Ford Explorer (2002-2005) fuses and relays

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In this article, we consider the third-generation Ford Explorer (U152), produced from 2003 to 2005. Here you will find fuse box diagrams of Ford Explorer 2003, 2004 and 2005, 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 box diagram: Ford Explorer (2002-2005)

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Cigar lighter / power outlet fuses are the fuse №24 (Cigar lighter) in the Instrument panel fuse box, and fuses №7 (Power point #2), №9 (Power point #1) in the Engine compartment fuse box.


Fuse box location

Passenger compartment

The fuse panel is located below the instrument panel on the driver’s sideThe location of the fuses in the passenger compartment: Ford Explorer (2002-2005)

Passenger compartment fuse panel (top side)

These relays are located on the reverse side of the passenger compartment fuse panel

Pull the panel cover outward to access the fuses.
Engine compartment

The power distribution box is located in the engine compartmentThe location of the fuses in the engine compartment: Ford Explorer (2002-2005)

Auxiliary relay box

The relay box is located on the front right fender well

Rear Relay Box

The relay box is located on the rear passenger side quarter trim panel.

Fuse box diagrams 2003

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Passenger compartment

Instrument panel fuse box diagram: Ford Explorer (2003)

Assignment of the fuses in the Passenger compartment (2003)
Amp RatingDescription
130AMemory seat module, Driver power seat
220AHeated seats, Moonroof
320ARadio, Amplifier, DVD
45AFront wiper module
515AFlasher relay (Turn, hazards)
610ARight horn
715AHeated mirrors
8Not used (spare)
9Not used (spare)
1010AHeated backlight relay coil, Heated seat module, A/C clutch contact
11Not used (spare)
125A4x4 module
135AOverdrive cancel switch, Flex fuel sender
145APATS module
155ARear wiper module, Cluster, TPMS
165APower mirror, Manual climate control, TPMS
1715ADelayed acc. coil, Battery saver, Glove compartment lamp, 2nd row courtesy lamps
1810ALeft horn
1910ARCM
205ADriver seat switch, Memory switch, Driver seat module, BSM, Sunload sensor
215AInstrument cluster, Compass, Flasher coil
2210AABS, IVD Controller
2315ABrake pedal position switch, Driver brake applied relay, Redundant cruise deactivate switch
2415ACigar lighter, OBD II
255AMode-Temperature actuator for auxiliary climate control, Trailer tow battery charge coil
267.5APark aid, Brake shift interlock, Approach lamp relay coil, IVD switch
277.5AElectrochromatic mirror, Digital transmission range sensor - backup lamps
285ARadio (Start)/DVD (Start)
2910ADigital transmission range sensor, PWR feed to fuse #28 (Start feed)
305ADaytime Running Lamps (DRL), Remote solenoid, DEATC climate controller, Manual climate control, Manual climate control temp blend actuator

Passenger compartment (top side)

Instrument panel fuse box diagram (relay side): Ford Explorer (2003)

Description
Relay 1Flasher relay
Relay 2Rear defrost
Relay 3Delayed accessory relay
Relay 4Open
Relay 5Battery saver
Relay 6Open
Relay 7Open

Engine compartment

Under-hood fuse box diagram: Ford Explorer (2003)

