Ford Explorer Headlight Warning Beeper


#1

I just got a '97 Ford Explorer, and the headlight warning beeper must be broken, or it doesn’t HAVE one.



I’m used to the beeper going off if I leave the headlights on when I get out of the car. The first day I had this car, I killed the battery by leaving the headlights on accidently.



Does anyone know WHERE the beeper is located?



Thanks




#2

You may have trouble finding it. My guess is that one of the previous owners removed it. When you go for a replacement, ask the parts guy if his catalog shows a picture of its normal location.


#3

Ive worked on a few Fords from this era, and the headlight chime should be in a plastic box behind the dash labeled “Central Timing Module”. It controls many functions. Ive read of several of these Fords with interior functions going wacky, and I mentioned the Central Timing Module and it was always the fix. I had one that would start chiming while going down the road every so often, and it wasnt the door switches or anything, so I opened the box and lifted the chime right off the very poorly soldered circuit board. The previous owner may have done the same to yours.


#4

Yep, look for the central timing module.

The seatbelt switch & key in ignition switch are also wired to this module. Do they work?

If they do,look for a break in the white/black stripe wire which connects the headlight switch to the module.