Question about 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Took the overhead console down to send electronic compass module away and need to change the map light bulb
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Press and hold the SELECT/RESET
control switch to select SYSTEM
CHECK when “SYSTEM CHECK /
HOLD RESET” is displayed in the
message center. Selecting this
function from the SETUP MENU
causes the message center to cycle through each of the systems being
monitored. For each of the monitored systems, the message center will
indicate either an OK message or a warning message for two seconds.
Pressing the SELECT/RESET control switch cycles the message center
through each of the systems being monitored.
The sequence of the system check report and how it appears in the
message center is as follows:
1. OIL LIFE RESET
2. CHARGING SYSTEM
3. WASHER FLUID
4. DOOR AJAR
5. EXTERIOR LAMP
6. BRAKE SYSTEM
7. PARK BRAKE
8. MILES TO EMPTY
9. FUEL LEVEL LOW (will only display if 50 miles or less to empty)
To reset the oil monitoring system to 100% after each oil change
[approximately 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or 180 days] perform the
1. Enter SYSTEM CHECK to display
“OIL XXX% RESET IF NEW”.
2. Press SELECT/RESET control
switch to display “HOLD RESET IF
3. Press and hold the
SELECT/RESET control switch for
more than 2 seconds. Oil life is set
to 100% and “OIL CHANGE SET TO
100%” is displayed.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
With the overhead console ( non rail system ), open the sun glass bin, and grab each corner in the back, and pull down.
The overhead is held on with 4 or 6 spring clips, and pulls straight down.
The bulbs are 1/4 twist sockets installed from the back of the overhead console.
Posted on May 17, 2010
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I am looking into the fuse that controls this. Typically it controls
several other components so if other components (for instance the
radio, dome lights, gauge, etc) do not work then it is a fuse issue.
More often than not, it is the computer module itself.
You can get a replacement from Ford but I believe it costs $500+.
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Posted on Jul 05, 2010
This is a very common problem with many of the mid 2000 Ford truck and SUV overhead consoles. The console is very prone to internal failure. I offer a reasonable repair service with a lifetime guarantee, check it out: www.autoclockrepair.com
There is a bunch of useful info there. Drop me an email if you have questions, thanks!
Posted on Nov 14, 2010
If the overhead lights are working but the console is not then it is a bad console. I offer a repair service in which I replace all of the faulty electronic components, and it includes a lifetime warranty. I have a bunch of tech info there; how to remove the console, etc. Check it out and drop me a note if you have any questions, thanks! www.autoclockrepair.com
Posted on Feb 27, 2011
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