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Table of Contents Introduction 4 Instrument Cluster 10 Warning and control lights 10 Gauges 14 Entertainment Systems 17 AM / FM stereo with CD 17 AM / FM stereo with in - dash six CD 20 Family entertainment system 25 Climate Controls 40 Manual heating and air conditioning 40 Automatic temperature control 42 Rear window defroster 51 Lights 52 Headlamps 52 Turn signal control 56 Bulb replacement 56 Driver Controls 61 Windshield wiper / washer control 61 Steering wheel adjustment 62 Power windows 66 Mirrors 68 Speed control 70 Message center 78 Locks and Security 90 Keys 90 Locks 90 Anti - theft system 100 1 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Table of Contents Seating and Safety Restraints 105 Seating 105 Safety restraints 118 Airbags 132 Child restraints 146 Tires , Wheels and Loading 161 Tire Information 161 Tire Inflation 163 Vehicle loading 176 Trailer towing 182 Recreational towing 185 Driving 186 Starting 186 Brakes 189 Traction control 191 Transmission operation 193 Roadside Emergencies 205 Getting roadside assistance 205 Hazard flasher switch 206 Fuel pump shut - off switch 207 Fuses and relays 207 Changing tires 214 Lug Nut Torque 221 Jump starting 222 Wrecker towing 227 Customer Assistance 229 Reporting safety defects ( U . S . only ) 235 Cleaning 236 2 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Table of Contents Maintenance and Specifications 243 Engine compartment 245 Engine oil 247 Battery 250 Engine Coolant 252 Fuel information 258 Part numbers 270 Refill capacities 271 Lubricant specifications 273 Accessories 279 Index 282 All rights reserved . Reproduction by any means , electronic or mechanical including photocopying , recording or by any information storage and retrieval system or translation in whole or part is not permitted without ewrittennts authorization from Ford Motor Company . Ford may change the cont without notice and without incurring obligation . Copyright © 2005 Ford Motor Company 3 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Introduction C A L I F O R N I A P r o p o s i t i o n 6 5 Wa r n i n g WA R N I N G : Engine exhaust , some of its constituents , and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm . In addition , certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm . CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations on acquiring your new Ford Motor Company product . Please take the time to get well acquainted with your vehicle by reading this handbook . The more you know and understand about your vehicle , the greater the safety and pleasure you will derive from driving it . For more information on Ford Motor Company and its products visit the following website : • In the United States : www . ford . com • In Canada : www . ford . ca • In Mexico : www . ford . com . mx • In Australia : www . ford . com . au Additional owner information is given in separate publications . This vehicle’s O w n e r ’ s G u i d e describes every option and model variant available and therefore some of the items covered may not apply to your particular vehicle . Furthermore , due to printing cycles it may describe options before they are generally available . Remember to pass on this vehicle’s O w n e r ’ s G u i d e when reselling the vehicle . It is an integral part of the vehicle . F u e l p u m p s h u t - o ff s w i t c h : In the event of an accident the safety switch will automatically cut off the fuel supply to the engine . The switch can also be activated through sudden vibration ( e . g . collision when parking ) . To reset the switch , refer to the F u e l p u m p s h u t - o f f s w i t c h in the R o a d s i d e E m e r g e n c i e s chapter . 4 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Introduction SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION Warning symbols in this guide How can you reduce the risk of personal injury to yourself or others ? In this guide , answers to such questions are contained in comments highlighted by the warning triangle symbol . These comments should be read and observed . Warning symbols on your vehicle When you see this symbol , it is imperative that you consult the relevant section of this guide before touching or attempting adjustment of any kind . Protecting the environment We must all play our part in protecting the environment . Correct vehicle usage and the authorized disposal of waste , cleaning and lubrication materials are significant steps towards this aim . Information in this respect is highlighted in this guide with the tree symbol . BREAKING - IN YOUR VEHICLE Your vehicle does not need an extensive break - in . Try not to drive continuously at the same speed for the first 1,000 miles ( 1,600 km ) of new vehicle operation . Vary your speed frequently in order to give the moving parts a chance to break in . Drive your new vehicle at least 500 miles ( 800 km ) before towing a trailer . For more detailed information about towing a trailer , refer to Tr a i l e r t o w i n g in the Ti r e s , W h e e l s a n d L o a d i n g chapter . Do not add friction modifier compounds or special break - in oils during the first few thousand miles ( kilometers ) of operation , since these additives may prevent piston ring seating . See E n g i n e o i l in the M a i n t e n a n c e a n d S p e c i f i c a t i o n s chapter for more information on oil usage . 5 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Introduction SPECIAL NOTICES New Vehicle Limited Warranty For a detailed description of what is covered and what is not covered by your vehicle’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty , refer to the Wa r r a n t y G u i d e that is provided to you along with your O w n e r ’ s G u i d e . Special instructions For your added safety , your vehicle is fitted with sophisticated electronic controls . Please read the section S u p p l e m e n t a l r e s t r a i n t s y s t e m ( S R S ) in the S e a t i n g a n d S a f e t y R e s t r a i n t s chapter . Failure to follow the specific warnings and instructions could result in personal injury . Front seat mounted rear - facing child or infant seats should N E V E R be placed in front of an active passenger airbag . Service Data Recording Service data recorders in your vehicle are capable of collecting and storing diagnostic information about your vehicle . This potentially includes information about the performance or status of various systems and modules in the vehicle , such as engine , throttle , steering or brake systems . In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle , Ford Motor Company , Ford of Canada , and service and repair facilities may access vehicle diagnostic information through a direct connection to your vehicle when diagnosing or servicing your vehicle . Event Data Recording Other modules in your vehicle — event data recorders — are capable of collecting and storing data during a crash or near crash event . The recorded information may assist in the investigation of such an event . The modules may record information about both the vehicle and the occupants , potentially including information such as : • how various systems in your vehicle were operating ; • whether or not the driver and passenger seatbelts were buckled ; • how far ( if at all ) the driver was depressing the accelerator and / or the brake pedal ; • how fast the vehicle was traveling ; and 6 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Introduction • where the driver was positioning the steering wheel . To access this information , special equipment must be directly connected to the recording modules . Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada do not access event data recorder information without obtaining consent , unless pursuant to court order or where required by law enforcement , other government authorities or other third parties acting with lawful authority . Other parties may seek to access the information independently of Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada . Cell phone use The use of Mobile Communications Equipment has become increasingly important in the conduct of business and personal affairs . However , drivers must not compromise their own or others ’ safety when using such equipment . Mobile Communications can enhance personal safety and security when appropriately used , particularly in emergency situations . Safety must be paramount when using mobile communications equipment to avoid negating these benefits . Mobile Communication Equipment includes , but is not limited to cellular phones , pagers , portable email devices , in - vehicle communications systems , telematics devices and portable two - way radios . A driver’s first responsibility is the safe operation of the vehicle . The most important thing you can do to prevent a crash is to avoid distractions and pay attention to the road . Wait until it is safe to operate Mobile Communications Equipment . Middle East / North Africa vehicle specific information For your particular global region , your vehicle may be equipped with features and options that are different from the ones that are described in this O w n e r ’ s G u i d e ; therefore , a supplement has been supplied that complements this book . By referring to the pages in the provided supplement , you can properly identify those features , recommendations and specifications that are unique to your vehicle . R e f e r t o t h i s O w n e r ’ s G u i d e f o r a l l o t h e r r e q u i r e d i n f o r m a t i o n a n d w a r n i n g s . 7 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Introduction These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle . Ve h i c l e S y m b o l G l o s s a r y See Owner’s Guide Safety Alert Fasten Safety Belt Airbag - Front Airbag - Side Child Seat Child Seat Installation Child Seat Lower Warning Anchor Child Seat Tether Brake System Anchor Brake Fluid - Anti - Lock Brake System Non - Petroleum Based Powertrain Malfunction Speed Control Master Lighting Switch Hazard Warning Flasher Fog Lamps - Front Fuse Compartment Fuel Pump Reset Windshield Wash / Wipe Windshield Rear Window Defrost / Demist Defrost / Demist 8 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Introduction Ve h i c l e S y m b o l G l o s s a r y Power Windows Power Window Lockout Front / Rear Interior Luggage Child Safety Door Compartment Release Lock / Unlock Symbol Panic Alarm Engine Oil Engine Coolant Engine Coolant Temperature Do Not Open When Hot Battery Avoid Smoking , Flames , Battery Acid or Sparks Explosive Gas Fan Warning MAX Maintain Correct Fluid MIN Power Steering Fluid Level Emission System Engine Air Filter Passenger Compartment Jack Air Filter Low Tire Pressure Check Fuel Cap Warning 9 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Instrument Cluster WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES Warning lights and gauges can alert you to a vehicle condition that may become serious enough to cause extensive repairs . A warning light may illuminate when a problem exists with one of your vehicle’s functions . Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure the bulbs work . If any light remains on after starting the vehicle , refer to the respective system warning light for additional information . C h e c k e n g i n e : The C h e c k E n g i n e indicator light illuminates when the ignition is first turned to the ON position to check the bulb . Solid illumination after the engine is started indicates the On Board Diagnostics System ( OBD - II ) has detected a malfunction . Refer to O n b o a rd d i a g n o s t i c s ( O B D - I I ) in the M a i n t e n a n c e a n d S p e c i f i c a t i o n s chapter . If the light is blinking , engine misfire is occurring which could damage your catalytic converter . Drive in a moderate fashion ( avoid heavy acceleration and deceleration ) and have your vehicle serviced immediately by your authorized dealer . Under engine misfire conditions , excessive exhaust temperatures could damage the catalytic converter , the fuel system , interior floor coverings or other vehicle components , possibly causing a fire . 10 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Instrument Cluster C h e c k f u e l c a p ( i f e q u i p p e d ) : Illuminates when the fuel cap may not be properly installed . Continued driving with this light on may cause the Check engine warning light to come on , refer to F u e l f i l l e r c a p in the M a i n t e n a n c e a n d S p e c i f i c a t i o n chapter . B r a k e s y s t e m w a r n i n g l i g h t : To P ! confirm the brake system warning light is functional , it will momentarily illuminate when the BRAKE ignition is turned to the ON position when the engine is not running , or in a position between ON and START , or by applying the parking brake when the ignition is turned to the ON position . If the brake system warning light does not illuminate at this time , seek service immediately from your authorized dealer . Illumination after releasing the parking brake indicates low brake fluid level or a brake system malfunction and the brake system should be inspected immediately by your authorized dealer . Driving a vehicle with the brake system warning light on is dangerous . A significant decrease in braking performance may occur . It will take you longer to stop the vehicle . Have the vehicle checked by your authorized dealer . A n t i - l o c k b r a k e s y s t e m : If the ABS light stays illuminated or ABS continues to flash , a malfunction has been detected , have the system serviced immediately by your authorized dealer . Normal braking is still functional unless the brake warning light also is illuminated . A i r b a g r e a d i n e s s : If this light fails to illuminate when ignition is turned to ON , continues to flash or remains on , have the system serviced immediately by your authorized dealer . A chime will also sound when a malfunction in the supplemental restraint system has been detected . 11 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Instrument Cluster S a f e t y b e l t : Reminds you to fasten your safety belt . A chime will also sound to remind you to fasten your safety belt . C h a r g i n g s y s t e m : Illuminates when the battery is not charging properly . E n g i n e o i l p r e s s u r e : Illuminates when the oil pressure falls below the normal range , refer to E n g i n e o i l in the M a i n t e n a n c e a n d S p e c i f i c a t i o n s chapter . E n g i n e c o o l a n t l e v e l : Illuminates when the engine coolant is low . Stop the vehicle as soon as possible , switch off the engine and let cool . Refer to E n g i n e c o o l a n t in the M a i n t e n a n c e a n d S p e c i f i c a t i o n s chapter . Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot . Tr a c t i o n C o n t r o l � a c t i v e : Illuminates when the Traction Control � is active . If the light remains on , have the system serviced immediately , refer to the D r i v i n g chapter for more information . L o w f u e l ( i f e q u i p p e d ) : Illuminates when the fuel level in the fuel tank is at or near empty ( refer to F u e l g a u g e in this chapter ) . 12 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Instrument Cluster S p e e d c o n t r o l : Illuminates when the speed control is engaged . Turns off when the speed control system is disengaged . L o w w a s h e r f l u i d ( i f e q u i p p e d ) : Illuminates when the windshield washer fluid is low . D o o r a j a r ( i f e q u i p p e d ) : Illuminates when the ignition is in the ON position and any door or decklid is open . A n t i - t h e f t s y s t e m : Flashes when the Securilock � Passive Anti - theft System has been activated . T h r o t t l e C o n t r o l / Tr a n s m i s s i o n : Illuminates when a powertrain fault or an AWD fault ( if equipped ) has been detected . Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible . Tu r n s i g n a l : Illuminates when the left or right turn signal or the hazard lights are turned on . If the indicators flash faster , check for a burned out bulb . H i g h b e a m s : Illuminates when the high beam headlamps are turned on . K e y - i n - i g n i t i o n w a r n i n g c h i m e : Sounds when the key is left in the ignition in the OFF / LOCK or ACCESSORY position and the driver’s door is opened . H e a d l a m p s o n w a r n i n g c h i m e : Sounds when the headlamps or parking lamps are on , the ignition is off ( the key is not in the ignition ) and the driver’s door is opened . 13 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Instrument Cluster GAUGES S p e e d o m e t e r : Indicates the current vehicle speed . E n g i n e c o o l a n t t e m p e r a t u r e g a u g e : Indicates engine coolant temperature . At normal operating temperature , the needle will be in the normal range ( between “ H ” and “ C ” ) . I f i t e n t e r s t h e r e d s e c t i o n , t h e e n g i n e i s o v e r h e a t i n g . S t o p t h e v e h i c l e a s s o o n a s s a f e l y p o s s i b l e , s w i t c h o ff t h e e n g i n e a n d l e t t h e e n g i n e c o o l . Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot . 14 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Instrument Cluster F u e l g a u g e : Indicates approximately how much fuel is left in the fuel tank ( when the ignition is in the ON position ) . The fuel gauge may vary slightly when the vehicle is in motion or on a grade . The FUEL icon and arrow indicates which side of the vehicle the fuel filler door is located . Refer to F i l l i n g t h e t a n k in the M a i n t e n a n c e a n d S p e c i f i c a t i o n s chapter for more information . Ta c h o m e t e r : Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute . Driving with your tachometer pointer continuously at the top of the scale may damage the engine . O d o m e t e r : Registers the total miles ( kilometers ) of the vehicle . • Without Message Center • With Message Center Refer to M e s s a g e C e n t e r in the D r i v e r C o n t r o l s chapter on how to switch the display from Metric to English . Tr i p o d o m e t e r : Registers the miles ( kilometers ) of individual journeys . • Without Message Center To reset , tap on the ODO / TRIP button to toggle the display between the trip and the odometer . Holding the ODO / TRIP button for two seconds or more will reset the trip odometer to zero . 15 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Instrument Cluster • With Message Center To reset with the ODO / TRIP button : • Tap on the button to toggle the display between the trip and the odometer . Holding the ODO / TRIP button for two seconds or more will reset the trip odometer to zero . To reset with the message center buttons : • Select the TRIP function from the INFO menu . Depressing the RESET control for approximately one second will reset the trip odometer to zero . N o t e : The following is for vehicles without a message center . For vehicles with a message center , refer to M e s s a g e C e n t e r in the D r i v e r C o n t r o l s chapter . O i l L i f e / O i l C h a n g e : OIL LIFE displayed when the engine oil life remaining is 10 percent and again when the engine oil life remaining is between 5 % and 1 % . When oil life left reaches 0 % , the OIL CHANGE message will be displayed . An oil change is required whenever indicated by the display and according to the recommended maintenance schedule . USE ONLY RECOMMENDED ENGINE OILS . To reset the oil monitoring system to 100 % after each oil change [ approximately 5,000 miles ( 8,000 km ) or 180 days ] perform the following : 1 . Tap on the ODO / TRIP button to toggle the display between the odometer and trip odometer . 2 . Tap on the ODO / TRIP button again to toggle the display between the trip odometer and OIL LIFE XX % display . 3 . Press and hold the ODO / TRIP button for ten seconds or more to display OIL LIFE 100 % . Your oil life is now reset . 4 . Tap on the ODO / TRIP button to return the display to odometer . 16 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems AUDIO SYSTEMS AM / FM stereo / single CD sound system ( if equipped ) 19 1 18 2 17 3 16 15 4 14 5 COMPRESS 13 12 11 8 6 10 9 7 A c c e s s o r y d e l a y : Your vehicle is equipped with accessory delay . With this feature , the window switches and radio may be used for up to ten minutes after the ignition switch is turned off or until either front door is opened . / Tu n e r : Press to 1 . manually go up or down the radio frequency . Also use in menu mode to select various settings . 2 . P h o n e / m u t e : Press to mute the playing media . Press again to return to the playing media . 