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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Rear window defroster Lights Headlamps Turn signal control Bulb replacement Driver Controls Windshield wiper/washer control Steering wheel adjustment Power windows Mirrors Speed control Message center Locks and Security Keys Locks Anti-theft system 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 3 Traction control Transmission operation Roadside Emergencies Getting roadside assistance Hazard flasher switch Fuel pump shut-off switch Fuses and relays Jump starting Wrecker towing Customer Assistance Reporting safety defects (U.S. only) Cleaning 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 4 Ford Motor Company. Ford may change the contents without notice and without incurring obligation. Copyright © 2005 Ford Motor Company...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations on acquiring your new Ford. 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.
  • Page 6 (kilometers) of operation, since these additives may prevent piston ring seating. See Engine oil in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter for more information on oil usage. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 7 In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle, Ford Motor Company, Ford of Canada, and service and repair facilities may access vehicle diagnostic information through a direct connection to your vehicle when diagnosing or servicing your vehicle.
  • Page 8 • where the driver was positioning the steering wheel. To access this information, special equipment must be directly connected to the recording modules. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada do not access event data recorder information without obtaining consent,...
  • Page 9 Brake Fluid - Anti-Lock Brake System Non-Petroleum Based Powertrain Malfunction Speed Control Master Lighting Switch Hazard Warning Flasher Fog Lamps-Front Fuse Compartment Fuel Pump Reset Windshield Wash/Wipe Windshield Rear Window Defrost/Demist Defrost/Demist 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 10 Battery Acid or Sparks Explosive Gas Fan Warning Maintain Correct Fluid Power Steering Fluid Level Emission System Engine Air Filter Passenger Compartment Jack Air Filter Low Tire Pressure Check Fuel Cap Warning 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 11: Instrument Cluster

    Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure the bulbs work. If any light remains on after starting the vehicle, refer to the respective system warning light for additional information. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 12 Driving a vehicle with the brake system warning light on is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance may occur. It will take you longer to stop the vehicle. Have the vehicle checked by your authorized dealer. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 13 Refer to Engine coolant in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter. Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 14 Passive Anti-theft System has been activated. Electronic throttle control (if equipped): Illuminates when the engine has defaulted to a ’limp-home’ operation. Report the fault to a dealer at the earliest opportunity. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 15 Headlamps on warning chime: Sounds when the headlamps or parking lamps are on, the ignition is off (the key is not in the ignition) and the driver’s door is opened. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 16: Gauges

    Optional instrument cluster gauges Refer to Message Center (if equipped) in the Driver Controls chapter to select one of six preset colors or one user definable color (MyColor) for the nighttime gauge backlighting. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 17 Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot. Odometer: Registers the total miles (kilometers) of the vehicle. • Base instrument cluster 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 18 Tachometer: Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute. Driving with your tachometer pointer continuously at the top of the scale may damage the engine. • Base instrument cluster • Optional instrument cluster 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 19 The FUEL icon and arrow indicates which side of the vehicle the fuel filler door is located. Refer to Filling the tank in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter for more information. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 20: Entertainment Systems

    Treble: Press to adjust the treble setting. Use SEEK Balance: Press to adjust the audio between the left and right speakers. SEEK Fade: Press to adjust the audio between the front and rear speakers. SEEK 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 21 7. Shuffle: Press to play tracks in random order. 8. Comp (Compression): In CD mode, brings soft and loud CD passages together for a more consistent listening level. 9. Repeat: Press to repeat the current CD track. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 22 CD is already loaded into the system, CD play will begin where it ended last. 18. CD eject: Press to eject a CD. 19. CD slot: Insert a CD label side 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 23 Entertainment Systems SHAKER 500 — AUDIOPHILE IN-DASH SIX CD/MP3 SOUND SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) SHAKER 1000 — AUDIOPHILE IN-DASH SIX CD/MP3 SOUND SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 24 AM/FM1/FM2. Press MENU to access. Use , SEEK to set or turn on/off. When the six strongest stations are filled, the station stored in preset 1 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 25 SEEK or SCAN to begin the search. Show: Allows you to display the name of the radio station or program type. Use SEEK to show type, name or none. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 26 13. Scan: Press for a brief sampling of radio stations or CD tracks. Press again to stop. 14. Seek: Press to access the previous strong station or track. 15. AM/FM: Press to select AM/FM frequency band. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 27 • MP3 folder mode represents a folder structure consisting of one level of folders. The CD player sequentially numbers all MP3 tracks on the disc (denoted by the .mp3 extension) and all folders containing MP3 files, 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 28 • Expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources for extended periods of time. • Insert more than one disc into each slot of the CD changer magazine. • Clean using a circular motion. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 29 Due to technical incompatibility, certain recordable and re-recordable compact discs may not function correctly when used in Ford CD players. Irregular shaped CDs, CDs with a scratch protection film attached, and CDs with homemade paper (adhesive) labels should not be inserted into the CD player.
  • Page 30: Climate Controls

    Recirculation may turn off automatically in all airflow selections except MAX A/C. 5. A/C: Press to activate/deactivate air conditioning. Use with recirculated air to improve cooling performance. Engages automatically in MAX A/C, (defrost) and (floor/defrost). 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 31 Do not place objects on top of the instrument panel as these objects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 32: Rear Window Defroster

    For more information regarding the interval at which you should replace the cabin air filter, refer to your Scheduled Maintenance Guide. For more cabin air filter information, or to replace the filter, see your authorized dealer. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 33: Lights

