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TSB
06-25-3
  • PIONEER NAVIGATION RADIO – SEEK FUNCTION INOPERATIVE – SERVICE TIP
Publication Date: November 30, 2006

FORD:
2006-2007 Five Hundred, Freestyle
2007 Fusion, Mustang
2006-2007 Explorer
2007 Edge, Expedition, Explorer Sport Trac, F-150
LINCOLN:
2006 Zephyr
2007 MKZ, Mark LT, MKX, Navigator
MERCURY:
2006-2007 Montego
2007 Milan
2006-2007 Mountaineer

ISSUE:

Some 2006-2007 vehicles equipped with a Pioneer Navigation Radio may appear to have a defective seek function. It may be reported that the radio Seek function is inoperative, Seek will not stop (keeps scrolling through stations) or the radio exhibits Poor FM reception. This may be due to a misunderstanding of how the operation of the PTY (Program Type) feature functions. The PTY feature filters out radio stations that do not fit a selected category of radio programming like: Top 40, Classical, and News. The result is a “continuous seek” condition if the feature is activated and no stations are found under the selected category.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure to identify the PTY (Program Type) setting.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

To confirm the PTY (Program Type) setting use the following steps:

  1. Under MEDIA, select the FM tab. (If you do not see an RDS and PTY button, push the SHOW OPTIONS buttons).
  2. Verify RDS and PTY are enabled by the buttons being illuminated. If the text, above the SET PTY button says anything other than ALL, the unit is filtering for radio stations that transmit RDS text and are categorized as the selected Program Type, like: Top 40, Classical, and News. (See Figure 1)
  3. To change the setting, either press the SET PTY button and select ALL. Or disable the PTY feature by pushing the PTY button.

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
1880642



Figure 1 – Article 06-25-3


NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by “do-it-yourselfers”. Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article. The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates. The most recent information is available through Ford Motor Company’s on-line technical resources.

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