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Old 06-11-2009, 03:29 PM
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Just bought a used '03 Ranger 4x4...love it already!

Have a few questions about the headlamps and fog lights.

According to the manual....fuse guide..This truck should have DRL daylight running lamps.

It has fog lamps,also. Double checked both fuse boxes ...and the fuses are in place for both.

The fog lamps won't turn on...and the DRL daytime running lamps don't appear to work either.

The head lamps appear to be aftermarket...not sure about the fog lamps.

The person I bought it from is in Aphganistan serving our country...bought the truck on consinement from the original dealer and owner.

The original owner said that he will be able to give me the original headlamp assemblies when he gets back from the war in August of this year.

Any ideas on what could be the problem?....Thanks, Mark.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:03 PM
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I dont know of any daytime running lamps. But which hadlights are they. If you snap a pic we could maybe tell you.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:13 PM
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These appear to be aftermarket headlamps ,fog lights and tail lights.

Headlamps and fog lamps have the blue tinit to them...also the headlamp covers are the ones that are on recall because they are missing the amber inside reflectors for the side lamps. Don't think I can use the recall since I did'nt purchase the lamps. I am the second owner of the truck.

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Old 06-14-2009, 07:05 PM
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pics are up...in my album.

Sorry about the late reply...my last post must not have gone through

They are aftermarket headlamps and foglights.

They are the recall list ones...(no amber reflector in the side markers.

Side markers(turn signal lamp) and fog lights do not turn on.

Front side turn signal lamps in headlights do work.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:57 AM
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Alright, headlights are OEM, corners are aftermarket clear corners, your fogs look OEM as well, maybe they have a halo, but I could not see. All wiring is the same except for the fogs might have additional if they have halos. DRLs on Rangers only came from the factory in Canada. So if you are in the states, or the previous owner bought the truck in the states it will not have DRLs.

Recall list ones??? No idea what you are talking about there. The side marker is not a blinker, the blinker is the inner most lamp. The corner is just a running lamp. Stupid question, but do you have the fog light button pressed on? They will only work if headlights are on as well, unless you mod it to do otherwise. Are bulbs burnt out? If they are burnt out they will be blinking fast when you use th eblinker.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:33 PM
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Here is the link to recall list for the OEM headlights mentioned...of which I believe are the type of headlights I have...(no amber reflector inside of side lights)

2003 Ford Ranger Recalls, Notices & Car Safety Reports - Motor Trend Magazine

I also think you are correct about DRL's...only on Canadian builds.

Turn signal lamps in front area of headlamps do not blink fast.

Yes...the fog lamps are turned on by the switch when the headlamps are turned on....but they don't work.

possibly a wiring flaw...don't believe the factory uses standard electrical tape in production process (LOL)
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:56 PM
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That recall is a joke. Clear corners are an aftermarket part bought to make your truck look better. On my 04 I went to clear corners and on my 05 I went to black outs. Most people like the clean look of no amber reflectors.

Meant to say the blinker indicator on your dash would blink fast if it was burnt out.

Factory does use electrical tape to secure split loom on the wiring.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:44 AM
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nevermind....regarding fog lights,both bulbs were burnt out. Thanks for the help,though.
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:18 PM
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Default Re: just purchased 2003 ranger 4x4

Thanks for the info guys. My #33 fuse was blown, now my high beams work. Thanks for GREAT info.
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