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FAQs

    Where can I run the power wire through the firewall? (ATX only)
  • Look right above and to the left of the brake pedal. There's a rubber grommet that you can push out and you can run the power wire through that hole.
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  • What is my paint code?
  • Mercury Cougar Paint Codes 1999-2002

    Autumn Orange = BG
    Melina Blue = K9
    Ash Gold = BJ
    Spruce Green = FS
    Tourmaline Green = NE
    Silver Frost = TU or TS
    Ebony Black = UB
    Vibrant White = W4
    Rio Red = EZ
    Laser Red = HL
    Citrus Gold = B8
    Light Sapphire Blue = LV
    Zinc Yellow = B7
    French Blue = M9
    Dark Shadow Grey = TG
    Sunburst Gold = BP
    Tropic Green = SU
    Light Parchment Gold = BQ
    XR Racing Red = ES
    Grabber Green = F5
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  • What is this "self diagnostics mode" I keep hearing about?
  • If you use a certain procedure (described further down), you can gain access to Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and many other digital readouts from the trip computer display built into the Cougar's gauge cluster. Items that are displayed include, but are not limited to: RPM, MPH, Battery Voltage, Engine Coolant Temp, DTCs, etc.

    1. Hold Down "Units" & "Reset" buttons on the trip computer while the car is off.
    2. Turn the car on ... The gauges will reset (pet out) and then return to normal.
    3. Release the "Reset" button, THEN the "Units" button ... in that order or it may not work.
    4. Push "Select" to go through various Diagnostic Modes, press "Units" to switch between Standard and Metric measuring units, and press "Reset" to return to normal mode (gauge needles will peg out again).
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  • Why does my radiator coolant light come on, but the reservoir is filled to max?
  • Even if your temperature is still reading OK, sometimes the radiator coolant light will come on. This problem is an overly active sensor and you probably took too steep of a slope and the sensor tripped. To reset it, stop your car somewhere level and safe. Turn the vehicle off. Turn it back on. The light should go away. If it doesn not, check your radiator fluid level.
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