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Old 12-28-2010, 01:07 PM
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Default Dome Light with On/Off Switch (Not Mustang)

OK, I am wanting a dome light with an on/off switch...but not the Mustang dome light b/c of the additional wiring (which I am not good at).

I found this one: http://www.jcwhitney.com/economy-12-...31d658y2006j1#

I don't like that one b/c it looks cheap as hell. And I'm not even sure if additional wiring is required.

Are there any other dome lights out there that will be a direct swap with my '06 Ranger without having to do any additional wiring????
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:11 PM
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Default Re: Dome Light with On/Off Switch (Not Mustang)

Additional wiring?.... its one wire. easy as heck. Not to mention that light looks like crap

If you can screw in a light bulb, you can do the mustang domelight mod.

all you need is once wire tap, one screw wire end and some 14 gauge wire. and a clothes hanger.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:15 PM
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Default Re: Dome Light with On/Off Switch (Not Mustang)

It really is very simple and its been done by so many with no issues. I would honestly just get the Mustang dome. The one you posted will look cheap for sure. I'm sorry but just because you say you are not good at wiring is not a good enough excuse to rule out the stang dome LOL It looks perfect in these trucks! It will probably be harder to rig up any aftermarket one anyway.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:18 PM
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Default Re: Dome Light with On/Off Switch (Not Mustang)

you can try the dome from the explorer/crown vic, those are direct just screw in. I put one in my ranger, I like it.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:25 PM
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Default Re: Dome Light with On/Off Switch (Not Mustang)

OK, ok, Ill quit being a wussy and do the Mustang dome light...LOL.

Maybe I should have said I was too lazy. I just wired speakers and a new CD player...I guess Im just wired out. LOL
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:58 PM
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Default Re: Dome Light with On/Off Switch (Not Mustang)

I got one at my local scrape yard from a explorer and instaled in my 2002 edge looks realy nice
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:04 PM
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ive got one that i can sell you.
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:03 PM
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i have a dome light from a 98 explorer, all buffed out & shiny... it could use a new home.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:45 PM
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Default Re: Dome Light with On/Off Switch (Not Mustang)

as said mustang dome light is easy and with some trucks you dont even need any more wiring but if your set on not having a mustang dome light the explorer lights will also work
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:40 PM
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Default Re: Dome Light with On/Off Switch (Not Mustang)

Will any of the previous mentioned year Explorer dome lights be a direct fit (plug and play) to my '06 single cab Ranger?
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:08 PM
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Default Re: Dome Light with On/Off Switch (Not Mustang)

No, will need to run one wire that you tap near the a-pillar. Super easy. Hardest part was mounting the light because my arm got tired from holding the damn thing up.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:22 PM
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Default Re: Dome Light with On/Off Switch (Not Mustang)

if you have the stock dome light that looks like one big clear dome and has a switch on it already and is held in by three screws it should bolt right up i know my mustang one did with no wiring

you only need the extra wiring if you got the flat one
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:45 AM
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Default Re: Dome Light with On/Off Switch (Not Mustang)

I did not have to run a wire in my 2002 ranger for a explorer light. It allready had two wires so all I had to do was add a ground wire for the third termanal and grounded it to the body under the explorer dme lightl
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I did not have to run a wire in my 2002 ranger for a explorer light. It allready had two wires so all I had to do was add a ground wire for the third termanal and grounded it to the body under the explorer dme lightl
04+ Rangers you do because Ford deleted a wire up there
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