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Old 11-12-2010, 06:55 AM
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Helllo all!

I am pumped to be posting on the ranger forums for the first time!

I have a 1997 Ford Ranger XLT Step Side, 2.3 L 2wd with 5 speed manual tranny. Bought the truck a year ago with 46k miles now has around 60K.

My first question is this:

My door ajar light will not turn off, which means the interior light is constantly on. I had to remove the fuse so that it would turn off. Any ideas on what the issue may be?

Question #2:

The cruise control has never worked on this truck since i bought it. The lights dont come on when i push the button on the steering wheel. Is this a common problem? Is there an easy fix?


Thanks for checking out my post! and hopefully someone out there in internetland will have some answers to my questions!!!


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Old 11-12-2010, 07:07 AM
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Welcome!

Question #1 is pretty common, first suggestion would be to spray the latch down with some WD-40 and work it in there because its probably the latch sticking that is causing that problem. Search around the forum for its discussed quite a bit.

Question #2 Don't know if your familiar with how the cruise works but when you push the on button nothing will light up. The light on the dash will come on when you press "set" on the controls. If you have tried to hit set after pressing the "on" button and still nothing it might just be a fuse or something.

Here is a copy of the manual for your truck if you didn't have one already.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/manuals/1997.pdf
I would start with the fuses.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:27 AM
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Default Re: New member from NH with questions!

I will definitely try the wd4o thing! thanks!

I have tried all different combinations of buttons for my cruise control, with no results. I have also checked the fuses in the fuse panel but they all seem to be in fine shape. Is there something i'm missing here?

thanks so much for the help!

-Harris
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:44 AM
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Might want to check the Brake Light Switch down by the pedal. I think that might play a role in the cruise.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:44 AM
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:09 AM
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:36 AM
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:40 AM
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welcome
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:13 PM
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welcome to FRF, Harris!
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