Ford Explorer (2002 – 2005) fuse and relay

The third-generation Ford Explorer went on sale in January 2001 for the 2002 model year. Model years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005. In our article you will find a designation of Ford Explorer fuses and relays with box diagrams and locations. Note the cigarette lighter fuse.

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The purpose of the elements in the boxes may differ from the one presented. Check your technical documentation.

Is it the wrong generation or the diagrams are not suitable? See other Ford Explorer:

[ Ford Explorer 2G (1995-2003) ]

[ Ford Explorer 4G (2006-2010) ]

[ Ford Explorer 5G (2010-2020) ]

[Ford Explorer 6G (2020-2025) ]

Passenger compartment

The fuse and relay box is located below the instrument panel on the driver’s side.


Fuse box

Box 1


Diagram 1


130A Memory seat module, Driver power seat, Driver power lumbar
220A Moonroof
320A Radio, Amplifier, DVD
45A Front wiper module
515A Flasher relay (Turn, hazards)
610A Key-in-chime
715A Heated mirrors
85A Heated PCV (4.0L engine only)
915A Not used
1010A Heated backlight relay coil, A/C clutch contact
1120A Heated seats
125A 4×4 (switch)
135A Overdrive cancel switch
155A Rear wiper module, Cluster
165A Power mirror, Manual climate control, TPMS
1715A Delayed accessoiy relay coil/Battery saver coil and contact/Reading and glove box lamps
1810A Flexible fuel pump
1910A Restraint Control Module (RCM)
205A Memory driver seat switch, Driver seat module, Body Security Module (BSM), PATS LED
215A Instrument cluster, Compass, Flasher coil
2210A ABS, IVD Controller
2315A Not used
2415A Cigar lighter, OBD II, Neutral tow
255A Mode – Temperature actuator for auxiliary climate control, Trailer tow batteiy charge relay coil, TPMS
267,5A Reverse park aid, Brake shift interlock, IVD switch
277,5A Automatic dimming mirror, Digital transmission range sensor, Backup lamps
285A Radio (Start)
2910A Digital transmission range sensor, PWR feed to fuse #28 (Start feed)
305A Daytime Running Lamps (DRL), DEATC climate controller, Manual climate control, Manual climate control temp blend actuator

Cigar lighter (power outlet) fuses are the fuse №24 (Cigar lighter) in the Instrument panel fuse box, and fuses №7 (Power point #2), №9 (Power point #1) in the Engine compartment fuse box.


Top side


Relay diagram

Protected components

Relay 1Flasher relay
Relay 2Rear defrost
Relay 3Delayed accessory relay
Relay 4Open
Relay 5Battery saver
Relay 6Open
Relay 7Open

Engine compartment

Main fuse box

It is located in the engine compartment at the left side.

Box 2


Diagram 2


160A PJB #1
230A BSM
3Not used
430A Rear defrost
540A Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) pump
660A Delayed accessoiy, Power windows, Audio
720A Power point #2
830A 4×4 shift motor
920A Power point #1
1030A ABS module (valves)
1140A Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
1250A Ignition relay, Starter relay
1340A Trailer tow battery charge, Trailer tow turn signals
1410A Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) (Canada)
1515A Memory (PCM/DEATC/Cluster), Courtesy lamps
1615A Park lamps, Autolamp parklamps, Front foglamps relay coil
175A Two-speed 4×4 (relay coils)
1820A PCM with two-speed 4×4 clutch
1920A High beam relay
2030A Trailer electric brake module
2130A Front wiper motor
2220A Low beam, Autolamp
2330A Ignition switch, PCM diode
24Not used
2515A Brake on-off
2620A Fuel pump
2720A Trailer tow park lamps, Trailer tow back-up
2820A Horn relay
2960A PJB #2
3020A Rear wiper motor
31Not used
32Not used
3330A Auxiliary blower motor
3430A Passenger power seat, Adjustable pedals (non-memory)
35Not used
3640A Blower motor
3715A A/C clutch relay, Transmission
3915A Injectors, Fuel pump relay coil
4015A PCM power
4115A Coil on plug (4.6L engine only), Ignition coil (4.0L engine only)
4210A Right low beam
4310A Left low beam
4415A Front foglamps
452/5A Brake pressure switch (non-AdvanceTrac vehicles)
4620A High beams
47Horn relay
48Fuel pump relay
49High beam relay
50Front foglamps relay
51DRL relay (Canada)
52A/C clutch relay
53Trailer tow right turn relay
54Trailer tow left turn relay
55Blower motor relay
56Starter relay
57PCM relay
58Ignition relay
59Not used
60PCM diode
61A/C clutch diode
6230A Power windows circuit breaker

Auxiliary relay box

Installed on the right side.


Relay diagram 1


  • 64 – Tvvo-speed 4×4 motor clockwise
  • 65 – Two-speed 4×4 motor counterclockwise
  • 66 – Open

Rear relay box


Diagram 3

Circuits protected

Relay 14Not used
Relay 15Trailer tow back- up lamps
Relay 16Not used
Relay 17Not used
Relay 18Not used
Relay 19Trailer tow park lamps
Relay 20Trailer tow battery charge
Relay 21Not used
Relay 22Approach lamps
Relay 23Not used
Diode 3Not used
Diode 4Not used

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Comments 2

  • I am looking for the fuse that works the actuator for hvac, and the door button open on the outside door. both have quit working.

  • I lost wipers, turn signals, hazards, speedo, heater blower

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