3 . M e n u : Press to toggle through the following modes : A u t o s e t : Allows you to set the strongest local radio stations without losing your original manually set preset stations for AM / FM1 / FM2 . Press / / SEEK to set . MENU to access . Use 17 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems When the six strongest stations are filled , the station stored in preset 1 will begin playing . If there are less than six strong stations , the system will store the last one in the remaining presets . / / SEEK . B a s s : Press to adjust the bass setting . Use Tr e b l e : Press to adjust the treble setting . Use / / SEEK . B a l a n c e : Press to adjust the audio between the left and right speakers . / / SEEK . Use F a d e : Press to adjust the audio between the front and rear speakers . / / SEEK . Use S p e e d s e n s i t i v e v o l u m e ( i f e q u i p p e d ) : Radio volume automatically changes slightly with vehicle speed to compensate for road and wind / / SEEK to adjust . noise . Press MENU to access and use The recommended level is 1 – 3 . Level 0 turns the feature off and level 7 is the maximum setting . S e t t i n g t h e c l o c k : Press MENU until SELECT HOUR or SELECT / to manually increase / decrease . Press MINUTE is displayed . Use MENU again to disengage clock mode . 4 . A u x : Press to toggle between FES / DVD and AUX modes . If no auxiliary sources are available , NO AUX AUDIO will be displayed . 5 . S e e k : Press to access the next strong station or track . 6 . Te x t : This control is not operational . 7 . S h u ff l e : Press to play tracks in random order . 8 . C o m p ( C o m p r e s s i o n ) : In CD mode , brings soft and loud CD passages together for a more consistent listening level . 18 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems 9 . R e p e a t : Press to repeat the current CD track . 10 . F a s t f o r w a r d : Press to manually advance in a CD track . 11 . R e w i n d : Press to manually reverse in a CD track . 12 . M e m o r y p r e s e t s : To set a station : Select frequency band AM / FM ; tune to a station , press and hold a preset button until sound returns . 13 . S c a n : Press for a brief sampling of radio stations or CD tracks . Press again to stop . 14 . S e e k : Press to access the previous strong station or track . 15 . A M / F M : Press to select AM / FM frequency band . 16 . O N / O F F / Vo l u m e : Press to turn ON / OFF . Turn to increase / decrease volume . If the volume is set above a certain level and the ignition is turned off , the volume will come back on at a “ nominal ” listening level when the ignition switch is turned back on . 17 . C D : Press to enter CD mode . If a CD is already loaded into the system , CD play will begin where it ended last . 18 . C D e j e c t : Press to eject a CD . 19 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems 19 . C D s l o t : Insert a CD label side up . Premium / Audiophile In - Dash Six CD / MP3 Sound System ( if equipped ) A c c e s s o r y d e l a y : Your vehicle is equipped with accessory delay . With this feature , the window switches and radio may be used for up to ten minutes after the ignition is turned off or until either front door is opened . / Tu n e / D i s c s e l e c t o r : 1 . Press to manually go up or down the radio frequency or to select a desired disc . Also use in menu mode to select various settings . 2 . P h o n e / m u t e : Press to mute the playing media . Press again to return to the playing media . 20 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems 3 . M e n u : Press to toggle through the following modes : A u t o s e t : Allows you to set the strongest local radio stations without losing your original manually set preset stations for AM / FM1 / FM2 . Use / / SEEK to turn on / off . When the six strongest stations are filled , the station stored in preset 1 will begin playing . If there are less than six strong stations , the system will store the last one in the remaining presets . B a s s : Press to adjust the bass setting . Use / / SEEK . Tr e b l e : Press to adjust the treble setting . Use / / SEEK . B a l a n c e : Press to adjust the audio between the left and right speakers . Use / / , SEEK . F a d e : Press to adjust the audio between the front and rear speakers . Use / / , SEEK . O c c u p a n c y m o d e : ( Available on Audiophile radios only ) : Use / / SEEK select and optimize sound for ALL SEATS , DRIVERS SEAT or REAR SEATS . S p e e d s e n s i t i v e v o l u m e : Radio volume automatically changes slightly with vehicle speed to compensate for road and wind noise . Use / / SEEK to adjust . Recommended level is 1 – 3 . Level 0 turns the feature off and level 7 is the maximum setting . S e t t i n g t h e c l o c k : Press until SELECT HOUR or SELECT MINS is displayed . Press / / SEEK to adjust the hours / minutes . R D S ( Available on Audiophile radios only ) : Allows you to search RDS - equipped stations for a certain category of music format : Classic , Country , Info , Jazz / RB , Religious , Rock , Soft , Top 40 . RDS ( only available in FM mode ) must be activated to access Find and Show functions . To activate , press and hold MENU until RDS ( ON / OFF ) appears in the display . Press MENU repeatedly to scroll through Find , Show and RDS . / . SEEK to toggle RDS ON / OFF . When RDS is Off , you Use will not be able to access Find and Show functions . 21 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems F i n d : Allows you to search RDS - equipped stations for the desired music / to find the desired program type , then use category . Use SEEK or SCAN to begin the search . S h o w : Allows you to display the name of the radio station or program / / SEEK to show type , name or none . type . Use Tr a c k / F o l d e r M o d e : Available only on MP3 discs in CD mode . In Track SEEK will scroll through all tracks on the disc . Mode , pressing SEEK will scroll only through tracks In Folder mode , pressing within the selected folder . C o m p r e s s i o n : Available only in CD mode , brings soft and loud CD passages together for a more consistent listening level . R e p e a t : Available only in CD mode . Press to repeat the current CD track . 4 . A u x : Press to toggle between FES / DVD and AUX modes . If no auxiliary sources are available , NO AUX AUDIO will be displayed . 5 . S e e k : Press to access the next strong station or track . 6 . Te x t : In CD mode , this feature reads and displays track song title , artist name and album title . 7 . S h u ff l e : Press to play the tracks in random order . 8 . F O L D E R : Press to access next folder on MP3 discs , if folders are available . 9 . F O L D E R : press to access the previous folder on MP3 discs , if folders are available . 10 . F a s t f o r w a r d : Press to manually advance in a CD track . 22 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems 11 . R e w i n d : Press to manually reverse in a CD track . 12 . M e m o r y p r e s e t s : To set a station : Select frequency band AM / FM ; tune to a station , press and hold a preset button until sound returns . 13 . S c a n : Press for a brief sampling of radio stations or CD tracks . Press again to stop . 14 . S e e k : Press to access the previous strong station or track . 15 . A M / F M : Press to select AM / FM frequency band . 16 . O N / O F F / Vo l u m e : Press to turn ON / OFF . Turn to increase / decrease volume . If the volume is set above a certain level and the ignition is turned off , the volume will come back on at a “ nominal ” listening level when the ignition switch is turned back on . 17 . C D : Press to enter CD mode . If a CD is already loaded into the system , CD play will begin where it ended last . 18 . L O A D : Press to load a CD . Press LOAD and a memory preset to load to a specific slot . Press and hold to autoload up to six CDs . 19 . C D e j e c t : Press to eject a CD . Press and hold to auto eject all CDs present in the system . If there is no CD present , the display will read NO CD . 20 . C D s l o t : Insert a CD label side up . 23 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION R a d i o f r e q u e n c i e s : AM and FM frequencies are established by the Federal Communications Commission ( FCC ) and the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission ( CRTC ) . Those frequencies are : AM : 530 , 540 – 1700 , 1710 kHz FM : 87.7 , 87.9 – 107.7 , 107.9 MHz R a d i o r e c e p t i o n f a c t o r s : There are three factors that can affect radio reception : • Distance / strength : The further you travel from an FM station , the weaker the signal and the weaker the reception . • Terrain : Hills , mountains , tall buildings , power lines , electric fences , traffic lights and thunderstorms can interfere with your reception . • Station overload : When you pass a broadcast tower , a stronger signal may overtake a weaker one and play while the weak station frequency is displayed . C D / C D p l a y e r c a r e Do : • Handle discs by their edges only . Never touch the playing surface . • Inspect discs before playing . Clean only with an approved CD cleaner and wipe from the center out . Don’t : • Expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources for extended periods of time . • Clean using a circular motion . C D u n i t s a r e d e s i g n e d t o p l a y c o m m e r c i a l l y p r e s s e d 4 . 7 5 i n ( 1 2 c m ) a u d i o c o m p a c t d i s c s o n l y . D u e t o t e c h n i c a l i n c o m p a t i b i l i t y , c e r t a i n r e c o r d a b l e a n d r e - r e c o r d a b l e c o m p a c t d i s c s m a y n o t f u n c t i o n c o r r e c t l y w h e n u s e d i n F o r d C D p l a y e r s . I r r e g u l a r s h a p e d C D s , C D s w i t h a s c r a t c h p r o t e c t i o n f i l m a t t a c h e d , a n d C D s w i t h h o m e m a d e p a p e r ( a d h e s i v e ) l a b e l s s h o u l d n o t b e i n s e r t e d i n t o t h e C D p l a y e r . T h e l a b e l m a y p e e l a n d c a u s e t h e C D t o b e c o m e j a m m e d . I t i s r e c o m m e n d e d t h a t h o m e m a d e C D s b e i d e n t i f i e d w i t h p e r m a n e n t f e l t t i p m a r k e r r a t h e r t h a n a d h e s i v e l a b e l s . B a l l p o i n t p e n s m a y d a m a g e C D s . P l e a s e c o n t a c t y o u r a u t h o r i z e d d e a l e r f o r f u r t h e r i n f o r m a t i o n . 24 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems A u d i o s y s t e m w a r r a n t y a n d s e r v i c e Refer to the Wa r r a n t y G u i d e for audio system warranty information . If service is necessary , see your dealer or qualified technician . Navigation system ( if equipped ) Your vehicle may be equipped with a Navigation System . Refer to the N a v i g a t i o n s u p p l e m e n t for further information . FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT DVD SYSTEM ( IF EQUIPPED ) Your vehicle may be equipped with a Family Entertainment DVD System which allows you to play commercial DVDs , CDs and also most CD R / W , DVD R / W , VCD , and MP3 media . You can also plug in and play auxiliary media devices such as video game systems and MP3 players . Please review this material to become familiar with the Family Entertainment System ( FES ) features and safety information . DVD player controls 1 . M A I N control • NEXT — Press to access the next track on the CD , the next chapter on the DVD , or to go up in cursor mode . • PREV — Press to access the previous track on the CD , the previous chapter on the DVD , or to go down in cursor mode . • REV — Press to reverse within the active CD track or DVD chapter in play mode . Also press to move the cursor left in the menu active mode . • FWD — Press to advance within the active CD track or DVD chapter in play mode . Also press to move the cursor right in the menu active mode . 