1997 Ford Explorer Disable Daytime Running Lights
The daytime running lights on your 1997 Ford Explorer make it easier for other vehicles to see you during the day. The daytime running lights can be helpful in many different driving situations, but since the daytime running light system uses the headlights, it can cause your headlights to burn out quicker. Although there is no switch to turn the daytime running lights off, you can disable them by removing the fuse from the fuse center under the hood. When you want to turn the daytime running lamps on again, simply reinstall the fuse.
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 Disable Daytime Running Lights
- Turn off the Explorer's engine and take the keys out of the ignition. Make sure all of the electrical components, such as the radio or interior lights, are switched off.
- Open the hood and remove the cover from the under-hood fuse center near the battery.
- Remove the fuse numbered "4." This is the daytime running lamp and fog lamp fuse. Removing this fuse will disable the daytime running lights, but will also disable the fog lamps. If you need to turn on the fog lamps or daytime running lamps, simply replace the fuse.
- Place the cover back onto the fuse center and close the hood of the Explorer.
 Tips & Warnings
- Make sure to only use a 15A fuse when installing the daytime running lamp fuse.