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Old 03-20-2011, 06:09 PM
2003BajaRanger 2003BajaRanger is offline
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Unhappy "Speed Cont" light is on, when key is off. New to truck

Have 2003 Ford Ranger 4.0 XLT 4x4. I did some searches, but am not sure where to start. The speed cont light is on when the key is out of the ignition. It goes out when the key is on or truck is started. Not sure what the deal is or if the engine will randomly accelerate (as some I have read about) and drive into the sunset with me in the back seat.

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Jeremy
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:15 PM
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Default Re: "Speed Cont" light is on, when key is off. New to truck

speed cont? never heard of that
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:26 PM
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it's on the top right of my gage bezel. Like a green color I think...(colorblind
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:55 PM
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1998-2000 when you set the cruise control (speed cont.) lights up on the cluster.
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oh....gotcha
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:11 PM
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my ranger had a recall on the cruise control... might wanna check into it and see if maybe yours did too...
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:14 PM
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Mine did too, good point.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:09 PM
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Yeah, something weirder. Right now if I went out to my truck, the light would be on. If I turned on my headlights, it would go off...now here's the kicker. If I dim my dash lights, the speed cont light slowly illuminates and gets brighter, if I make my dash lights bright, the light goes dim. I've tried the on off button of the cruise control. I'm at a loss.

Do you think the speed controller flashing diagnostic thing would work?

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also, could this have anything to do with my right marker light staying lit with the lights off, but when I turn the parking lights or headlights on, the light goes out.??
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:06 PM
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Found it! Well, went to start my truck (new battery yesterday) and the battery was dead. Looked all around, no broken or crossed wires. Went to jumpstart the truck and as soon as I hooked up the jumpercables....the doors locked! keys inside... also, my blinkers work without the key on??? What the?

Then I noticed I missed the ground wire that comes out of the end of the harness by the heater box. I bolted it up and all the problems stopped. My speed cont light is off, my parking lamps and blinkers are back to normal.

Just the darn ground wire...I There are four ground wires to the harness, didn't think it would have messed with it, but I guess it did.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:37 PM
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Default Re: "Speed Cont" light is on, when key is off. New to truck

i was about to post check for a short. Glad you found the problem
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ok cool sounds good richard! i still hate your 4x4
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