25 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems 2 . P L AY / PA U S E control Press to playback or pause the DVD . 3 . D I M control Press ( + ) to increase or ( - ) to decrease the brightness on the screen . 4 . E N T E R control Press to select the function highlighted on the active menu . ENTER may also be used by some user interactive discs during movie play . 5 . M E N U control Press to bring up the disc menu . 6 . A U X control Press to switch DVD player from play mode to auxiliary mode . 7 . A u x i l i a r y j a c k s Input jacks for standard video / audio media device . 8 . S T O P / E J E C T control Press once to stop a disc from playing . Press a second time to eject the disc . ( If a disc is not playing , but is present in the system , pressing eject will eject the disc ) . 9 . D I S P L AY ( D I S P ) control Press to enable the on screen display of the player’s menu and user’s display adjustments . Double click the DISP button to change the format of the display . If the DVD disc format is NORMAL , it can be changed to full screen by selecting WIDE SCREEN . Use the NEXT and PREV button to scroll through the different format of the display . Please note that the screen quality will degrade if the display mode is changed to “ Zoom . ” DVD control features Menu control Press the MENU control to enter the DVD menu . This allows you to navigate and select within the DVD generated menu structure . Once in MENU mode : 26 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems • Press the NEXT control to move the cursor one position upward NEXT REV FWD PREV • Press the PREV control to move the cursor one position downward NEXT REV FWD PREV • Press the REV control to move the cursor left one position NEXT REV FWD PREV • Press the FWD control to move the cursor right one position NEXT REV FWD PREV Next / Previous control The NEXT ( up ) and PREV ( down ) controls allows you to access the NEXT REV FWD next or previous track on a CD or PREV chapter on a DVD . When pressed , the playing audio will mute momentarily while the next chapter is accessed . Press and hold to advance or reverse multiple tracks or chapters . REV / FWD control Press the REV / FWD control during playback mode to reverse or NEXT REV FWD advance at a normal speed . Press PREV the REV / FWD control again to cancel the reverse / advance action and return to normal playback mode 27 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems Enter control The ENTER control allows you to ENTER select highlighted items when in MENU mode . CD play mode Press NEXT during CD play to advance to the next track . If you NEXT REV FWD press NEXT while the last track is PREV playing , the system will wrap around to the first track and begin play . Slow play mode To enter slow play mode , press the PLAY / PAUSE control . This will pause the disc playing . Once the system is in pause mode , press the FWD or REV control for slow motion playback . Three different speeds in forward and one speed in reverse are available depending on how long the control is held . Slow reverse only has one speed . Press the control once for slow motion playback . Press the control again to disengage slow motion playback . Press the PLAY / PAUSE control to return to normal playback mode . User menu mode To adjust the display setting , press DISP DISP once and the player menu will appear . Press DISP again to adjust the display setting . Use the arrow controls and the ENTER controls to select the various screen settings . ( Available screen selections are 16x9 , 4x3 and Zoom ) . The DVD player will read the disc type and configure the display accordingly . Some movies have a wide screen movie format to fit a normal 4x3 screen . In this case , the movie will have black bars on the top and bottom . When shown on the screen , it may appear as a small screen within the wide screen . It may be desirable to view this type of movie in zoom mode . To enter zoom mode , press DISP once for the player menu and again to adjust the display setting . Select zoom from the screen settings by using the arrow and ENTER controls . 28 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems Remote control 1 . R E V ( R E V E R S E ) control Press to reverse the direction of the DVD movie . 2 . F W D ( F O RWA R D ) control Press to advance the direction of the DVD movie . 3 . P L AY / S T O P control When playing , press PLAY / STOP to stop the disc . When stopped , press PLAY / STOP to play the disc . 4 . S E E K control ) or advance ( ) the chapter of the DVD or the Press to reverse ( track of the CD . 5 . D I S P ( D I S P L AY ) control Press to enable the on screen display of the player’s menu and display settings . Once the display is on , use SEEK to highlight the desired screen setting . 6 . E N T E R / M E M O RY control In DVD playback mode , press the control to select a highlighted item from the menu . In stop mode , press the control to select the next audio memory preset . 29 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems 7 . M E N U / M O D E control In DVD playback mode , press to access the disc menu . In stop mode , press to change media types ( e . g . AM , FM , CD . . . ) 8 . V O L ( V O L U M E ) control Press ( + ) to increase or ( - ) to decrease the volume level . Dual play mode Press the radio preset controls 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 and 4 at the same time to enable or disable dual play . During dual play , the rear vehicle speakers will be deactivated and the wireless headphones will become active . Please note that the infrared headphones are active only when the Family Entertainment System is playing a movie . During dual play mode , two different medias can be played in the vehicle : 1 . The driver can choose , and control , a source on the main radio face ( radio , CD or DVD ) and listen to it using the front speakers . 2 . Passengers in the rear can listen to the DVD player or AUX input via the wireless headphones . Single play mode When the ignition is turned on , the radio will be in Single Play Mode . Single play mode allows one media selection ( FM / AM , CD , DVD or AUX ) to be heard on all the vehicle speakers . If radio is in Dual Play Mode , with a DVD playing in the rear , and another media ( FM / AM , CD ) playing on front speakers , changing to single play will turn the DVD player off . When radio is powered off and back on , it will be in Single Play mode , even if upon power off the radio was in Dual play mode . 30 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems Battery replacement Batteries are provided with the remote control unit . Since all batteries have a limited shelf life , replace them when the remote control fails to control the DVD player . There is a LED indicator light on the remote control that will illuminate when any control is pressed . Slide the battery cover off as shown on the remote control to access the batteries . The remote control unit uses two AAA batteries . Parental control Simultaneously press the preset controls 3 and 5 to enable or disable the rear seat controls , the controls on your Family Entertainment DVD system including the remote control , and the DVD screen ( if equipped ) . For further information about the Rear Seat Controls , refer to A u x i l i a r y a u d i o c o n t r o l s in the Entertainment Chapter . 31 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems Wireless headphones Your system is equipped with 2 sets of wireless headphones . ( Two AAA batteries are needed to operate the headphones . ) Batteries are included . To install the batteries , remove the screw at the bottom of the cover . Then , lightly press down on top , and slide the cover off . When replacing the batteries , use two new batteries ( alkaline recommended ) and install them with the correct orientation as indicated in the battery housing . Wireless headphone operation To operate the headphones : • Press the ON / OFF button on the earpiece to turn on the headphones . A red LED ( indicator light ) will illuminate indicating the headphones are powered ON . Press ON / OFF again to turn the headphones off . • Adjust the headphones to comfortably fit your head using the headband adjustment . • Adjust the volume control to the desired listening level . N o t e : The volume level of the wireless headphones can only be 32 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems controlled by the thumbwheel . Neither the remote control nor the rear seat controls will affect the volume output of the wireless headphones . When not using the headphones , turn them off to preserve battery life . The headphones will automatically turn off after five minutes if they have not received an infrared audio signal from the Family Entertainment System ( FES ) . N o t e : Ensure that the line of sight between the headphone and infrared transmitter ( mounted on the DVD housing ) is not obstructed for optimal performance . Liquid Crystal Display ( LCD ) flip - down screen The LCD screen rotates down and can be adjusted to your desired viewing angle . When not in use , rotate the screen up into the storage housing . N o t e : Ensure that the screen is securely latched into the housing when stored . 1 . 7.0 ” ( diagonal ) active matrix liquid crystal display ( LCD ) . 2 . Display housing . 3 . Dimmer switch . Press + / - to increase / decrease the brightness of the display . 