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  1. 1. Table of ContentsIntroduction 4Instrument Cluster 12Warning and control lights 12Gauges 15Entertainment Systems 19AM/FM stereo 19AM/FM stereo cassette 21AM/FM stereo cassette with CD 23AM/FM stereo with CD 27CD changer 31Climate Controls 35Heater only 35Manual heating and air conditioning 36Lights 38Headlamps 38Turn signal control 41Bulb replacement 42Driver Controls 48Windshield wiper/washer control 48Steering wheel adjustment 49Moon roof 51Power windows 52Mirrors 53Speed control 56Message center 592003 F250/350/450/550 (f23)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus)Table of Contents1
  2. 2. Table of ContentsLocks and Security 65Keys 65Locks 65Anti-theft system 67Seating and Safety Restraints 72Seating 72Safety restraints 77Air bags 90Child restraints 99Driving 110Starting 110Brakes 115Transmission operation 118Trailer towing 146Roadside Emergencies 174Getting roadside assistance 174Hazard flasher switch 175Fuel pump shut-off switch 175Fuses and relays 176Changing tires 181Jump starting 192Wrecker towing 197Customer Assistance 199Reporting safety defects (U.S. only) 207Cleaning 20822003 F250/350/450/550 (f23)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus)
  3. 3. Maintenance and Specifications 215Engine compartment 217Engine oil 218Battery 221Fuel information 229Air filter(s) 246Part numbers 253Refill capacities 254Lubricant specifications 257Accessories 270Index 274All rights reserved. Reproduction by any means, electronic or mechanicalincluding photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrievalsystem or translation in whole or part is not permitted without writtenauthorization from Ford Motor Company. Ford may change the contents withoutnotice and without incurring obligation.Copyright 2003 Ford Motor Company2003 F250/350/450/550 (f23)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus)Table of Contents3
  4. 4. IntroductionIntroductionCALIFORNIA Proposition 65 WarningWARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, andcertain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known tothe State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or otherreproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles andcertain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals knownto the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or otherreproductive harm.CONGRATULATIONSCongratulations on acquiring your new Ford. Please take the time to getwell acquainted with your vehicle by reading this handbook. The moreyou know and understand about your vehicle the greater the safety andpleasure you will derive from driving it.For more information on Ford Motor Company and its products visit thefollowing website: In the United States: www.ford.com In Canada: www.ford.ca In Australia: www.ford.com.au In Mexico: www.ford.com.mxAdditional owner information is given in separate publications.This Owners Guide describes every option and model variant availableand therefore some of the items covered may not apply to yourparticular vehicle. Furthermore, due to printing cycles it may describeoptions before they are generally available.Remember to pass on the Owners Guide when reselling the vehicle. It isan integral part of the vehicle.Fuel pump shut-off switch In the event of an accident thesafety switch will automatically cut off the fuel supply to theengine. The switch can also be activated through sudden vibration (e.g.collision when parking). To reset the switch, refer to the Fuel pumpshut-off switch in the Roadside emergencies chapter.42003 F250/350/450/550 (f23)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus)
  5. 5. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTIONWarning symbols in this guideHow can you reduce the risk of personal injury and prevent possibledamage to others, your vehicle and its equipment? In this guide, answersto such questions are contained in comments highlighted by the warningtriangle symbol. These comments should be read and observed.Warning symbols on your vehicleWhen you see this symbol, it isimperative that you consult therelevant section of this guide beforetouching or attempting adjustmentof any kind.Protecting the environmentWe must all play our part inprotecting the environment. Correctvehicle usage and the authorizeddisposal of waste cleaning andlubrication materials are significantsteps towards this aim. Information in this respect is highlighted in thisguide with the tree symbol.BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLEYour vehicle does not need an extensive break-in. Try not to drivecontinuously at the same speed for the first 1,600 km (1,000 miles) ofnew vehicle operation. Vary your speed to allow parts to adjustthemselves to other parts.Drive your new vehicle for at least 800 km (500 miles) before towing atrailer or snowplowing.Do not add friction modifier compounds or special break-in oils duringthe first few thousand kilometers (miles) of operation, since theseadditives may prevent piston ring seating. See Engine oil in theMaintenance and specifications chapter for more information on oilusage.2003 F250/350/450/550 (f23)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus)Introduction5
