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Old 12-09-2010, 03:21 PM
SkyYYZ SkyYYZ is offline
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Default 2011 Ranger fog lights vibration

Hey anyone notice their fog lights have a slight flutter in the wind? I thought I was seeing things but in windy conditions at highway speed the bumper must vibrate. I remembered to check today and sure enough, the bottom portion of the bumper is kinda flimsy. My 2007 Ranger didn't have that problem. Is it just mine or has anyone else noticed it too? Holly? Gerry?
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:28 PM
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Default Re: 2011 Ranger fog lights vibration

take your truck back to ford. the lower valence, fog lights should NOT vibrate. ever.
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:33 PM
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Hey anyone notice their fog lights have a slight flutter in the wind? I thought I was seeing things but in windy conditions at highway speed the bumper must vibrate. I remembered to check today and sure enough, the bottom portion of the bumper is kinda flimsy. My 2007 Ranger didn't have that problem. Is it just mine or has anyone else noticed it too? Holly? Gerry?
I have a 2011 and mine dont vibrate, take it back! thats whats great about bumber to bumber warranty
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: 2011 Ranger fog lights vibration

I was thinking the same thing, but then when I remembered to check the lower valence (thanks) it's really rather flimsy so I'm not sure how they can fix that. Seems to me to be inherent in the design. Still, I'll mention it... it has to go back AGAIN anyways since it's still leaking in the car wash above the passenger side doors onto the passenger seat. Albeit not nearly as bad as it did last time, before they "fixed" it. *grin* Small things, but would like to get them sorted.

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I have a 2011 and mine dont vibrate, take it back! thats whats great about bumber to bumber warranty
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Okay, great thanks for letting me know yours is fine. I've got ammo if they try and tell me it's normal.

Reallly, it's ever so slight but enough to distract me while I'm driving to/from work in the dark, and only occasionally when it's windy.
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: 2011 Ranger fog lights vibration

the mounting brackets are plastic. they flex.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:03 PM
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I haven't noticed mine doing this but I'll check.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:04 PM
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Default Re: 2011 Ranger fog lights vibration

As in the valence may vibrate/flutter some in the wind?

Hey I just followed the link to your band, Terry... checked out the Shovel'n Sunshine vid. You guys sound great!
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:42 PM
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Default Re: 2011 Ranger fog lights vibration

Well Jason, I have never noticed any shaking going on with my fog lights and I always drive at night with them on. We have had some pretty windy storms lately, but I didn't see any vibration on the lights on the road. I just went outside and shook the "plastic" bumper and I had to shake it pretty hard to get any movement.

On my 2003 FX4 "Level II", the bumper was mostly chrome and there would have been absolutely no movement or vibration.

There must be a support bracket loose behind the bumper. Good luck.
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:04 PM
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thanks G, appreciate you having a look at yours for me. I'll get er fixed then.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:29 PM
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Default Re: 2011 Ranger fog lights vibration

Mine don't vibrate but I'm waiting for a new one to come in so I can get it replaced at the dealer. It already has water in it and yes, I do love the word warranty.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:33 PM
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As in the valence may vibrate/flutter some in the wind?

Hey I just followed the link to your band, Terry... checked out the Shovel'n Sunshine vid. You guys sound great!
I was referring to the light mounting brackets. and thanks Jason on the compliment..
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:33 PM
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Default Re: 2011 Ranger fog lights vibration

Mine do it to sometimes when i am on the interstate and on a slightly rough road. Dont think there is much you can do. The valance is plastic so I imagine everybody's do it, they just don't notice like us.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:38 PM
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strang though how i never noticed it before in the '07 i had. thanks for the validation though
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: 2011 Ranger fog lights vibration

mm havent noticed but i will tomorrow see if it does.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: 2011 Ranger fog lights vibration

mine also do that in high winds or on rough roads. like others said, everything that holds them on is plastic so they are bound too wiggle a little sometimes.
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