The 1997 For Explorer interior was available in four colors. The colors are medium graphite, medium prairie tan, royal blue, and willow green.
It was a vinyl material, but yes, you could get a green interior as an option on the 1997 Ford Explorer EB and XLT
I'm not a mechanic / technician but on a 1997 Ford Explorer I believe that if the gauge panel dimmer switch ( to the right of your headlight switch ) is rotated all the way up it will turn on all the interior courtesy lights when the doors are closed Also , is the " DOOR AJAR " warning light on in your dash to the left of the fuel gauge , if so either a door or the liftgate is slightly ajar or a door ajar switch is sticking , I believe that will also keep the interior lights on
On a 1997 Ford Explorer : The push button switch to turn on and off the fog lights is in ( the center stack of the dash , to the right of the radio )
In a 1997 Lincoln Continental : To the right of your headlight switch in the dash is a ( panel dim ) switch I believe if that is turned all the way up then the interior lights will come on
did u check the fuse in the fuse panel ? maybe a simple fix>
Just to the right of your headlight switch is a dimmer wheel for your gauge lighting If the dimmer wheel has been rotated all the way up , your interior courtesy lights will stay on ( even with your doors closed ) If your interior lights are on with a door ajar indicator light on in your gauge cluster , either a door ,your liftgate , or your liftgate glass is not closed or you have a sticking door ajar switch (Helpfull)
If only the interior lights won't work, check the fuses.
Used for Interior Lights and Instrument Panel Lights.
Closing the door turns off interior lights on a 1997 Chevy S10 because there is a switch in the door jamb that closes when the door shuts. When the door opens, the switch opens.
Did you check the bulbs?
The headlights on a 1997 Ford Explorer XLT is adjusted using screws behind the lights. One is located on the top and side to allow for full control.
My F250 does the same thing. I think it has something to do with the door latching mechanism. I ended up taking out the bulbs. You can still manually turn on the interior lights with the switch up on the ceiling.
I have the same problem with my 1999. The tail lights as well as the interior instrument panel and the license plate lights are all not working.
If the interior lights come on and go of and chimes sound off f on a 1997 Dodge Caravan there could be a loose connection somewhere. This is a common condition with the Dodge Caravan series.
Probably a loose connection in the wiring or the bulb socket.
On a 1997 Ford Explorer : The right side kick panel would be inthe front passenger footwell It is the interior trim panel , just in front of the front door , by the passengers feet
How's your battery, is the car starting properly. Maybe the battery or alternator.
To the right of your headlight switch is a dimmer switch for your gauge cluster lighting - I'm not sure if it's the same on your F150 as my Explorer but when my dimmer switch is rotated all the way up it turns on my interior lights . Also if you have a door ajar light lit up in your gauge cluster , you probably have a sticking door ajar switch
Yes, the button is located below the dimmer slider for the interior lights.
According to the owner's manual it is # 17 fuse / a 25 amp fuse / for the cigarette lighter on your 1997 Ford Explorer (Helpfull)
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Turn your interior light dimmer until it turns on the cabin lights.
May have a switch going out in doorjambs-check their operation.