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I have a 88 ford taurus I just changed the battery and now the headlamp out warning indicator is on even though they work. How can I reset this

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Why won't my My 98 or 99 (sic)Ford Escort chime to indicate I left my lights on?


The warning chime sounds if the parking lamps (13200) or the headlamps (13008) are left on after the key has been removed from the ignition switch lock cylinder and either front door (20124) is opened. There is a chime module that controls this .
The safety belt warning chime (10D840) (also called the central processing unit or CPU) is an audible warning system and timing circuit. The system components include:
  • Timing circuit safety belt switch.
  • Dome lamp switches.
  • Safety belt warning indicator switch which is an integral part of the front safety belt buckle end (61203).
  • Ignition switch (11572).
  • Headlamp switch.
The warning chime sounds and the safety belt warning indicator illuminates when the ignition switch is placed in the ON position and the LH front safety belt is not buckled.
Key In Ignition Warning
The warning sounds if the key is left in the ignition switch lock cylinder when either door is opened and the ignition switch is in the LOCK or OFF position.
Don't any of chimes work ?
  • The Headlamp on Reminder Chime Is Inoperative/Does Not Operate Properly
  • Circuits.
  • Fuse junction panel.
  • Warning chime module.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test D .
Let me know ,mite work this out !
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Apr 29, 2015 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks

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1995 Ford Taurus not starting. Sometimes it starts and sometimes the starter won't turn over not even a click. Wait half an hour and it may work fine. Starter less than a year old as is the battery


Even though new-ish, I'd still suspect the battery has no charge, ask a friend to give you a jump start. Then give your car a good run, 20 miles, if is doesn't work again the next day either the battery fails to keep its charge or the alternater isn't charging it. A good garage will be able to test either for you, you'll need to change the failing part.

Feb 17, 2011 | 1995 Ford Taurus

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How to change a front turn light in a 1996 taurus.


Lamps, Parking Front Lamp-Lamp Assembly, Taurus
Removal and Installation
  1. Remove Headlamp (13008) as outlined.
Headlamp Assembly
Removal and Installation
  1. ani_caut.gif WARNING: THE REPLACEABLE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB CONTAINS GAS UNDER PRESSURE. THE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB MAY SHATTER IF THE GLASS ENVELOPE IS SCRATCHED OR THE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB IS DROPPED. HANDLE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB CAREFULLY. GRASP HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB ONLY BY ITS PLASTIC BASE. AVOID TOUCHING GLASS ENVELOPE. KEEP HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
    Position headlamp switch (11654) and headlamp time delay switch (13736) in the OFF position.
  1. Remove two bolts retaining headlamp (13008) to upper support assembly and loosen pinch bolt. Remove headlamp assembly from vehicle.
  1. Remove park lamp bulb and socket (Sable only) and headlamp bulb and socket from Headlamp Assembly as outlined.


    Headlamp Assembly (Taurus Shown, Sable Similar)


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  1. Turn lamp socket and wiring (13410) assembly 1/2 turn counterclockwise and remove from parking lamp (13200) housing.
  1. Remove screw from park/turn signal housing.
  1. Using 1/4 inch drive socket extension and swivel, insert tool through two access holes in upper radiator support. Remove screws from park/turn signal housing.
  1. Remove parking lamp from vehicle.
  1. To install, reverse Removal procedure.


    Front Lamp-Lamp Assembly, Taurus


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Nov 19, 2010 | Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks

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On a 2001 ford taurus what is the exclamatin point on the dash? The light comes on and goes off at times.


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Item Part Number Description 1 — Instrument cluster 2 — Odometer reset shaft 3 — Air bag warning indicator 4 — RH turn signal indicator 5 — Charging system warning indicator 6 — Tachometer 7 — Low oil pressure warning indicator 8 — Brake system warning indicator 9 — Cruise control indicator 10 — Check fuel cap indicator 11 — Anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning indicator 12 — Check transmission indicator 13 — Odometer 14 — Transmission range selector indicator 15 — Trip odometer 16 — Theft indicator 17 — Low coolant indicator (if equipped) 18 — Safety belt warning indicator 19 — Low fuel warning indicator 20 — Fuel gauge 21 — Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) 22 — Door ajar warning indicator 23 — Traction control indicator (if equipped) 24 — Engine coolant temperature gauge 25 — High beam indicator 26 — LH turn signal indicator 27 — Speedometer

Jun 05, 2010 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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2004 ford taurus occasionaly wont start right up.


