Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Autolamps

WARNING:

In severe weather conditions, it may be necessary to switch your headlamps on manually.

Note:

If the vehicle is equipped with autolamps, it will have the windshield wiper rainlamp feature. When the windshield wipers are turned to low- or high-speed wiping during daylight, and the headlamp control is in the autolamp position, the exterior lamps will turn on after a brief delay and will remain on until the wipers are turned off.

The autolamp system provides light


The autolamp system provides light sensitive automatic on-off control of the exterior lights normally controlled by the headlamp control.

The headlamps will remain on for a period of time after you switch the ignition off. You can adjust the time delay using the message center in the instrument cluster.

See Information displays.

    Lighting control
    A. Off B. Parking lamps, instrument panel lamps, license plate lamps and tail lamps C. Headlamps High Beams Push the lever toward the instrument panel to activate. Push the lever tow ...

    Instrument lighting dimmer
    Tap the top or bottom of the control to brighten or dim all interior lit components incrementally. Press and hold the top of the control to activate the dome on feature. This will turn ...

    Other materials:

    Exterior mirrors
    Power Exterior Mirrors WARNING: Do not adjust the mirror while your vehicle is in motion. A. Left mirror B. Adjustment control C. Right mirror To adjust your mirrors: 1. Press the button to select the mirror you want to adjust. An indicator light on the button will illuminate. 2. Use th ...

    Changing a fuse
    Fuses WARNING: Always replace a fuse with one that has the specified amperage rating. Using a fuse with a higher amperage rating can cause severe wire damage and could start a fire. If electrical components in your vehicle are not working, a fuse may have blown. Blown fuses are identified b ...

    Getting assistance outside the u.S. And canada
    Before exporting your vehicle to a foreign country, contact the appropriate foreign embassy or consulate. These officials can inform you of local vehicle registration regulations and where to find unleaded fuel. If you cannot find unleaded fuel or can only get fuel with an anti-knock index low ...