Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Manual heating and air conditioning

A. Fan speed control: Controls the volume of air circulated in your


A. Fan speed control:

Controls the volume of air circulated in your vehicle. Turn to select the desired fan speed or switch off. If you switch the fan off, the windshield may fog up.

B. Defrost:

Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents and demister vents. This setting can also be used to defog and clear the windshield of a thin covering of ice.

C. Power:

Press to turn the system off and on. When the system is off, outside air cannot enter the vehicle.

D. A/C:

Press to turn air conditioning off and on. Air conditioning cools the vehicle using outside air. To improve air conditioning when starting your vehicle, drive with the windows slightly open for two to three minutes.

E. Recirculated air:

Press to switch between outside air and recirculated air. When the LED on the button is lit, the air currently in the passenger compartment is being recirculated. Using recirculated air can reduce the time needed to cool the interior and reduce unwanted odors from entering your vehicle.

F. Temperature control: Controls the temperature of the air circulated in your vehicle. Turn to select the desired temperature.

G. MAX A/C: Distributes recirculated air through the instrument panel vents to cool the vehicle. This position is more economical and efficient than normal air conditioning.

H. Air distribution control: Press to set the air distribution to a position listed below:

windshield defroster vents, demisterDistributes air through the
windshield defroster vents, demister vents and floor vents.

instrument panel vents. Distributes air through the
instrument panel vents.

instrument panel vents, floor vents, Distributes air through the
instrument panel vents, floor vents, and demister vents.

floor vents. Distributes air through the
floor vents.

I. Rear defrost: Turns the heated windows and mirrors off and on.

See Heated windows and mirrors later in this chapter for more information.

    Dual automatic temperature control
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    Heated and ventilated seats
    Heated Seats WARNING: Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion, or other physical conditions, must exercise care when using the seat heater. The seat heater may cause burns even at ...

    Using cruise control
    WARNING: Do not use cruise control in heavy traffic, on winding roads or when the road surface is slippery. This could result in loss of vehicle control, serious injury or death. WARNING: When you are going downhill, your vehicle speed may increase above the set speed. The system will not apply ...

    Getting the services you need
    Warranty repairs to your vehicle must be performed by an authorized dealer. While any authorized dealer handling your vehicle line will provide warranty service, we recommend you return to your selling authorized dealer who wants to ensure your continued satisfaction. Please note that certain ...