Ford Taurus Service Manual: General Procedures, Removal and Installation

GENERAL PROCEDURES

Belt-Minder Deactivating/Activating

NOTE: If you are using MyKey, the Belt-Minder cannot be disabled. If the Belt-Minder has been previously disabled, it is re-enabled during the use of MyKey.

  1. Apply the parking brake before deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder.
  1. Place the gear selector lever in PARK (P).
  1. Place the ignition in OFF.
  1. Unbuckle the driver and passenger safety belts.
  1. Place the ignition in the ON state (do not start the engine).
  1. Wait until the safety belt warning indicator turns off (approximately 1 minute).
  1. NOTE: Step 7 and 8 must be completed within 30 seconds after safety belt warning indictor turns off or the procedure must be repeated.

    For the seating position to be disabled/enabled, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt 3 times, ending with the safety belt unbuckled. After this step, the safety belt warning indicator illuminates for 3 seconds and turns off.

  1. When the safety belt warning indicator turns off, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt.
    • This disables the Belt-Minder feature for that seating position, if it is currently enabled. As confirmation, the safety belt warning indicator flashes 4 times per second for 3 seconds.
    • This enables the safety Belt-Minder feature for that seating position, if it is currently disabled. As confirmation, the safety belt warning indicator flashes 4 times per second for 3 seconds, followed by 3 seconds with the safety belt warning indicator off, then the safety belt warning indicator flashes 4 times per second for 3 seconds again.
  1. After confirmation, the deactivation/activation procedure is complete.

REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC)

NOTE: Steering column shown removed for clarity.

Ford Taurus. Instrumentation and Warning Systems

Ford Taurus. Instrumentation and Warning Systems

Removal

NOTE: It is critical that the correct Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) be installed when installing a new IPC. The IPC differs between Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) vehicles equipped with Intelligent Access (IA) and vehicles not equipped with IA. If the incorrect IPC is installed, the vehicle may exhibit a PATS no-start condition.

NOTE: If installing a new IPC, all vehicle keys are erased during the parameter reset procedure. Verify at least 2 of the vehicle keys are available prior to carrying out this procedure.

  1. If installing a new IPC, upload the module configuration information to the scan tool. For additional information, refer to Section 418-01.
  1. Remove the IPC finish panel. For additional information, refer to Section 501-12.
  1. Remove the 4 screws and the IPC.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.

Installation

  1. Position the IPC in the instrument panel, connect the electrical connector and install the 4 screws.
  1. Install the IPC finish panel. For additional information, refer to Section 501-12.
  1. If installing a new IPC, download the IPC configuration information from the scan tool into the new IPC. For additional information, refer to Programmable Module Installation (PMI) in Section 418-01.
  1. NOTE: If installing a new IPC on vehicles that are not equipped with IA, the IPC and the PCM require a parameter reset to allow the IPC and the PCM to recognize each other. Failure to carry out the parameter reset to the IPC and the PCM may result in a no start condition.

    If installing a new IPC on vehicles that are not equipped with IA, carry out the parameter reset procedure. For additional information, Refer to the appropriate section in Group 419 for the procedure..

  1. NOTE: If equipped, the vehicle's Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT) keys must be programmed to the new IPC.

    If installing a new IPC, carry out the PATS key programming. For additional information, Refer to the appropriate section in Group 419 for the procedure..

Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) Lens

Ford Taurus. Instrumentation and Warning Systems

Ford Taurus. Instrumentation and Warning Systems

Removal and Installation

  1. Remove the IPC. For additional information, refer to Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) in this section.
  1. Release the 6 retaining tabs and remove the IPC lens.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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