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2001 Explorer Fuse Box Diagram: Exploring the Fuse Boxes

2001 Explorer Fuse Box Diagram: Find the correct fuse for the circuit

This 2001 Explorer Fuse Box Diagram article shows two fuse boxes. The power distribution box is also called the battery junction box and is located under the hood on the driver’s side near the firewall. It’s a rectangular box next to the brake master cylinder. The fuse and relays for the higher-powered devices are located in that fuse box.

The Passenger Compartment Fuse Box is also called the Central Junction Box. This fuse box is located at the end of the dash board on the driver’s side, covered by a trim panel. To access the fuse box, pull the trim panel toward the door.

To learn more about automotive fuses, see this article

To learn how to check a fuse visually or without removing it, see this article

Find the most commonly replaced fuses here

The fuse box diagram and table below show all 62 fuses and all the relays. But most DIYers are looking for fuses and relays for the lights, power ports, and the blower motor. I’ve listed the most commonly checked/replaced fuses here to save time. I’ve also listed the most commonly replaced bulbs. A blown fuse or bulb are the two most common reasons for lighting issues.

Passenger Compartment Fuse Box = (PCFB)  Power Distribution Box (PDB)

Backup Light: Fuse #27  15A (PCFB)
Blower Motor: Fuse #2 7.5A (PCFB), Blower Motor Relay #9 in (PDB), Rear Blower Motor #6 7.5A (PCFB), Rear Blower Motor w/EATC temp control #35 7.5A (PCFB), Blower motor relay fuse #2 40A (PDB)
Front Parking Lamps: Fuse 30 15A (BCM)
Headlight Low Beam Passenger Side: Fuse #8 10A (PCFB)
Headlight Low Beam Driver’s Side: Fuse #4 10A (PCFB)
Headlights High Beam: Fuse #12 30A (PDB)
Horn: Fuse #10 15A (PDB)
Power Windows Fuse #4 30A (PDB)
Parking lamps: Fuse #11 15A (PDB)
Power Ports: Cigar lighter Fuse #17 25A (PCFB)
Right turn signals and stop lamps Fuse #7 7.5A (PDB)
Left Turn Signals and stop lamps Fuse #3 7.5A (PDB)

A note about fuses, battery power and keep alive memory

If you disconnect the battery or remove the PCM fuses from the fuse box, the PCM will lose its adaptive memory and baseline throttle body position. You can avoid this by providing backup power using a jumper pack and an inexpensive OBDII cable. See this article for more information on providing backup power to prevent the loss of adaptive memory. Or, you can perform a throttle body relearn procedure and then drive the vehicle so it can relearn the new adaptive memory settings. See this article for instructions on how to perform a 2014 F150 throttle body relearn procedure.

2001 Explorer Fuse Box Diagram for Battery Junction Box/Power Distribution Box

The power distribution box is located in the engine compartment on the driver’s side. Find it near the firewall next to the master cylinder and wiper motor. The power distribution box contains high-current fuses that protect your vehicle’s main electrical systems from overloads.

2000 explorer power distribution box 2

How to find your fuse and the devices served by that fuse

There are 40 fuse/relay slots in the Battery Junction Box. The chart shows only 10 to speed up load time. Here’s how to find the fuse and circuit you want.
1) Change the number of entries showing (in the Show Entries Box) to 100 and scroll the list.
2) Enter the name of the component you’re searching for in the Search box.
3) Use the Next/Previous buttons at the bottom of the table
This image shows how to navigate the table below

