Last post on Nov 24, 2013 at 5:10 AM
You are in the Ford Explorer
What is this discussion about?
Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, SUV
#250 of 282 Explorer 2004 Blinker with an attitude...
Mar 05, 2012 (5:16 pm)
I have put 140K miles on my 2004 Explorer. Among the usual issues over the years, it now has blinkers that have decided to work only when they want to. When they are not in the mood to blink, they just stay on. Cold, heat, use, length of time car has been on; there seems to be no common factor. Any ideas?
#251 of 282 Charging System Indicator on
Mar 12, 2012 (12:01 pm)
2007 Sport Trac V8 4.2L warning system periodically indicates "check charging system". I had the alternator bench checked at a local parts store, but with several attempts they cannot get it to display a failed test.
I know that the alternator works (at least most of the time because the battery stays charged) and might just periodically fail (diode stuck open?). I'd hate to replace the alternator just to find that the system indicator is actually triggered by some other component.
Has anyone had similar symptoms and found a different cause of the problem?
#252 of 282 Re: Explorer 2004 Blinker with an attitude... [laura2004explr]
Mar 18, 2012 (6:25 pm)
You need a new blinker switch, goes in your fuse panel and looks like a small tin cup. Pull it out, put in a new one.
#253 of 282 2004 Ford Explorer sport trac
Mar 26, 2012 (9:38 am)
I've never been a Ford person but since i married into one i have no choice but to try and see if there's anything i can do. I recently purchased new tires for my husbands truck and went to a Ford Dealership to have the car aligned. I was told this truck couldn't be aligned because there was a part that i needed to install in order to align it. The part runs around $200 to $300 per tire. I may be a woman but I've been maintaining my car for a long time and I've never been told this with my truck or car. Not sure if its a Ford thing but has anyone else been told this with their truck?
#254 of 282 Re: 2004 Ford Explorer sport trac [rzaruiz]
Mar 27, 2012 (7:48 am)
Actually, no. How many miles on her? I can't imagine what it could be..... They RARELY need alignment until they have over 100,000 miles on 'em. Even if they've jumped curbs. They are tough as nails.
#255 of 282 Re: Charging System Indicator on [aschramek]
May 28, 2012 (11:09 am)
We have the same vehicle and just started having the same problem. Have you found out a cure yet. I carry a meter with me and as soon as my warning light comes on, I check and it is charging anywhere from 13.64 to 13.f1 volts, depending on what is on.
#257 of 282 2006 Lighting Problems Explorer
Jun 04, 2012 (8:43 pm)
We have 2006 Explorer and the interior dome lights don't work. Now just noticed that the dash instrument lights are out when lights are off (they should be bright). They do work (and dimmer will brighten/dim) when lights are on (both parking and headlamp modes). No fuses seem to be at issue.
We also cannot get the oil life message reset....
#258 of 282 Re: 2006 Lighting Problems Explorer [Sonofabuick]
Jun 04, 2012 (8:59 pm)
I should clarify that the dome light that won't come on is the one in the back (ceiling mount over the back seat). The lights in front (courtesy) do work.
I tried bulb change to no avail.