1996 Ford Explorer Interior lights / ABS Light

1996 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive 131560 miles

Yes, shortly after taking my vehicle to my local Ford dealer for a recall issus (an ABS cable replacement) my ABS dash light came on. I've checked the ABS relay and the wheel sensors, and all checked good. But the ABS Dash light remains on. Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be?

Secondly, my interior lights stay on (door marker lights, map light, and cargo light. Etc.), Even after the vehicle is in motion. I thiought it might be the Battery saver relay and was told that this component was located in the rear driver's side wheel well compartment, but I have not been able to find it.
Why don't these car makers provide electronic component locations instead of just locating the main or auxillary fuse locations?
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Friday, September 17th, 2010 AT 8:12 AM

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Hi Mainman407,

The ABS indicator light showing means an error has been detected in the system and it could be be anything from a faulty sensor to a loose wire connection. A scan would be required to retrieve the trouble code. Since Ford performed a recall repair on the vehicle, you should get back to them to have it checked again.

You can get a free scan done at Autozone to retrieve trouble codes but they might not be able to get the trouble codes for ABS systems.

The interior lights staying on could be due to a door switch not closing correctly. Is any of the door ajar indicator showing?

The battery saver relay is located in relay module behind center of dash. I have 2 diagrams here because I do not know which is installed in your vehicle.



Electronic component locations are not required by majority of owners therefore it is not included.
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Sunday, September 19th, 2010 AT 2:24 AM

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