33 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems Playback and format • The DVD player of your Family Entertainment DVD System can only be used in the “ playback ” mode . ( The DVD player does not offer a record feature . ) • The system plays standard CDs , DVDs and also plays most CD R / W , DVD R / W , VCD and MP3 media . Saving MP3 files • Your Family Entertainment System supports discs containing up to 255 files . Discs containing more than 255 files will not play . Always save MP3 files with the . mp3 extension . The player recognizes an • MP3 file by the . mp3 extension , so MP3 files saved with different extensions will not be played . Never save a non - MP3 file with the . mp3 extension as the file will not play properly . • The player supports multi session discs . However , be sure to import the previous session of the disc before you add new files . If you do not import the previous session , only the last session will be played . • When burning a disc , e n s u r e t h a t y o u c l o s e / f i n a l i z e t h e d i s c b e f o r e p l a y b a c k , or the disc may not play properly or an error message may appear . • Some CD - RW discs may operate inconsistently and may cause an error message to appear . We recommend burning MP3 files onto CD - R discs . Family Entertainment DVD System protection circuits High temperature sensor circuit • Excessively high temperatures may cause damage to the DVD player . • When the temperature of the DVD player becomes too hot , the high temperature sensor circuit stops machine operation . DVD / CD HOT will be displayed on the radio display . • The DVD player will remain disabled until it cools to a normal operating temperature . The length of time for the system to cool will vary depending on the climate and operating conditions . Operating • Only use the system when the vehicle is started for optimal performance and to maintain battery life . • If the Family Entertainment System ( FES ) is playing and the ignition is turned OFF , the system will turn off , and suspend playback . When 34 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems the ignition is turned on again , playback will begin from the last selected media source when the play control is pressed . • To disable the DVD player rear controls , simultaneously press the 3 and 5 memory presets on the radio face . To enable the DVD player rear controls again , press the 3 and 5 presets simultaneously . • The DVD player is only capable of reading the bottom side of a disc . When inserting a single sided disc , the label should be up . For a multi - sided disc , the desired play side should be down when the disc is inserted into the player . • DVDs are formatted by regions . This DVD system can only play region 1 DVDs ( DVDs manufactured for U . S . and Canada ) . T h i s u n i t i s d e s i g n e d t o p l a y c o m m e r c i a l l y p r e s s e d 4 . 7 5 ( 1 2 c m ) a u d i o c o m p a c t d i s c s a n d D V D s o n l y . D u e t o t e c h n i c a l i n c o m p a t i b i l i t y , c e r t a i n r e c o r d a b l e a n d r e - r e c o r d a b l e c o m p a c t d i s c s m a y n o t f u n c t i o n c o r r e c t l y w h e n u s e d i n F o r d D V D / C D p l a y e r s . I r r e g u l a r s h a p e d d i s c s , d i s c s w i t h a s c r a t c h p r o t e c t i o n f i l m a t t a c h e d , a n d d i s c s w i t h h o m e m a d e p a p e r ( a d h e s i v e ) l a b e l s s h o u l d n o t b e i n s e r t e d i n t o t h e p l a y e r . T h e l a b e l m a y p e e l a n d c a u s e t h e d i s c t o b e c o m e j a m m e d . I t i s r e c o m m e n d e d t h a t h o m e m a d e d i s c s b e i d e n t i f i e d w i t h p e r m a n e n t f e l t t i p m a r k e r r a t h e r t h a n a d h e s i v e l a b e l s . B a l l p o i n t p e n s m a y d a m a g e d i s c s . P l e a s e c o n t a c t y o u r d e a l e r f o r f u r t h e r i n f o r m a t i o n . Inserting a CD / DVD With the ignition ON , inserting a CD / DVD into the DVD player automatically turns ON the FES and playback should begin immediately . The counter is automatically reset to 0 : 00 : 00 when any disc is inserted into the FES . Removing a CD / DVD ( while playing ) 1 . Press the STOP / EJECT control to stop playback if a disc is playing . 2 . Press the STOP / EJECT control again to eject the CD / DVD . If the CD / DVD is not removed within the allotted time , the system will pull the CD / DVD back into the system for safety purposes . If the CD / DVD will not eject from the system , press and hold the EJECT control for approximately 2 seconds . The disc should eject whether the vehicle ignition is ON or OFF . Playing an auxiliary device 1 . Connect the video line from your video device to the YELLOW auxiliary input jack . 35 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems 2 . Connect the left and right audio lines to the WHITE ( left ) and RED ( right ) auxiliary input jacks respectively . 3 . Press the MODE control repeatedly until DVD / CD AUX ( no disc in player ) or DVD / CD play ( disc in player ) illuminates in the radio display . If a disc is in the system , playback should begin . To enable the aux inputs , press the STOP control or press the AUX control on the DVD player . On - screen indicators Each time a control is pressed , the operational status of the DVD player is shown on the screen . The following are some possible indicators : 1 . DVD / CD STATUS ( PLAY / FWD / REV / PAUSE ) 2 . CD track number / DVD title 3 . DVD chapter number 4 . MEDIA COUNTER — displays current viewing time of desired media . ( HOURS : MINUTES : SECONDS ) 5 . Viewing angle ( of picture ) - Adjustable with cursor controls and ENTER control . 6 . Subtitles ( specific language type - English , Spanish or French , dependent on disc capability and ON / OFF selection . ) 7 . AUDIO OUTPUT ( not changeable ) 8 . AUDIO VERSION — ( 01 ENG . , etc . ) 9 . DISPLAY SETTING ( 4x3 , Zoom , 16x9 ) 10 . STATUS ICON ( FWD , x4 , x8 , x32 , REV , x4 , x8 , x32 , etc . ) 36 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems Safety information Read all the safety and operating instructions before operating the system and retain for future reference . • Do not attempt to service , repair or modify the Family Entertainment DVD System . See your Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer . • Do not insert foreign objects into the DVD compartment . The front glass on the flip - down liquid crystal display ( LCD ) may break when hit with a hard surface . If the glass breaks , do not touch the liquid crystalline material . In case of contact with skin , wash immediately with soap and water . D o n o t e x p o s e t h e f l i p - d o w n l i q u i d c r y s t a l d i s p l a y ( L C D ) t o d i r e c t s u n l i g h t o r i n t e n s i v e u l t r a v i o l e t r a y s f o r e x t e n s i v e p e r i o d s o f t i m e . U l t r a v i o l e t r a y s d e t e r i o r a t e t h e l i q u i d c r y s t a l . • Ensure that you review User Manuals for video games and video game equipment when used as auxiliary inputs for your Family Entertainment DVD System . • Do not operate video games or video equipment if the power cords and / or cables are broken , split or damaged . Carefully place cords and / or cables where they will not be stepped on or interfere with the operation of seats and / or compartments . • Disconnect video games and video equipment power cords and / or cables when not in use . • Avoid touching auxiliary input jacks with your fingers . Do not blow on them or allow them to get wet or dirty . • Do not clean any part of the DVD player with benzene , paint thinner or any other solvent . W h e n e v e r a w a r n i n g n o t i c e i s r e c e i v e d , t h e r a d i o v o l u m e w i l l b e l o w e r e d t o a v o l u m e t h a t w i l l a l l o w t h e t o n e s t o b e h e a r d . T h e r a d i o v o l u m e w i l l r e t u r n t o t h e p r e v i o u s l e v e l a f t e r t h e w a r n i n g n o t i c e i s c o m p l e t e . 37 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems Federal Communication Commission ( FCC ) Compliance Changes or modifications not approved by Ford or Lincoln Mercury could void user’s authority to operate the equipment . This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device , pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules . These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation . This equipment generates , uses and can radiate radio frequency energy . If not installed and used in accordance with the instructions , the Family Entertainment System ( FES ) may cause harmful interference with radio communications . However , there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation . If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception , ( which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on ) , the user is encouraged to consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help . Care and service of the DVD player Environmental extremes DVD players that are subjected to harsh environmental conditions may be damaged or perform at less than optimal capability . To avoid these outcomes , whenever possible avoid exposing your DVD player to : • extremely hot or cold temperatures . • direct sunlight . • high humidity . • a dusty environment . • locations where strong magnetic fields are generated . Temperature extremes When the vehicle is parked under direct sunlight or in an extremely cold place for a long period of time , wait until the cabin temperature of the vehicle is at normal temperature before operating the system . Humidity and moisture condensation Moisture in the air will condense in the DVD player under extremely humid conditions or when moving from a cold to a warm location . If moisture condensation occurs , do not insert a CD or DVD into the player . If one is already in the player , remove it and turn the DVD player ON to dry the moisture before inserting a DVD . This could take an hour or more depending on the amount of moisture . 38 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Entertainment Systems Cleaning the liquid crystal display ( LCD ) flip - down screen Clean the display screen by applying a small amount of water or any ammonia - based household glass cleaner directly to a soft cloth . Rub the screen gently until the dust , dirt or fingerprints are removed . Do not spray the screen directly with water or glass cleaning solvents . Overspray from these fluids could drip down into the internal electronics of the screen and cause damage . Do not apply excessive pressure while cleaning the screen . Foreign substances Exercise care to prevent dirt and foreign objects from entering the DVD player compartment . If liquid is accidentally spilled onto the system , immediately turn the system OFF and consult a qualified service technician . Cleaning compact discs Inspect all discs for contamination before playing . If necessary , clean discs only with an approved CD cleaner and wipe from the center out to the edge . Do not wipe in a circular motion . Cleaning the DVD player Clean the exterior of the DVD player with a damp cloth . Do not use CD cleaning kits or CDs intended to clean the interior of your DVD player . Use of these products may damage your system . 