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My 2003 Ford Explorer high beams only work if I hold the

handle back. I saw an...
My 2003 Ford Explorer high beams only work if I hold the handle back. I saw an answer but it was not in mechanics for dummies lingo
JA: Have you checked the bulbs and fuses?
Customer: Not yet no clue which ones to check and if it was a fuse would they come on at all?
JA: Are you fixing your Explorer yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Haven’t tried trying to find out a cause and go from there, doing myself cuz all my mechanics keep getting arrested or killing themselves in jail.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No that’s all that seems to be wrong
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11/22/2017
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Ford
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Experience: Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years experience in Foreign & Domestic Vehicles
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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Ok try to put it in mechanics for dummies lingo
Customer reply replied 20 days ago
I’ll have to do it while it’s not in motion taking hubby to work
Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Is it possible for me to call when I’m back home?

Hey how are you ,I will try to help you with this issue,I will .lol

click on link to view the switch you need replaced ,this one on ebay as an example

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Explorer-Expedition-TURN-SIGNAL-WIPER-multi-combo-SWITCH-OEM-02-03-04-05-06/263288484506?epid=1824829341&hash=item3d4d37729a:g:IjoAAOSwYGFU1ZV~&vxp=mtr

the multi purpose switch ,the stalk that you moving to keep it on is most likely is the cause but further testing is needed

click on link to view the pdf file showing the switch location around the steering wheel

you need to get to it and check the connector for any pins melted or backed out ,if all good,replace it ,go to local parts store like advance auto or auto zone, they have them in stock usually

Please let me know if you can view diagram

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
I can pull it up but it’s too blurry to read
Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Yeah it didn’t make sense it’d be a bulb since it actually comes on
Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Is it for checking the switch?

not the diagram to show location, you just take the steering covers off and then 3 4 screws Phillips head, will take it off and unplug connector

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Steering covers? Can I find this on YouTube lol
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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Shit gotta drive now

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
If all my mechanics. Going to jail and killing themselves in jail I would be able to get this fixed
Customer reply replied 20 days ago
I’m spent over $800 getting my vehicles out of towing companies having it re-keyed it’s ridiculous

yes now days keys to redo are expensive since key has to be re synced etc..

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