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Old 11-26-2010, 07:12 AM
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Default Tails are messed up (hazard switched with reverse?)

so this is my truck. (94 ranger splash)

it has the new tails on it which came with the truck when i got it.


so i never really thought i had reverse lights, but i noticed yesterday when messing with a friend on the road my hazards made the reverse lights come on insted of the yellow blinker lights.

My question is, is this a common problem when putting these tails on the truck or do you think the wireing is wrong? any advice would really help
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:46 AM
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Default Re: Tails are messed up (hazard switched with reverse?)

You have a 3 bulb tail light set up, those tail lights were meant for a newer 2 bulb set up, now they can be modded to work with the 3 bulbs, it may just be something as simple as the 2 of the bulbs are in the wrong spot in the tail light. Check to make sure that you actually have 3 bulbs in your tail lights. Its possible that the previous owner was just lazy and never modded the tails to accept the 3 bulbs, your best bet is to go to a junk yard and get a 3 bulb tail light, all trucks from '93-'99 had 3 bulb tail lights

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Old 11-26-2010, 07:47 AM
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:50 AM
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or do that lol

I wasnt aware of that.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:55 AM
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nice quick & quality response thanks guys. its been a good forum so far compared to some of others i am currently on or have been before.
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:12 AM
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btw its prob gona be a cluster F in there if he did it wrong this should be fun
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:40 AM
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btw its prob gona be a cluster F in there if he did it wrong this should be fun
If you got a test light it would help out. Especially if they got stuff all jacked up.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:18 AM
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On the 3 bulb setups, the turn signals fit into those taillights' reverse portions. So he probably just has those in there then the reverse lights tucked away behind them.
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