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Old 09-26-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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Where is cabin fuse box?

Where is passenger fuse box? The manual said under and to the left of the steering column and by the brake-I cant find it. 2011 Ford Explorer
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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Where is passenger fuse box? The manual said under and to the left of the steering column and by the brake-I cant find it. 2011 Ford Explorer
You and me both. I hear its a pain to find, but I spent 5 minutes looking all around the break and up under the steering column and couldn't find it. Might have to start removing trim pieces.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:22 PM   #3
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This thread has a picture and description of location of fuse box:


http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...e+box+location
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:23 PM   #4
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Ok Found it on my 2012. There is NO way I can get to it. I'd have to remove the break peddle just to get my head in a position to see what I'm doing. It looks to be a mile behind a trim piece, do you have to remove this?
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:56 PM   #5
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Fuse box

No trim pieces have to be removed for the 2011. Great prior thread. Put seat all the way back. Get a flash light and put your head in front of the break pedal. Shine your light up and towards the exterior of the car right above a couple electrical plugs. Very small panel. Pull the cover and grab the white pinchers off the inside of the lid. I found the hardest part is reinstalling the tiny fuse after you pull it. Good luck.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:16 PM   #6
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This is what I see laying on my back.





This is what I can barely see with my head on the break pedal all the way forward.






If this is the same for the 2011 as it is MY2012 then I'm going to ask the dealer to do it because there is no way I can get a flashlight and my hand to see what I am doing up in there. I am hoping that the last piece of black trim in the first photo is new on the 2012s and that I'm not just missing some sort of acrobatics that I need to know how to do.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:52 AM   #7
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We don't have that black trim piece on the 2011.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:54 PM   #8
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I wanted to get to the fuse box this weekend to install a radar detector, my 2012, has the trim piece pictured... there are two small bolts that hold it in place with a plastic push on, on the left side, if you remove the bolts and pull it gently off the plastic push on, you will have easier, but not easy access to the fuse box...

It's a poor design, what if you had to change a fuse and didn't have any tools to remove the bolts etc, plus it's in a terrible location...

The drivers seat track will dig into your back, you should put a towel, or something soft over it to help with that...

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I think my dealer has a pet monkey that they've trained to work on the fuse box.




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Old 10-12-2011, 07:19 AM   #10
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The fuse box location on the ex is one of the poorest I have seen.
My 2005 passat wagon has a removable plastic cover on the side of the dash panel were all the fuses/relays can easily be accessed.
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Angry Fuse Box on 2013 Explorer Limited

How do you remove plastic pin holding fuse box cover under dash on drivers side of explorer 2013. There is a plastic pin on left side that feels as if it is threaded but will not come out. The cover as two other screws but they will screw out. Surprised Ford put the fuse panel where it is not accessible should one have trouble on road. I have pushed, pried, screwed all to no avail. Can anyone tell me how to remove this cover to get to the fuse box?
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:08 PM   #12
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Remove the two screws. The plastic push pin on the left pulls out. Its a pain in the ass the first time and will take some elbow grease. After that it just needs to be finagled out.




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Where is it actually located?
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Where is it actually located?
Unless they have moved it in newer modles, it is under the dash in an area above the parking brake. The fuse box is located just sightly up and to the left of the plug above the yellow sideways 'A' in the picture. And for more free info, the white sticker with the bar code shows your driver's side door code (changed to 0's for the pic).

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Unless they have moved it in newer modles, it is under the dash in an area above the parking brake. The fuse box is located just sightly up and to the left of the plug above the yellow sideways 'A' in the picture. And for more free info, the white sticker with the bar code shows your driver's side door code (changed to 0's for the pic).

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Peter - Do you know if the turn signal / flasher relay is located there? Couldn't find anything in manual, dealers service writer said to bring it in and drop it off .

This might be part of the computer don't know. I the removed 2 relays in the engine compartment and the flashers kept flashing.

I'm going to do a LED turn swap and if hyper-flashing occurs, thought this would be easier to swap out flasher relay (if we have them} for one that's made for LEDs-non LEDs than doing resistors.

Thanks in advance, your knowledge of the Ex is always appreciated.

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Peter - Do you know if the turn signal / flasher relay is located there? Couldn't find anything in manual, dealers service writer said to bring it in and drop it off .

This might be part of the computer don't know. I the removed 2 relays in the engine compartment and the flashers kept flashing.

I'm going to do a LED turn swap and if hyper-flashing occurs, thought this would be easier to swap out flasher relay (if we have them} for one that's made for LEDs-non LEDs than doing resistors.

Thanks in advance, your knowledge of the Ex is always appreciated.

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Hey tinner. Check out post 8 in the following thread;

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...hlight=flasher

Seems there is no physical flasher unit. Good luck.

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Thanks Peter- Missed that one, just found info on earlier Gen Exs.

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Smile Interior Fuse Panel Location

Hello to all! Just purchased a 2014 Explorer Sport. Have had Ford's all my life. My father is retired from Ford and the Z Plan really helps.
I have a question, where is the interior fuse panel? The manual says below the steering wheel and left of the brake. There is nothing there! Gotta love Engineer's!
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Welcome to the Forum GelanderDawg.
As per my PM, I have merged your thread with this existing one. On my 2011 Limited the fuse box was visible. However, on my 2014 MKT, there is a large black plastic cover under the dash that makes it hard to see. I have included a picture in previous posts in this thread of the location. Good luck getting at it.

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