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How to tell if you are driving XLT, XLS MODEL?

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by iwannabamedic, February 22, 2010.

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    1. iwannabamedic

      iwannabamedic Active Member

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      Hello
      I am wanting to know how does one tell what trim package you have, what is the plain model compared to eddie bauer model?
      thanks
       
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    3. Glen4X4

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      Well I believe the XLS was introduced in 99 and the XLS has normal power options windows,locks, cruise, short console. XLT usually had power windows,locks,cruise a full length console that connected to the dash with air vents in the rear, overhead console. (there were explorers 95-98 labeled xlt's that has the same package options as the xls) Eddie bauer had leather and all power options and seats said eddie bauer right on them and 99-01's had heated leather. I didn't go into direct detail on every option but its an ideal outline of the differences.
       
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      Great explanation Glen.

      So, pretty much only options differ between the XLT and EB in 99-01 was the signature/paint, and heated seats?
       
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      Well the EB's and LTD's also had a computer information center in the full length console and also had automatic climate controls so you could set it like a house thermostat and will constantly keep your truck at that temperature.
       
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      OOooo. Both of those sound very nice. Hmmm.

      Thank you Glenn. May have to keep an X-mas list starting today. :D
       
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      Yea they are nice rides I test drove a 00 Eddie the year before last and I liked it alot but got laid off so wasn't worth going broke over.
       
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      Thr XLS never had the 5.0 V8 as an option. Most come with with the 4.0 OHV V6 except in '01 when the XLS had the SOHC V6. The V8 option is a good option because it's been the most rock solid of any 2nd gen Explorer. Only available in XLT/EB/Limited trim levels.
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      the EATC (electric Automatic thermal controls) are very hard and involved to install, you pretty much have to swap everything under your dash and if it breaks it can be costly


      I have done the message center mod however, and I have a few, its fairly straight forward. if you can crimp wires you can do this mod
       
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      '99 had both XL and XLS's by 2000 the xl was gone. the easiest way to tell the differance is outside

      XL= No Chrome, body color grill
      XLS= No Chrome, body color grill, most have small fender flares
      XLT= Chrome Grill
      EB= Two tone paint, bumpers are lower body color,chrome grill
      Limited= All body color, bumpers and grill.
       
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      i have a 1997 ford explorer xl/xlt with a 4.0 sohc efi v-6 with a 5-speed automatic with fulltime awd i bought police auction it was retired police suv
       
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      Just take note some XLT's did have body color match grill. Go to an car selling site IF the dealers have them labeled right then you'll see exterior differences right away.
       
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      Agreed. There's a 99-01 XLT kicking around town that's all Wedgewood Blue (including grille shell) and has a 5.0 to boot. I hoped to find something like that when I scored my EB 4 years back as the Wedgewood was the colour of my '00 Sport and I liked it.
       
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      Yea my dads 00 was I believe the wedgewood blue with gray fender flares like the EB's fender flare style.
       
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      i have 1997 ford explorer XL/XLT 4-DOOR WITH FULLTIME AWD WITH 4X4 HIGH AND 4X4 LOW 4.0 SOHC E.F.I V-6 WITH 3:73 LSD REAR CHECK MY OUT MYSPACE.COM/DANWHORE97 OR FACEBOOK/DANIEL RAY CAMACHO
       
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      but the XLT's had chrome bumpers...right?
       
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      Not all XLT's some 99-01's had painted bumpers that would match fender flares and some were black with the chrome fog light inserts.
       
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      yes xlt has chrome bumper
       
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      Chrome bumper isn't always a good thing though..mine is rusty!
       
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      my chrome bumper froont and back 100%perfect
       
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      you got wax bumper on
       
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      i have 97 lt. t has crome bumpers. does anyone now the proper name of fords green paint. it looks like a hunter green to me. pretty dark in color:exp:
       
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      Yea...but the question was how to tell the difference between an XLT and XLS and the XLS didn't come til 99 when the front bumper was changed and there was not a whole chrome bumper like previous years. The XLT's had either Black bumper with chrome trim around the fog lights or optional painted bumper where as the XLS had a complete black bumper.
       
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      Check the door jamb on the driver's side. The paint code is in there. Once you find that, put Google to use and you'll find a lot of resources out there to tranlsate the paint code into a name.
       
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      Thanks guys and gals, I was wanting to figure out what mine is cause I am curius. I have a 2000 4.0 OHV 4x4 auto, it has leather seats, cruise control, a/c, but no over head console, no center console, arm rest, and it has manual windows and door locks. I installed some fog lights and was looking for a place to run the hot wire for them and there is no power wires in the fuse box for the power windows or locks. Thats what got me wondering what model this is.

      thanks again
       
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      Ok it sounds like you have the XL model the bare bones and your seats are probably vinyl unless someone installed leather before you got it.
       

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