Lincoln Mark VIII Owners Manual

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Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
Momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned to the ON position and the engine is off. If the light remains on, continues to flash or fails to illuminate, have the system serviced immediately.

Brake system warning
Momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned to the position ON and the engine is off. Also illuminates when the parking brake is engaged. Illumination after releasing the parking brake indicates low brake fluid level.

Engine oil pressure
Illuminates when the oil pressure falls below the normal range. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible and switch off the engine immediately. Check the oil level and add oil if needed. Refer to Engine oil in the Maintenance and Care chapter. This lamp also illuminates when the ignition is turned to ON and the engine is off.

Charging system
Momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned to the ON position and the engine is off. The light also illuminates when the battery is not charging properly, requiring electrical system service.

Traction Control active
This light momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned to ON. It also illuminates when the Traction Control system begins applying and releasing the brakes and adjusting the engine characteristics to limit a wheelspin condition. It will be lit for a maximum of four seconds or for the duration of the Traction Control event. For more information, refer to the Driving chapter.

Speed control (if equipped)
This light comes on when either the SET/ACCEL or RESUME controls are pressed. It turns off when the speed control OFF control is pressed, the brake is applied or the ignition is turned to the OFF position.

High beams
Illuminates when the high beam headlamps are turned on.

Redundant electronic gearshift indicator
These lights operate with the key in the ON position only and display the same gear selection as shown on the gear selector indicator located on the floor console next to the gearshift lever.

Turn signal
Illuminates when the left or right turn signal or the hazard lights are turned on. If one or both of the indicators stay on continuously or flash faster, check for a burned-out turn signal bulb. Refer to Exterior bulbs in the Maintenance and care chapter.

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.

Check engine
Your vehicle is equipped with a computer that monitor’s the engine’s emission control system. This system is commonly known as the On Board Diagnostics System (OBD II). This OBD II system protects the environment by ensuring that your vehicle continues to meet government emission standards. The OBD II system also assists the service technician in properly servicing your vehicle.

The check engine indicator light illuminates when the ignition is first turned to the ON position to check the bulb. If it comes on after the engine is started, one of the engine’s emission control systems may be malfunctioning. The light may illuminate without a driveability concern being noted. The vehicle will usually be drivable and will not require towing.

What you should do if the check engine light illuminates Light turns on solid: 
This means that the OBD II system has detected a malfunction. Have your vehicle serviced at your first opportunity.
Temporary malfunctions may also cause your check engine light to illuminate. Examples follow:

  1. The vehicle has run out of fuel. (The engine may misfire or run poorly.)
  2. Poor fuel quality or water in the fuel.
  3. The fuel cap may not have been securely tightened.

These temporary malfunctions can be corrected by filling the fuel tank with good quality fuel and/or properly tightening the gas cap. After three drive cycles without these or any other temporary malfunctions present, the check engine light should turn off. No vehicle service is required.

Light is blinking:
Engine misfire is occurring which could damage your catalytic converter. You should drive in a moderate fashion (avoid heavy acceleration and deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced at the first available opportunity.

Engine coolant temperature gauge
Indicates the temperature of the engine coolant. At normal operating temperature, the needle remains within the normal area (the area between the “H” and “C”). If it enters the red section, the engine is overheating. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, switch off the engine immediately and let the engine cool. Refer to Engine coolant in the Maintenance and care chapter.

Fuel gauge
Displays approximately how much fuel is in the fuel tank (when the key is in the ON position). The fuel gauge may vary slightly when the vehicle is in motion. The ignition should be in the OFF position while the vehicle is being refueled. When the gauge first indicates empty, there is a small amount of reserve fuel in the tank. When refueling the vehicle from empty indication, the amount of fuel that can be added will be less than the advertised capacity due to the reserve fuel.

The electronic message center only works when the ignition is in the ON position.
The message center tells you about the condition of your vehicle by three methods:

  1. operator selectable features
  2. vehicle system status displays
  3. continuous warning reporting of monitored systems

Selectable features
You can select different features for the message center to display by using the message center controls located below the message center display. You will hear a tone when you press one of these controls. However, the message center will display the appropriate warning message if it detects a warning from any of the monitored systems.

Vehicle setting
Each press of the VEHICLE SETTING control will select a different feature as follows:

  1. TRACTION CONTROL. This system helps prevent wheel spin to improve tire traction. The RESET control will toggle this feature on or off, but the feature defaults to ON after each cycle of the ignition key.
  2. ENGLISH/METRIC. This feature allows you to change the message center and electronic automatic temperature control units from metric to English units. The modes can be toggled by pressing the RESET control.
  3. AUTOLAMP DELAY STATUS. This feature displays the current autolamp delay setting. To change the delay setting, you must rotate the headlamp control.
  4. WIPER/HEADLAMP ON. When enabled, the headlamps will automatically switch on when the windshield wipers are in the intermittent, low or high speed settings. Use the RESET control to toggle the feature on or off.

Driver setting menu
The DRIVER SETTING menu allows you to cycle through seven (if equipped with phone) features, saved for each driver personality profile. These features can be turned on or off by pressing the RESET control.


  1. EXPRESS WINDOWS. Allows one tap down operation of the driver’s window using the window switch.
  2. AUTO LOCK. Automatically locks all doors when all doors are closed and the vehicle speed is at least 5 km/h (3 mph).
  3. HORN CHIRP. Briefly sounds the horn when the remote keyless entry LOCK control is pressed. Refer to Remote keyless entry in the Controls and features chapter for more information.
  4. EASY ENTRY. Moves the driver’s seat back two inches and the steering column to the up and forward position when the key is removed from the ignition. The driver’s seat and steering column return to the set position when the driver returns.
  5. REVERSE MIRRORS. When the vehicle is shifted to R (Reverse), the outside mirrors tilt down for an improved view of the side of the vehicle and the curb area when backing up. The mirrors return to their previous position when you shift out of reverse.
  6. AUTO GLIDE. Automatically moves the seat forward when the seatback is tilted forward.
  7. PHONE SCREEN (if equipped with a factory-installed phone). When a call is placed, information about the call is displayed in the message center.

Fuel range
Press the RANGE control to display approximately how many kilometers (miles) you can drive before running out of fuel. To ensure accuracy, turn the ignition to OFF when you fill the fuel tank.
RANGE is calculated using a running average fuel economy set by the factory. This value is not the same as the average fuel economy display. The running average fuel economy is based on more than 800 km (500 miles) of driving history.
If FUEL SENSOR SHORT or OPEN are displayed, there is a problem with the fuel indication system. If these messages or DATA ERROR are displayed, you should contact your dealer as soon as possible.

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