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07-12-3
  • RCM FAULT REPORTING USING DTCS AND BIT-MAPPED PARAMETER IDENTIFIERS (PIDS) - SERVICE TIPS
Publication Date: June 6, 2007

FORD:
2001-2007 Crown Victoria
2002-2007 Taurus
2004-2007 Focus
2005-2007 Five Hundred, Freestyle, Mustang
2006-2007 Fusion
2001-2003 Explorer Sport
2001-2007 Explorer Sport Trac
2002-2003 Windstar
2002-2007 Explorer
2003-2007 Expedition
2004-2007 F-150, Freestar
2005-2007 Escape Hybrid, Escape
2007 E-Series
LINCOLN:
2001-2007 Town Car
2003-2006 Lincoln LS
2006 Zephyr
2007 MKZ
2003-2005 Aviator
2003-2007 Navigator
2006-2007 Mark LT
MERCURY:
2001-2007 Grand Marquis
2002-2005 Sable
2005-2007 Montego
2006-2007 Milan
2002-2007 Mountaineer
2004-2007 Monterey
2005-2007 Mariner
2006-2007 Mariner Hybrid

This article supersedes TSB 07-7-8 to update the vehicle application.

ISSUE:

Various 2001-2007 vehicles are equipped with a restraints control module (RCM) that report diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) which provide general fault information. These DTCs require accessing the associated bit-mapped PIDs (fault PIDs) to identify the specific fault. Most 2001-2006 Workshop Manuals (WSM) were written using New Generation STAR Tester (NGS) terminology and navigation which does not translate well when using Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS), Portable Diagnostic Software (PDS) or Worldwide Diagnostic System (WDS).

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