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Small light inside headlight not working, or am I missing how/when it works?

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by Rainlord, August 18, 2017.

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  1. Rainlord

    Rainlord Elite Explorer

    June 16, 2017
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    I've been trying to figure out - both from online and the Ford manual - what the following light does:


    No matter how I switch the lights on in the car, whether it's day or night, or what I do light-wise, can I get this light to light up. It seems it's wired in a chain after the blinker, but that's as far as I've gotten. I've tried replacing the bulbs on both sides, also to no luck. I've also checked fuse #30 in the fuse box inside the car as that seemed like a candidate (Marked as "Front park lamps"). I don't seem to have any menu option in the car for any additional lights either.

    Anyone have an idea what it's called, and what to check or do to make it work?
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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

    December 28, 2010
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    Unfortunately I don't have my 2011 anymore so I can't check it. I can say however, that I never noticed that 'bulb' when I did have it. I think that your Manual lists every bulb in the vehicle. The only one I can think of that may come close to it is the 'Sidemarker' lamp,

  4. cwescapexlt4x4

    cwescapexlt4x4 Explorin' the Desert SW Elite Explorer

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    That is part of the parking light and lights as the time you have the parking lights and/or headlights on.

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