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Assignment of the fuses in the Power distribution box (2003)
Amp RatingDescription
160A**PJB
230A**BSM
3Not used
430A**Rear defrost
540A**Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) pump
660A**Delayed accessory
720A**Power point #2
8Not used
920A**Power point #1
1030A**ABS module (valves)
1140A**PTEC
1250A**Ignition relay, Starter relay
1340A**Trailer tow battery, Trailer tow turn signals
1410 A*Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) (Canada)
1515 A*Memory (PCM/DEATC/Cluster)
1615 A*Headlamp switch, Foglamp switch
1720 A*4x4 (v-batt 2)
1820 A*4x4 (v-batt 1)
1920A**High beam relay
2030A**Electric brake
2130A**Front wiper motor
2220A**Low beam
2330A**Ignition switch
24Not used
25Not used
2615 A*Fuel pump
2720 A*Trailer tow lamps
2820 A*Horn relay
2960A**PJB
3020A**Rear wiper motor
31Not used
32Not used
3330A**Auxiliary blower motor
3430A**Passenger power seat, Adjustable pedals
35Not used
3640A**Blower motor
3715 A*A/C clutch relay, Transmission
3815A*Coil on plug
3915 A*Injectors, Fuel pump relay
4015 A*PTEC power
4115 A*HEGO, VMV, CMS, PTEC
4210 A*Right low' beam
4310 A*Left low' beam
4415 A*Front foglamps
452A*Brake pressure switch (ABS)
4620 A*High beams
47Horn relay
48Fuel pump relay
49High beam relay
50Fog lamp relay
51DRL relay (Canada/AdvanceTrac relay (U.S.)
52A/C clutch relay
53Trailer tow right turn relay
54Trailer tow left turn relay
55Blower motor relay
56Starter relay
57PTEC relay
58Ignition relay
59Driver brake applied relay (vehicles equipped with AdvanceTrac only)
60PCM diode
61A/C clutch diode
6230A CBPower windows circuit breaker
* Mini Fuses
** Maxi Cartridge Fuses

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Auxiliary relay box

Auxiliary relay box: Ford Explorer (2003)

Description
Relay 64AdvanceTrac relay
Relay 65Open
Relay 66Open

Rear Relay Box

Rear Relay Box: Ford Explorer (2003)

Assignment of the relay in the Rear Relay Box (2003)
Description
Relay 14Not used
Relay 15Trailer tow back- up lamps
Relay 16Not used
Relay 17Not used
Relay 18Not used
Relay 19Trailer tow park lamps
Relay 20Trailer tow battery charge
Relay 21Not used
Relay 22Approach lamps
Relay 23Not used
Diode 3Not used
Diode 4Not used

Fuse box diagrams 2004

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Passenger compartment

Instrument panel fuse box diagram: Ford Explorer (2004)

Assignment of the fuses in the Passenger compartment (2004)
Amp RatingPassenger Compartment Fuse Panel Description
130AMemory seat module, Driver power seat
220AMoonroof
320ARadio, Amplifier, DVD
45AFront wiper module
515AFlasher relay (Turn, hazards)
610AKey-in-chime
715AHeated mirrors
85AHeated PCV (4.0L engine only)
915ANot used
1010AHeated backlight relay coil, A/C clutch contact
1120AHeated seats
125A4x4 (switch)
135AOverdrive cancel switch
145APATS
155ARear wiper module, Cluster
165APower mirror, Manual climate control, TPMS
1715ADelayed accessoiy relay coil/Battery saver coil and contact/Reading and glove box lamps
1810AFlexible fuel pump
1910ARestraint Control Module (RCM)
205AMemory driver seat switch, Driver seat module, Body Security Module (BSM), PATS LED
215AInstrument cluster, Compass, Flasher coil
2210AABS, IVD Controller
2315ANot used
2415ACigar lighter, OBD II, Neutral tow
255AMode-Temperature actuator for auxiliary climate control, Trailer tow batteiy charge relay coil, TPMS
267.5AReverse park aid, Brake shift interlock, IVD switch
277.5AAutomatic dimming mirror, Digital transmission range sensor, Backup lamps
285ARadio (Start)
2910ADigital transmission range sensor, PWR feed to fuse #28 (Start feed)
305ADaytime Running Lamps (DRL), DEATC climate controller, Manual climate control, Manual climate control temp blend actuator

Passenger compartment (top side)

Instrument panel fuse box diagram (relay side): Ford Explorer (2004)

Description
Relay 1Flasher relay
Relay 2Rear defrost
Relay 3Delayed accessory relay
Relay 4Open
Relay 5Battery saver
Relay 6Open
Relay 7Open

Engine compartment

Under-hood fuse box diagram: Ford Explorer (2004)

