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#154 of 259 Re: Ford Ranger XLT dome light, door chime, headlights [kristij]
Jan 10, 2009 (10:46 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 259 4x4 electrical relay
Jan 25, 2009 (2:02 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 259 2006 radio CD MP3
Feb 12, 2009 (5:09 pm)
#157 of 259 2006 radio CD MP3
Feb 12, 2009 (5:11 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 259 94 Ranger reverse lights not working
Feb 14, 2009 (8:32 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 259 Brake Light Won't go off
Feb 16, 2009 (10:42 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.
#160 of 259 97 Ranger electrical question
Feb 21, 2009 (4:39 am)
Howdy folks. I recently purchased a 97 Ranger XLT with the 2.3 in it. The guy who had it before me hit a deer on the left hand front quarter panel. It didn't do much damage, just cracked the grill, pushed the bumper back an inch or so, and cracked the turn signal lens. Here's my issue. When you turn on the left turn signal, both the back right and left turn signals blink AND the brake lights blink. When you press on the brake pedal, both back turn signals and brake lights stop blinking and just stay. However, when you turn then right turn signal on, both the front and back turn signals work just fine. This is the weirdest thing I have ever seen and it has me baffled. Any thoughts on what might be causing this? Oh yeah, the dome lamp doesn't work either. The map lights work fine, but the dome light itself won't come on when either of the doors are open, and the bulb is fine.
#161 of 259 Ranger 2009-HELP- Disabling Backup Sounder
Feb 22, 2009 (11:17 am)
I'd like to disable the "Ross" back-up module/sounder unit.
Unit is very loud when in reverse..
I tried disconnecting a few harness pieces near the rear license plate- but no luck
yet. I am an electronics tech by trade.. but haven't spent much time investigating this...
Any ideas would be helpful.
Thanx, rick in n.calif
#162 of 259 Re: Ford Ranger XLT dome light, door chime, headlights [bolivar]
Mar 04, 2009 (9:40 pm)
I just bought a 2000 Ranger 4x4 with the 4 doors (2 small doors) and if I hit a bump, the dome light and chime comes on. I have to slam the driver's door to get it off but it comes back on again if I hit even a small bump. I read your note that the dome light door switch is on or near the outside door handles inside the door panels and that perhaps by spraying WD 40 into the door slots it might free up the light switch. Am I understanding this correctly? Should I just pull off the door panels and if so, can the switch be fixed or adjusted? The person I bought it from just took out the dome light bulb. thanks
#163 of 259 Re: Ford Ranger XLT dome light, door chime, headlights [kwe]
Mar 04, 2009 (10:07 pm)
PUlling off the door panels will enable you to actually 'get to' the switch.
I would think it (the switch) would not be adjustable. I've never worked with the 'small doors', but I would think there would be some adjustments or something to tighten up that would help with this problem.
The switches themselves cause a lot of problems, this is reported on forums all the time. So, lubing or replacement of the switches might be enough to solve your problem. But if the doors are worn, it might still happen. Don't the doors lock into some kind of catch or catches at the top and/or bottom of the doors. The latch here might have some adjustment on it, to keep the doors tighter.
If the doors hinges are worn, large or small, you might have to replace these. I replaced a hinge on my 1994, the lower one, because it squeaked/popped and would not hold the door in the open position. It wasn't too tough, but the top hinge looked like you would have to take the instrument panel out to get to the bolts.....