    The Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) system does not activate the tail lamps and generally may not provide adequate lighting during these conditions. Failure to activate your headlamps under these conditions may result in a collision. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 34 The headlamps on your vehicle are properly aimed at the assembly plant. If your vehicle has been in an accident the alignment of your headlamps should be checked by your authorized dealer. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 35 Allen wrench or a Phillips screwdriver to adjust the headlamp up or down. 7. HORIZONTAL AIM IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS VEHICLE AND IS NON-ADJUSTABLE. 8. Close the hood and turn off the lamps. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 36: Turn Signal Control

    This condensation is normal and will clear within 45 minutes of headlamp operation. Interior bulbs Check the operation of all bulbs frequently. Replacing exterior bulbs Check the operation of all the bulbs frequently. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 37 1. Make sure headlamp switch is in the OFF position, then open the hood. 2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb by depressing the retainer clip and pulling rearward. 3. Remove the bulb by rotating it counterclockwise and pulling it straight out. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 38 2. Locate the lamp assembly from underneath the vehicle and rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove from lamp assembly. 3. Pull the bulb straight out from the socket. Install the new bulb in reverse order. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 39 4. Remove three nut and washer assemblies and the lamp assembly from the vehicle. 5. Remove the bulb socket by rotating it counterclockwise, then pulling it out of the lamp assembly. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 40 5. Remove the bulb socket by rotating it counterclockwise, then pulling it out of the lamp assembly. 6. Pull the bulb straight from the socket. Install the new bulb in reverse order. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 41 3. Locate the lighting assembly and push the release tab to access the bulb socket. 4. Carefully pull the bulb straight out of socket. Install the new bulb in reverse order. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 42 2. Remove bulb socket by turning counterclockwise. 3. Carefully pull the bulb out from the socket. Install new bulb(s) in reverse order. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 43: Driver Controls

    • a quick pull and hold: the wipers will swipe three times with washer fluid. • a long pull and hold: the wipers and washer fluid will be activated for up to ten seconds. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 44 2. While holding the steering column, pull the lever up to its original position to lock the steering column. Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is moving. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 45: Power Windows

    Improper use of the lighter can cause damage not covered by your warranty. POWER WINDOWS Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle and do not let children play with the power windows. They may seriously injure themselves. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 46 Bounce Back (Front windows only) When an obstacle has been detected in the window opening as the window is moving upward, the window will automatically move down and stop at a prescribed position. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 47 Rear Power Windows (Convertible Only) The rear quarter windows are operated by a single window switch located at the Driver door window controls. Press and pull the window switch to open and close the windows. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 48: Mirrors

    • Vehicle speed may vary momentarily when driving up and down a steep hill. • If the vehicle speed increases above the set speed on a downhill, you may want to apply the brakes to reduce the speed. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 49 • Press and release the SET - control to operate the Tap-Down function. Each tap will decrease the set speed by 1 mph (1.6 km/h). 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 50 The most important thing you can do to prevent a crash is to avoid distractions and pay attention to the road. Wait until it is safe to operate Mobile Communications Equipment. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 51: Message Center

    INFO menu and SETUP menu. Setup menu Press this control for the following displays: • System Check • Display Color • Units (English/Metric) • Display Mode • Language 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 52 (MyColor ) for the nighttime gauge backlighting. Headlamps must be on to set up the nighttime display color. Note: A gauge in a warning condition will be lit red when the headlamps are on. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 53 1. Select this function from the SETUP menu to select the Display Mode. 2. Single Mode will display only the selected function. Dual Mode will display the selected function and the odometer. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 54 Remember to turn the ignition OFF when refueling to allow this feature to correctly detect the added fuel. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 55 2. Record the highway fuel economy for future reference. It is important to press the RESET control after setting the speed control to get accurate highway fuel economy readings. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 56 Average speed Select this function from the INFO menu to display average speed since last reset. Blank Display Select this function from the INFO control to turn your message center display OFF. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 57 Low oil pressure Warning returns after 10 minutes Reduced engine power Engine failsafe mode Check engine temperature Check charging system Check traction control Traction control active Check fuel cap Low fuel level 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 58 CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM. Displayed when the braking system is not operating properly. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 59 1/2 mile (0.8 km). DATA ERR. These messages indicate improper operation of the vehicle network communication between electronic modules. • Fuel computer • Charging system • Brake fluid 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 60 2. Check the convertible top stowage compartment behind the rear seat to be sure it is empty and ready to receive the top. Check the convertible top outer surface to be sure it is free of leaves and debris. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 61 4. Push the convertible top switch on the overhead console and hold until the windows are completely down and the top is completely stored. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 62 To remove, unhook the boot straps from the rear seat hooks and push the boot down slightly unhooking the boot retaining clips from the vehicle and lift off. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 63 2. Turn the boot upside down and fold the left side of the boot inward. 3. Fold the right side inward and secure the boot with the strap. Stow the boot in the trunk. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 64 Pulling down on the header at the center grip while closing the handle may assist in fastening the top. Repeat this step for the passenger side handle. 6. Raise the front and rear side windows. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 65: Locks And Security

