1997 FORD EXPLORER HAVE NO LOW BEAM HEAD LIGHTS

  • Tiny
  • 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.

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

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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Hi Chalie,

Thank you for the donation.

Did you test the headlight bulbs and the connectors?

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Saturday, October 4th, 2008 AT 8:08 AM
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  • Chalie Loch
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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.

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Saturday, October 4th, 2008 AT 11:56 AM
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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.

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Saturday, October 4th, 2008 AT 12:33 PM
  • Tiny
  • Chalie Loch
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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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Saturday, October 4th, 2008 AT 2:56 PM
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  • Chalie Loch
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This Vehicle is Equip with:

1] Auto Lamp
2] No DRL day light rounning lamp

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Saturday, October 4th, 2008 AT 3:24 PM
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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.

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Saturday, October 4th, 2008 AT 8:46 PM

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