Fuse box location

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LINDSEYMG
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  • 2004 FORD EXPLORER
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My dash lights and tail lights went out at the same time. We replaced a fuse and the tail lights are working now. The dash lights don't work still. We are unsure we know where the correct fuse is located. Also, we put a fuse in where one was blown and a burning smell came out but no lights went on
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Friday, January 4th, 2008 AT 6:38 PM

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Tiny
FISHERMAN
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Hello !!

Well if a fuse blown its because a high load or short circuit, tell me which fuses were blown (number amperes and location) and I ll pull out an schematic to see which circuit are feeding.

Here is a guide with diagrams below.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Friday, January 4th, 2008 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
LINDSEYMG
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That's the problem. I am car stupid and I there are so many fuses I can't tell which one it is. I found one fuse blown just by checking each one and replaced it but that didn't work. Should I just check each one and then let you know? I really just wanted a chart to show which fuse it would be so that I could see if it's the fuse or something else

Well if a fuse blown its because a high load or short circuit, tell me which fuses were blown (number amperes and location) and I ll pull out an schematic to see which circuit are feeding.

Let us Know to continue.

Good Luck![/Quote]
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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 AT 2:07 PM
Tiny
FISHERMAN
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The fuse box has a number on each fuse printed, but don t worry! I will post an schematic of the fuse box and location as soon as I get home 4PM Pacific time.

And we will start from there!

Have a nice day!
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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 AT 2:33 PM
Tiny
FISHERMAN
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Hello Again ..

The dashboard lights are feed by the same fuse that feeds the exterior lights looks like you have a short wire somewhere...
here s part of the diagram, if you need it complete let me know and I will send it to your email.

Good Luck!


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/576_01_2.jpg

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
SOURCERER
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Crossed battery cables during jumping. Have little power signs (dome light) but absolutely no ignition.
Also steering wheel lock not functional. Is it possibly only a fuse or relay problem? If so where do I start?
Appreciate any help,
Neil
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 2:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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You probably blew a fusible link-You got 3 of them


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_fusible_links_3.jpg

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 2:30 PM (Merged)
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JUDYTMORRIS
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What does the fuse in slot 38 control on a 2004 Explorer? There is no fuse in this slot now. Should there be?
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 2:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JDL
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Have you been having a problem with this vehicle? Maybe somebody pulled that fuse for a reason? They use fuses to protect wiring circuits, I can't tell from here what is going on?

F1--38 battery junction box, under the hood, 15 amp fuse. Hopefully is something is wrong it will just blow the fuse, that's your responsibility.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 2:30 PM (Merged)
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REDROCKY
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I have the windows will not go up or down, the gas gage not working, and radio is not playing. I replace the fuse about 10 mins later the fuse blow again. What can the short be?
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 2:30 PM (Merged)
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TOOOMANYTOYS
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Process of elimination. I would start by removing power to easy stuff like the window motor or radio. If the fuse stops blowing when power is removed from a component than just trace it back. Installing a circuit beaker in place of fuse will also aid in finding the short That way you are not repacing fuse after fuse.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 2:30 PM (Merged)
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ALBERTMAN
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My ford explorer sport truck battery will not stay charged we know it could b the alternator we are wanting to check the fuse first but no owners manual to say where the fuse is located can u tell me whereit is located?
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 8:28 PM (Merged)
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CARADIODOC
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The alternator fuses are called fusible links and are located on the side of the under hood junction box.

Here is a guide to help you test them

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

Measure the voltages at the plug on the alternator. If the wire colors are the same as they used in the mid '90s, the yellow wire should have battery voltage all the time unless that fuse is blown. If the battery light turns on, the green / red wire is working. You should find about 2.0 volts on it. If you find 0 volts, that wire is shorted to ground. The light will stay on and the alternator will not turn on.

If the battery light never turns on and there's 0 volts on the green / red wire, that wire is broken. If there's battery voltage on that wire, either the terminal is not making a good connection in the connector or the voltage regulator is defective.

If the voltages check good, look at the six screws on the regulator. Four of them hold it to the back of the alternator. The other two are connected to the two brushes. One might have a protective plastic cap on it if it hasn't fallen off yet. Measure the voltages on those two screws while the engine is running and let me know what you find.

Cheers, Caradiodoc
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 8:28 PM (Merged)
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MJR346
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Caradiodoc has great ideas but watch out as roughly around this time frame, Ford changed from a conventional Alternator system to one that uses the engine computer to regulate the alternator and requires a scan tool to properly diagnose
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 8:28 PM (Merged)
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JANISENDUWEFR
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I need to know the 3 locations of all fuse boxes in the 2004 Ford Explorer, please
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 8:28 PM (Merged)
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KEN
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Here are all three locations and the fuse panel diagrams that go along with the panels. Here is also a guide that will help you test the fuses.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Under the hood near to brake master cylinder. Driver side end of instrument panel. Passenger side rear quarter trim panel

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed. Cheers, Ken
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 8:28 PM (Merged)
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MELSAWYER
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Is there a fuse panel for the 4X4 switch on a 2004 ford explorer?
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 8:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Hello,

Here is a guide to help you test for power and the fuse panel locations and identifications below. The F2-12 is 4WD switch fuse.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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