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#212 of 257 windows stereo or windshield wipers wont work....
Oct 04, 2010 (1:37 pm)
my husband has a 2003 ford ranger, he got a new stereo and a repair man volunteered to put it in for him, while the truck was running he cut the stereo wires instead of using a wiring harness since then the speedometer quit working and the windows wont work and the windshield wipers wont work. the next night on the way to work the truck lights got dim and the truck stopped..... we replaced the alternator and had a few blown fuses and fixed them... that still didn't fix the windows speedometer or windshield wipers and the truck wont run for a long period of time there is juice gong into the alternator but none coming out... any ideas of what the problem could be?
#213 of 257 Air Bag Light staying on
Oct 26, 2010 (6:38 am)
I have a 1999 Ranger Pick Up, when I start the truck the Air Bag light in the dash will blink 2x then 7x, this will occur 4 or 5x then stay on constant. Any Idea's out there?
#214 of 257 major electrical problems 1995 ranger
Nov 08, 2010 (10:25 am)
dont know where to begin, i recently bought used ford ranger from private seller. after driving around i notice electrical issues, when heater is turned on engine surges,when blinkers are on work fine until brake is applied then they flash rapidly, tried hooking up computer diagnostic shows error like its not connected,any ideas or should i just take it in to repair shop? thanks
#215 of 257 95 Ranger electrical starting issue
Dec 16, 2010 (9:06 am)
My trucks hesitates when it starts then the radio comes on like the battery was disconnected with no presets. Everything else works fine, the charing gauge shows fine, the lights are not dim. Any ideas?
#216 of 257 Re: major electrical problems 1995 ranger [robertallen]
Jan 03, 2011 (6:50 am)
I have a similar problem with my 1999 range; however, it is limited to the lighting circuit. When I step on the brakes, the left turn signal is illuminated. When the left turn signal is on, it functions correctly (blinks normally) until I step on the brake. Then the left turn signal illuminates same as the brake lights and no longer blinks.
The truck has not been used in two weeks and I just checked the blinkers to confirm my description was correct. To my surprise, EVERYTHING IS WORKING FINE. This is frustrating. I should mention that I replaced the multifuntion switch on the steering column, however, this did not solve the problem initially.
I know your post is a couple of months old, however, were you able to fix the problem?
#217 of 257 1999 Ranger Electrical Problems
Jan 03, 2011 (6:56 am)
#218 of 257 Electrical burning smell/odor
Jan 03, 2011 (7:49 am)
I have a 1990 Ranger. I have been getting an electrical-burning type smell which seeps into the cabin even if I don't have the fan/blower on for the ventilation system. I have done a thorough search under the hood, looking for plastic in contact with something hot, melting, etc, nothing. I do get a pretty good whiff of the smell when I initially pop the hood but then it dissipates rather quickly even though the engine is still running. All fluid levels are correct. The odor was present on my most recent trip of only 1 mile. Thinking back, this odor may have started just about the time I replace the temperature sensor (runs the temp gauge in the cabin), but that is just a guess/maybe a coincidence? Could the odor be coming from the alternator--something about to give out internally? ANY suggestion are welcomed. THANKS.
#219 of 257 Re: Air Bag Light staying on [jac55]
Feb 07, 2011 (3:23 pm)
I have the same problem with my 2001 ranger. if you have a solution please pass it on to me. I'm going nuts trying to figure it out, I've hooked it up to a code reader but there's no fault code.
#220 of 257 98 Ranger Brake/Directional Light Problems
Feb 24, 2011 (1:19 pm)
I got one for you guys. My lights were working fine up to about 2 weeks ago then something funny happened. When I apply my brakes, either in park or while driving, the passenger side front and rear directional lights come on. Also, when I have the right directional on, the drivers side brake light flashes. Weird, huh?! So when I make a right turn, I apply the brakes and it cancels the flashing of the directionals and holds them steady.
It sounds like the wires are possibly exposed and touching somewhere. I'm not sure where to start troubleshooting this. Instead of taking it to a shop where they'll charge $100/hr, I turn to you guys for advice. Thanks much!
#221 of 257 Re: Ford Ranger electrical problem
Mar 07, 2011 (7:26 pm)
So I've read through a few pages on this forum, and I haven't noticed any responses to the electrical problem on the Ford Rangers.
I have an 07 Ford Ranger, my battery light started coming on, which then turned into losing all dash lights around 2k rpms. I took it to Autozone the battery and alternator test fine. The truck went about a week to a week and a half without anything happening again.
Driving home tonight the battery light started flickering again and when it did all the lights dash and headlights got brighter. If I turn the dome light on it sounds like the inside fuse panel on the passenger side is clicking.
what could this be? Any suggestions would be great.