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Assignment of the fuses in the Power distribution box (2004)
Amp RatingPower Distribution Box Description
160A**PJB #1
230A**BSM
3Not used
430A**Rear defrost
540A**Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) pump
660A**Delayed accessoiy, Power windows, Audio
720A**Power point #2
830A**4x4 shift motor
920A**Power point #1
1030A**ABS module (valves)
1140A**Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
1250A**Ignition relay, Starter relay
1340A**Trailer tow battery charge, Trailer tow turn signals
1410 A*Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) (Canada)
1515 A*Memory (PCM/DEATC/Cluster), Courtesy lamps
1615 A*Park lamps, Autolamp parklamps, Front foglamps relay coil
175A*Two-speed 4x4 (relay coils)
1820 A*PCM with One-speed Torque-On-Demand (TOD) or Two-speed 4x4
1920A**High beam relay
2030A**Trailer electric brake module
2130A**Front wiper motor
2220A**Low beam, Autolamp
2330A**Ignition switch
24Not used
2515 A*Brake on-off
2620 A*Fuel pump
2720 A*Trailer tow park lamps, Trailer tow' back-up
2820 A*Horn relay
2960A**PJB #2
3020A**Rear wiper motor
31Not used
32Not used
3330A**Auxiliary blower motor
3430A**Passenger power seat, Adjustable pedals (non-memory)
35Not used
3640A**Blower motor
3715 A*A/C clutch relay, Transmission
3815 A*Coil on plug (4.6L engine only), Ignition coil (4.0L engine only)
3915 A*Injectors, Fuel pump relay coil
4015 A*PCM power
4115 A*HEGO, VMV, CMS, PCM diode, ESM, CVS
4210 A*Right low beam
4310 A*Left low beam
4415 A*Front foglamps
452A*Brake pressure switch (non-AdvanceTrac vehicles)
4620 A*High beams
47Horn relay
48Fuel pump relay
49High beam relay
50Front foglamps relay
51DRL relay (Canada)
52A/C clutch relay
53Trailer tow right turn relay
54Trailer tow left turn relay
55Blower motor relay
56Starter relay
57PCM relay
58Ignition relay
59AdvanceTrac stop lamp relay
60PCM diode
61A/C clutch diode
6230A CBPower windows circuit breaker
* Mini Fuses
** Cartridge Fuses

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Auxiliary relay box

Auxiliary relay box: Ford Explorer (2004)

Description
Relay 64Tvvo-speed 4x4 motor clockwise
Relay 65Two-speed 4x4 motor counterclockwise
Relay 66Open

Rear Relay Box

Rear Relay Box: Ford Explorer (2004)

Assignment of the relay in the Rear Relay Box (2004, 2005)
Description
Relay 14Not used
Relay 15Trailer tow back-up lamps
Relay 16Not used
Relay 17Not used
Relay 18Not used
Relay 19Trailer tow park lamps
Relay 20Trailer tow battery charge
Relay 21Not used
Relay 22Not used
Relay 23Not used
Diode 3Not used
Diode 4Not used

Fuse box diagrams 2005

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Passenger compartment

Instrument panel fuse box diagram: Ford Explorer (2005)

Assignment of the fuses in the Passenger compartment (2005)
Amp RatingPassenger Compartment Fuse Panel Description
130AMemory seat module, Driver power seat, Driver power lumbar
220AMoonroof
320ARadio, Amplifier, DVD
45AFront wiper module
515AFlasher relay (Turn, hazards)
610AKey-in-chime
715AHeated mirrors
85AHeated PCV (4.0L engine only)
915ANot used
1010AHeated backlight relay coil, A/C clutch contact
1120AHeated seats
125A4x4 (switch)
135AOverdrive cancel switch
145APATS
155ARear wiper module, Cluster
165APower mirror, Manual climate control, TPMS
1715ADelayed accessoiy relay coil/Battery saver coil and contact/Reading and glove box lamps
1810AFlexible fuel pump
1910ARestraint Control Module (RCM)
205AMemory driver seat switch, Driver seat module, Body Security Module (BSM), PATS LED
215AInstrument cluster, Compass, Flasher coil
2210AABS, IVD Controller
2315ANot used
2415ACigar lighter, OBD II, Neutral tow
255AMode-Temperature actuator for auxiliary climate control, Trailer tow batteiy charge relay coil, TPMS
267.5AReverse park aid, Brake shift interlock, IVD switch
277.5AAutomatic dimming mirror, Digital transmission range sensor, Backup lamps
285ARadio (Start)
2910ADigital transmission range sensor, PWR feed to fuse #28 (Start feed)
305ADaytime Running Lamps (DRL), DEATC climate controller, Manual climate control, Manual climate control temp blend actuator