    The vehicle can still be locked, with the key in the ignition, using the manual lock button on the door, locking the driver’s door with a key or using the lock button on the remote entry transmitter. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 66 7. Turn the ignition to the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position. The horn will chirp once to confirm the procedure is complete. Central locking and unlocking feature Your vehicle’s keys are designed to lock and unlock the driver’s door, as well as open the trunk. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 67 Adults are advised to familiarize themselves with the operation and location of the release handle. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 68 Exposure of people or animals to these high temperatures for even a short time can cause death or serious heat-related injuries, including brain damage. Small children are particularly at risk. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 69 Note: The interior lamps will illuminate and the active anti-theft system (if equipped) will disarm. 2. Press and release again within three seconds to unlock the passenger door. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 70 3 mph (5 km/h) or faster. Replacing the battery The remote entry transmitter uses one coin type three-volt lithium battery CR2032 or equivalent. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 71 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 72 The dome lamp control must not be set to the off position for the illuminated entry system to operate. The inside lights will not turn off if: • they have been turned on with the dimmer control, or • any door is open. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 73: Anti-Theft System

    Note: The SecuriLock passive anti-theft system is not compatible with non-Ford aftermarket remote start systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and a loss of security protection. Note: Large metallic objects, electronic devices that are used to purchase gasoline or similar items, or a second coded key on the same key chain may cause vehicle starting issues.
  • Page 74 Replacing coded keys can be very costly. Store an extra programmed key away from the vehicle in a safe place to help prevent any inconveniences. Please visit an authorized dealer to purchase additional spare or replacement keys. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 75 9. Your new unprogrammed key is now programmed. If the key has been successfully programmed it will start the vehicle’s engine and the theft indicator light will illuminate for three seconds and 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 76 This will help prevent accidental alarm activation due to external influences and ensure proper interior motion detection. Additionally, the interior motion sensing system will not arm if either door or the trunk is ajar. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 77 Note: Unlocking the trunk inhibits the motion and tilt sensing systems, but the system continues to monitor the doors and hood. Once the trunk becomes closed the motion and tilt sensing systems will re-arm. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 78: Seating And Safety Restraints

    Refer to the following to raise and lower the head restraints. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 79 Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips. Lift handle to move seat forward or backward. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 80 Press one side of the control to increase lower back firmness. Press the other side of the control to decrease lower back firmness. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 81 The control is located on the outboard side of the driver’s seat. Move the switch in the direction of the arrows to raise or lower the front portion of the seat cushion. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 82 The seatback locks automatically when returned to the normal position. Use the recliner handle to return the seatback to the desired position. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 83: Safety Restraints

    • Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints. • Driver and front passenger side airbags (if equipped) • Front safety belts with pretensioners, energy management retractors, and safety belt usage sensors. • Driver’s seat position sensor. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 84 Driver’s seat position sensor The driver’s seat position sensor allows your Personal Safety System tailor the deployment level of the driver dual-stage airbag based on seat 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 85 See Front passenger sensing system in the airbags section of this chapter. Front safety belt usage sensors The front safety belt usage sensors detect whether or not the driver and front outboard passenger safety belts are fastened. This information 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 86 If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the Personal Safety System serviced at an authorized dealer immediately. Unless serviced, the system may not function properly in the event of a collision. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 87 Never swing the safety belt around your neck over the inside shoulder. 3) Never use a single belt for more than one person. Always transport children 12 years old and under in the back seat and always properly use appropriate child restraints. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 88 (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely fastened in the buckle. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 89 Vehicle sensitive mode This is the normal retractor mode, which allows free shoulder belt length adjustment to your movements and locking in response to vehicle 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 90 • Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is now in the automatic locking mode. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 91 Seating and Safety Restraints How to disengage the automatic locking mode Ford Motor Company recommends that all safety belt assemblies and attaching hardware should be inspected by an authorized dealer after any collision. Safety belt assemblies not in use during a collision should also be inspected and replaced if either damage or improper operation is noted.
  • Page 92 If the BeltMinder warnings have expired (warnings for approximately 5 minutes) for one occupant (driver or front passenger), the other occupant can still activate the BeltMinder feature. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 93 ON... The following are reasons most often given for not wearing safety belts (All statistics based on U.S. data): 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 94 “The people I’m with don’t Set the example, teen deaths occur wear belts” 4 times more often in vehicles with TWO or MORE people. Children and younger brothers/sisters imitate behavior they see. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 95 The driver and front passenger BeltMinder features can be deactivated/activated by performing the following procedure: Before following the procedure, make sure that: • The parking brake is set 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 96 Manufacturer identification is located at the end of the webbing on the label. Also, use the safety belt extension only if the safety belt is too short for you when fully extended. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 97: Airbags

