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Old 09-26-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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Where is 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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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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