Ford Escort Manual

Auxiliary warning system components - removal and refitting
Electrical system / Auxiliary warning system components - removal and refitting


General
1 This system monitors the fluid levels and front brake pads for excessive wear. In the event of a fluid level dropping below the specified level, or the brake pads wearing down to the minimum allowable thickness, the driver is warned of the particular malfunction by means of a warning lamp.

Low washer fluid warning switch Removal
2 Drain or syphon out the reservoir fluid then disconnect the switch multi-plug. Lever the switch away from the seal grommet using the flat blade of a suitable screwdriver. Do not allow fluid to enter the connectors.

Refitting
3 Refit in reverse order of removal, checking that the grommet is correctly seated. On completion, check that the switch is operational and that there are no leaks around the grommet.

Low coolant warning switch Removal
4 Drain the coolant from the expansion tank (see Chapter 1), having first depressurized the system if necessary.

5 Detach the switch multi-plug and then unscrew the threaded retainer. The switch can then be levered from the seal grommet using a flat-bladed screwdriver. Do not allow coolant to enter the connectors.

Refitting
6 Refit in reverse order, and, on completion, check the switch operation and, when the reservoir is refilled to the specified level, that there are no signs of leaks from the grommet/retainer.

Warning indicator control unit Removal
7 Remove the radio speaker grille and speaker from the facia.

8 Disconnect the multi-plug from the warning indicator/control assembly and then remove the two nylon fixing nuts which hold the assembly in position on the facia panel. Take care when withdrawing and handling the unit not to knock it, as the integral microelectronics could be damaged.

Refitting
9 Refit in the reverse order of removal. On completion check that the warning lights function for the initial period of five seconds after the ignition is switched on.

Low fuel sensor unit
10 This is integral with the fuel tank sender unit and is removed from the tank as described in Chapter 4.

Brake pad wear indicators 11 The sensors are integral with the brake pads. Refer to Chapter 9 for details of brake pad removal and refitting.

Auxiliary system warning light bulbs
12 The auxiliary warning light bulbs are integral with the instrument panel and are welded in position. They cannot be individually renewed. To remove the instrument panel refer to Section 9.


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