    (if equipped), shoulder belt guide on seatback (if equipped), child safety seat LATCH and tether anchors, and attaching hardware, should be inspected after a collision. Ford Motor Company recommends that all safety belt assemblies in use in vehicles involved in a collision be replaced.
  • Page 98 Do not put anything on or over the airbag module. Placing objects on or over the airbag inflation area may cause those objects to be propelled by the airbag into your face and torso causing serious injury. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 99 NEVER place a rear-facing child seat in front of an active airbag. If you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the seat all the way back. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 100 The SRS consists of: • driver and passenger airbag modules (which include the inflators and airbags) • one or more impact and safing sensors 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 101 • the system determines that a small child is present in a booster seat, • a front passenger takes his/her weight off of the seat for a period of time, 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 102 After all occupants have adjusted their seats and put on safety belts, it’s very important that they continue to sit upright with their back against 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 103 NOT attempt to repair or service the system; take your vehicle immediately to the authorized dealer. The front passenger airbag is not designed to offer protection to an occupant in the center seating position. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 104 If it is necessary to modify an advanced front airbag system to accommodate a person with disabilities, contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center at the phone number shown in the Customer Assistance section of this Owner’s Guide.
  • Page 105 Several air bag system components get hot after inflation. Do not touch them after inflation. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 106 (SRS) in this chapter for special instructions about using airbags. Important child restraint precautions You are required by law to use safety restraints for children in the U.S. and Canada. If small children (generally children who are four years old 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 107 To improve the fit of both the lap and shoulder belt on children who have outgrown child safety seats, Ford Motor Company recommends use of a belt-positioning booster. 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
  • Page 108 (top of ear level) above the top of the seat. In this case, move the backless booster to another seating position with a higher seat back and lap/shoulder belts. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 109 Never use pillows, books, or towels to boost a child. They can slide around and increase the likelihood of injury or death in a collision. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 110 80 lb. (36 kg) using an upper torso harness and a belt-positioning booster. Ford recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top tether strap. Install the child safety seat in a seating position with LATCH and tether anchors.
  • Page 111 1. Position the child safety seat in a seat with a combination lap and shoulder belt. Children 12 and under should be properly restrained in the rear seat whenever possible. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 112 Make sure the tongue is latched securely by pulling on it. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 113 (you should not be able to pull more belt out). If the retractor is not locked, unbuckle the belt and repeat Steps 2 through 9. Check to make sure the child seat is properly secured before each use. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 114 3. Locate the correct anchor for the selected seating position as shown previously. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 115 For Convertible only: The tether anchors on the convertible are located rearward of the seatback in the convertible top sling. Note: For easier access, attach the tether with the convertible top up. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 116 Seating and Safety Restraints Note: The attachments for the convertible boot located on the back of the head restraints are not tether anchors. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 117 6. Install the child safety seat tightly using the LATCH anchors or safety belts. Follow the instructions in this chapter. 7. Tighten the child safety seat tether strap according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 118 Never attach two LATCH child safety seats to the same anchor. In a crash, one anchor may not be strong enough to hold two child safety seat attachments and may break, causing serious injury or death. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 119 Also try to tug the seat forward. Check to see if the anchors hold the seat in place. If the safety seat is not anchored properly, the risk of a child being injured in a crash greatly increases. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 120: Tires, Wheels And Loading

    10 to 12 inches or limited production tires as defined in Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 575.104(c)(2). U.S. Department of Transportation-Tire quality grades: The U.S. Department of Transportation requires Ford Motor Company to give you the following information about tire grades exactly as the government has written it.
  • Page 121 • Extra load: A class of P-metric or Metric tires designed to carry a heavier maximum load at 41 psi [43 psi (2.9 bar) for Metric tires]. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 122 At least once a month and before long trips, inspect each tire and check the tire pressure with a tire gauge (including spare, if equipped). Inflate all tires to the inflation pressure recommended by Ford Motor Company. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 123 Always inflate your tires to the Ford recommended inflation pressure even if it is less than the maximum inflation pressure information found on the tire. The Ford recommended tire inflation pressure is found on the Safety Compliance Certification Label which is located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door.
  • Page 124 6. Visually inspect the tires to make sure there are no nails or other objects embedded that could poke a hole in the tire and cause an air leak. 7. Check the sidewalls to make sure there are no gouges, cuts or bulges. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 125 Only use replacement tires and wheels that are the same size and type (such as P-metric versus LT-metric or all-season versus all-terrain) as those originally provided by Ford. Use of any tire or wheel not recommended by Ford can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.
  • Page 126: Tire Information

    To help prevent the vehicle from moving when you change a tire, be sure the parking brake is set, then block (in both directions) the wheel that is diagonally opposite (other side and end of the vehicle) to the tire being changed. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 127 1. Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire. For example, if the left front tire is flat, block the right rear wheel. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 128 4. Put the jack in the jack notch next to the tire you are changing. Turn the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is completely off the ground. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 129 9. Put flat tire, wheel ornament (if equipped), jack and lug wrench away. Make sure jack is fastened so it does not rattle when you drive. 10. Unblock the wheels. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 130: Lug Nut Torque

    20 * Torque specifications are for nut and bolt threads free of dirt and rust. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners. When a wheel is installed, always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign materials present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub, brake drum or brake disc that contacts the wheel.
  • Page 131 These speed ratings may need to be adjusted for the difference in conditions. The ratings range from 81 mph (130 km/h) to 186 mph (299 km/h). These ratings are listed in the following chart. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 132 Refer to the Safety Compliance Certification Label, which is located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door, for the correct tire pressure for your vehicle. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 133 The cold inflation pressure should never be set lower than the recommended pressure on the vehicle label. The tire suppliers may have additional markings, notes or warnings such as standard load, radial tubeless, etc. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 134 4. Maximum Load Single lb. (kg) at psi (kPa) cold: Indicates the maximum load and tire pressure when the tire is used as a single; defined as two tires (total) on the rear axle. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 135 Here are some of the important maintenance items: Tire wear Measure and inspect the tire tread on all your tires periodically. Advanced and unusual tire wear can reduce the ability of tread to grip 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 136 • Observe posted speed limits • Avoid fast starts, stops and turns • Avoid potholes and objects on the road • Do not run over curbs or hit the tire against a curb when parking 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 137 Unless otherwise specified, rotate the tires approximately every 5,000 miles (8,000 km). 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 138 • Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles (front tires at top of diagram) • Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles/Four Wheel Drive (4WD)/ All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles (front tires at top of diagram) 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 139 • If possible, avoid fully loading your vehicle. • Remove the tire chains when they are no longer needed. Do not use tire chains on dry roads. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 140: Vehicle Loading

