Show me the right fuse to replace my headlights and blinkers
When you turn on the headlights or hazard lights, and when you use the turn signals you should hear clicks from under the dash. All the exterior and interior lights are controlled by the Lighting Control Module which is typically under the dash to the right of the steering column. If you do not hear clicks when you try the headlights and signals, and the interior lights do not work then the module is not operating. Your operator's manual will tell you which fuses are for the module.If you don't have the manual, you can find blown fuses with a fuse tester, voltmeter or by checking with an auto parts store like O'Reilly or Autozone, who will give you the info for free and may even help you find the fuses. Inspect the fuses and replace any blown fuses. If the lights still do not work, there is most likely a problem with the module which will need to be replaced, or there is a short in the wiring to the module from the fuses. It's possible something fell into the module and is shorting it out. If any electrical work was done, the work may also have shorted the wiring.
So the checking order would be: 1) Check the fuses, 2) check for wiring shorts and damage, 3) replace the Lighting Control Module. If you do replace the module, be certain to get the correct one for your car (the modules should look the same) and make sure the jumpers on the board are in the same positions as in your original module.
Jun 24, 2012 |
2002 Ford Crown Victoria