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  • 1. Table of ContentsIntroduction 4Instrument Cluster 10Warning and control lights 10Gauges 16Entertainment Systems 22AM/FM stereo cassette with CD 22AM/FM stereo cassette (CD changer compatible) 31CD changer 40Climate Controls 46Manual heating and air conditioning 46Electronic automatic temperature control 48Lights 53Headlamps 53Turn signal control 56Bulb replacement 57Driver Controls 63Windshield wiper/washer control 63Steering wheel adjustment 64Power windows 74Mirrors 75Speed control 77Message center 86Locks and Security 92Keys 92Locks 92Anti-theft system 942003 Grand Marquis (grn)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus)Table of Contents1

2. Table of ContentsSeating and Safety Restraints 105Seating 105Safety restraints 109Air bags 124Child restraints 131Driving 142Starting 142Brakes 146Traction control 149Air suspension 151Transmission operation 151Vehicle loading 156Trailer towing 157Roadside Emergencies 161Getting roadside assistance 161Hazard flasher switch 162Fuel pump shut-off switch 162Fuses and relays 163Changing tires 170Jump starting 175Wrecker towing 180Customer Assistance 181Reporting safety defects (U.S. only) 189Cleaning 19022003 Grand Marquis (grn)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus) 3. Maintenance and Specifications 196Engine compartment 197Engine oil 198Battery 202Fuel information 210Air filter(s) 223Part numbers 228Refill capacities 228Lubricant specifications 230Accessories 235Index 238All 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 Grand Marquis (grn)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus)Table of Contents3 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 Mercury. Please take the time toget well acquainted with your vehicle by reading this handbook. Themore you know and understand about your vehicle the greater the safetyand pleasure 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 Mexico: www.ford.com.mx In Australia: www.ford.com.auAdditional 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 Grand Marquis (grn)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus) 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 at least 800 km (500 miles) before towing atrailer.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 Grand Marquis (grn)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus)Introduction5 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 applicationor 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 Grand Marquis (grn)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus) 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.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 required information and warnings.2003 Grand Marquis (grn)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus)Introduction7 8. IntroductionThese are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle.Vehicle Symbol GlossarySafety Alert See Owners GuideFasten Safety Belt Air Bag-FrontAir Bag-Side Child SeatChild Seat InstallationWarningChild Seat LowerAnchorChild Seat TetherAnchorBrake SystemAnti-Lock Brake SystemBrake Fluid -Non-Petroleum BasedTraction Control AdvanceTracMaster Lighting Switch Hazard Warning FlasherFog Lamps-Front Fuse CompartmentFuel Pump Reset Windshield Wash/WipeWindshieldDefrost/DemistRear WindowDefrost/Demist82003 Grand Marquis (grn)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus) 9. Vehicle Symbol GlossaryPower WindowsFront/RearPower Window LockoutChild Safety DoorLock/UnlockInterior LuggageCompartment ReleaseSymbolPanic Alarm Engine OilEngine CoolantEngine CoolantTemperatureDo Not Open When Hot BatteryAvoid Smoking, Flames,or SparksBattery AcidExplosive Gas Fan WarningPower Steering FluidMaintain Correct FluidLevelMAXMINEmission System Engine Air FilterPassenger CompartmentAir FilterJackCheck fuel cap Low tire warning2003 Grand Marquis (grn)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus)Introduction9 10. Instrument ClusterInstrument ClusterWARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMESWarning lights and gauges can alert you to a vehicle condition that maybecome serious enough to cause expensive repairs. A warning light mayilluminate when a problem exists with one of your vehicles functions.Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure thebulb works. If any light remains on after starting the vehicle, havethe respective system inspected immediately.Standard instrument clusterOptional instrument clusterCheck engineIlluminates briefly to ensure thesystem is functional. If it comes onCHECKafter the engine is started, one ofthe engines emission controlENGINEsystems may be malfunctioning. Thelight may illuminate without a driveability concern being noted and willnot require towing.102003 Grand Marquis (grn)Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)USA English (fus) 11. Light remains on:Temporary malfunctions may cause your light to illuminate. Examplesare:1. The vehicle has run out of fuel.2. Poor fuel quality or water in the fuel.3. The fuel cap may not have been properly installed and securelytightened.These temporary malfunctions can be corrected by filling the fuel tankwith high quality fuel of the recommended octane and/or properlyinsta