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Old 09-02-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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How many new owners actually read the Manual?

From some of the things I read on this and other Forums I'm wondering if anybody ever actually reads their owners manual. I know it is thick and full of crap that is useless but it does have a whole lot of very useful information in it. It is worth reading.
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Re: How many new owners actually read the Manual?

Owners Manual??? Never heard of it
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From some of the things I read on this and other Forums I'm wondering if anybody ever actually reads their owners manual. I know it is thick and full of crap that is useless but it does have a whole lot of very useful information in it. It is worth reading.
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Wouldn't say I read or have read it cover to cover..

I downloaded the PDF to my iPhone and search it occasionally for tech specs or maintenance fluid type/capacity type stuff.
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Re: How many new owners actually read the Manual?

I actually browsed the PDF version before I got my car and read up on things. Learned about the tilting headrests, MyKey, and the visor accessories that way. I always like reading manuals because I usually find things out others don't, but I usually do it after I've already played around. I like to hop in and find stuff myself first. lol
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I skimmed it then downloaded the PDF on my phone and iPad.

Read about the gas bc I asked about using 93 etc before I bought and then I saw that it's set up for 87.
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Re: How many new owners actually read the Manual?

When I first got my '02 GT I read it cover to cover one night just because... It's nice to know where info is if you need it.
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Re: How many new owners actually read the Manual?

I perused it a couple of days after I bought the car ... it was worthwhile as I learned a few tidbits that I hadn't realized.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:39 PM   #9
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What the hell is this owners manual you speak of

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What is this owners manual you speak of? Do I have one?
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How do you use/ what is MyKey. That sounds familiar
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How do you use/ what is MyKey. That sounds familiar
Ha. Isn't this thread about if someone read the manual?

MyKey allows parents to program a key that can put restrictions on the operation of the car... Volume, max speed (I think), etc...

I believe the technology is what Ford is using for the Boss 302 track key (enables rather than restricts).

I'm sure there are threads hat go into detail in MyKey.

http://media.ford.com/article_displa...ticle_id=29172
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I have to try to figure out how to get the interior temperature gauge to come on in my 2011. But still haven't gotten it to work. I've seen it come on b4 just not stay on. Anyone know what I'm talking about? Its at the top left of the radio display.
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I have to try to figure out how to get the interior temperature gauge to come on in my 2011. But still haven't gotten it to work. I've seen it come on b4 just not stay on. Anyone know what I'm talking about? Its at the top left of the radio display.
Possibly. More details. Since I DIDNT find this in the owners manual.
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Possibly. More details. Since I DIDNT find this in the owners manual.
So I think what you found is essentially the dual climate screen (even though you don't have it...)

Press the defroster and power at same time (hold it) and then try a few combinations and you'll see the dual zone temp for a sec.

Clearly the electronics are just a setting away from one or the other.

Here is a pic of me hitting it.
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So I think what you found is essentially the dual climate screen (even though you don't have it...)

Press the defroster and power at same time (hold it) and then try a few combinations and you'll see the dual zone temp for a sec.

Clearly the electronics are just a setting away from one or the other.

Here is a pic of me hitting it.
That's it! No one Ive ever talked too knew about this! I wish it worked. What year is your car? And does that bar for the power of the ac always stay on?
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From some of the things I read on this and other Forums I'm wondering if anybody ever actually reads their owners manual. I know it is thick and full of crap that is useless but it does have a whole lot of very useful information in it. It is worth reading.
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You should always read them, or at least skim them a few times. But they are kinda thick and always say consult your dealer.

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Ha. Isn't this thread about if someone read the manual?

MyKey allows parents to program a key that can put restrictions on the operation of the car... Volume, max speed (I think), etc...

I believe the technology is what Ford is using for the Boss 302 track key (enables rather than restricts).

I'm sure there are threads hat go into detail in MyKey.

http://media.ford.com/article_displa...ticle_id=29172
I'd use it if I were a parent! Its optional on the Fiesta.. Oh yeah I'd be "un-cool"

Maybe you should read the manual to find out :p
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Actually had someone give me an owners manual for my car.. From 95 in mint shape! SCORE!
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That's it! No one Ive ever talked too knew about this! I wish it worked. What year is your car? And does that bar for the power of the ac always stay on?
I have a 2011... When I'm able to get this screen, the defroster is cranking... And the dials have no effect... Nothing functional... Just a funny glitch!!
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I have a 2011... When I'm able to get this screen, the defroster is cranking... And the dials have no effect... Nothing functional... Just a funny glitch!!
I wish there was a way for it to work
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That's it! No one Ive ever talked too knew about this! I wish it worked. What year is your car? And does that bar for the power of the ac always stay on?
Same here. What's the purpose of it besides making it seem like your some a/c panel hacker lol
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Lol I think mines been lost during the hippie days lmao
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Only time I looked at mine was to learn about mykey
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Only I time I looked at mine was to figure out how to open the fuel door. Took me a week to figure it out. Looked everywhere for a button then decided to look at the manual.
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Re: How many new owners actually read the Manual?

Hi fordfan100,
Don't feel bad about not finding how to open the fuel door,

Back in 1998 when I bought my Corvette in Orlando I was driving back to Daytona when I stopped for gas. I looked all over that car and could not find anything at all on opening that fuel door. I looked in the glove box on the dash, under the dash, in the back, "EVERYPLACE I COULD THINK IT WOULD BE"

A little girl about ten years old walked over to my car and said to look into the center console glove box. Yes, It was there. I thanked her as she walked back to the Saturn she was riding in. I filled up and as I was leaving I gave a small wave to the guy driving the Saturn and a big smile and thumbs up to the little girl that saved me from looking in my manual while sitting at a gas pump.(Or really getting embarrassed calling the dealer)

So in 2008 when I bought my Mini I made sure I knew how to open the fuel door before I left the dealers lot.

When I bought this Mustang in 2012 I again made sure I knew how to open the fuel door.

I now read the manuals on my cars as soon as I get home from the dealers. I just leave it in my throne room so it gets read a lot.
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Read it cover to cover, starting on day 1, took me a week or so in stages
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So, could MyKey be used to restrict your car when you drop it off for minor service, window tinting, valet, etc...?

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Lol I think mines been lost during the hippie days lmao
It was probably used for something else

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So, could MyKey be used to restrict your car when you drop it off for minor service, window tinting, valet, etc...?

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Yes it could! I think Hertz restricts their Ford vehicles w/it. But you may want to keep the other key so you don't have to drive it like that.
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