2011-2018 Ford Explorer Engineering Test Mode Guide
Last Updated on February 17, 2020 by Christ
2011-2018 Ford Explorer Engineering Test Mode Guide – The Ford Explorer is an all-terrain vehicle of the F segment produced by the American manufacturer Ford Motor Company since 1990. The Explorer has longitudinal strut chassis and front longitudinal engine and is available with rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.
For this generation, the Explorer 2011 was redesigned with a monocoque chassis instead of a frame as in previous generations. It is based on the design of other vehicles such as the Edge and the Flex with the front transverse engine. It also has the new 4×4 system Terrain Management System, with which you can adjust the traction for driving on the road, mud, sand, and snow by turning a knob.
2011-2018 Ford Explorer Engineering Test Mode Guide:
Time needed: 7 minutes
If you want to access the instrument cluster hidden menu to perform self-diagnostic tests on your 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Ford Explorer, perform the following:
- Make sure the vehicle is at a complete stop
- Turn the engine switch off
- Press and hold the OK button
- Turn the ignition to ON position without starting the engine.
- When you see ‘Engineering Test’ on the display, release the OK button
- On this menu, you can access various test like needle sweep test, diagnostic tests, read DTC fault codes, check indicators and LCD display, engine RPMs, fuel flow, by using the ARROW button to navigate through diagnostic mode.
- If you finished, to exit Self-Diagnostic Mode turn the ignition to the OFF position
For more details, please watch the following video:
This tutorial is based on the Ford owner’s manual. This procedure should be work on the third generation of Ford Explorer (2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018) model years. Hopefully the article of 2011-2018 Ford Explorer Engineering Test Mode Guide useful for you. Good Luck!