Ford Escort – fuse and relay

The Ford Escort is a compact passenger car that has been delivered to markets around the world for 5 generations since 1968. The 4-door sedan assembled on its platform is also known as the Ford Orion. This publication will provide an assignment of Ford Escort (Orion) fuses and relays with box diagrams and photographs for the latest generation, produced in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. During this period of production, the car was restyled 2 times. Therefore, the version of the box with fuses and relays largely depends on the year of manufacture and the level of equipment.

Ford Ekort


Layout of electronic control units

General scheme


1Air conditioner relay – bulkhead
2Antenna Motor Relay (Convertible)
3SRS electronic control unit
4Anti-theft alarm sound
5Anti-theft Relay (Convertible)
6Accumulator battery
7Central locking control unit / anti-theft control unit
8Infrared receiver for central locking
9Thermal fuse (convertible roof drive) – Luggage compartment left
10Convertible roof drive relay (folding)
11Convertible roof drive relay (unfolding)
12Convertible roof drive relay
13Diagnostic connector (DLC)
14Power window relay – opening (“one touch”)
15Power window relay, driver’s side – behind the center console
16Power window relay, passenger side – behind center console
17Rear left power window relay (Convertible)
18Rear Right Power Window Motor Relay (Convertible)
19Cooling Fan Motor Relay – Behind Battery
20Fuse / relay box dashboard 1
21Fuse / relay box dashboard 2
22Fuse / relay box, engine compartment
23Fuse F38 (40A) – Power window switch (Convertible)
24Fuse F40 (10A) – antenna drive relay (Convertible)
25Fuse F41 (3A) -CD – audio system changer
26Windshield Heater Relay – Behind Battery
27Sound signal
28Electronic immobilizer control unit
29Immobilizer ring antenna – steering column
30Inertial fuel cut-off switch
31Relay for electric sunroof

Engine compartment

It is located near the battery.


block under the hood


F1(80A) Fuse / relay box – instrument cluster 1 & 2
F2(60A) Fuse / Relay Box – Instrument Panel 1 & 2
F3(60A) Fuse / Relay Box – Instrument Panel 1 & 2
F4(40A) Cooling fan motor relay – no A / C
F5(50A) Heated windscreen
F6(50A) Glow plugs

Passenger compartment

It is located under the dashboard on the driver’s side. Relays are mounted in the upper part, and fuses on the side.

Photo for example

Photo - an example of a Ford escort unit


Type 1

Description table

F125A Door lighting, Heated rear window, Mirrors
F230A ABS, Instrument panel
F310A Engine management system
F415A Headlights, Daytime running light system
F520A Engine management system
F610A Headlight adjustment, Fog lights, License plate light, Interior lighting, Instrument panel, Instrument lighting, Signal lights, Heating and ventilation, Audio system, Heated seats
F710A Headlight adjustment, License plate lamp
F810A Fog lights
F930A Engine management system (1.3 and 1.4 CFI), Fan
F1010A Headlights, Daytime running light system
F1115A Fog lights
F1210A Reversing lights, Hazard warning lights, Direction indicators
F1320A Screen wiper and washer
F1425A Heating and ventilation, Air conditioning, Engine management system (2.0 EFI)
F1530A ABS, ESP control unit
F163A Heated rear window
F177.5A Airbags
F1815A Headlights, Daytime running light system
F193A ABS, Instrument panel
F2015A Alarm
F2115A Door lighting, Cigarette lighter fuse, Security system
F2230A Luke, Glass lifters
F2330A Headlight washers
F2410A Headlights, Daytime running light system
F253A Engine Management, Air Conditioning (RS Cosworth)
F2615A Heated seats
F2715A ABS, Charging system, Headlights, Daytime running light system, Brake light, Fog lights, Door lighting, Instrument panel, Alarm, Cigarette lighter, Heated rear window, Airbags
F2815A charging system
F2920A Security system, Central locking

For the cigarette lighter, fuses number 21 or 27 at 15A are responsible.

