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#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
#173 of 259 Re: Door ajar and cab light problem [njdevils7]
Aug 25, 2009 (6:00 pm)
We are having this same problem. Will removing the fuse cause it to drain the battery or no? Clearly we'll have to reconnect the fuse, so other things in the truck work.
Where do you need to take the panel off? We're new to this -
#174 of 259 Re: headlight issues [mark150]
Aug 28, 2009 (7:18 pm)
What was the solution for your Ford Ranger 93 headlight issue? I am having the same problem with the pull knob.
#175 of 259 Re: Door ajar and cab light problem [fordfrustrat2]
Aug 28, 2009 (9:24 pm)
Taking a door panel off isn't the easiest thing in the world. Look for screws thru the panel. Maybe inside the door pull area. Then, you have to pry out the push-pins which are all around the bottom and sides of the panel. Then lift up. Then remove all wires connected to the door.