Ford Explorer Light Bulb Size

2020 Ford Explorer ChartBulb Number
License Plate Light Bulb
2825
Back Up Light Bulb
7440

Are you an off-roader?  If your answer is ‘yes,’ then you have chosen the right car. The Ford Explorer offers a wide range of potent engines under the hood. What more, its all-wheel drive. You can see it’s the robust and reliable vehicle that you need both in season and out of season.  Bad weather condition may never be a threat to you.

But you need to take a lot of care to assured you won’t get stuck anywhere in the woods with a bad headlight. Without properly working light bulbs, your adventures are likely to turn into a nightmare.  Since light bulbs wear out over time, do due diligence to protect you from such shocks. The best thing is to replace your Explorer headlight bulbs in pairs. This way, both sides of your car will have balanced lighting. That’ll increase your vehicle’s visibility at all times.

Also, when you are exploring distant lands, take a pair of the approved light bulbs with you. You can opt for the long-lasting LED bulbs as well as the LED conversion kits.  Note that you have other options. If you have access to an HID headlight kit or Xenon headlight kit, take with you. Any of these advanced kits will come in handy when you need to upgrade your SUV’S lighting system. Be more vigilant if your car is using halogen bulbs, which get dim over time. If one fog light has burn-out, replace the two corresponding bulbs at ago.

 

Explorer headlight bulb size chart

Ford Explorer Fifth generation (U502; 2011–2019)

ApplicationBulb SizeBulb Size
Back Up LightStandard Model: 7440Long Life Model: 7440LED
Glove Box LightStandard Model: 194Long Life Model: 194LED
Headlight HighStandard Model: 9005
License Plate LightStandard Model: 168Long Life Model: 194LED
Map LightStandard Model: 168Long Life Model: 194LED
Parking LightStandard Model: 3757ALong Life Model:  3757ALED
Turn Signal Front LightStandard Model: 3757ALong Life Model:  3757ALED
Turn Signal Rear LightStandard Model: 7440ALong Life Model:  7440ALED

Ford Explorer Fourth generation U251; 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

ApplicationBulb Size
Fog Light Bulb Front9145
Headlight Bulb High Beam and Low BeamH13
License Plate Light Bulb168
Side Marker Light Bulb Front194
Side Marker Light Bulb Rear194
Tail Light Bulb Upper194R
Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb2825R
Turn Signal Light Bulb Front3457A
Parking Light Bulb3457A
Turn Signal Light Bulb Rear4057
Brake Light Bulb4057R
Tail Light Bulb Lower4057R
Back Up Light Bulb921
Instrument Panel Light Bulb2452MFX6
Turn Signal Indicator Light Bulb2452MFX6
Cruise Control Indicator Light Bulb2452MFX6
Ash Tray Light Bulb161
Courtesy Light Bulb168
Interior Door Light Bulb168
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb37
Dome Light Bulb578
Map Light Bulb578
Trunk or Cargo Area Light578

Ford Explorer Third generation (U152; 2002–2005)

ApplicationBulb Size
Back Up LightStandard Model: 3156K
Brake LightStandard Model: 3157K
Dome LightStandard Model: 578
Dome LightStandard Model: 906
Fog LightStandard Model: H1042
Front Turn Signal LightStandard Model: 3157NAK
High Beam HeadlightStandard Model: 9005
High Mount Brake LightStandard Model: 2825
High Mount Brake LightStandard Model: 922
License Plate LightStandard Model: 168
License Plate LightStandard Model: 194
Low Beam HeadlightStandard Model: 9006
Map LightStandard Model: 578
Map LightStandard Model: 168
Parking LightStandard Model: 3157NAK
Rear Turn Signal LightStandard Model: 3157K
Step LightStandard Model: 168
Tail LightStandard Model: 3157K
Trunk LightStandard Model: 578
Trunk LightStandard Model: 906
Sport Sport 
Ash Tray LightStandard Model: 161
Back Up LightStandard Model: 3156K
Brake LightStandard Model: 3157K
Dome LightStandard Model: 578
Dome LightStandard Model: 906
Fog LightStandard Model: H1042
Front Side Marker LightStandard Model: 3157NAK
Front Turn Signal LightStandard Model: 3157NAK
Glove Compartment LightStandard Model: 194
HeadlightStandard Model: 9007
High Mount Brake LightStandard Model: 2825
High Mount Brake LightStandard Model: 922
Instrument LightStandard Model: PC194
License Plate LightStandard Model: 168
License Plate LightStandard Model: 194
Map LightStandard Model: 578
Map LightStandard Model: 168
Parking LightStandard Model: 3157NAK
Rear Turn Signal LightStandard Model: 3157K
Step LightStandard Model: 168
Tail LightStandard Model: 3157K
Trunk LightStandard Model: 578
Trunk LightStandard Model: 906
Sport Trac Sport Trac 
Ash Tray LightStandard Model: 161
Back Up LightStandard Model: 3156K
Brake LightStandard Model: 3157K
Dome LightStandard Model: 578
Dome LightStandard Model: 906
Fog LightStandard Model: H1042
Front Side Marker LightStandard Model: 3157NAK
Front Turn Signal LightStandard Model: 3157NAK
Glove Compartment LightStandard Model: 194
HeadlightStandard Model: 9007
High Mount Brake LightStandard Model: 2825
High Mount Brake LightStandard Model: 922
License Plate LightStandard Model: 168
License Plate LightStandard Model: 194
Map LightStandard Model: 578
Map LightStandard Model: 168
Parking LightStandard Model: 3157NAK
Rear Turn Signal LightStandard Model: 3157K
Step LightStandard Model: 168
Tail LightStandard Model: 3157K
Trunk LightStandard Model: 578
Trunk LightStandard Model: 906

If you want to replace your headlight or parking light bulb, ensure you find the correct Ford Explorer headlight bulb size. Established firms stock a wide variety of bulb sizes and headlight bulb types. And, for that matter, whether all you want is replace your headlight lamp with a high intensity discharge headlight kit or any other or upgrade your lighting bulbs with LED bulbs, you must work with the dealer who can help you with your unique bulb size needs.

Aftermarket light bulbs

With the advanced affordable aftermarket headlights available, nothing can stop you from improving your Ford Explorer lights. They provide reliability and durability and also give you the best experience whenever you are driving.  When you want either a low beam bulb or not a high beam, a reputable auto dealer will provide what you actually order for. Make your buying decisions based on credible information. And, learn to install as many headlight options as possible. The great news is that whenever you choose components with the right specs, you make the rest of the work easy.  Don’t forget your socket size determines your headlight bulb type. Moreover, the Ford Explorer headlight bulb replacement process is pretty simple.

Installation

  1. Remove the ignition keys from your Ford Explorer
  2. Engage the parking brake
  3. Turn off the headlight control switch
  4. Pull the lever up (under the instrument panel)
  5. Release the secondary hood latch (then raise the hood)
  6.  Pry up the retaining pins behind the headlight assembly
  7. Pull out the assembly
  8.  Push the center tab on the connector, then pull down (disconnect the electrical connector)
  9.  Locate the burn-out or the lousy light bulb
  10.  Turn it counterclockwise (only stop after it unlocks)
  11.  Pull the bulb straight out of the bulb assembly
  12. Align the plastic grooves with the tabs in the light bulb assembly
  13. Push the grooves straight in (Ensure it installs the new bulb)
  14. Turn the bulb clockwise (Lock it into place)
  15. Install back the electronic connector and the headlight assembly (use reverse order)
  16. Test that your new headlight bulbs are working

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