I can't get my set up menu to pop up. I followed the steps in the manual word for word. I applied my foot brake while engaging my parking brake and released my parking brake and engaged it again. Then I pressed and held the mute/setup button and nothing happens. Can someone please tell me if I am doing something wrong.
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Foot Park Brake...
There should be a release lever(not the main release) up at the top of the park brake arm, under the dash. Its small, 1.5 to 2 inches long. I recommend using a screwdriver to "flip It", keeping your fingers and hand and your face for that matter, away from the arm. It is spring loaded and will release/move very fast. Also it could just be that someone unitentionally stepped on the pedal really hard, and it will take the same amount of foot pressure to release it while pulling on the release handle.
Hand Park Brake...
Again the same principle applies. It will take the same pressure applied to release it. Push in ******* the release while pulling up ******* the handle. This one can also be released by using a screwdriver to pop the the locking tab.
Electronic Park Brake (EPB)
On some 2003 MY-on S-TYPE vehicles, a customer may report a concern of premature
parking brake pad wear or the brakes binding. This condition can result if the electronic
park brake (EPB) system is not re-calibrated after the removal of the rear brake callipers
to replace the brake pads.
Should a customer express concern regarding the above, refer to the calibration
procedure detailed in this bulletin.
1. Reset the EB module:
a. Switch off the ignition.
b. Disconnect the battery for 30 seconds. For additional information, refer to STYPE
Workshop Manual Section 414-01.
c. Reconnect the battery.
2. Start the engine.
3. Firmly apply and release the foot brake five times.
4. Confirm that the message NOT CALIBRATED" or APPLY FOOT AND PARK
BRAKE" is displayed on the instrument cluster message center. This indicates that
the parking brake is in calibration mode.
5. Lightly press the foot brake pedal.
6. Apply the parking brake by using the EB switch.
7. Release the parking brake.
8. Release the foot brake.
9. Confirm that the brake warning lamp is no longer illuminated on the instrument
pack and that the NOT CALIBRATED" message is no longer displayed in the
10. Apply and release the EPB five times to ensure no error is present. _____________________________________________________________________________
NB: It is also possible the actuator is bad though.
Can't shift out of park because I've parked on a slight hill and my car has backed up slightly jaming the parking pawl in the automatic transmission after I have shifted into park but before I have set the parking brake. This is a complaint that Ford owners have had for years. Try this proceedure to see if this solves you problem and best of all it's Free. 1st when you park develop the habit of; while still having the foot brake down apply the park brake firmly first and then shift into park and then release the foot brake. Remember it is important to apply park brake with enough force to prevent the vehicle from rolling. What happens is in the rear of an automatic transmission there is a coarse gear that has a lever that engages this larger gear and when you shift into park range this lever goes into one of the spaces in the larger gear and stops the car from rolling. If the car starts to roll it can Jam the lever against the gear and make it difficult to shift out of park. By using the procedure I've outlined it prevents the lever OR Pawl from being jambed into the larger park gear. Try to make this a habit and you shouldn't have anymore problems.
You cannot adjust the cables on a minivan manually. the tension is
automaitcally adjusted by the self adjuster on the pedal release.
The park brake cables on this vehicle have an automatic self adjuster
built into the park brake pedal mechanism. When the foot operated park
brake pedal is in its released (upward most) position, a clock spring
automatically adjusts the park brake cables. The park brake cables are
adjusted (tensioned) just enough to remove all the slack from the
cables. The automatic adjuster system will not over adjust the cables
causing rear brake drag.
Due to the automatic adjust feature of the park brake pedal, adjustment
of the parking brake cables on these vehicles relies on proper drum
When the park brake pedal is applied the self adjuster is by-passed and the pedal operates normally to engage the park brakes.
When a service procedure needs to be performed on the park brake pedal
or the park brake cables, the automatic self adjuster can be manually
locked out by the service technician.
Hope this helps. This is out of the factory manual. Let me know if this works for you.
NOTE: Tensioner adjustment is only necessary when the tensioner, or a cable has been replaced or disconnected for service. When adjustment is necessary, perform adjustment only as described in the following procedure. This is necessary to avoid faulty park brake operation.
Fully back off cable tensioner adjusting nut at equalizer to create slack in cables.
Remove rear wheel/tire assemblies. Remove brake calipers and rotors.
Verify park brakes are in good condition and operating properly.
Verify park brake cables operate freely and are not binding, or seized.
Check park brake shoe adjustment.
Reinstall rotors and make sure rotors turn freely.
I'm not sure if you're still having this problem... but here's the solution anyway. The stereo has an annoying little safety feature where you can't access the general and system setup menus while you're driving. Not that I'd want to... but there's no reason the passenger shouldn't be able to. Anyway, while the ignition is turned ON:
Put the car in park (if a stick shift, then neutral is fine). Press the foot brake and keep it pressed. Then engage the parking brake and release it once. Then engage the parking brake a second time and leave it engaged. Then take your foot off the foot brake. This unlocks the setup mode from the main menu screen.
Hope this helps!