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Old 01-25-2011, 05:52 PM
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Default My dumbest Ranger story

This is a true story about my 2003 Ranger. Happened a few years ago.
One day I noticed the dome light was on.
Of course, the first thing I did was to go around and slam the doors shut.
Then I started to play with the switch in each one of the doors.
I couldn't see anything wrong with the switches, so I lubricated them with WD40 to make sure there wasn't any dirt in them.
I tried to figure out what was wrong with the electrical system, so I took off the fuse cover and checked all the fuses and the connections. I was able to locate the fuse that would turn off the light, and thought about leaving the cover off so I could pull the fuse when the truck sat. Since the fuse operated other things, I didn't think I could do that.
I was really worried that I'd be at work and have the battery run down with the light left on. So, figuring I had no choice, I finally called the dealer.
The dealer said he'd had problems like this before. I needed to come in for a systems check and there would be at least $150 in parts and labor to fix the switch system.
I hated it, but I couldn't think anything I could do futher so I started to try to find some extra money.

The next day my wife hopped into the truck with me to go somewhere and I told her about the dome light.
Since she has an 05 Ford car, she said, "Isn't the dome light switch at the top of the dash dimmer?"
...uh...yes it was...

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Old 01-25-2011, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: My dumbest Ranger story

I don't have one but I have a hell of a story from a my dumb bro in law. He had a 2000 Cavalier, which wouldn't start one day. He assumed the fuel pump was bad so he had it towed to a shop. The tech got it in the shop to discover that it was out of gas. He is a dumb shit!
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:56 PM
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I don't have one but I have a hell of a story from a my dumb bro in law. He had a 2000 Cavalier, which wouldn't start one day. He assumed the fuel pump was bad so he had it towed to a shop. The tech got it in the shop to discover that it was out of gas. He is a dumb shit!
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:57 PM
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facepalm, i laughed until i remembered that id done the same thing..
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:20 PM
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It happens man LOL
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:28 PM
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me and my gf was headed home.. when we turned on our road (we can see the house/drive way)... and she says "where is my van"... I said "Ummm your driving it" lol... that was epic!

you'll never know when stupid hits you, and trust me it will...
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:18 AM
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I have 2 like that...

1-i just got this truck 2 days ago. I stopped and put gas in it when i went to work yesterday, and while driving i noticed the gass needle looked awfully close to the line... i drove past work to the gas station thinking i musta had my foot in the intake and while pulling into the lot i realized i was looking at the 1/4 tank line...FML

2- i was heading to work a while back in my 94 escort wagon. i got a phone call from a friend and while talking to him on the phone, i panicked, thinking i didnt have my cell phone...then it dawned on me...
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