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HOW TO DISABLE AUTO LAMP FEATURE

1998 Ford Explorer

Electrical problem
1998 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 75,000 miles

I want to disable the auto lamp in my '98 Explorer. I've located the five (5) wires that lead to the auto lamp mirror:

- White w/Pink stripe (Park Lamp Relay Control)
- Black w/Pink stripe (Reverse Input)
- Black (Ground wire)
- Light Green w/Yellow stripe (Power *Always Hot)
- Red w/White stripe (Inginition *Only Hot at start)

Which wire(s) should I cut in order to completely disable the auto lamp feature WITHOUT causing any problems with the manual switch on the dash? One (1) individual responded and advised that I should cut the " thin black wire", and he probably means the ground wire leading to the auto lamp mirror, but I'd like some additional concurrence or expert guidance. Thanks! Dan
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Dan Dimond
December 21, 2009.




Hello Dan Dimond

welcome to 2carpros.

The white w/Pink stripe (Park Lamp Relay Control) goes to dual brake warning diode/resistor assembly. (Do not cut)
- Black w/Pink stripe (Reverse Input) (to back up, neutral safety) do not cut
- Black (Ground wire) (yes) cut just from the module.
- Light Green w/Yellow stripe (Power *Always Hot) goes to fuse #11 15A(do not cut)
- Red w/White stripe (Ignition *Only Hot at start)

Tiny
Mathiaso
Dec 26, 2009.


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