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Old 04-11-2011, 07:46 AM
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Default Third brake light

I have a Ranger that just has the third brake light on top of the cab. I would like to be able to install the brake light that has the two cargo lights. Does anyone know if the wiring for the cargo lights is already there, or do I need to run wiring and install a switch ?
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:57 AM
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I have a Ranger that just has the third brake light on top of the cab. I would like to be able to install the brake light that has the two cargo lights. Does anyone know if the wiring for the cargo lights is already there, or do I need to run wiring and install a switch ?
you and me both! Im pretty sure the wiring is not there. when you go to the junkyard just take the harness for the three bulb setup and splice the cargo lights in with your dome..

im gonna do it as soon as i can get to a junkyard. maybe this weekend..
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:11 AM
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the plug is the same, the difference between the two is of course the light shell, but the plug for the cargo light has three lil prongs on it the one for just the brake light has two prongs. i modded my cargo/brake light harness to be all brake light
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:40 AM
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You can pull your 3rdBL off & check the gray connector on the truck side. If it has 3 pins, you're probably pre-wired for a cargo light. If there's only 2 pins, you'll need to tap into your dome light to run to the cargo lights. When your dome light is on, either with the doors open or with the dimmer rolled all the way up, your dome & cargo lights will come on.

It's a pretty simple mod, the worst thing is figuring out which wire to tap into at the dome light... but a meter or test light will make life easier.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:45 PM
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2004+ are not prewired 2003 and older is pretty much plug and play.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:41 AM
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Thanks for the clarification STL
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:11 PM
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^ so which wire is the power point for the dome? (not maps) since there is 2 wires (prewired)? idr the colors for them tho...i think one was orange and the other was black/blue? im almost positive the power for the dome is the black/blue

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