Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box and some ads will disappear once registered!

Solved Fuse and relay locations--2nd generation power distribution box Layout-

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by Turdle, March 2, 2007.

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^



Do Not Sell My Personal Information



  1. connieh

    connieh New Member

    Joined:
    January 31, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Jasper Al.
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2001 ford ranger
    thank you , now i took ranger to ford n had them to put it on the diagnostic tester. it says relay 4x4 bad, what do i need to order, the relay part which i've done got goes under the truck bout middle ways. i see where it goes but i checked n no fire going to switch. what would i need to do next?
     
  2. Support EF

    Join the Elite Explorers for $20.

    Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no advertisements, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.



  3. gregbj33

    gregbj33 New Member

    Joined:
    April 29, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1998 Ranger XLT 4.0
    Guys,
    Looking for the color of a wire coming out of the distribution box that gets power when key is turned on. Looking for best wire to tap into and also one that is easily distinguished as there are a few of the same color. Looking to power my fogs on a 98 ranger anytime key is turned on(kinda like DRls with lower voltage) Already located the fog light wire(dark blue with light green stripe. Now just need to know what wire to splice it to to make this work.

    Thanks In Advance!!!!
     
  4. BrooklynBay

    BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    November 11, 2005
    Messages:
    54,001
    Likes Received:
    440
    Trophy Points:
    113
    City, State:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    88 89 93 95 96 Aerostars
  5. gregbj33

    gregbj33 New Member

    Joined:
    April 29, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1998 Ranger XLT 4.0
    thanks for the welcome and the fast reply. Thick yellow wire, ok, no stripes, just a solid yellow wire. Awesome, anything else i would need to know?

    Thanks again!!
     
  6. CDW6212R

    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    June 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,752
    Media:
    5
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,158
    Trophy Points:
    143
    City, State:
    Knoxville, TN
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    98 Limited AWD
    If the Ranger has the same aux relay box under the air cleaner(4 relay box), that may have fog light wiring already in it.

    Don't cut any factory wiring, or use wiring "taps" to cut into OEM wires. Use proper wiring connectors, and solder any joints running high powered circuits.
     
  7. gregbj33

    gregbj33 New Member

    Joined:
    April 29, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1998 Ranger XLT 4.0
    looks like the thick yellow wire is a constant. Im looking for one that only gets power when the key is turned on. Any ideas?
     
  8. BrooklynBay

    BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    November 11, 2005
    Messages:
    54,001
    Likes Received:
    440
    Trophy Points:
    113
    City, State:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    88 89 93 95 96 Aerostars
  9. CDW6212R

    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    June 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,752
    Media:
    5
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,158
    Trophy Points:
    143
    City, State:
    Knoxville, TN
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    98 Limited AWD
    Who else hates buying a used vehicle with poor wiring modifications done to them, such as cutting or tapping into the main wires?

    Those are the vehicles that have mysterious electrical problems, symptoms affecting several electrical systems.

    Do not touch the main wires of the fuse panels, dash, or under hood Power Distribution Box. Only tap into smaller support wiring, find an existing electrical circuit which has the type of wiring needed, and can handle supplying extra current from the existing fused circuit.

    That is why I suggested the existing auxiliary fuse box under the air cleaner. I'm not familiar with a Ranger, but all 95-01 Explorers have that relay box. For fog lights, either the wiring is there, or at the least there is an unused relay socket which you can add OEM wires to.

    The best way to add circuits is to find an opening in your PDB, then go find a used vehicle with that location used already, and remove and buy those wires/fuses/relays. Those components directly plug into your vehicle, with no cutting of wires.
     
  10. hoffadog

    hoffadog New Member

    Joined:
    June 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    memphis tn
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    01 sport trac 4x4
    chasing my tail

    those 2nd generation fuse and relay diagrams, would they apply to an 01 sport trac 4x4
     
  11. CDW6212R

    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    June 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,752
    Media:
    5
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,158
    Trophy Points:
    143
    City, State:
    Knoxville, TN
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    98 Limited AWD
    No, te PDB changed from 1998 to 1999, and again in around 2001. I think you have a wider and shorter PDB than the earlier trucks. It has different fuses too.
     