39 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Climate Controls MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM ( IF EQUIPPED ) 1 . Te m p e r a t u r e s e l e c t i o n : Controls the temperature of the airflow in the vehicle . 2 . A i r f l o w s e l e c t i o n s : Controls the direction of the airflow in the vehicle . See the following for a brief description on each control setting : M A X A / C : Distributes recirculated air through the instrument panel vents only to cool the vehicle . This re - cooling of the interior air is more economical and efficient . Recirculated air may also help reduce undesirable odors from entering the vehicle . : Distributes air through the instrument panel vents . : Distributes air through the instrument panel vents and floor vents . O ( O F F ) : Outside air is shut out and the climate system is turned off . : Distributes air through the floor vents . N o t e : You may notice a small amount of air flowing from the demister and defroster vents . : Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents , demisters and floor vents . : Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster and demister vents . Can be used to clear thin ice or fog from the windshield . To exit select another mode . 3 . R e a r d e f r o s t e r : Press to activate / deactivate rear window defroster . Refer to R e a r w i n d o w d e f r o s t e r in this section for more information . R e c i r c u l a t e d a i r : Press to activate / deactivate air recirculation 4 . in the vehicle cabin . Recirculated air may reduce the amount of time to cool down the interior of the vehicle and may also help reduce undesired odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle . Recirculation engages automatically with selection of MAX A / C or can be engaged manually in any other airflow selection except defrost . Recirculation may turn off automatically in all airflow selections except MAX A / C . 5 . A / C : Press to activate / deactivate air conditioning . Use with recirculated air to improve cooling performance and efficiency . Engages ( defrost ) and ( floor / defrost ) . automatically in MAX A / C , Cannot be disabled in MAX A / C mode . 40 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Climate Controls 6 . F a n s p e e d a d j u s t m e n t : Controls the volume of air circulated in the vehicle . Operating tips • To reduce fog build up on the windshield during humid weather , place the air flow selector in the position . • To reduce humidity build up inside the vehicle : do not drive with the airflow selector in the O ( OFF ) or with recirculated air engaged . • Do not put objects under the front seats that will interfere with the airflow to the back seats . • Remove any snow , ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of the windshield . • For maximum cooling performance ( MAX A / C ) : In the MAX A / C mode : • Move the temperature control selector to the coldest setting . • Set the fan to the highest speed initially , then adjust to maintain passenger comfort . In the and modes : • Move the temperature control selector to the coldest setting . • Select A / C and recirculated air . Use with A / C to provide colder airflow . • Set the fan to the highest speed initially , then adjust to maintain passenger comfort . In extremely cold temperatures , to maximize overall heater performance it is suggested to not operate the auxiliary system ( if so equipped ) until the engine temperature gauge crosses into the normal operating range . To aid in side window defogging / demisting in cold weather : 1 . Select . 2 . Select A / C . 3 . Set the temperature control to full heat . 4 . Set the fan speed to the highest setting . 5 . Direct the outer instrument panel vents towards the side windows . Do not place objects on top of the instrument panel as these objects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop . 41 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Climate Controls DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL ( IF EQUIPPED ) D e f r o s t : Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster 1 . and demister vents . Can be used to clear thin ice or fog from the windshield . To exit select another mode . 2 . P a s s e n g e r t e m p e r a t u r e c o n t r o l : Press to increase / decrease the airflow temperature for the passenger in the front of the vehicle . R 3 . R e a r d e f r o s t e r : Press to activate / deactivate rear window defroster . Refer to R e a r w i n d o w d e f r o s t e r in this section for more information . 4 . R e c i r c u l a t e d a i r : Press to activate / deactivate air recirculation in the cabin . Recirculated air may reduce the amount of time to cool down the interior of the vehicle and may also help reduce undesired odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle . Recirculation can be engaged manually in any other airflow selection except defrost . Recirculation may turn off automatically in all airflow selections . 5 . A / C : Press to activate / deactivate air conditioning . Use with recirculated air to improve cooling performance and efficiency . Engages automatically in AUTO , defrost and floor / defrost . : Distributes air through the windshield defroster , demister and 6 . floor vents . : Distributes air through the floor vents . N o t e : You may notice a 7 . small amount of air flowing from the demister and defroster vents . 42 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Climate Controls 8 . : Distributes air through the instrument panel and floor vents . : Distributes air through the instrument panel vents . 9 . 10 . M a n u a l o v e r r i d e c o n t r o l s : Allows you to manually select where airflow is directed . To return to full automatic control , press AUTO . F r o n t f a n s p e e d c o n t r o l : Press to manually increase or 11 . decrease the fan speed . To return to automatic fan operation , press AUTO . 12 . E X T : Press to display outside temperature . Press again to display cabin temperature settings . 13 . F / C ( Te m p e r a t u r e c o n v e r s i o n s ) : Press to switch temperature display between ° Fahrenheit and ° Celsius . 14 . O F F : Outside air is shut out and the climate control system is turned off . 15 . D r i v e r t e m p e r a t u r e c o n t r o l : Press to increase / decrease the temperature on the driver side of the cabin . Sets the passenger side temperature also when DUAL is disengaged . The recommended vehicle cabin setting is between 72 ° F ( 22 ° C ) and 75 ° F ( 24 ° C ) . D u a l t e m p e r a t u r e c o n t r o l : Press and hold the AUTO button to engage - disengage separate passenger side temperature control . 16 . A U T O : To engage automatic temperature control , press AUTO and select the desired temperature using the temperature control . The system will automatically determine fan speed , airflow location , A / C on or off , and outside or recirculated air , to heat or cool the vehicle to reach the desired temperature . 43 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Climate Controls Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with heated seats ( if equipped ) D e f r o s t : Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster 1 . and demister vents . Can be used to clear thin ice or fog from the select another mode . windshield . To exit 2 . P a s s e n g e r t e m p e r a t u r e c o n t r o l : Press to increase / decrease the airflow temperature for the passenger in the front of the vehicle . R R e a r d e f r o s t e r : Press to activate / deactivate rear window 3 . defroster . Refer to R e a r w i n d o w d e f r o s t e r in this section for more information . 4 . D U A L ( D u a l t e m p e r a t u r e c o n t r o l ) : Press to engage / disengage separate passenger side temperature control . P a s s e n g e r h e a t e d s e a t c o n t r o l : Press once to activate high heat 5 . setting ( 2 indicator lights ) , press again to activate low heat setting ( 1 indicator light ) , and press again to deactivate the passenger heated seat . N o t e : The heated seat feature will remain on for approximately ten minutes . R e c i r c u l a t e d a i r : Press to activate / deactivate air recirculation 6 . in the cabin . Recirculated air may reduce the amount of time to cool down the interior of the vehicle and may also help reduce undesired odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle . Recirculation can be engaged manually in any other airflow selection except defrost . Recirculation may turn off automatically in all airflow selections . 44 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Climate Controls 7 . A / C : Press to activate / deactivate air conditioning . Use with recirculated air to improve cooling performance and efficiency . Engages automatically in AUTO , defrost and floor / defrost . 8 . A i r f l o w d i r e c t i o n c o n t r o l : Press to toggle through the air distribution modes listed below . The selected mode will be shown in the display . : Distributes air through the instrument panel and center console vents ( if equipped ) . : Distributes air through the instrument panel , floor and center console vents ( if equipped ) . : Distributes air through the floor vents . N o t e : You may notice a small amount of air flowing from the demister and defroster vents . : Distributes air through the windshield defroster , demister and floor vents . 9 . M a n u a l o v e r r i d e c o n t r o l s : Allows you to manually select where airflow is directed . To return to full automatic control , press AUTO . 10 . D r i v e r h e a t e d s e a t c o n t r o l : Press to heat the driver seat . Press once to activate high heat ( two indicator lights ) . Press again to activate low heat ( one indicator light ) . Press again to deactivate the driver heated seat . N o t e : The heated seat feature will remain on for approximately ten minutes . 11 . F r o n t f a n s p e e d c o n t r o l : Press to manually increase or decrease the fan speed . To return to automatic fan operation , press AUTO . 12 . E X T : Press to display outside temperature . Press again to display cabin temperature settings . 13 . F / C ( Te m p e r a t u r e c o n v e r s i o n s ) : Press to switch temperature display between ° Fahrenheit and ° Celsius . 14 . O F F : Outside air is shut out and the climate control system is turned off . 15 . D r i v e r t e m p e r a t u r e c o n t r o l : Press to increase / decrease the temperature on the driver side of the cabin . Sets the passenger side temperature also when DUAL is disengaged . The recommended vehicle cabin setting is between 72 ° F ( 22 ° C ) and 75 ° F ( 24 ° C ) . 