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Old 10-08-2008, 10:14   #1 (permalink)
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what is this red button on the dash for?

Hi, I just bought a 99 Taurus wagon with power "everything" (if is matters).
On the dash, in front of the instrument cluster, on the left side, there is a small red button. It looks like it might light up, (but it hasn't), and it is spring loaded.
Does anyone know what this is for?
Thanks,
Rick
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it may be an aftermarket alarm system, don't know for sure.
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Re: what is this red button on the dash for?

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Hi, I just bought a 99 Taurus wagon with power "everything" (if is matters).
On the dash, in front of the instrument cluster, on the left side, there is a small red button. It looks like it might light up, (but it hasn't), and it is spring loaded.
Does anyone know what this is for?
Thanks,
Rick



Do you have a Owners Manual for this car? Doing some research in a Haynes Repair Manual I can't find anything on this....I have a 2000 Taurus Wagon SE, and I see nothing reference to this.
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Re: what is this red button on the dash for?

It might be the fuel reset switch which is in the boot/trunk on the sedans.
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:48   #5 (permalink)
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I bet its part of an aftermarket alarm system such as the flashing 'armed' LED light.
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i have a red button on my 2001 it is for the alarm. it should be blinking when car is off. do you have a remote door lock for the car?
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