2002 Ford Explorer Accessory plugs will not work

Tiny
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  • 2002 FORD EXPLORER
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I have a 2002 Ford Explorer. The accessory plugs (cell chargers, GPS, chargers, etc.) Have stopped working. Neither plug will work, front/rear.
I checked the fuses under the dash and could not find any that needed replacing.
Any suggestions or what specific fuse I should look at?
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Friday, December 26th, 2008 AT 8:21 AM

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Tiny
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Hello

To better assist you I need to know if you just have an Explorer, or the Sport, or the Sport Trac. Also I need to know the engine size in liter and the 8th digit of your VIN.
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Friday, December 26th, 2008 AT 11:14 AM
Tiny
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I have the Explorer XLT, 4.0 SOHC.
VIN# 1FMZU73K12ZC71001

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Friday, December 26th, 2008 AT 11:30 AM
Tiny
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Mike

Great job on the info

Please do me a favor and look on the driver's door for the attached label and tell me what the date that the red arrow is pointing to

The information is asking if it is a late or early model.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1_129.jpg



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Saturday, December 27th, 2008 AT 10:16 AM
Tiny
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The date is 06/02.
I pulled every fuse under the dash and under the hood again to double check and they are all good.
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Saturday, December 27th, 2008 AT 1:41 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the info. You have a Late Production build. You might keep that in the back of your mind for future things.

I know you checked the fuses. The two fuses that control the power points are fuse 7 and 9. I recommend checking them with an ohm meter since sometimes by eye is not totally accurate.

If the fuses are good, then check for 12 volts at the plug ends if you have it at the plug ends then the power point sockets need replacing.
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Saturday, December 27th, 2008 AT 5:01 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

I was reviewing previous posts and wanted to provide you with this info. Looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.

02M01S6
08/31/2004
Recall - Tube Mounted EGR Pressure Sensor Defect

04S20S5
02/01/2005
Recall - Replace Liftgate Glass Ball Stud Bracket/Hinge

NHTSA04V442000
09/09/2004
Recall 04V244000: Liftgate Glass Strut/Hinge Defect
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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 AT 8:47 PM
Tiny
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It turned out to be a 20 amp fuse under the hood.
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Thursday, January 1st, 2009 AT 1:16 PM
Tiny
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Fantastic was it one of the fuses recommended to check or a different one?

The reason I ask is to make sure the manuals are not incorrect
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Thursday, January 1st, 2009 AT 1:34 PM
Tiny
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Yes it was #7. I replaced # 9 also, just to be safe.
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Thursday, January 1st, 2009 AT 4:29 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for the update

You have a great New Year!
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Thursday, January 1st, 2009 AT 5:15 PM

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