Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
my headlamps don't work. went to get gas were working when I pulled in would not come on when I restarted truck (1996 Explorer XLT) checked fuses-fine checked bulbs-fine high beams work when I pull back on lever but not when lever pushed forward
checked fuses under hood all good(used test light) bulbs good also (replaced to make sure it was not bulbs)now what
checked fuses under hood all good(used test light) bulbs good also (replaced to make sure it was not bulbs)now what? could it be the lamp outage control mod. under console? how do I know for sure
rocked the tilt wheel -nothing also have already checked interior fuse panel -fuses fine.
fuse 11 is fine also checked 4 and 8 fine how do I test wire?
no power to either fuse test light did not light on those two
shroud already off how do I check multi function switch
no power to red/yellow wire
Check fuse number 11 and 7 in interior fuse panel with your test light with key ON tell me if it's got power.
yes both have power ( 11 + 7)
any way to do that without taking the whole dash apart?
Yes, you have to take off the trim panel then there are some screws that hold the switch. If you have power to fuse 11, then BLUE/ORANGE should have power at the headlamp switch connector , If it doesn't have power on that wire, repair the short from fuse 11 to the Headlamp switch. If BLUE/ORANGE DOES have power, then check RED/YELLOW out of the switch with headlamp switch ON. If RED/YELLOW doesn't have power with the swtich on, then replace the headlamp switch. If RED/YELLOW DOES have power then switch is OK. And you have an open circuit between the Headlamp switch and Multi-function switch.
Removal and Installation
Remove instrument cluster finish panel. If necessary refer to Section 01-12 forprocedure.
Remove attaching screws andswitchfrom cluster finish panel.
For installation, follow removal procedure in reverse order.HeadlampSwitch, Ranger and Explorer