If it doesn't slide right out you are missing something. It also goes to the dimmer module and interior lamp relay. And Lowering… Many Reasons, 1. If not a member please come by and check out the site I am Hazmat Ranger. Connect a jumper wire between the ignition switch and the dash gauge.
Remove the screws around the dash panel and remove the guage cluster. Does anyone have some instructions on how to remove the instrument cluster. I do not feel safe driving this truck, the first time the transmission went I was in the middle of a very busy intersection and was almost hit. We here at Auto Parts Warehouse want to make sure you're happy with your car part purchases. Two are on the bottom and should have been exposed by loosening the metal guard.
Windshield wipers activated for no reason and made shorting sound when turn signal lever was used. How hard is it to replace? I used a knife and a pen cap because they were handy, but 2 small screwdrivers would work. But I dont think that is the case. I was begrudgingly about to order it, when I thought, hmm. I have no clue how to fix this, please help! What would make it short out and start fire if not factory defect. Anyway, I pulled out the dimmer switch, and it looked just like the picture from Autozone. They all have filiment and no carbon stains.
The metal shinguard is covering two of the bolts that hold the plastic shroud surrounding the instrument cluster. I'm just wondering if they are pretty easy to replace. The vehicle has not been wrecked - short of a small tree fell and damaged the right front fender a couple of years ago. The automatic lights were on, everything was working fine when I started it. To try to get more technical with my answers would be like trying to answer the question.
Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your Ford, and have a great time with other Ranger fans. Then the rest is obvious. It just takes patience to get at all the bolts before you start pulling things apart. However, you then lose the signals to the park lamp relay, the headlamp relay, and the dimmer relay. When they do cycle it is not at fast rate. Some time just going down smooth stright road they will start. .
I have put mine through absolute hell and back. Any ideas where the short could be??? I was weighing just replacing the hole cluster till I found this thread. Windshield wipers will also operate in an unnormal way,problem not as bad with cold outside temps. There should be 6 all together so you may as well replace them all. If all above are present, try the mechanical and the electrical timing. After being assured that the switch could not be the problem unless I had been in a collision or hit a very large pot-hole, I reset the switch and the truck started. It was about 5:20 in the evening and dark out.
This vehicle has never been wrecked and door or windows worked on. If your fuses are good, I would look at that relay and check the signal from the autolamp sensor. But for the life of me budwich, I can't see where the dimmer module you are talking about the dimmer control switch on the dash that controls brightness, right? If the gauge now works, replace the defective wiring between the gauge and the ignition switch. I would hate to go out and buy new lightbulbs for the cluster that didn't need to be replaced. When opened door less than 1 minute later, truck filled with smoke.
Two screws hold the horn on from behind, the unplug wires should come… You have to remove the headlight door. Thanks so much for your detailed reply. What is interesting is it is just this year alone, most of the lights have stopped working except for the one. How is it that the dimmer is bad if when I push it all the way up till it clicks, it turns on all the dome lights? Forum; While I am new to this forum, I have personally found the forums to be beneficial with my Motorcycles. Having experienced a similar problem in my 1986 Ranger, I called the dealer service center to ask where the fuel safety shut off switch was located.
While the lights have systematically burned out from the left to the right. But, these don't last very long. Check for 3 major things Spark or ignition, Fuel and Compression 2. I know that these are general answers, They will help with all make, model and year vehicals. My map lights all work too. Remove install new ignition… Depending on the truck, you may want to go and buy a manual onit.
Be careful a lot of dashes have clips as well as screws. This will allow you to manipulate the shroud out of the way. You then have to unbolt the lower control arm and dop it out of the way. This is kind of tricky because one tab needs pushed in and one needs pushed up and then you need to pull on the cable to release the assembly. To replace it is pretty easy. Just something else in the mix.