    Tire Label in order to determine the new payload. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 141 Overloading or improperly loading your vehicle can contribute to loss of vehicle control and vehicle rollover. Example only: 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 142 Note: For trailer towing information refer to Trailer towing found in this chapter or the RV and Trailer Towing Guide provided by your authorized dealer. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 143 Exceeding the Safety Compliance Certification Label vehicle weight rating limits could result in substandard vehicle handling or performance, engine, transmission and/or structural damage, serious damage to the vehicle, loss of control and personal injury. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 144 Steps for determining the correct load limit: 1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on your vehicle’s placard. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 145 198 — 540 = —103 kg. You will need to reduce the load weight by at least 240 lb. (104 kg). If you remove 3-100 lb. (45 kg) cement bags, then the load calculation would be: 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 146: Trailer Towing

    Always connect the trailer’s safety chains to the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch. To connect the trailer’s safety chains, cross the chains under the trailer tongue and allow slack for turning corners. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 147 • Anticipate stops and brake gradually. Servicing after towing If you tow a trailer for long distances, your vehicle will require more frequent service intervals. Refer to your Scheduled Maintenance Guide for more information. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 148: Recreational Towing

    • Maximum distance is 50 miles (80 km) If a distance of 50 miles (80 km) or a speed of 35 mph (56 km/h) must be exceeded, you must disconnect the driveshaft. Ford Motor Company recommends the driveshaft be removed/installed only by a qualified technician at an authorized dealer.
  • Page 149: Driving

    Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass or other dry ground cover. The emission system heats up the engine compartment and exhaust system, which can start a fire. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 150 Seating and Safety Restraints chapter. 2. Make sure the headlamps and vehicle accessories are off. If starting a vehicle with an automatic transmission: 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 151 • Make sure the parking brake is set. If starting a vehicle with a manual transmission: • Make sure the parking brake is set. • Push the clutch pedal to the floor 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 152 Make sure the corresponding lights illuminate or illuminate briefly. If a light fails to illuminate, have the vehicle serviced. • If the driver’s safety belt is fastened, the light may not illuminate. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 153 If the engine is idling while the vehicle is stopped for a long period of time, open the windows at least one inch (2.5 cm) or adjust the heating or air conditioning to bring in fresh air. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 154: Brakes

    ABS and will increase your vehicle’s stopping distance. The ABS will be activated immediately, allowing you to retain full steering control during hard braking and on slippery surfaces. However, the ABS does not decrease stopping distance. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 155 To prevent damage to the power steering system: • Never hold the steering wheel at its furthest turning points (until it stops) for more than a few seconds when the engine is running. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 156: Traction Control

    “rev-up” when you push further on the accelerator. This is normal system behavior and should be no reason for concern. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 157: Transmission Operation

    This vehicle is equipped with a brake-shift interlock feature that prevents the gearshift lever from being moved from P (Park) when the ignition is in the ON position unless the brake pedal is depressed. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 158 If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake warning lamp remains illuminated, the brakes may not be working properly. See your authorized dealer. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 159 This position locks the transmission and prevents the rear wheels from turning. To put your vehicle in gear: • Start the engine • Depress the brake pedal • Move the gearshift lever into the desired gear 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 160 Examples: city traffic, hilly terrain, heavy loads, trailer towing and when engine braking is required. • To return to Overdrive mode, press the transmission control switch. The O/D OFF lamp will not be illuminated. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 161 Do not rock the vehicle for more than a minute or damage to the transmission and tires may occur, or the engine may overheat. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 162 Recommended shift speeds Do not downshift into 1 (First) when your vehicle is moving faster than 15 mph (24 km/h). This will damage the clutch. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 163 2. Fully apply the parking brake, then shift into 1 (First). 3. Turn the ignition off. Do not park your vehicle in Neutral, it may move unexpectedly and injure someone. Use 1 (First) gear and set the parking brake fully. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 164 Driving through deep water where the transmission vent tube is submerged may allow water into the transmission and cause internal transmission damage. Have the fluid checked and, if water is found, replace the fluid. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 165: Roadside Emergencies

    50,000 miles (80,000 km) on Lincoln vehicles. Roadside assistance will cover: • a flat tire change with a good spare (except Ford GT which has a tire inflation kit) • battery jump start • lock-out assistance (key replacement cost is the customer’s responsibility) •...
  • Page 166: Fuel Pump Shut-Off Switch

    Roadside Emergencies Canadian customers who require roadside assistance, call 1–800–665–2006. If you need to arrange roadside assistance for yourself, Ford Motor Company will reimburse a reasonable amount. To obtain reimbursement information, U.S. Ford or Mercury vehicles customers call 1-800-241-3673; Lincoln vehicle customers call 1–800–521–4140.
  • Page 167: Fuses And Relays

