thunderbird 2003 Owner's Manual

Congratulations on acquiring your new Ford Thunderbird product. Please take the time to get well acquainted with your vehicle by reading this handbook. The more you know and understand about your vehicle the greater the safety and pleasure you will derive from driving it. This Owner’s Guide describes every option and model variant available and therefore some of the items covered may not apply to your particular vehicle. Furthermore, due to printing cycles it may describe options before they are generally available.

Emission system/Check engine:
The Check Engine indicator light illuminates when the ignition is first turned to the ON position to check the bulb. Solid illumination after the engine is started indicates the On Board Diagnostics System (OBD-II) has detected a malfunction. Refer to On board diagnostics (OBD-II) in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter. If the light is blinking, engine misfire is occurring which could damage your catalytic converter. Drive in a moderate fashion (avoid heavy acceleration and deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced immediately.

Ford Thunderbird Owner's Manual Brake system warning light: To 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 is turned 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.

Your vehicle is equipped with a Cabin air filter. The particulate air filtration system is designed to reduce the concentration of airborne particles such as dust, spores and pollen in the air being supplied to the interior of the vehicle. The particulate filtration system gives the following benefits to customers:

  1. Improves the customer’s driving comfort by reducing particle concentration
  2. Improves the interior compartment cleanliness
  3. Protects the climate control components from particle deposits

The filter is located just in front of the windshield under the cowl grille on the passenger side of the vehicle. For more information, or to replace the filter, see your Ford, Lincoln or Mercury Dealer.

The steering column can be adjusted manually by moving the four-way rocker adjustment control located below the turn signal/wiper control stalk. Hold the control to adjust. The telescope function is adjusted by moving the control toward the driver to telescope out and toward the instrument panel to telescope in.

The tilt function is adjusted by moving the control up or down. During easy exit, when you remove the key, the column will move to the full in and up position. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the column will return to the previous setting.


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