Ford Contour (1996-2000) fuses and relays



The mid-size car Ford Contour was produced from 1996 to 2000. In this article, you will find fuse box diagrams of Ford Contour 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000, get information about the location of the fuse panels inside the car, and learn about the assignment of each fuse (fuse layout) and relay.

Fuse Layout Ford Contour 1996-2000

Cigar lighter (power outlet) fuse in the Ford Contour is the fuse №27 in the Instrument panel fuse box.

Instrument Panel Fuse Box

Fuse box location

It is located under the instrument panel on the driver’s side.
To check or change fuses, push the release button to the right of the fuse panel.
The location of the fuses in the passenger compartment: Ford Contour (1996-1999)

Fuse box diagram

Instrument panel fuse box diagram: Ford Contour (1996-2000)



Assignment of the fuses and relays in the Passenger Compartment
Amp RatingDescription
197.51996-1997: Heated rear view mirrors
1998-2000: Not used
2010AWiper motors (circuit breaker)
2140Power windows
227.5ABS module
2315Backup lamps
2415Brake lamps
2520Door locks
267.5Main light
2715Cigar lighter
2830Electric seats
2930Rear window defrost
307.5Engine management system
317.5Instrument panel illumination
337.5Left-hand parking lamps
347.51996-1997: Courtesy lamps
1998-2000: Interior lighting/electric mirror adjustment/clock
357.5Right-hand parking lamps
36101996-1998: Air bag
1999-2000: Not used
3730Heater blower motor
38-(not used)
R12white1996-1997: Courtesy lights
1998-2000: Interior lighting
R13yellowRear window defroster
R14yellowHeater fan motor
D2blackReverse voltage protection

Engine Compartment Fuse Box

Fuse box location

The location of the fuses in the engine compartment: Ford Contour (1996-2000)


Fuse box diagram (1996-1998)

Under-hood fuse box diagram: Ford Contour (1996, 1997, 1998)

Assignment of the fuses and relays in the Engine Compartment (1996-1998)
Amp RatingDescription
180Main power supply to vehicle electrical system
260Engine cooling fan
3601996-1997: ABS braking system
1998: ABS braking system, heater blower
Daytime running lights (Canada)

Ignition and EEC module
515Fog lamp
6-Not used
730ABS braking system
8301996-1997: Air pump
1998: Not used
920Electronic Engine Control (EEC)
1020Ignition switch
113EEC ignition module (memory)
1215Hazard flashers
1315HEGO sensor
1415Fuel pump
1510Right low beam
1610Left low beam
1710Right high beam
1810Left high beam
R1whiteDaytime running lights (Canada)
R2blackHigh speed engine cooling fan
R3blueA/C wide open throttle
R4yellowA/C clutch relay
R5dark greenEngine cooling fan (low speed)
R8brownFuel pump
R9whiteLow beam headlamps
R10whiteHigh beam headlamps
R11brown1996-1997: PCM module
1998: EEC module
D1blackReverse voltage protection

Fuse box diagram (1999-2000)

Under-hood fuse box diagram: Ford Contour (1999, 2000)



Assignment of the fuses and relays in the Engine Compartment (1999-2000)
Ampere ratingCircuits protected
1Not used
4Not used
5Not used
63EEC ignition module (memory)
720Horn and hazard flasher warning system
8Not used
915Fuel pump
10Not used
1120Ignition. Electronic Engine Control
12Not used
1320HEGO sensor
147.5ABS module
157.5Low beam headlamp (passengers side)
167.5Low beam headlamp (driver's side)
177.5High beam headlamp (passenger’s side)
187.5High beam headlamp (driver’s side)
39Not used
4020Ignition, light switch, central junction box
4120EEC relay
4240Central junction box (fuse 37 to blower relay)
43Not used
44Not used
46Not used
47Not used
48Not used
4960Engine cooling
50not used
5260Central junction box (central timer module, rear window defrost relay, fuses 24, 25, 27, 28, 34)
R1Fuel pump
R2EEC module
R3Air conditioning
R4Low beam
R5High beam
R7Starter solenoid
R8Engine cooling fan (high speed)
R9Engine cooling fan
R10Not used
R11Daytime running lights
D1Reverse voltage protection
D2Not used


Auxiliary relays (outside of fuseboxes)

R18“One touch” switch (driver’s window)Driver’s door
R19Speed control cut-out (1996-1997)
R22Fog lampsWire shield on instrument panel
R23Turn signalSteering column
R24Left panic alarm flasherDoor lock module bracket
R25Right panic alarm flasherDoor lock module bracket
R29Door lock control
R32Hego heater control (2000)Near PCM-Module