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#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.....
Mar 06, 2009 (12:29 pm)
2000 ranger electric door locks only work when they want to
Same problem from drivers switch on door or push button on remote alarm.
The passenger door is the one haveing problems.
Key on drivers door is almost impossible and passenger key works but you some times have to try several times. Both keys are original got truck from my son.
150,000 on truck, we put a low milage engine in truck.
Engine had less than 30,000.
3 litre flex fuel engine, are these engines any good.
I know I will not use the flex fuel because of higer cost and lower milage.
Tryed lock ease in passenger door lock, no change.
Could some thing be bent or could I have a Bad ground on electric locks.
Bad ground could explain electric locks but not the trouble wit key and manual
opening of locks.Could keys be worn from use in ignition (no problem there).
I guess I could take vechice up to dealer and have key made from Vechicle number
on dash, which would be original key with no wear.
SICK LEAVE, Bob
#165 of 259 1999 Ford Ranger XLT - Pressing the Brake sounds the alarm
Apr 07, 2009 (2:19 pm)
When the truck is turned off and the driver's door is open, if I press the brake pedal the alarm sounds (the same alarm the sounds when you leave your keys in the ignition or your lights on...) Just tonight I found that when I engaged my right turn signal and pressed the brake the right turn signal would stop flashing. When I got home I noticed that the Left turn signal / parking light was out. I removed the bulb and reseated it and it works now. However, my left turn signal stopped flashing when the brake pedal was pressed (the issue moved). The hazzard lights also appeared to have ceased to work. I came back about 20 mins later and everything is now working the way it is supposed to, except for the brake / alarm issue, which started recently. Could this be a simple grounding issue (IE replace all the parking bulbs)?
#166 of 259 Right turn signal brake problem
Apr 14, 2009 (10:14 am)
New guy here,
I have a 1997 Ford Ranger XLT with 4.0 V6, 2 wheel drive. My probem is that everytime I hit the brake pedal, my right turn signal lights up. This includes both front and rear lights as well as the dashboard light. When I turn the signal on and hit the brake, the signal will not flash, take the foot off the brake, the signal works fine. Any ideas? Thanks
#167 of 259 Re: Right turn signal brake problem [dazedmc]
Apr 14, 2009 (2:26 pm)
LOL, are you kidding me? That's pretty much identical to what I posted. Am I missing a joke somewhere here? - no offense intended... just seemed ironic when I got the notification.
In fact, I meant to post this over the weekend but didn't get the chance... Check the mini fuse (perhaps in the driver's dash / door area - not sure on a '97). After booking an appointment with my mechanic who said it sounded like it was brake related, I decided to check the fuses. I thought it would be one of the larger relay types but as it turns out it was a 25 amp mini - #17 to be precise (the cigarette lighter / Data Control Link fuse).
So, my advice would be to check all of the fuses and see if one of them was blown.
#168 of 259 Parking lights and turn signal problem.
May 31, 2009 (1:17 pm)
Own a 1999 Ford Ranger. Front Parking Lights come on with head lights. Back parking lights do not. Same when parking lights are turned on. The turn signals do not work at all. Checked the bulbs,OK. Changed out the flasher, no luck. Can not read voltage at the rear parking light socket. All other lights work OK. Any Ideas?
#169 of 259 Re: Parking lights and turn signal problem. [shirob49]
May 31, 2009 (9:18 pm)
First thing I would check would be tosee if someone has cut into the rear wires for a trailer tow wiring.
#170 of 259 '02 Ranger 4x4 turn signal, brake & tail lights
Jul 19, 2009 (12:21 pm)
I have no passenger rear blinker, tail or brake lights. When blinker is turned on it blinks rapidly indicating the bulb is out. Nope, changed front and rear along with every applicable fuse and some. At first, I had tail light but would not intensify to illuminate brake. Now they're all gone. Very odd, but when I start to roll down my driver power window...I hear that distinct blinker sound just for a second. Half the dash lights are out also. How can my Br. in-laws '82 Ranger have zero problems but I've had electrical problems with a '98, '00 and now '02? Come on Ford....Toyota is smoking you.
#171 of 259 Alternator not charging
Aug 23, 2009 (7:58 am)
90 Ranger PU, daughters...poor
Alt not charging, dies when batt disconnected, nothing from volt meter.
2 plug connectors
Large, 3 wires, 2 big and 1 small
Small, 2 wires, both small
No wire on large connector every reads anything on digital meter. Shouldn't 1 of the two large wires read batt voltage when unplugged and key off or on?
1 wire on small connector reads batt voltage when unplugged, and key switched on.
Isn't small connector field exciter and regulator?
Isn't large connector battery charge output?
2 new Autozone (yea I know) alternators, 1 new batt.
Still, alt good or bad cannot work if one of large wires lost connection to batt?
All fuses have been checked. All wiring checked visually. This vehicle does not have stack of wires off the solenoid, but has one large wire into harness that diappears into adjacent fuse block.
Do Rangers have an issue with failure of batt wire to alternator?
I am stuck like Chuck on this one and need to get this poor rag back to daughter to get her to work.
#172 of 259 ford ranger electric problem
Aug 24, 2009 (7:26 am)
My overdrive light flashes and the oil guage needle bounces and now my battery will not stay charged.Is there a short or could it just be the battery i need to change?It's a 2003 ford ranger xlt.Any help would be greatly appriciated