15.8. The switch
You Mondeo has various types of switches. On the right and to the left of a column switch levers "look out" of a covering on a steering column. The fan of a heater and air distribution in salon join the rotary switch on the average console. Electric стеклоподъемники (option) have left for itself keyboard switches. On the contrary, push-button switches speed up work of back antifog headlights, additional headlights, and also heating of forward and back glass. Having small skill, it is possible to replace keyboard and press switches independently. By a column of a steering it is better to charge replacement of switches to workers of the workshop as for this purpose it is necessary to dismantle a steering wheel – and in it the safety pillow work with which is better for entrusting the expert cosy "sits".
Includes course blocking – the lock of a shaft of a steering wheel / the ignition lock-switch
By means of the lock of a shaft of a steering wheel/lock-switch of ignition the engine and in the absence of the ignition key within five seconds – and automatic system of blocking of a course (PATS) is started. After about half of turn of a steering wheel without the ignition key the steering wheel lock is fixed also. Practice has shown that in запорных mechanisms seldom there are defects. In old cars all the same there are situations when electric contacts of the lock-switch of ignition "stick together" or корродированы. Unfortunately, it is impossible to replace contact plates separately, it is necessary to replace completely the lock of a shaft of a steering wheel/ignition – and it is better to transfer this work to workshop Ford. By the way, for check of system of blocking of a course – before leaving the car – it is necessary to detain a sight at the control lamp located over hours. The course blockader "is strong" only in that case when at the switched off ignition this bulb blinks approximately every two second. If you Mondeo had problems at engine start-up pay attention to the following: whether the lamp dies away every three second or instead of this "phenomenon" within nearby minute it passes in a mode of a fast blinking or constant burning. In this case the system does not distinguish the key coding. Pull out then the ignition key and approximately in 20 seconds repeat start.
Stops the data flow – "the covered" lock-switch of ignition
If the control lamp continuously burns within nearby one minute and then non-uniformly starts to blink, it means that the system has registered malfunction. In the beginning be convinced that the ignition key is not covered by other keys or metal particles (in a bunch of keys). That it did not become a defect source, try to use a spare key or code again "upset" copy by means of "master key". If it seems to you it is unprofitable, it is necessary to address for the help to the representative Ford.