    Fuse Mini Standard Maxi Fuse link maxi rating fuses fuses fuses cartridge fuses Grey Grey — — — Violet Violet — — — Pink Pink — — — — — — 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 168 The fuse panel is located in the lower passenger side area behind the kick panel. Remove the trim panel cover and the fuse cover to access the fuses. To remove a fuse use the fuse puller tool provided on the fuse panel cover. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 169 System (PODS), Passenger Air bag Deactivation Indicator (PADI) Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve heater, Ignition Powertrain Control Module (PCM) relays, Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) Radio (Start) Starter relay 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 170 Power Distribution Box before reconnecting the battery or refilling fluid reservoirs. If the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, refer to the Battery section of the Maintenance and Specifications chapter. The high-current fuses are coded as follows. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 171 PCM #1 Micro relay A/C clutch Mini relay Cooling fan (High-speed) Mini relay Horn Micro relay High beams Mini relay Cooling fan (Low-speed) Mini relay Rear defroster Micro relay Fog lamps 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 172 10A** Convertible top 30A** Rear defroster Diode 10A** PCM delay — Not used 20A** Radio 20A** Decklid release 15A** Fog lamps 30A** SJB #5 (Instrument panel fuse box) — Not used 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 173: Jump Starting

    This operation is considered normal and will not affect function or durability of the transmission. Over time, the adaptive learning process will fully update transmission operation. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 174 Connecting the jumper cables 1. Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the discharged battery. Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the assisting (boosting) battery. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 175 A spark may cause an explosion of the gases that surround the battery. 5. Ensure that the cables are clear of fan blades, belts, moving parts of both engines, or any fuel delivery system parts. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 176 1. Remove the jumper cable from the ground metal surface. Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the assisting (boosting) battery. 2. Remove the jumper cable on the negative (-) connection of the booster vehicle’s battery. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 177 After the disabled vehicle has been started and the jumper cables removed, allow it to idle for several minutes so the engine computer can relearn its idle conditions. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 178: Wrecker Towing

    It is recommended that your vehicle be towed with a wheel lift and dollies or flatbed equipment. Do not tow with a slingbelt. Ford Motor Company has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure. If your vehicle is to be towed from the front using wheel lift equipment, it is recommended that the rear wheels (drive wheels) be placed on a dolly to prevent damage to the transmission.
  • Page 179: Customer Assistance

    Center at 1-800-392-3673 (FORD). Away from home If you own a Ford or Mercury vehicle and are away from home when your vehicle needs service, or if you need more help than the authorized dealer could provide, after following the steps described above, contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center to find an authorized dealer to help you.
  • Page 180 If you own a Lincoln vehicle and are away from home when your vehicle needs service, or if you need more help than the authorized dealer could provide, after following the steps described above, contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center to find an authorized dealer to help you.
  • Page 181 Customer Assistance In some states (in the U.S.) you must directly notify Ford in writing before pursuing remedies under your state’s warranty laws. Ford is also allowed a final repair attempt in some states. In the United States, a warranty dispute must be submitted to the...
  • Page 182 THE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BOARD (U.S. ONLY) The Dispute Settlement Board is: • an independent, third-party arbitration program for warranty disputes. • available free to owners and lessees of qualifying Ford Motor Company vehicles. The Dispute Settlement Board may not be available in all states. Ford...
  • Page 183 • The file number assigned to your application. • The toll-free phone number of the DSB’s independent administrator. Your authorized dealer and a Ford Motor Company representative will then be asked to submit statements. To properly review your case, the Board needs the following information: •...
  • Page 184 After a case is reviewed, the Board mails you a decision letter and a form on which to accept or reject the Board’s decision. The decisions of the Board are binding on Ford (and, in some cases, on the authorized dealer) but not on consumers who are free to pursue other remedies available to them under state or federal law.
  • Page 185 (CANADA ONLY) For vehicles delivered to authorized Canadian dealers. In those cases where you continue to feel that the efforts by Ford of Canada and the authorized dealer to resolve a factory-related vehicle service concern have been unsatisfactory, Ford of Canada participates in an impartial third party mediation/arbitration program administered by the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP).
  • Page 186 United States and Canada, provided by a network of more than 4,600 participating authorized dealers. If you did not take advantage of the Ford Extended Service Plan at the time of purchasing your vehicle, you may still be eligible. Since this...
  • Page 187: Reporting Safety Defects (U.s. Only)

    Obtaining a French owner’s guide French Owner’s Guides can be obtained from your authorized dealer or by writing to Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, Service Publications, P.O. Box 1580, Station B, Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 4G3. REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
  • Page 188: Cleaning

    Your authorized dealer has touch-up paint and sprays to match your vehicle’s color. Take your color code (printed on a sticker in the driver’s door jamb) to your authorized dealer to ensure you get the correct color. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 189 • Spray Motorcraft Engine Shampoo and Degreaser (ZC-20) on all parts that require cleaning and pressure rinse clean. • Cover the highlighted areas to prevent water damage when cleaning the engine. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 190 • 4.0L SOHC V6 engine • 4.6L 3V SOHC V8 engine • Never wash or rinse the engine while it is running; water in the running engine may cause internal damage. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 191 • Hot waxes applied by commercial car washes can affect the cleanability of vinyl material. • Using high water pressure or wand-type car washes against the convertible top and windows may cause water leaks and possible seal damage. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 192 Do not use chemical solvents or strong detergents when cleaning the seat-mounted side airbag. Such products could contaminate the side airbag system and affect performance of the side airbag in a collision. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 193 FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS Your Ford or Lincoln Mercury authorized dealer has many quality products available to clean your vehicle and protect its finishes. These quality products have been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive needs;...
  • Page 194 Motorcraft Tire Clean and Shine (ZC-28) Motorcraft Triple Clean (U.S. only) (ZC-13) Motorcraft Ultra-Clear Spray Glass Cleaner (ZC-23) Motorcraft Vinyl Cleaner (Canada only) (CXC-93) Motorcraft Vinyl Conditioner (Canada only) (CXC-94) Motorcraft Wheel and Tire Cleaner (ZC-37–A) 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 195: Maintenance And Specifications

