Ford Explorer: Interior Lighting / Description and Operation - Interior Lighting - Overview

Ford Explorer 2020-2024 Service Manual / Electrical / Lighting / Interior Lighting / Description and Operation - Interior Lighting - Overview


The interior lighting system consists of:

  • Courtesy lamps
  • Demand lamps
  • Ambient lighting

The courtesy lamps subsystem consists of:

  • Interior overhead lamps
  • Puddle lamps
  • Front door illuminated scuff plates
  • Cargo lamp
  • Courtesy lamp switch (integrated into the overhead console)
  • Door ajar switches (integrated into the door latches)
  • Liftgate ajar switch (integrated into the liftgate latch, manual liftgate)
  • RGTM (power liftgate only)
  • DDM
  • PDM
  • BCM

The courtesy lamps provide illumination to the vehicle interior, front scuff plates and below the exterior mirrors when entering or exiting the vehicle or when requested using the courtesy lamp switch located on the headlamp switch.

The demand lamps subsystem consists of:

  • Interior overhead lamps (map lamps)
  • Vanity mirror lamps
  • Glove compartment lamp
  • Media bin lamps
  • Center console rear storage bin lamp
  • Task lamp (police package)
  • Cargo task lamp (police package)
  • BCM

The demand lamps provide illumination to specific areas within the vehicle when needed.

The BCM supplies voltage to the demand lamps when the battery saver feature is not active.

The ambient lighting subsystem consists of:

  • Ambient lighting Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
  • FDIM (touchscreen)
  • BCM

The ambient lighting is controlled using the FDIM (touchscreen) controls. The ambient lighting provides aesthetically colored illumination to the following locations for illuminated entry or when the ignition is in RUN with the parking lamps on:

  • Center console cup holders
  • Front doors
  • Front footwells

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