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#150 of 257 Ford Ranger XLT dome light, door chime, headlights
Jan 06, 2009 (12:50 pm)
1994 Ford Ranger XLT dome light will not turn off and the open door or seat belt chime keeps beeping.
Every so often, this happens, but it has become more frequent recently.
1. Dome light comes on when door is open, but will take a few minutes to go off after the door is closed and the engine is started or it will not turn off at all. I noticed a surge the light gets brighter when I start the engine. Also, the light remains on even when the truck is not running or idle and all doors are closed.
2. The door/seat belt chime also will not turn off. This is very annoying.
3. The head lights will turn off while I'm driving and come back on after a few seconds.
Finally, the ignition switch may play a role in this mayhelm, because it is loose and sometimes this stops the chime, but only when the engine has been turned off and I move the switch to a certain position.
If anyone has experience fixing the above problems please drop me a line.
A ford service personnel says it might be the Door Jam Switch or Multi-Function Module, and the Head Lamp Module may be bad.
To Fault Trace these problems will be very expensive. Can someone suggest a less expensive solution?
#151 of 257 Re: Ford Ranger XLT dome light, door chime, headlights [ctford1]
Jan 06, 2009 (11:53 pm)
Replacing both door jab switches, which are inexpensive, would be the first and easiest thing to try. Or, even cheeper, spray the heck out of these switches with WD-40.
#152 of 257 Re: Ford Ranger XLT dome light, door chime, headlights [bolivar]
Jan 07, 2009 (8:40 pm)
Thanks, I will give the WD-40 a try and then change out the switches if that does'nt do the job.
Where the switches located inside the door panel?
Any info about the head light problem?
#153 of 257 Re: Ford Ranger XLT dome light, door chime, headlights [ctford1]
Jan 10, 2009 (9:25 am)
We have the same problem--where are the switches?? Thanks for any help.
#154 of 257 Re: Ford Ranger XLT dome light, door chime, headlights [kristij]
Jan 10, 2009 (11:46 pm)
Well, the previous guy had a 1994, I think. Up until about 1995 or 96 the switches were the 'old' kind, just push switches on the front inside edge of the door.
In later years, the switches moved inside the door, on the outside door handle pull mechanism. To completely get to these switches, the inside door panel must be pulled off. Sometimes relief can be gotten by liberally spraying WD-40 or electrical cleaner through the outside door handle 'slots'.
These inside switches seem to give more grief than the older type. For mid/late 90's Rangers, they have common complaints about inside lite not going off, door open chimes dinging, etc, etc, etc.
#155 of 257 4x4 electrical relay
Jan 25, 2009 (3:02 pm)
i have a 1998 4x4 ranger 3.0, there is a power distribution box driver's side by the fire wall, there is a relay for the 4x4 in this box they say but i can't find any diagram's that indicate which the # on the relay is any idea's ?
#156 of 257 2006 radio CD MP3
Feb 12, 2009 (6:09 pm)
#157 of 257 2006 radio CD MP3
Feb 12, 2009 (6:11 pm)
I just bought a 2006 Ranger Sport 4wd. Most of the buttons on the radio do not work. It's the AM/FM 6CD changer + MP3
How do you reboot a radio?
#158 of 257 94 Ranger reverse lights not working
Feb 14, 2009 (9:32 am)
Hi, all my lights work but when I back up both reverse lights don't come on. is this on a separate fuse ? could both bulbs be gone ?
thanks for any info
#159 of 257 Brake Light Won't go off
Feb 16, 2009 (11:42 pm)
2000 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab-Manual
The emergency brake like won't go off. You can pop the break as much as you want, and it will not turn off. Any ideas? It's been like this for a long while.