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Old 10-21-2014, 03:08 PM
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Default have no back power to back up lights

i have a 98 ford ranger with a 3.0, the other night i went to put it in reverse and the lights was not on. i checked the power at the connection but no power to back up lights but other lights had power. is there any on out there that has had the same problem.
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Old 10-21-2014, 03:34 PM
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The rear lighting harness should have a connection toward the driver's side bumper somewhere. See if you can find that, unplug it, and check for power to the reverse wires at the harness. If so, then it's a short somewhere in that lighting harness. But if not, then it's somewhere up front, or possibly even in the harness running to the back. The reverse signal passes through quite a few connections before it finally hits the back up lamps, so there are plenty of opportunities to lose it.
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Old 10-22-2014, 03:21 PM
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i checked the connter in the back there was no power going to the lights so i am think its some where in the wiring
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Old 10-22-2014, 04:46 PM
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Have you checked the fuse?
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:43 PM
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yeah i took it out and put i new one in still no lights. what fuse is it to make sure i took the right one out?
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:12 AM
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i got my back up lights back on , i back probed the plug for the back up switch than tested it with the test light bam got power and the lights back on. i think that malby it just need to get re grounded
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:12 PM
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Is it a manual? If it is look for a switch and connector mounted on driver's side of transmission. Remove connector , one side is power in one is power out to backup lights. If you have 12 volts there jumper sw out. Lights should be on. If they are on then you either have a bad(or intermittent) switch or shift lever is not actuating switch (most probable).
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