  6. 6. IntroductionSPECIAL NOTICESEmission warrantyThe New Vehicle Limited Warranty includes Bumper-to-BumperCoverage, Safety Restraint Coverage, Corrosion Coverage, and 7.3LPower Stroke Diesel Engine Coverage. In addition, your vehicle is eligiblefor Emissions Defect and Emissions Performance Warranties. For adetailed description of what is covered and what is not covered, refer tothe Warranty Guide that is provided to you along with your OwnersGuide.Data RecordingComputers in your vehicle are capable of recording detailed datapotentially including but not limited to information such as: the use of restraint systems including seat belts by the driver andpassengers, information about the performance of various systems and modules inthe vehicle, and information related to engine, throttle, steering, brake or other systemstatus.Any of this information could potentially include information regardinghow the driver operates the vehicle, potentially including but not limitedto information regarding vehicle speed, brake or accelerator application,or steering input. This information may be stored during regularoperation or in a crash or near crash event.This stored information may be read out and used by: Ford Motor Company. service and repair facilities. law enforcement or government agencies. others who may assert a right or obtain your consent to know suchinformation.62003 F250/350/450/550 (f23)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus)
  7. 7. Special instructionsFor your added safety, your vehicle is fitted with sophisticated electroniccontrols.Please read the section Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)in the Seating and safety restraints chapter. Failure to followthe specific warnings and instructions could result in personal injury.Front seat mounted rear facing child or infant seats shouldNEVER be used in front of a passenger side air bag unless theair bag can be and is turned OFF.Notice to owners of diesel-powered vehiclesRead the 6.0 Liter Power Stroke Direct Injection Turbo Diesel OwnersGuide Supplement for information regarding correct operation andmaintenance of your Diesel-powered light truck.Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehiclesUtility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate thanother types of vehicles.Before you drive your vehicle, please read this Owners Guide carefully.Your vehicle is not a passenger car. As with other vehicles of this type,failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of vehiclecontrol, vehicle rollover, personal injury or death.Be sure to read Driving off road in the Driving chapter.2003 F250/350/450/550 (f23)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus)Introduction7
  8. 8. IntroductionUsing your vehicle with a snowplowFor more information and guidelines for using your vehicle with asnowplow, refer to the Driving chapter.Using your vehicle as an ambulanceIf your light truck is equipped with the Ford Ambulance PreparationPackage, it may be utilized as an ambulance. Ford urges ambulancemanufacturers to follow the recommendations of the Ford IncompleteVehicle Manual, Ford Truck Body Builders Layout Book and theQualified Vehicle Modifiers (QVM) Guidelines as well as pertinentsupplements. For additional information, please contact the Truck BodyBuilders Advisory Service 18778404338.Use of your Ford light truck as an ambulance, without the FordAmbulance Preparation Package voids the Ford New Vehicle LimitedWarranty and may void the Emissions Warranties. In addition, ambulanceusage without the preparation package could cause high underbodytemperatures, overpressurized fuel and a risk of spraying fuel whichcould lead to fires.If your vehicle is equipped with theFord Ambulance PreparationPackage, it will be indicated on theCertification label. The label islocated on the drivers side doorpillar or on the rear edge of thedrivers door. You can determinewhether the ambulancemanufacturer followed Fordsrecommendations by directlycontacting that manufacturer. FordAmbulance Preparation Package isonly available on certain 6.0L Dieselengine equipped vehicles.82003 F250/350/450/550 (f23)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus)
  9. 9. Notice to owners with vehicles equipped with Power Take Off(PTO) capabilityRefer to the Driving chapter for more information and guidelines foroperating vehicles equipped with PTO.Middle East/North Africa vehicle specific informationFor your particular global region, your vehicle may be equipped withfeatures and options that are different from the ones that are describedin this Owner Guide; therefore, a supplement has been supplied thatcomplements this book. By referring to the pages in the providedsupplement, you can properly identify those features, recommendationsand specifications that are unique to your vehicle. Refer to this OwnerGuide for all other req