Passenger compartment (top side)

Instrument panel fuse box diagram (relay side): Ford Explorer (2005)

Description
Relay 1Flasher relay
Relay 2Rear defrost
Relay 3Delayed accessory relay
Relay 4Open
Relay 5Battery saver
Relay 6Open
Relay 7Open

Engine compartment

Under-hood fuse box diagram: Ford Explorer (2005)

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Assignment of the fuses in the Power distribution box (2005)
Amp RatingDescription
160A**PJB #1
230A**BSM
3Not used
430A**Rear defrost
540A**Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) pump
660A**Delayed accessoiy, Power windows, Audio
720A**Power point #2
830A**4x4 shift motor
920A**Power point #1
1030A**ABS module (valves)
1140A**Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
1250A**Ignition relay, Starter relay
1340A**Trailer tow battery charge, Trailer tow turn signals
1410 A*Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) (Canada)
1515 A*Memory (PCM/DEATC/Cluster), Courtesy lamps
1615 A*Park lamps, Autolamp parklamps, Front foglamps relay coil
175A*Two-speed 4x4 (relay coils)
1820 A*PCM with two-speed 4x4 clutch
1920A**High beam relay
2030A**Trailer electric brake module
2130A**Front wiper motor
2220A**Low beam, Autolamp
2330A**Ignition switch, PCM diode
24Not used
2515 A*Brake on-off
2620 A*Fuel pump
2720 A*Trailer tow park lamps, Trailer tow back-up
2820 A*Horn relay
2960A**PJB #2
3020A**Rear wiper motor
31Not used
32Not used
3330A**Auxiliary blower motor
3430A**Passenger power seat, Adjustable pedals (non-memory)
35Not used
3640A**Blower motor
3715 A*A/C clutch relay, Transmission
3815 A*HEGO, VMV, CMS, ESM, CVS
3915 A*Injectors, Fuel pump relay coil
4015 A*PCM power
4115 A*Coil on plug (4.6L engine only), Ignition coil (4.0L engine only)
4210 A*Right low beam
4310 A*Left low beam
4415 A*Front foglamps
452A*Brake pressure switch (non-AdvanceTrac vehicles)
4620 A*High beams
47Horn relay
48Fuel pump relay
49High beam relay
50Front foglamps relay
51DRL relay (Canada)
52A/C clutch relay
53Trailer tow right turn relay
54Trailer tow left turn relay
55Blower motor relay
56Starter relay
57PCM relay
58Ignition relay
59Not used
60PCM diode
61A/C clutch diode
6230A CBPower windows circuit breaker
* Mini Fuses
** Cartridge Fuses

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Auxiliary relay box

Auxiliary relay box: Ford Explorer (2005)

Description
Relay 64Tvvo-speed 4x4 motor clockwise
Relay 65Two-speed 4x4 motor counterclockwise
Relay 66Open

Rear Relay Box

Rear Relay Box: Ford Explorer (2005)

Assignment of the relay in the Rear Relay Box (2004, 2005)
Description
Relay 14Not used
Relay 15Trailer tow back-up lamps
Relay 16Not used
Relay 17Not used
Relay 18Not used
Relay 19Trailer tow park lamps
Relay 20Trailer tow battery charge
Relay 21Not used
Relay 22Not used
Relay 23Not used
Diode 3Not used
Diode 4Not used