    2. Turn off the engine and remove the key. 3. Block the wheels. Working with the engine on • Automatic transmission: 1. Set the parking brake and shift to P (Park). 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 196 2. Go to the front of the vehicle and release the auxiliary latch that is located under the front center of the hood. 3. Lift the hood and secure it with the prop rod. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 197: Engine Compartment

    2. Engine oil filler cap 3. Engine oil dipstick 4. Brake fluid reservoir 5. Air filter assembly 6. Power steering fluid reservoir 7. Engine coolant reservoir 8. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 9. Power distribution box 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 198 2. Engine oil filler cap 3. Engine oil dipstick 4. Brake fluid reservoir 5. Air filter assembly 6. Power steering fluid reservoir 7. Engine coolant reservoir 8. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 9. Power distribution box 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 199: Engine Oil

    3. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic transmissions) or 1 (First) (manual transmissions). 4. Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 200 • If the oil level is between the lower and upper holes, the oil level is acceptable. DO NOT ADD OIL. • If the oil level is below the lower hole, add enough oil to raise the level within the lower and upper holes. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 201 7. Put the indicator back in and ensure it is fully seated. Adding engine oil 1. Check the engine oil. For instructions, refer to Checking the engine oil in this chapter. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 202 Approval Committee (ILSAC), comprised of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. To protect your engine’s warranty use Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 or an equivalent 5W-20 oil meeting Ford specification WSS-M2C930-A. SAE 5W-20 oil provides optimum fuel economy and durability performance meeting all requirements for your vehicle’s engine.
  • Page 203 Change your engine oil according to the appropriate schedule listed in the scheduled maintenance information. Ford production and aftermarket (Motorcraft) oil filters are designed for added engine protection and long life. If a replacement oil filter is used that does not meet Ford material and design specifications, start-up engine noises or knock may be experienced.
  • Page 204: Battery

    Therefore, do not allow flames, sparks or lighted substances to come near the battery. When working near the battery, always shield your face and protect your eyes. Always provide proper ventilation. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 205 When the battery is disconnected or a new battery installed, the transmission must relearn its adaptive strategy. As a result of this, the transmission may shift firmly. This operation is considered normal and 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 206: Engine Coolant

    50–50 mixture of coolant and water provides the following: • Freeze protection down to -34°F (-36°C). • Boiling protection up to 265°F (129°C). • Protection against rust and other forms of corrosion. • Enables calibrated gauges to work properly. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 207 Do not add engine coolant when the engine is hot. Steam and scalding liquids released from a hot cooling system can burn you badly. Also, you can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 208 • Add Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant (yellow-colored), VC-7–A (U.S., except CA, OR and NM), VC-7–B (CA, OR and NM), meeting Ford Specification WSS-M97B51–A1. Note: Use of Motorcraft Cooling System Stop Leak Pellets, VC-6, may darken the color of Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant from yellow to golden tan.
  • Page 209 Recycled engine coolant Ford Motor Company does NOT recommend the use of recycled engine coolant in vehicles originally equipped with Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant since a Ford-approved recycling process is not yet available.
  • Page 210 Vehicles driven year-round in non-extreme climates should use a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and distilled water for optimum cooling system and engine protection. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 211 1. Pull off the road as soon as safely possible and turn off the engine. 2. Arrange for the vehicle to be taken to a service facility. 3. If this is not possible, wait a short period for the engine to cool. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 212 Automotive fuels can cause serious injury or death if misused or mishandled. Gasoline may contain benzene, which is a cancer-causing agent. Observe the following guidelines when handling automotive fuel: 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 213 Care should be taken to avoid inhaling excess fumes. The flow of fuel through a fuel pump nozzle can produce static electricity, which can cause a fire if fuel is pumped into an ungrounded fuel container. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 214 Turn off the engine, remove the fuel filler cap, align the cap properly and reinstall it. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 215 The customer warranty may be void for any damage to the fuel tank or fuel system if the correct genuine Ford or Motorcraft fuel filler cap is not used. The fuel system may be under pressure. If the fuel filler cap is venting vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops before completely removing the fuel filler cap.
  • Page 216 Ask your fuel supplier about gasolines that meet the World-wide Fuel Charter. Cleaner air Ford endorses the use of reformulated “cleaner-burning” gasolines to improve air quality. Running out of fuel Avoid running out of fuel because this situation may have an adverse effect on powertrain components.
  • Page 217 • Use a known quality gasoline, preferably a national brand. • Use the same side of the same pump and have the vehicle facing the same direction each time you fill up. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 218 • Sudden or hard accelerations may reduce fuel economy. • Slow down gradually. • Driving at reasonable speeds (traveling at 55 mph [88 km/h] uses 15% less fuel than traveling at 65 mph [105 km/h]). 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 219 • Transmissions give their best fuel economy when operated in the top cruise gear and with steady pressure on the gas pedal. • Close windows for high speed driving. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 220 If other than Ford, Motorcraft or Ford-authorized parts are used for maintenance replacements or for service of components affecting emission control, such non-Ford parts should be equivalent to genuine Ford Motor Company parts in performance and durability.
  • Page 221 Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass an I/M test of the on-board diagnostics system. If your Check engine/Service engine 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 222 5. If the fluid is low, add fluid in small amounts, continuously checking the level until it reaches the range between the MIN and MAX lines. Be sure to put the cap back on the reservoir. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 223 Do not use supplemental transmission fluid additives, treatments or cleaning agents. The use of these materials may affect transmission operation and result in damage to internal transmission components. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 224 V6 engine the correct manual transmission fill level is at the lower edge of the filler hole. For vehicles equipped with a V8 engine the correct manual transmission fill level is 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) below the edge of the filler hole. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 225 4. Add enough fluid through the filler opening to bring the fluid up to the recommended levels. 5. Install and tighten the fill plug securely. Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to Lubricant specifications in this chapter. 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
  • Page 226: Part Numbers