  12. DavidChandler

    DavidChandler New Member

    Joined:
    January 16, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Cross PLains ,Indiana
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1995 Eddie Baure Edition
    Is there anyone that knows if there is a relay for the transmission located in rear panel on 95 explorer 4X4
     
  13. BrooklynBay

    BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    November 11, 2005
    Messages:
    54,001
    Likes Received:
    440
    Trophy Points:
    113
    City, State:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    88 89 93 95 96 Aerostars
  14. penske2584

    penske2584 Member

    Joined:
    June 28, 2013
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    North Central US
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1996 Explorer AWD 5.0V8
    I looked on Chiltons for my 96 xlt awd 5.0... The alternator is supposed to be 130 Amps. I dont know if my stock one is 130a or not.

    My fuses are set up like the pages earlier in this thread. Im having power issues with multiple things. What if I upgrade all fuses to match the new pics below?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  15. BobbyTang

    BobbyTang Member

    Joined:
    October 17, 2013
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    1999 Explorer XLT 4.0L SOHC
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    Wannabe Mechanic
    I am having an issue with my front washer, the pump sprays the rear and not the front, checked a lot except for the two relays under the air intake box, does anyone have a front washer relay part # or photo of what they look like before I remove the box etc to find out, I've found a relay #RY-612 but I have seen others as well that appear larger and have 6+ prongs where the part mentioned above has 5

    I drive a 99 Explorer XLT

    Many Thanks!
     
    Last edited: November 22, 2013
  16. chuckieboi

    chuckieboi New Member

    Joined:
    March 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Taylor, Michigan
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2000 XLT
    I have an issue where the Power Distribution Box mini fuse #9 (20A) keeps blowing. I start to move the vehicle forward, and then it blows. It is the Fuel pump/RAP fuse, and not sure where the short might be located...any ideas? 2000 Explorer XLT 5.0

    Thanks!
     
  17. Turdle

    Turdle Go Chiefs! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    June 16, 2003
    Messages:
    29,309
    Likes Received:
    926
    Trophy Points:
    143
    City, State:
    Humboldt, KS
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2000 Mounty
    This thread was created for reference only. I suggest you start a thread in the appropriate sub forum.
     
  18. fastpakr

    fastpakr Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    February 18, 2005
    Messages:
    502
    Media:
    7
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    84
    Trophy Points:
    38
    City, State:
    Roanoke, VA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    99 4wd - 5.0/4R70W/BW4406
    Here's the 1999 info.

    99 Explorer Page 179.png

    99 Explorer Page 180.png

    99 Explorer Page 181.png

    99 Explorer Page 182.png

    99 Explorer Page 183.png

    99 Explorer Page 184.png

    99 Explorer Page 185.png

    99 Explorer Page 186.png
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  19. fastpakr

    fastpakr Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    February 18, 2005
    Messages:
    502
    Media:
    7
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    84
    Trophy Points:
    38
    City, State:
    Roanoke, VA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    99 4wd - 5.0/4R70W/BW4406
    And here's 1998:

    98 Explorer Page 136.png

    98 Explorer Page 137.png

    98 Explorer Page 138.png

    98 Explorer Page 139.png

    98 Explorer Page 140.png

    98 Explorer Page 141.png

    98 Explorer Page 142.png

    98 Explorer Page 143.png
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
  20. donalds

    donalds Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    July 12, 2015
    Messages:
    2,269
    Likes Received:
    554
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Stem
    City, State:
    Nc
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1999 ford explorer sohc
    Thanks on behalf of all ^^^^
    You are a generation and a scholar ,
     
  21. koda2000

    koda2000 Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    September 2, 2011
    Messages:
    13,267
    Likes Received:
    1,177
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    x
    I agree the above information should be a sticky. I think there is some additional related info that would be helpful.

    I know there 3 relays located over the gas pedal. I believe 1 is for the battery saver and 1 is for the auto-down feature for the driver's window. What's the 3rd relay for and does anyone know which relay is which?

    Also, there are relays located in a small box under the air cleaner box. I believe one is for the fog/driving lights and there are at least 2 more, which I believe are for the front & rear window washers. Is there a 4th relay? Again, which relay is which?

    I don't think this thread has covered these locations and I haven't seen it covered by the owner's manual.

    Edit: Found this image for the relay's over the gas pedal... shows 7 relays.
    [​IMG]

    I found this for the relay box under the air cleaner, but it's not official and incomplete.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: September 29, 2018
    • Thanks Thanks x 2

Share This Page







We Support Our Troops!