In this article, we will provide you with an in-depth exploration of the 2017 Ford Explorer fuse box diagram. We’ll unravel the complexities and demystify the purpose of each fuse, enabling you to navigate your electrical system with confidence and ease.
When it comes to understanding the electrical system of your vehicle, having access to a clear and detailed fuse box diagram is crucial. The fuse box is responsible for protecting various electrical components in your 2017 Ford Explorer, ensuring their safe operation and preventing any potential damages or malfunctions.
Whenever certain electrical components in your vehicle fail to function, it is possible that the system has experienced an overload and blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. Before considering any repairs or replacements for the electrical parts, it is essential to inspect the corresponding fuses or circuit breakers.
The following comprehensive charts provide information on the specific fuses or circuit breakers that protect each electrical component within your vehicle. It’s crucial to note that if a fuse blows or a circuit breaker opens, all the parts connected to that particular circuit will cease to operate.
Remember, taking the time to inspect and replace faulty fuses can save you from unnecessary repairs and potential hazards, ensuring the smooth operation of your vehicle’s electrical components. Following these guidelines will help you ensure the efficient functioning of your vehicle’s electrical system.
Note: All information contained in this Quick Reference Guide was accurate at the time of duplication. For detailed operating and safety information, please consult your Owner’s Manual. The respective vehicle owner's manual will provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information. It's important to go through owner's manual for the exact location and identification of the fuse box in your vehicle, as the location can vary slightly depending on the trim level or optional features.
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Important: Always disconnect the battery before servicing high-current fuses. To reduce the risk of electrical shock, always replace the cover with the power distribution box before reconnecting the battery or refilling fluid reservoirs. Always replace a fuse with one that has the specified amperage rating. Using a fuse with a higher amperage rating can cause severe wire damage and could start a fire.
2017 Ford Explorer Fuse Box Diagram (Power Distribution Box)
The power distribution box, which houses high-current fuses, is situated in the engine compartment of your vehicle. These fuses play a crucial role in safeguarding the main electrical systems from overloads, ensuring their proper functioning. The high-current fuses within the power distribution box are coded using a specific system. This coding scheme helps identify and differentiate the various fuses.
Note: In the event that you need to disconnect and reconnect the battery, it's important to note that certain features may require resetting. This step is necessary to restore their functionality.
With the coding system, you can effectively troubleshoot and address any issues related to the high-current fuses within the power distribution box. This knowledge will enable you to protect the main electrical systems of your vehicle from potential overloads and maintain their optimal performance. The high-current fuses are coded as follows:
1Micro 2 fuse / 2M-case fuse / 3J-case fuse.
|Fuse or Relay Number||Fuse Rating||Protected Components|
|1||20A1||Powertrain control module power.|
|2||20A1||Engine emissions (MIL).|
|3||20A1||A/C clutch control relay coil. VACC. Active grille shutters.|
|11||—||Right hand side electronic cooling fan 3 relay.|
|12||40A2||Heated rear window.|
|14||—||Powertrain control module relay.|
|15||20A1||Horn relay power.|
|16||10A1||A/C clutch relay power.|
|17||—||Rear heated window and heated mirrors relay.|
|18||—||Rear blower motor relay.|
|20||—||Left hand side cooling fan relay.|
|21||—||Cooling fans series/parallel relay.|
|22||25A2||Electronic fan relay 2.|
|26||30A2||Anti-lock brake system valves.|
|27||30A2||Trailer tow battery charge relay power.|
|31||10A1||Electric power-assisted steering.|
|32||10A1||Anti-lock brake system module.|
|33||10A1||Powertrain control module (ISPR).|
|34||10A1||Blind spot information system. Adaptive cruise control. Front view camera. Rear camera.|
|36||—||Blower motor relay.|
|37||—||Trailer tow battery charge relay.|
|38||—||A/C compressor clutch relay.|
|41||40A2||Rear blower motor.|
|43||40A2||Front blower motor.|
|44||50A3||Voltage quality module bus.|