Type 2


Fuse block diagram


F1(30A) Glow plug control module, starter
F2(25A) Heater / air conditioner
F3(20A) Anti-theft system, daytime running light, door opening lamps, fog lamps, headlights, horn, tail lamps, license plate lamps
F4(10A) Door opening lamps, headlight range control, interior lamps, license plate lamps, headlights, tail lamps
F5(15A) Daytime running lights, headlights
F6(15A) Daytime running lights, headlights
F7(10A) Fog lamps, license plate lamps, headlights, tail lamps
F8(7.5A) Anti-theft system, diagnostic connector, engine management system
F9(20A) Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
F10(30A) Headlamp washers
F11(7.5A) Airbag
F12(10A) Daytime running lights, fog lights, headlights, instrument cluster lights, instrument cluster
F13(15A) Air conditioning, fuel heater (Diesel)
F14(15A) Engine management system (petrol)
F15(10A) Engine management system (petrol)
F16(20A) A / C system, engine management system, vehicle speed sensor
F17(15A) Heated seats
F18(15A) Anti-theft system, audio system, instrument cluster
F19(30A) Power windows, instrument cluster lights, sunroof
F20(30A) Air conditioning, cooling fan motor (except 1.3 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 1.8D Turbo)
F21(7,5A) Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
F22(20A) Central locking, diagnostic socket, engine management system (except 1.8D Turbo), starter relay (automatic transmission / manual transmission with PATS), vehicle speed sensor
F23(25A) Reserve
F24(30A) Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
F25(20A) Anti-theft system, retractable roof drive, headlamp washers, windscreen wiper / washer
F26(10A) Direction indicators / hazard warning lamps, reversing lamp (s)
F27(25A) Power door mirrors, heated rear window, horn, turn signals / hazard warning lights
F28(15A) Anti-theft alarm, horn, turn signals / hazard warning lights
F29(15A) Anti-theft system, audio system, cigarette lighter, clock, door lamps, instrument cluster
F30(10A) Daytime lighting system, headlights, headlight range control
F31(10A) Daytime lighting system, headlights, headlight range control
F32(15A) Fog lights
F33(20A) Power seats
F34(15A) Anti lock brake system (ABS), windshield washer nozzle heaters, brake lights

The fuse number 29, 15A, is responsible for the cigarette lighter.


Type 1


Ford escort relay circuit - Option 1


1Relay for main ignition circuits
2Headlamp low beam relay
3Headlamp high beam relay
5Relay for auxiliary ignition circuits
6Fuel pump relay
7Engine control relay
8Heated rear window relay
9Interior lamp off delay relay (with interior lamp off delay function)
10Rear window wiper intermittent relay (wiper intermittent)
11Relay for intermittent operation of the windshield wiper
12Starter relay (automatic transmission / manual transmission with PATS)
13Horn relay
14Headlight washer delay relay
15Daytime running light relay (dipped headlights)
16Fog lamp relay
20Anti-theft system breaker
21Buzzer warning about left included dimensions
23Fully Open Throttle Position Relay (A / C Gasoline Models)
24Rear fog lamp relay
25Daytime running light relay (front dimensions)
F35(20A) Anti-theft system, central locking, power seats – fuse

Type 2


Ford escort relay circuit - Option 2


R1ABS pump
R2Air conditioning
R3Fuel pump 4×4
R4Headlight washers
R5Engine functions
R6aABS main relay (except RS Cosworth)
R6bVoltmeter (RS Cosworth)
R7aFuel pump
R9Heated rear window
R10Power Relay
R11Rear fog lamp
R12aDaylight system
R12bReduced low beam (right hand drive)
R13Fog lights
R14Wiper relay
R15Rear wiper relay
R16aReduced low beam (right hand drive)
R16bDaylight system
R17High beam
R19Interior lighting
R20Low beam
R21Immobilizer or automatic transmission
AFront fog lights

Type 3

  • R1 – Gray – Heated windscreen.
  • R2 – Red – Intermittent wiper control.
  • R3 – Gray – Heated rear window.
  • R4 – Dark green – ABS system.
  • R5 – Purple – ABS pump.
  • R6 – White / Yellow – High Beam.
  • R7 – Orange – Intermittent rear wiper control.
  • R8 – Green / Red / Yellow – Relay CFI, EFI, EEC IV.
  • R9 – Brown – Fuel pump.
  • R10 – Brown – Magnetic clutch (air conditioning system).
  • R11 – Green – Air conditioning system.
  • R12 – Brown – Engine management.
  • R13 – Reserve
  • R14 – Reserve
  • R15 – Reserve
  • R16 – Purple – Fuel pump.
  • R17 – Yellow – Delay off interior lighting.
  • R18 – Green – Power windows.
  • R19 – Gray – Rear fog lamp.
  • R20 – Spare.
  • R21 – White – front fog lamp module.
  • R22 – Blue – Headlight washer.
  • R23 – White – Auxiliary light.
  • R24 – Red or Yellow – automatic transmission / alarm
  • R25 – White – Front fog lamp
  • R26 – Black – Starter switch / steering column lock.

That’s all. And if you want to add something to the material, write in the comments.

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