Mechanics

HAVE NO LOW BEAM HEAD LIGHTS

1997 Ford Explorer

Electrical problem
1997 Ford Explorer V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 118231 miles

The problem started with the loss of the driver side low beam. Lamps, fuses, relays and every less ok. Then the loss of the other (right side) lamp. Now we have only high beam lights. The combination switch is ok - turn lights - high beam - flash switch etc.

NOW WHAT?
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Chalie Loch
October 3, 2008.



Hi Chalie,

Thank you for the donation.

Did you test the headlight bulbs and the connectors?

KHLow2008
Oct 4, 2008.
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Yes I have checked the lamps - there is NO POWER ! There is power for all the lights except the low beams. Thats the problem - if you have no ANSWER - PLEASE return my donation.

Tiny
Chalie Loch
Oct 4, 2008.
Hi Chalie,

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

There are 3 different types of headlight system used for Ford explorer and I need some additional information to provide an answer.

1. Is it equipped with Autolamp?
2. With day running lights?
3. Without day running lights.

KHLow2008
Oct 4, 2008.
Yes I have checked very thing. The vehicle does not have DRL and/or if it does they do not work. The vehicle has auto lamp. Now WHAT?

Tiny
Chalie Loch
Oct 4, 2008.
This Vehicle is Equip with: 1] Auto Lamp
2] No DRL day light rounning lamp

Tiny
Chalie Loch
Oct 4, 2008.
Hi Chalie,

The low beams power supply passes through alll these components/wires/fuses.

1. Lamp out warning module (located in instrument panel console.) If equipped.
2. Interior Fuse panel, Fuse # 4 (10 A) without Lamp out warning module and Fues # 8 (10 A) if equipped.
3. Multi function switch.
Power Input = Red/Yellow wire.
Power output = Red/Black wire.
4. Headlamp switch.
Power input = Dark blue/Orange
Power output =Red/Yellow
5. Power distribution box Fuse # 4 (20A)

Test for power supply backwards from the headlight socket and move along the list from Item 1.

KHLow2008
Oct 4, 2008.