Fuse numberAmperageCircuits protected
High Current Fuses
F160I/P Fuse Panel Fuses 1, 9, and 13
F240Blower Motor Relay
F3504 Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (4WABS) Module
F430Power Windows, Power Moon Roof, Power Seat
F550Ignition Switch, Starter Relay
F620Transfer Case Relay
F7Not Used
F820Air Suspension
F940Air Suspension
F1030PCM Power Relay
Regular Fuses
F110A/C Relay
F230Heated Seats
F330Heated Backlight
F415Fog Lamps and Daytime Running Lamps
F5Not Used
F610Powertrain Control Module
F7304 Wheel Anti-Lock System (4WABS) Module
F815Rear Wiper Motor
F920Fuel Pump Relay and RAP
F1015Horn Relay
F1115Parklamps Relay and Mainlight Switch
F1230Mainlight Switch and
Multifunction Switch
F1415Heated Oxygen Sensor, EGR Vacuum Regulator, EVR Solenoid, Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor,
Canister Vent Solenoid
F1430Generator/Voltage Regulator
F15Not Used
1Wiper Park Relay
2A/C Relay
3Wiper High/Low Relay
4PCM Power Relay
5Fuel Pump Relay
6Starter Relay
7Horn Relay
8Rear Wipe Down Relay
9Blower Motor Relay
10Rear Wipe Up Relay
1Not Used
1DRL Diode
2Electronic Engine Controls Diode

Explorer Fuse Box Diagram for Cabin/Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel

The cabin fuse panel is located on the far left-hand side of the instrument panel. The panel faces the driver’s door and is covered by a snap-in lid. Pull the panel cover outward to access the fuses.

2000 explorer cabin fuse box

Fuse numberAmperageCircuits protected
F17.5Power Mirror Switch, Power Antenna, Memory Seat
F27.5Blower Motor Relay, Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor
F37.5Left Stop/Turn Trailer Tow
F410Left Headlamp
F510Data Link Connector (DLC)
F67.5Rear Blower Motor (Without EATC)
F77.5Right Stop/Turn Trailer Tow Connector
F810Right Headlamp, Foglamp Relay
F97.5Brake Pedal Position Switch
F107.5Speed Control/Amplifier Assembly, Generic electronic Module (GEM), Shift Lock Actuator, Blend Door Actuator, A/C - Heater Assembly, Flasher, Overhead Console, Load Leveling Module
F117.5Instrument Cluster
F127.5Washer Pump Relay, Rear Washer Pump Relay
F1320Brake Pedal Position Switch, Brake Pressure Switch
F14104 Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (4WABS) Module, 4WABS Main Relay
F157.5Instrument Cluster
F1630Windshield Wiper Motor, Wiper Hi-Lo Relay, Wiper Run/Park Relay
F1725Cigar Lighter
F1825Drivers Unlock Relay, All Unlock Relay, All Lock Relay, Power Seats
F1925PCM Power Diode
F207.5RAP Module, Generic Electronic Module (GEM), Radio
F217.5Flasher (Hazard)
F2220Auxiliary Power Socket
F23Not Used
F247.5Clutch Pedal Position (CPP) Switch, Starter Interrupt Relay, Anti-Theft
F257.5Generic Electronic Module (GEM), Instrument Cluster,
F2610Battery Saver Relay, Electronic Shift Relay, Interior Lamp Relay,
Electronic Shift Control Module
F2715DRL, Backup Lamps Switch, DTR Sensor, Electric Shift
F287.5Generic Electronic Module (GEM), Radio, Memory Seat
F3015Park Lamp/Trailer Tow Relay
F31Not Used
F3210Heated Mirror
F3315Headlamps, Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Module, Instrument
F347.5Rear Integrated Control Panel, CD
F357.5Rear Blower Motor (w/EATC)
F367.5EATC Memory, CD, Rear
Integrated Control Panel, Memory Seat, Message Center

Tips to diagnose electrical issues on your 2001 Explorer

If your power windows don’t work
The fuse for the driver’s side power window is #4 30A in the PDB, and the #3 30A for the passenger side window.

If your blower motor doesn’t work
The blower motor gets its power from the blower motor relay #9 in the battery junction/power distribution box.
If the circuit you’re working on contains a relay
• A simple way to test a relay is to swap in a similarly shaped relay and see if the component works.
• If that doesn’t work, remove the relay and test for power to the relay control coil and contacts using a multimeter. For more information on relay testing, see this article.
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