No headlights

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CHALIE LOCH
  • 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. Yes I have checked the lamps - there is NO POWER ! There is power for all the lights except the low beams. 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?

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Friday, October 3rd, 2008 AT 10:54 PM

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KHLOW2008
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Hi Charlie ,

It sounds like you have a lamp out warning module that has gone out but to be sure here is a guide and some headlight wiring diagrams so we can confirm the problem.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

Light Out Warning Module - In instrument panel console.

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers,

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Saturday, October 4th, 2008 AT 12:33 PM
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CHALIE LOCH
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You guys are the best you nailed it. I remove the instrument cluster and I could see burnt connections I got a used unit and installed it worked like a charm. I love this site keep up the good work guys!

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Saturday, October 4th, 2008 AT 3:24 PM
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2CARPROS KEN
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.

Cheers, Ken

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 AT 7:56 PM
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JLEET
  • 1997 FORD EXPLORER

I have a '97 explorer and recently I am having issues with the light and the dashlights. The dash works fine but when I turn on the headlights everything in the dash goes out but my headlights are on. I have no idea what could be causing this. Bad ground or fuse??

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 10:37 AM (Merged)
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RAGS729
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If just the dash lights are going out, you may want to check your panel dimmer.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 10:37 AM (Merged)
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DAVIDJ500GT
  • 1996 FORD EXPLORER
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 260,000 MILES

I have a 1996 5.0 Explorer and the auto controled head lights stop working but works when switch is turned on? Is there a control module for this?

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 10:37 AM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Hi davidj500gt, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Module Left front corner of engine. Sorry unable to upload a pic for location till the new system is upgraded

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 10:37 AM (Merged)
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RED-I
  • 1994 FORD EXPLORER

Electrical problem
1994 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 169000 miles

For some reason, my high beam lights do not work. I checked all the fuses. They are all good, the bulbs are also good. The wierd thing is. I was playing with the fuses and. The problem reversed my low beams stopped working. I went to drive to autozone and it had reversed again the highbeams dont work and the low beams do. Without touching anything. Do you know what the problem could be?

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 10:37 AM (Merged)
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BMRFIXIT
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Inside the truck
lightly move the handle switch (high low in a circular motion )
do u see any changes
I would suspect combination switch bad

remove multifunction switch and check

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 10:37 AM (Merged)

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