    PCV valve. Replace the PCV valve with one that meets Ford material and design specifications for your vehicle, such as a Motorcraft or equivalent replacement part. The customer warranty may be void for any damage to the emissions system if such a PCV valve is not used.
  • Page 227: Refill Capacities

    4.6L V8 engine reservoir Rear axle Motorcraft SAE 7.5 inch axle 3.25 pints (1.5L) lubricant 75W-140 (V6) Synthetic Rear 8.8 inch axle 4.25 pints (2.0L) Axle Lubricant (V8) Fuel tank 16.0 gallons (60.6L) 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 228 Use of synthetic or synthetic blend motor oil is not mandatory. Engine oil need only meet the requirements of Ford specification WSS-M2C929-a (4.0L) or WSS-M2C930-A (4.6L) and the API Certification mark.
  • Page 229: Lubricant Specifications

    Engine coolant Motorcraft VC-7-A (U.S., WSS-M97B51–A1 Premium Gold except CA, OR Engine Coolant and NM), (yellow-colored) VC-7-B (CA, OR and NM) 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 230 Lock Lubricant Power steering Motorcraft XT-2-QDX MERCON fluid MERCON ATF Rear Axle Motorcraft SAE XY-75W140-QL WSP-M2C192-A Lubricant 75W-140 Synthetic Rear Axle Lubricant Automatic Motorcraft XT-5-QM MERCON V transmission MERCON V fluid 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 231 Ford specification EST-M2C118-A for complete refill of Traction-Lok axles. Ford design rear axles contain a synthetic lubricant that does not require changing unless the axle has been submerged in water. Ensure the correct automatic transmission fluid is used. MERCON and MERCON V are not interchangeable.
  • Page 232 62.8 (1594) 62.3 (1582) (2) Track Width- Rear 63.0 (1600) 62.5 (1588) (3) Vehicle width 73.9 (1877) 73.9 (1877) (4) Wheelbase 107.1 (2720) 107.1 (2720) (5) Overall length 187.6 (4765) 188.0 (4775) 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 233 Safety Compliance Certification Label may be located. The Safety Compliance Certification Label is located on the structure by the trailing edge of the driver’s door or the edge of the driver’s door. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 234 6. Model year 7. Assembly plant 8. Production sequence number Engine number The engine number (the last eight numbers of the vehicle identification number) is stamped on the engine block and transmission. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 235 Safety Compliance Certification Label . The following table tells you which transmission or transaxle each code represents. Code Description Five-speed manual (T5) Five-speed manual (TR3650) Five-speed automatic (5R55S) 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 236: Accessories

    In addition, each accessory is made from high quality materials and meets or exceeds Ford’s rigorous engineering and safety specifications. Ford Motor Company will repair or...
  • Page 237 • Mobile communications systems may harm the operation of your vehicle, particularly if they are not properly designed for automotive use. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 238 • Electrical or electronic accessories or components that are added to the vehicle by the authorized dealer or the owner may adversely affect battery performance and durability. 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 239: Index

    ......156 instrument panel ....191 interior ........191 plastic parts ......190 washing ........187 Battery ........203 waxing ........187 acid, treating emergencies ..203 wheels ........188 jumping a disabled battery ..172 wiper blades ......190 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 240 The Dispute Settlement refill capacities ......226 Board ........181 specifications ....228, 230 Utilizing the Mediation/ Exhaust fumes ......152 Arbitration Program ....184 Fail safe cooling ......210 Daytime running lamps (see Lamps) ........32 Floor mats ........59 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 241 Hazard flashers ......165 positions of the ignition ..148 Head restraints ......77 Headlamps ........32 aiming ........33–34 bulb specifications ....36 Lamps daytime running lights .....32 bulb replacement flash to pass ......33 specifications chart ....36 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 242 (power) ..47 Safety restraints) ....82, 86–90 Motorcraft parts ..192, 215, 225 Safety defects, reporting ..186 Safety restraints ....82, 86–90 belt minder .......91 Octane rating ......214 extension assembly ....95 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 243 Vehicle dimensions ....231 Tires ......119–120, 124 alignment ........136 Vehicle Identification Number care ..........134 (VIN) ..........233 changing ......124–125 Vehicle loading ......139 checking the pressure ....122 Ventilating your vehicle ...152 inspecting and inflating ..121 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)
  • Page 244: Table Of Contents

    Windshield washer fluid and wipers Warning lights (see Lights) ..10 checking and adding fluid ..198 Washer fluid ......198 operation ........42 replacing wiper blades .....43 Water, Driving through .....163 Windows Wrecker towing ......177 power .........44 2005 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus)

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