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I have 2002 ford excape while driving the dimmer switch caght on fire withou blowing fuse what caused this is it a factory default

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Could be a accessorie you or someone eelse added and tapped into those wires or a bad ground or a dead short.

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Do you have any aftermarket stuff wired into the electrical system ?

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see the end of this message for important information........................................
there were some models where that oil switch was causing fires .. even fatalities but i dont see that recall on your model ... it would be a sensible thing though to not replace that fuse until the problem is fixed .. as i recall the fires were casued by brake fluid leaking into a switch mounted in the braking system/speed control .. the switch had power on it all the time so it was even dangerous with the key off .. since i didn't see that recall for your model that doesn't mean a similar problem couldn't exist ..i would error on the side of safety .. here is a list of recalls for your explorer
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WOW .. your car has been recalled for that fire condition .. i just missed it .. a little further look and here is what i found :................
http://www.switchfires.com/recall.htm
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