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Old 12-22-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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01 Ford Explorer Rear Wiper Wiring Diagram

Does anyone have a color coded wiring diagram for a 2001 Ford Explorer, I have done a net search without success.

The rear widow wiper has a short in the wiring harness where it come out of the body into the rear door, there are 11 wires in the harness. If I bend the harness back and forth the wiper will work for a couple of week before the circuit breaks again.

The wire in the harness:
Pink with Black Trace
White with Orange Trace
Purple with White Trace
Purple with Yellow Trace
Black with Blue Trace
Black (heavy gauge wire)
Black (light gauge wire)
White with Purple Trace
Brown with Blue Trace

I would prefer not to remove the rear door inside panel if possible to see which wires attach to the wiper motor.

Thanks in advance
Curt Henry
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:33 AM   #3
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Hennepin County Library is your friend...

Was dealing with some electrical problems on my '98 Ranger a while back. The Haynes manual was little help, but turns out the Hennepin County Library system seems to have manuals for everything. Which is a good thing, because Ford in their infernal wisdom seems to have spread their knowledge base for just one vehicle over several manuals, typically with one for the vehicle and another for electrical, etc.. But HCL had all the manuals I need, but I still ended up winging it... Ford's manuals assume you have their proprietary Official Ford diagnostic tester at hand. Managed to fix it with some contact cleaner anyway, despite Ford's attempt to force me to their dealer for repairs.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #4
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Ford typically issues an electrical/vacuum manual separately. It's smaller than the big shop manuals. It shows every connector in the vehicle along with a pinout and color code.

You might pick up a copy of Hemmings Motor News. There are vendors who deal in old shop manuals who advertise there.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:50 PM   #5
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+1 on heading to the local library.

Just about every library has gotten rid of the reference section on auto service manuals but now, they have free access to AllData or Mitchel on Demand Pro for free.

Take a bucks worth of change to print off wiring diagrams, service info & TSB's. Or, save the information & e-mail it to your self so you don't have to use the libraries printer.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:14 PM   #6
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Libraries? Maybe and I don't mind looking at the new librarian she rides a KTM but sure is a heck of a long way for some of us country boys.

There are back door accesses to some of them sites and it did not take me long to find one of them a couple years back.

Long way to get ink for the printer....keep spares!
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