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Old 02-27-2014, 03:24 PM
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Default 4x4 dashboard icon question?

So i have a 94 ford ranger xlt 3.0 2wd and i noticed today that on the right side of my dashboard lights (where the blinker icon is ) that there is a 4x4 and a range light. I dont have a 4x4 so why would they put this ?
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:11 PM
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Because the 2wd and 4x4 use the same instrument clusters.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:15 PM
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^^ It's cheaper to make just one cluster for all vehicles. Similar to 'why does the drive up ATM have braille on the buttons?'
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:21 PM
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Because car manufacturers are only in it for the money. They will pinch pennies wherever possible.
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Old 11-29-2016, 07:17 AM
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Hi, Newbie here. I can't seem to start a new thread ... I also have a dashboard icon question.

When I turn off the ignition of my 06 Sport, a little icon in red of a car behind a lock lights up on the dashboard. (At the bottom, like it was an add on or something.) It blinks at a constant rate of once per second until I turn on the ignition again. Thankfully, it must not take much power or the battery would be drained, because it NEVER stops. It is not a warning of any sort, it is not affected by locking the doors, for example.

Does anybody have any idea what its purpose is - if it is some weird add-on ?
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Old 11-29-2016, 07:19 AM
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Hi, Newbie here. I can't seem to start a new thread ... I also have a dashboard icon question.

When I turn off the ignition of my 06 Sport, a little icon in red of a car behind a lock lights up on the dashboard. (At the bottom, like it was an add on or something.) It blinks at a constant rate of once per second until I turn on the ignition again. Thankfully, it must not take much power or the battery would be drained, because it NEVER stops. It is not a warning of any sort, it is not affected by locking the doors, for example.

Does anybody have any idea what its purpose is - if it is some weird add-on ?
That's the anti-theft light. Most cars have one. Just ignore it. It won't take any battery power away as it is a low power LED.
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