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#79 of 257 Got Fog Lights Anyone?
Nov 11, 2007 (6:54 am)
I just scored a 1993 Ford Ranger 4x4, 5-speed, extra cab for a measley $500. It needed/needs very little work ie: steering column (got one), cap (got one for $50), rear spring hangers (getting those installed next week). However, what I really want are the fog lights. There are holes in the plastic under bumper specifically designed for lights. Where can I get these lights without going to expensive dealer? Also, when I got the steering column from the local junk yard I was told that the 93 Ranger with tilt column was rare. Is this true? I need the cover for the column as well. Can anyone help me?
#80 of 257 1996 Speedometer
Nov 11, 2007 (10:00 pm)
Hey guys. I need some expert advice. I have a 96 Ranger 4.0L 4x4 in which the speedometer stopped working tonight. I was driving down the freeway with the cruise on, glanced down at the speedometer one second and it was working fine, then next second it was sitting at zero. The trip meter and odometer aren't working either. The cruise still works, and everything else on the cluster works. I stopped to visit some friends and when I started driving the truck the speedo worked again for about 30 miles then stopped.
I have a feeling it is just in the gauge cluster... and I just might have to replace it...
anyone have some ideas?
#81 of 257 ranger wont do anything
Nov 15, 2007 (9:50 am)
i have a 88 ranger 4 x 4 .It has been running perfect. I turned the wipers on and everything died.wont turn over no radio nothing but headlights and door buzzer work. I checked fuses and reset safety switch, which didnt kick out anyway. Does anyone know what could have happended.
Nov 16, 2007 (5:03 pm)
tracked a corroded wire inside left fender cut all that stuff off.back on the road thanks
#83 of 257 Re: 1991 Ranger Ignition Lockswitch [pcorvey]
Nov 23, 2007 (7:06 am)
PCORVEY, Wednesday my son's 91 Ranger ignition locked up the same way. Unfortunatly the parts guy at NAPA told him to drill out the ignition key cylinder, BIG MISTAKE! now I am preparing to see what I can do to get it the mess out. Did you get a chance to replace yours? any suggested starting point? Thanks
#84 of 257 Headlight Warning Signal
Dec 06, 2007 (12:01 pm)
I have several electrical problems:
1. My 99 Ranger used to give me an audible warning when I left my headlights on after turning the engine off. (I've already drained the battery once.)
2. The dome light does not turn on when I open the driver's side door, but will turn on when the passenger side door is open.
3. I turned off the passenger air bag when my niece was riding in my truck. Now I cannot get it to turn back on.
These problems did not occur at the same time, but have accumulated over several years.
Suggestions on how to fix these?
#85 of 257 Re: Headlight Warning Signal [singstream]
Dec 06, 2007 (6:11 pm)
Number 1 and 2 may be related. The 'door open' switch is on the lock mechanism (it is not a 'push button' on the door frame) inside the door panel. You will have to remove the door panel to get to this switch. It is on the linkage near the outside door handle. Replace the switch or you might be able toclean it with WD40 or electrical spray cleaner.
If you get this working, this door open switch may trigger the headlights on warning 'dinging'. I'm not sure of this, but maybe....
No idea about 3. Maybe it is just the switch, which should not be much to replace.
#86 of 257 Re: Headlight Warning Signal [bolivar]
Dec 12, 2007 (12:41 am)
I tried to pull the panel off, but the screw keeping the manual window opener has a screw with a star shaped screw head slot. Do I need to go to the dealer for a special tool? I was able to see the switch you mentioned,
#87 of 257 Re: Headlight Warning Signal [singstream]
Dec 12, 2007 (12:48 am)
Dealer, no. This is a Torx head screw. Go anywhere and buy you a set of Torx Head screwdrivers in various sizes.
#88 of 257 97 Ford Ranger Starting Issues
Dec 16, 2007 (11:18 am)
Love this old truck, but now it's cold and now doesn't always start. Plenty of fuel pressure; spark and injectors fire intermittently when cranking. PCM checks out in another vehicle. Sounds either like a bad sensor or wiring/ground issue. Any clues where to look?