forgive me if this was already posted but I'm fairly new to this forum
I'm a member of other ones like 460forum, and vintage mustang and find these to be quit helpful especially when it comes to issues like this ...
Ok I was driving in the rain the other day while going to work and my dash lights and parking lamps went out. so i check the fuses and replaced the park-lamp fuse under the hood "slot 11 15amp" i then trouble shoot the harness and check all the bulbs for wetness and to see if they shorted out anywhere. i used my multimeter to test for interruptions and i can't find any problems between the headlight switch and the fuse panels.
well I'm fresh out of ideas atm...... I log a lot of miles on this truck "450 a week" and it is old but runs like a champ 99.9 % of the time.
I keep her well maintained because I'm a little anal like that. and the only thing after market on it is a CB plugged into the cig lighter. my battery is due for replacement its right at 5 yrs old. and my tag light bulbs are kinda loose inside the housing but they didn't short out. so my question is do any of you think this problem could be in the column itself. in the past the windshield washer wand/hazards switch has given me problems but nothing persistent just periodic hesitation" . problem with that theory is the wand works fine and hazards work fine. no trailer harness or any other attachments.
with that stated I leave the floor open for suggestions
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 4.0 v6