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Old 01-16-2010, 12:53 PM
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My 2003 explorer back up lights don't work, yes I did replace lamps before you ask, I think it might be a switch but do not know where its located, any help please, my inspection is coming up. Thank You.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:40 PM
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I belive it's in the transmission. look for two wires coming out of it, and you can jumper the wire to see if the lights come on.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:42 PM
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On some Fords, at least, there is a switch on the transmission housing for this. It may well just be loose/corrosion. If you can ID it just clean it up before buying a new one, though I doubt they are terribly expensive. Look for a wire heading toward the rear. I had this happen to a Ranger. I have an Ex as well but have not had the issue on that vehicle.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:49 PM
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Thanks, i'll check out.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:56 PM
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Check fuse #27 behind left side of dash. It's a 7.5 amp fuse. Hot with key in run/start position. The switch is on the lower left of tranny. Orange wire is power to switch. Black/pink wire to lights.
You can jumper those two to test.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by rparkssos View Post
Check fuse #27 behind left side of dash. It's a 7.5 amp fuse. Hot with key in run/start position. The switch is on the lower left of tranny. Orange wire is power to switch. Black/pink wire to lights.
You can jumper those two to test.
I see some where the bulb goes bad from moisture and pops the fuse, new bulbs, clean sockets and replace fuse. hope it does the trick for ya.
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