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Rear light willl not go off even when car is parked and in off position. No change in illumination when brake is applied. 2004 ford Explorer

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Try lifing the pedal up to see if the lights go out.If it does the pedal linkages inside the car need a spray of wd40.If they don't ,there is a small switch attached to the pedal that may be stuck,needs adjusting or is broken.Its less than 1 inch round and has 2 wires attached to it.Hope this helps you

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RADIO WIRE COLORS /DIAGRAM


2004 Ford Explorer Car Stereo Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Light Green
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Light Blue/Red
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: If equipped, the factory amplifier is located behind the trim panel on the right side of the cargo area.
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Light Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Green/Orange
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Light Green
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Gray/Light Blue
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Tan/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Red
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Pink

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2004 ford explorer sport track radio wire colors


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Check this on 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Audio Wiring Schematic:

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Light Green
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Light Blue/Red
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Car Stereo Power Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Turn-On Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Tweeter Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Tweeter Depth: N/A
Car Audio Front Tweeter Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Light Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Green/Orange
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Light Green
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 6" x 8" Speakers
Car Audio Front Speakers Depth: 2 1/2"
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Gray/Light Blue
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Tan/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Red
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Pink
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Car Audio Rear Speakers Depth: 3"
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Car Subwoofer Speaker Depth: 4"
Car Subwoofer Speaker Location: N/A
Car Subwoofer Speaker Positive Wire (+): N/A
Car Subwoofer Speaker Negative Wire (-): N/A

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