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Old 03-24-2011, 12:55 PM
Rangers4Dummies Rangers4Dummies is offline
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Cool Dome Light and Reverse Light STUCK ON!!

2001 Ford Ranger ext cab

Alright, similar problem to previous posts. Initially the dome light and and back-up light would not go out. I read some threads and it looked like the problem was in the door jam. So I sprayed WD-40 in the both door latches, shut and opened multiple times, and repeated....Nothing changed. Next, I took a screw-driver and attempted to remove the dome light. The front 2 screws came off no problem...when I hit the 3rd screw, both lights went out. I found out that screw was a ground. For the time being, I was happy that the lights went out, even though I knew the problem was not fixed...I must have blown a fuse.

When I began driving down the road, I then realized my speedometer, Odometer, and windshield wipers were also out...So I knew I must have blown an important fuse. I researched more and found the fuse connecting all these functions, #26 in the door panel fuse box...I replaced it and "wah-la", everything works again...Unfortunately, back to the original problem...Dome light and back-up light wont go out...what the heck?
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:56 PM
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Default Re: Dome Light and Reverse Light STUCK ON!!

Have you checked the dimmer switch next to the headlight switch?
Sounds like it's clicked all the way up.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:04 PM
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hahahahahah, facepalm!!!
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:13 PM
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Default Re: Dome Light and Reverse Light STUCK ON!!

dimer switch or you have a ground that has worked lose some where. hope you get it, thats one of them off the wall problems. i hate tracking down electrical issuses. good luck.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:19 PM
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Hah. I actually found the solution before I checked back to this post. I was the dimmer switch...ridiculous. Rangers for dummies is right. Thanks for the help though guys. Much appreciated. Anyway, at least I know what to look for next time I have any similar problems. wow...lol.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:22 PM
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i knew it. so i was right, FACEPALM!!!
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:23 PM
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lol, common problem man, my F100 has a similar click for dome light headlight switch, and I did the same thing as you on that truck quite a few times when I got it.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:41 PM
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lol. well thanks. and I'm glad I made miller happy.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:44 PM
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ive done it before.. thats why its funny. lol
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:10 PM
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happen to the best of use
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