16 . A U T O : Press to engage automatic temperature control . Select the desired temperature using the temperature control . The system will automatically determine fan speed , airflow location , A / C on or off , and outside or recirculated air , to heat or cool the vehicle to reach the desired temperature . 45 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Climate Controls Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with rear passenger compartment climate control ( if equipped ) D e f r o s t : Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster 1 . and demister vents . Can be used to clear thin ice or fog from the select another mode . windshield . To exit 2 . R e a r t e m p e r a t u r e c o n t r o l : Press to enable the auxiliary system and set the desired rear cabin airflow temperature with the front control . The rear cabin airflow temperature will match the driver airflow temperature setting when only the center rear temperature bar is illuminated . The rear cabin airflow temperature will be warmer or cooler than the driver airflow temperature setting when more than one temperature bar is illuminated . 3 . P a s s e n g e r t e m p e r a t u r e c o n t r o l : Press to increase / decrease the airflow temperature for the passenger in the front of the vehicle . R R e a r d e f r o s t e r : Press to activate / deactivate rear window 4 . defroster . Refer to R e a r w i n d o w d e f r o s t e r in this section for more information . R e a r f a n s p e e d c o n t r o l : Press to enable the auxiliary system or 5 . to adjust the rear fan speed from the front control . The rear fan speed settings are 4 , 3 , 2 , 1 and OFF . 46 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Climate Controls 6 . R e c i r c u l a t e d a i r : Press to activate / deactivate air recirculation in the cabin . Recirculated air may reduce the amount of time to cool down the interior of the vehicle and may also help reduce undesired odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle . Recirculation can be engaged manually in any other airflow selection except defrost . Recirculation may turn off automatically in all airflow selections . 7 . A / C : Press to activate / deactivate air conditioning . Use with recirculated air to improve cooling performance and efficiency . Engages automatically in AUTO , defrost and floor / defrost . 8 . : Distributes air through the windshield defroster , demister and floor vents . 9 . : Distributes air through the floor vents . N o t e : You may notice a small amount of air flowing from the demister and defroster vents . : Distributes air through the instrument panel and floor vents . 10 . : Distributes air through the instrument panel vents . 11 . 12 . M a n u a l o v e r r i d e c o n t r o l s : Allows you to manually select where airflow is directed . To return to full automatic control , press AUTO . F r o n t f a n s p e e d c o n t r o l : Press to manually increase or 13 . decrease the fan speed . To return to automatic fan operation , press AUTO . 14 . O F F : Outside air is shut out and the climate control system is turned off . 15 . D r i v e r t e m p e r a t u r e c o n t r o l : Press to increase / decrease the temperature on the driver side of the cabin . Sets the passenger side temperature also when DUAL is disengaged . The recommended vehicle cabin setting is between 72 ° F ( 22 ° C ) and 75 ° F ( 24 ° C ) . 16 . A U T O : To engage automatic temperature control , press AUTO and select the desired temperature using the temperature control . The system will automatically determine fan speed , airflow location , A / C on or off , and outside or recirculated air , to heat or cool the vehicle to reach the desired temperature . 17 . F / C ( Te m p e r a t u r e c o n v e r s i o n s ) : Press to switch temperature display between ° Fahrenheit and ° Celsius . 18 . R E A R : Press to enable the control located in the rear seat . Press again to turn the auxiliary system OFF . 19 . E X T : Press to display outside temperature . Press again to display cabin temperature settings . 47 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Climate Controls Operating tips • To reduce fog build up on the windshield during humid weather , place position . the air flow selector in the • To reduce humidity build up inside the vehicle : do not drive with the airflow selector in the OFF or with recirculated air engaged . • Do not put objects under the front seats that will interfere with the airflow to the back seats . • Remove any snow , ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of the windshield . • For maximum cooling performance ( MAX A / C ) : In AUTO mode , press AUTO control and set to desired temperature . or , A / C and recirculated In manual override control , select and set the temperature to 60 ° F ( 16 ° C ) . Set the fan to the air highest speed initially , then adjust to maintain passenger comfort . • To improve the A / C cool down , drive with the windows slightly open for 2 – 3 minutes after starting the vehicle or until the vehicle has “ aired out . ” In extremely cold temperatures , to maximize overall heater performance it is suggested to not operate the auxiliary system ( if so equipped ) until the engine temperature gauge crosses into the normal operating range . To aid in side window defogging / demisting in cold weather : . 1 . Select 2 . Select A / C . 3 . Adjust the temperature control to maintain comfort . 4 . Set the fan to the highest speed . 5 . Direct the outer instrument panel vents towards the side windows . Do not place objects on top of the instrument panel as these objects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop . 48 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Climate Controls Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with heated seats and rear passenger compartment climate control ( if equipped ) D e f r o s t : Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster 1 . and demister vents . Can be used to clear thin ice or fog from the select another mode . windshield . To exit 2 . Rear temperature control : Press to enable the auxiliary system and set the desired rear cabin airflow temperature with the front control . The rear cabin airflow temperature will match the driver airflow temperature setting when only the center rear temperature bar is illuminated . The rear cabin airflow temperature will be warmer or cooler than the driver airflow temperature setting when more than one temperature bar is illuminated . 3 . P a s s e n g e r t e m p e r a t u r e c o n t r o l : Press to increase / decrease the airflow temperature for the passenger in the front of the vehicle . R Rear defroster : Press to activate / deactivate rear window defroster . 4 . Refer to Rear window defroster in this section for more information . R e a r f a n s p e e d c o n t r o l : Press to enable the auxiliary system or 5 . to adjust the rear fan speed from the front control . The rear fan speed settings are 4 , 3 , 2 , 1 and OFF . 6 . Passenger heated seat control : Press once to activate high heat setting ( 2 indicator lights ) , press again to activate low heat setting ( 1 indicator light ) , and press again to deactivate the passenger heated seat . Note : The heated seat feature will remain on for approximately ten minutes . 49 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Climate Controls 7 . R e c i r c u l a t e d a i r : Press to activate / deactivate air recirculation in the cabin . Recirculated air may reduce the amount of time to cool down the interior of the vehicle and may also help reduce undesired odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle . Recirculation can be engaged manually in any other airflow selection except defrost . Recirculation may turn off automatically in all airflow selections . 8 . A / C : Press to activate / deactivate air conditioning . Use with recirculated air to improve cooling performance and efficiency . Engages automatically in AUTO , defrost and floor / defrost . 9 . D U A L ( D u a l t e m p e r a t u r e c o n t r o l ) : Press to engage / disengage separate passenger side temperature control . 10 . A i r f l o w d i r e c t i o n c o n t r o l : Press to toggle through the air distribution modes listed below . The selected mode will be shown in the display . : Distributes air through the instrument panel and center console vents ( if equipped ) . : Distributes air through the instrument panel , floor and center console vents ( if equipped ) . : Distributes air through the floor vents . N o t e : You may notice a small amount of air flowing from the demister and defroster vents . : Distributes air through the windshield defroster , demister and floor vents . 11 . M a n u a l o v e r r i d e c o n t r o l s : Allows you to manually select where airflow is directed . To return to full automatic control , press AUTO . 12 . D r i v e r h e a t e d s e a t c o n t r o l : Press to heat the driver seat . Press once to activate high heat ( two indicator lights ) . Press again to activate low heat ( one indicator light ) . Press again to deactivate the driver heated seat . N o t e : The heated seat feature will remain on for approximately ten minutes . 13 . F r o n t f a n s p e e d c o n t r o l : Press to manually increase or decrease the fan speed . To return to automatic fan operation , press AUTO . 14 . E X T : Press to display outside temperature . Press again to display cabin temperature settings . 15 . F / C ( Te m p e r a t u r e c o n v e r s i o n s ) : Press to switch temperature display between ° Fahrenheit and ° Celsius . 16 . O F F : Outside air is shut out and the climate control system is turned off . 50 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Climate Controls 17 . D r i v e r t e m p e r a t u r e c o n t r o l : Press to increase / decrease the temperature on the driver side of the cabin . Sets the passenger side temperature also when DUAL is disengaged . The recommended vehicle cabin setting is between 72 ° F ( 22 ° C ) and 75 ° F ( 24 ° C ) . 18 . A U T O : Press to engage automatic temperature control . Select the desired temperature using the temperature control . The system will automatically determine fan speed , airflow location , A / C on or off , and outside or recirculated air , to heat or cool the vehicle to reach the desired temperature . 19 . R E A R : Press to enable the control located in the rear seat . Press again to turn the auxiliary system OFF . AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL ( IF EQUIPPED ) 1 . F a n s p e e d : Turn to select the desired fan speed . 