Can you tell me if it was in fact the starter? I have an 04 Ford Taurus with 99K miles on it. This week when I started it up, not everytime but often the abs, brake, tire and traction control lights will stay on. Also the computer display will read either park brake engaged or passenger door ajar. I turn it off and start it again and the issue goes away. This morning it acted as though it had a dead battery and I had the clicking sound behind the dash as well as the vibrating needles. Thanks!

May 06, 2010 | 2004 Ford Taurus

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Need instructions to change out 2001 ford taurus headlight switch


SECTION 417-01: Exterior Lighting 2001 Taurus/Sable Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Headlamp Switch Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301). For additional information, refer to Section 414-01 .
  1. CAUTION: Cover the end of the tool with tape to prevent damage.
    Insert a thin tool to remove the headlamp switch.

  1. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Dec 24, 2009 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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Key on engine running trouble code 55


Warning Chime Systems The generic electronic module (GEM) will sound the following warnings:
  • key-in-ignition warning
  • safety belt warning
  • headlamp switch ON warning
  • door ajar warning
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Headlamp Switch On Warning The generic electronic module (GEM) sounds when the driver door is opened while the headlamp switch (11654) is in the PARK or HEAD position, and continues to sound at a rate of 4 chimes per second until the headlamp switch is turned off or the driver door is closed.
  • When the headlamp switch is in the PARK or HEAD position, power is supplied through Circuit 293 (O/R) to the GEM.
  • When the driver door is open, the driver door open warning lamp switch (10B997)is closed and ground is supplied to the generic electronic module (GEM).
A delayed headlamps on repetitive chime will sound for a period of three seconds beginning twenty seconds after the key is turned to OFF, LOCK or ACC, the headlamp switch is in the PARK or HEAD position, and the driver door is closed. Delayed headlamps on is terminated by opening and closing the driver door again.
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Door/Liftgate Ajar Warning The door/liftgate ajar warning functions as follows:
  • The generic electronic module (GEM) sounds a warning tone for one second when any vehicle door, liftgate window or the liftgate is ajar without any other door already open and the ignition switch is in the RUN position.
  • Power is then supplied through Circuit 627 (BK/O) to the door ajar warning indicator lamp which remains illuminated until all doors are closed or the ignition switch is no longer in the RUN position.
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Key-in-Ignition Warning The generic electronic module (GEM) sounds when the LH front door is opened with the key in the ignition switch and continues to sound until the key is removed or the door is closed.
  • When the key is in the ignition switch, the ignition key warning switch terminal and wire (11A128) is closed and ground is supplied through Circuit 158 (BK/PK) to the generic electronic module (GEM).
  • When the LH front door is open, the LH front door open warning lamp switch (10B997) closes and ground is supplied through Circuit 57 (BK) to the generic electronic module (GEM).
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Safety Belt Warning When the ignition switch is turned to RUN or START from the OFF or ACC position and remains in RUN or START, the chime will sound for six seconds or until the safety belt is buckled. The safety belt warning indicator lamp (10C859) will turn on for 60 seconds, or until the LH front safety belt is fastened. Both the chime and lamp activate at the same time. If the safety belt is buckled when the ignition key is turned to RUN or START from OFF or ACC, the lamp will prove out for two seconds, but chime will not be activated. Any time the key is changed to RUN from START while the safety belt warning indicator is activated, the safety belt warning indicator will remain activated until either the timing sequence has been executed, or the safety belt is buckled.

Feb 25, 2009 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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Low Tire Pressure Indicator is always on


disconnect your positive battery cable for 15 min. may only be a temporary solution. if that doesn't work in the long run you may have to change the sensor.

Jan 15, 2009 | 2002 Ford Taurus

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Ford Taurus


I had all the same symptoms, would crank, but sometimes not start, guages would not come up immediately, and sometimes several trouble/warning lights would light. Also, my computer display settings would change. I also noticed that some of my radio setings would change too. Well, when I recently replaced my weak battery (original factory battery), all of the problems/symptoms went away. So, it was either the weak battery, or disconnecting the battery reset/fixed some kind of computer glitch? I think it was just a bad battery all along. Have your battery checked, even though it cranks, it may be delivering low current/voltage which affects the computer and other electronics. Hope this helps!

Sep 03, 2008 | 2005 Ford Taurus

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