Ford Escort (1997-2003) fuses and relays


In this article, we consider the third-generation Ford Escort, produced from 1997 to 2003. Here you will find fuse box diagrams of Ford Escort 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003, get information about the location of the fuse panels inside the car, and learn about the assignment of each fuse (fuse layout) and relay.

Fuse LayoutFord Escort 1997-2003

Cigar lighter (power outlet) fuse in the Ford Escort is located in the Instrument panel fuse box (see fuse “CIGAR”).

Instrument Panel Fuse Box

Fuse box location

It is located under the instrument panel on the driver’s side.The location of the fuses in the passenger compartment: Ford Escort (1997-2003)

Fuse box diagram

Instrument panel fuse box diagram: Ford Escort (1997-2003)


Assignment of the fuses in the Instrument Panel

Name Amp Rating Description
DRL (coupe) 10A Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
R.WIPER (sedan) 10A Daytime Running Lamps, Liftgate Wiper/Washer
HAZARD 15A Hazard flasher
ROOM 10A Engine controls, Remote Anti-Theft Personality (RAP) system, Radio, Shift lock, Courtesy lamps, Starting system, Warning chime, Instrument cluster
ENGINE 15A Electronic automatic transaxle, Ignition system, Constant control relay module (PCM relay)
RADIO (coupe) 5A Power mirrors, Radio, Remote Anti-Theft Personality (RAP) system
MIRROR (sedan) 5A Power Mirrors, Radio, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
DOOR LOCK 30A Power door locks
HORN 15A Horn, Shift lock
AIR COND 15A A/C-heater, ABS
METER 10A Backup lamps, Engine coolant level switch, Instrument cluster, Rear window defrost, Shift lock, Warning chime, Turn signal switch
WIPER 20A Wiper/Washer, Blower motor relay
STOP 20A Stop lamps, Brake pressure switch
TAIL 15A Exterior lamps, Instrument illumination
SUN ROOF 15A Power moonroof
ASC 10A Speed control
P WINDOW 30A CB Power windows
CIGAR 20A Cigar lighter
AIR BAG 10A Air bags
FOG 10A Fog lamps, Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL)
AUDIO 15A Radio, Premium sound amplifier, CD changer
FUEL INJ. 10A HO2S, Evaporative emission purge flow sensor
BLOWER 30A CB Blower motor relay

Engine Compartment Fuse Box

Fuse box location

The location of the fuses in the engine compartment: Ford Escort (1997-2003)

Fuse box diagram

Under-hood fuse box diagram: Ford Escort (1997-2003)

Assignment of the fuses in the Engine Compartment

Name Amp Rating Description
FUEL INJ. 30A* Coupe: Air bags, Constant control relay module (PCM relay), Generator

Sedan: Air Bags, Engine Controls, Generator

DEFOG 30A* Rear window defrost
MAIN 100A* Overall circuit protection (Charging System, BTN, Cooling Fan, Fuel Pump, OBD-II, ABS Fuses, Ignition Switch, Headlamps)
BTN 40A* Coupe: Hazard, Stop, Door lock, Tail, Room and Horn fuses of the I/P fuse panel

Sedan: Hazard

ABS 60A* Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) main relay
COOLING FAN 40A* Constant control relay module (cooling fan)
OBD-II 10 A* Data Link Connector (DLC), Instrument cluster
FUEL PUMP 20A** Coupe: Constant control relay module (fuel pump)

Sedan: Engine Controls

HEAD RH 10 A** Headlamps
HEAD LH 10 A** Headlamps
* Fuse Link Cartridge
** Fuse

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