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Old 06-03-2018, 04:10 PM
Reedguy Reedguy is offline
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Default tail light conversion problem

I have a 96 Ranger, didn't like the taillights so I bought some 2008 assembly's. Since it's going from 3 bulbs to two I got the harness for a 2008 from Ford, unplugged the old under the bumper and installed the new, same type of plug but I have no tail lights or turn signals now... do I need to change some pin postions inside the plug ??
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Old 06-04-2018, 01:50 AM
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Default Re: tail light conversion problem

Its best to do the conversion with the 93/97 harness and pig tail the 08 harness.

For example I will be doing the same with the exception the reverse lights [clear] will be just Amber turn signals. The dual filament brake bulbs will be brakes/running lights. I have a manual switching setup for the reverse lights which are flushed mounted cubes in the back bumper and I like the amber turn signals still but only the red/clear lenses.

So on the 08 harness, plug the sockets where they go and cut them off 4-6" back, then do similar to the 96 harness UNLESS it looks like they used the same plugs and pins - de pin them and just swap them as needed.

This is another method that can be used fully or modified further for your needs.

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