2 . Te m p e r a t u r e / m o d e s e l e c t i o n : The distribution of air from the overhead and floor registers is based on the temperature selected . Turn to select for comfort . To use the rear climate controls , ensure that R E A R is pressed on the main climate control face located on the instrument panel . R REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER The rear defroster control is located on the climate control panel and works to clear the rear window of fog and thin ice . The ignition must be in the 3 ( RUN ) position to operate the rear window defroster . The rear defroster turns off automatically after 10 minutes or when the ignition is turned to the 1 ( LOCK ) position . To manually turn off the defroster before 10 minutes have passed , push the control again . D o n o t u s e r a z o r b l a d e s o r o t h e r s h a r p o b j e c t s t o c l e a n t h e i n s i d e o f t h e r e a r w i n d o w o r t o r e m o v e d e c a l s f r o m t h e i n s i d e o f t h e r e a r w i n d o w . T h i s m a y c a u s e d a m a g e t o t h e h e a t e d g r i d l i n e s a n d w i l l n o t b e c o v e r e d b y y o u r w a r r a n t y . 51 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Lights HEADLAMP CONTROL Turns the lamps off . Turns on the parking lamps , P instrument panel lamps , license plate lamps and tail lamps . Turns the headlamps on . Autolamp control ( if equipped ) The autolamp system provides light sensitive automatic on - off control of the exterior lights normally controlled by the headlamp control . • To turn autolamps on , rotate the . control counterclockwise to • To turn autolamps off , rotate the . control clockwise to The autolamp system also keeps the lights on for a predetermined amount of time after the ignition switch is turned to LOCK . You can change the amount of time the lamps stay on by using the programming procedure that follows : Autolamps - Programmable exit delay Programmable exit delay allows the length of the autolamp exit delay to be changed . To program the auto lamp exit time delay : 1 . Start with the ignition in the LOCK position and the headlamp control in the autolamp position . . 2 . Turn the headlamp switch to 3 . Turn the ignition switch to RUN and then back to LOCK . 4 . Turn the headlamp switch to the autolamp position . The headlamps will turn on . 52 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Lights 5 . Wait the desired amount of time for the exit delay you want ( up to . The headlamps three minutes ) , then turn the headlamp switch to will turn off . Foglamp control ( if equipped ) With the ignition on , the foglamps can be turned on when the headlamp control is pulled toward you and is in any of the following positions : • Parking lamps • Low beams • Autolamps ( when active ) The foglamps will not operate when the high beams are active . High beams Pull the lever towards you , to the second detent , to activate . Pull the lever towards you again to deactivate . Flash to pass Pull toward you , to the first detent , to activate and release to deactivate . 53 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Lights Daytime running lamps ( DRL ) ( if equipped ) Turns the headlamps on with a reduced output . To activate : • the ignition must be in the ON position , • the headlamp control is in the OFF , autolamps or parking lamp position and • the transmission must be out of the Park position . Always remember to turn on your headlamps at dusk or during inclement weather . The Daytime Running Lamp ( DRL ) system does not activate the tail lamps and generally may not provide adequate lighting during these conditions . Failure to activate your headlamps under these conditions may result in a collision . PANEL DIMMER CONTROL Use to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel and all applicable switches in the vehicle during headlamp and parklamp operation . Move the control to the full upright position , past detent , to turn on the interior lamps . AIMING THE HEADLAMPS The headlamps on your vehicle are properly aimed at the assembly plant . If your vehicle has been in an accident the alignment of your headlamps should be checked by your authorized dealer . Vertical aim adjustment 1 . Park the vehicle directly in front of a wall or screen on a level surface , approximately 25 feet ( 7.6 meters ) away . 54 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Lights • ( 1 ) 8 feet ( 2.4 meters ) • ( 2 ) Center height of lamp to ground • ( 3 ) 25 feet ( 7.6 meters ) • ( 4 ) Horizontal reference line 2 . Measure the height of the headlamp bulb center from the ground and mark an 8 foot ( 2.4 meter ) horizontal reference line on the vertical wall or screen at this height ( a piece of masking tape works well ) . 3 . Turn on the low beam headlamps to illuminate the wall or screen and open the hood . To see a clearer light pattern for adjusting , you may want to block the light from one headlamp while adjusting the other . 4 . On the wall or screen you will observe an area of high intensity light . The top of the high intensity area should touch the horizontal reference line , if not , the beam will need to be adjusted . 5 . Locate the vertical adjuster on each headlamp . Using a Phillips # 2 screwdriver , turn the adjuster either clockwise ( to adjust down ) or counterclockwise ( to adjust up ) . The horizontal edge of the brighter light should touch the horizontal reference line . 6 . Close the hood and turn off the lamps . HORIZONTAL AIM IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS VEHICLE AND IS NON - ADJUSTABLE . 55 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Lights TURN SIGNAL CONTROL • Push down to activate the left turn signal . • Push up to activate the right turn signal . INTERIOR LAMPS Dome lamps and map lamps The map lamps are located on the overhead console . Press the controls on either side of each map lamp to turn on the lamps . Your vehicle may also have reading lamps within the rear dome lamp ( s ) . Press the switches on either side of the dome lamp to turn on the lamps . BULB REPLACEMENT Headlamp Condensation The headlamps are vented to equalize pressure . When moist air enters the headlamp ( s ) through the vents , there is a possibility that condensation can occur . This condensation is normal and will clear within 45 minutes of headlamp operation . 56 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Lights Using the right bulbs Replacement bulbs are specified in the chart below . Headlamp bulbs must be marked with an authorized “ D . O . T . ” for North America and an “ E ” for Europe to ensure lamp performance , light brightness and pattern and safe visibility . The correct bulbs will not damage the lamp assembly or void the lamp assembly warranty and will provide quality bulb burn time . Tr a d e F u n c t i o n N u m b e r o f b u l b s n u m b e r 3157AK or Front park / turn lamp 2 3157A ( amber ) Front sidemarker lamp 2 168 Headlamp 2 9008 H13 Tail / brake / turn signal lamp 2 4057K Backup lamp 2 3156 License plate lamp 2 168 High - mount brake lamp 5 W5W Foglamp ( if equipped ) 2 H11 LL Map lamp 2 12V6W Dome / reading lamps 6 578 All replacement bulbs are clear in color except where noted . To replace all instrument panel lights - see your authorized dealer . Replacing exterior bulbs Check the operation of all the bulbs frequently . Replacing headlamp ( high / low beam ) bulbs 1 . Make sure headlamp switch is in the OFF position , then open the hood . 2 . Reach behind the headlamp assembly to access the bulb sockets and connectors . 57 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Lights 3 . Locate the outboardmost electrical connector and remove it by releasing the locking tab and pulling it off . 4 . Remove the bulb socket by turning it counterclockwise and pulling it straight out . Handle a halogen headlamp bulb carefully and keep out of children’s reach . Grasp the bulb only by its plastic base and do not touch the glass . The oil from your hand could cause the bulb to break the next time the headlamps are operated . Install the new bulb ( s ) in reverse order . Replacing front parking lamp / turn signal bulbs 1 . Make sure headlamp switch is in the OFF position , then open the hood . 2 . Reach behind the headlamp assembly to access the bulb sockets and connectors . 3 . Remove the bulb socket by turning it counterclockwise and pulling it straight out . 4 . To remove the bulb , pull it straight out of the bulb socket . Install the new bulb ( s ) in reverse order . Replacing front sidemarker bulbs 1 . Make sure headlamp switch is in the OFF position , then open the hood . 2 . Reach behind the headlamp assembly to access the bulb sockets and connectors . 58 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Lights 3 . Locate the front sidemarker lamp electrical connector and remove it by pulling it off . 4 . Remove the bulb socket by turning it counterclockwise and pulling it straight out . 5 . To remove the bulb , pull it straight out of the bulb socket . Install the new bulb ( s ) in reverse order . Replacing stop / tail / turn / backup bulbs The stop , tail , turn and backup lamp bulbs are located in the tail lamp assembly . Follow the same steps to replace either bulb . 1 . Make sure the headlamp switch is in the OFF position and open the liftgate . 2 . Remove the two screws in the liftgate opening , then pull the lamp assembly away from the vehicle . 3 . Remove the bulb socket by rotating it counterclockwise , then pulling it out of the lamp assembly . 4 . Pull the bulb straight from the socket . Install new bulb ( s ) in reverse order . 59 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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Lights Replacing high - mount brake lamp bulbs 1 . Make sure the ignition control is in the OFF position . 2 . Remove the two screws . 3 . Unclip the bulb holder from the reflector . 4 . Pull the bulb straight out . Install in reverse order . Replacing license plate lamp bulbs 1 . Make sure the headlamp switch is in the OFF position . 2 . Remove the screw from the license plate lamp assembly and pull it down . 3 . Remove bulb socket by turning counterclockwise . 4 . Carefully pull the bulb out from the socket . Install new bulb ( s ) in reverse order . Replacing foglamp bulbs 1 . Make sure the foglamp switch is in the OFF position . 2 . Remove the bulb socket from the foglamp by turning counterclockwise . 3 . Disconnect the electrical connector . Install the new bulb in reverse order . 60 2006 Freestyle ( 219 ) Owners Guide ( post - 2002 - fmt ) USA ( fus )
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