|45||40A3||Electronic fan relay 1.|
|46||30A3||Trailer tow brake controller.|
|48||50A3||Body control module RP1 bus.|
|50||50A3||Body control module RP2 bus.|
|51||50A3||Electronic fan relay 3.|
|52||60A3||Anti-lock brake system pump.|
|60||20A2||Power point (front console bin).|
|62||20A2||Power point (instrument panel).|
|65||20A2||Power point (2nd row) (without USB charger).|
|67||20A2||Power point (cargo area).|
|70||15A2||Trailer tow left-hand and right-hand stop and direction indicator lamps.|
|73||30A2||Driver seat module. Driver seat power.|
|74||30A2||Passenger seat power.|
|75||30A2||Front wiper motor.|
|78||30A2||3rd row power folding seat module relay.|
|81||10A1||Trailer tow back-up lamp relay.|
|83||10A1||Brake on/off switch.|
|85||5A1||2nd row USB charger (if equipped).|
|92||15A1||Multi-contour seat module relay.|
|94||15A1||Rear washer relay.|
|95||15A1||Rear wiper relay.|
|96||10A1||Powertrain control module relay coil power.|
|98||20A1||2nd row seat motors.|
|99||20A1||Trailer tow parking lamp relay.|
2017 Ford Explorer Fuse Box Diagram (Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel)
The engineers have put careful thought into the design of the fuse panel in the Passenger Compartment, ensuring it is cleverly positioned beneath the dashboard, specifically on the left-hand side of the steering wheel. This strategic placement brings about several advantages, making it incredibly convenient to access and handle anything related to the fuses. With the fuse panel located near the dashboard, you can effortlessly examine, replace, or troubleshoot the fuses without any hassle or confusion.
Imagine encountering an electrical issue while on the road. Thanks to the fuse panel’s proximity to the dashboard, you can swiftly identify and address the problem. The clear visibility offered by this smart positioning allows you to easily locate the appropriate fuse and take necessary action. Whether it’s a blown fuse that needs replacement or a troubleshooting task, you can efficiently carry out these tasks without wasting precious time or facing unnecessary complications.
1Micro 2 fuse / 2Micro 3 fuse / 3Circuit breaker
|Fuse or relay number||Fuse Rating||Protected Components|
|1||10A1||Demand lamps. Battery saver.|
|2||7.5A1||Memory seat switch (lumbar power).|
|3||20A1||Driver unlock relay.|
|4||5A1||Aftermarket electronic brake controller.|
|5||20A1||Rear heated seat module.|
|10||5A2||Securicode™ keyless entry keypad. Hands free liftgate.|
|11||5A2||Rear climate control module.|
|12||7.5A2||Front climate control module.|
|13||7.5A2||Instrument cluster. Smart data link. Steering column control module.|
|14||10A2||Extended power module.|
|15||10A2||Smart datalink connector power. Heads up display.|
|17||5A2||Electronic finish panel.|
|18||5A2||Push button start switch. Ignition switch. Key inhibit.|
|19||7.5A2||Transmission control switch.|
|21||5A2||Terrain management switch. Heads up display. Humidity sensor.|
|22||5A2||Occupant classification sensor.|
|23||10A1||Delayed accessory power. Power windows. Moonroof. Folding mirror relay. DC inverter. Window/moonroof switch illumination.|
|24||20A1||Central lock relay.|
|25||30A1||Left-hand front smart window motor. Door zone module.|
|26||30A1||Right-hand front smart window motor. Door zone module.|
|28||20A1||Sony amplifier – 10 channel.|
|29||30A1||Sony amplifier – 14 channel.|
|32||10A1||SYNC. GPS module. Display. Radio frequency receiver.|
|35||5A1||Restraints control module. Extended power module.|
|36||15A1||Lane departure warning module. Auto high beam. EC mirrors. Rear heated seats.|
|37||20A1||Heated steering wheel.|
|38||30A 3||Left-hand front window motor. Rear power window motors.|
When a car fuse blows, it cuts off the electric circuit and protects electrical components from further damage. To explore safety tips, and guidelines please click on the link "What happens when a car fuse blows?" for more details.
In conclusion, understanding the 2017 Ford Explorer fuse box diagram is essential for any vehicle owner. We have explored the various components and functions of the fuse box, by referencing the fuse box diagram shown above, you can quickly identify the fuses that protect specific electrical components, ensuring their proper operation and avoiding potential malfunctions.
We hope that this article has provided you with the necessary information to understand and utilize the 2017 Ford Explorer fuse box diagram effectively. It allows you to pinpoint the fuse associated with the affected component, enabling you to replace it and restore the functionality of your vehicle’s electrical system, enhancing your driving experience and peace of mind.