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What would cause my headlight ,turnsignals, and windshield wippers not to work on my 98 ford explorer

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I had the same problem and it was the switch itself. they all work on the plastic arm switch on the left of the steering column. They are well known to go bad and arent to bad to change once the cover is off of the column its like 1 or 2 5/16 screws and a small plug. Just make sure if u get a used one from a junk lot, stay within 2 or 3 years of the vehicle you need it for. Good Luck!

Posted on Nov 11, 2012

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SOURCE: 98 Explorer's Headlights won't work...have to hold highbeam on

Sounds like your switch is bad (i.e. turn signal / healight dimmer / winshield lever switch) inside the steering column. Replace as necessary.

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SOURCE: My speedometer and odometer on my 98 ford explorer

It is prob your speed sensor located on your transmission. I would recomend you talke that prob to a qualified tech to have checked out

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SOURCE: 98 ford windstar. power windows, windshield wipers,willnot work,.

This sound like some type of relay switch failure in the fuse box, you need check all the fuses and see if they're all intact and make sure none of them are burned out. If all these are not working you have a live wire some where in you wire harness

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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SOURCE: i have 98 eddie bauer ford explorer with headlight problems

The headlamp switch will cause the lamps to turn off. The switch heats up and turns the headlamps off. It will cool down and work for about 10 minutes and cut out,

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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SOURCE: how to adjust headlights on a 96 ford explorer

YOU CAN TAKE VECHICLE TO GARAGE OR YOU CAN BUY THE HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL. IT WILL SHOW AND TELL YOU HOW TO ADJUST HEAD LIGHTS.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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