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Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 05-22-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15,998
Views: 792,087
Posted By Beater
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread

I finally put the dash back together after being in pieces for two years. Now that the firestarter headlight switch has been fixed I was able to install the junkyard bezel and the rest. Looks like a...
Forum: Electrical Tech 05-19-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,123
Posted By Beater
Re: Yep, melting headlight switch q again

Thanks all for the disscusion, I report an anti-climactic ending. I cut off the old plug and spliced in the junkyard one. I cleaned up the contacts on the switch and viola, no heat at the switch. Who...
Forum: Electrical Tech 05-18-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,123
Posted By Beater
Re: Yep, melting headlight switch q again

Negative, the switch is as hot as it was before. The plug melted and I trimmed off the melted part and attached the wires directly to the switch, just went around the plug.Those same two wires that...
Forum: Electrical Tech 05-18-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,123
Posted By Beater
Re: Yep, melting headlight switch q again

I appreciate it 4ever, I cut a harness from a newer year, don't know what year, but it has the pink plug like in the pic, my truck has the black plug. Does it mean anything? Also it is the plug area...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 05-16-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15,998
Views: 792,087
Posted By Beater
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread

Put in a 100$ stereo/dvd player from wallyworld.com. New matching speakers were 4$. Mind you this is a work truck, when it comes time to really do a system it will go in the Caprice or the Saab, or...
Forum: Electrical Tech 05-16-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,123
Posted By Beater
Re: Yep, melting headlight switch q again

All stock, even the headlight bulbs. No fogs or anything else.
Forum: Electrical Tech 05-15-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,123
Posted By Beater
Yep, melting headlight switch q again

Any real fix for this? I harvested a harness from the truck I got my tacho-dash, and it had 165k on it and the harness was fine. Mine burned up at 100k. Will cut-n-splicing the headlight wire harness...
Forum: Audio / Video 05-10-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,821
Posted By Beater
Re: Factory stereo upgrade

Ok, Ok, everyone is dying to know, it did not work out and I'm not sure it was me. In my first pic is the wiring connected to my stock am/fm only deck. My guess is that is how the dealer slapped a...
Forum: Audio / Video 05-09-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,821
Posted By Beater
Re: Factory stereo upgrade

Funny story, I was alone wandering some crazy dusty shelves of factory stereos and found the '03 Ranger mp3, no plugs. I whistled a nonchalant tune and snagged some plugs from another Ford radio not...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 05-09-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15,998
Views: 792,087
Posted By Beater
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread

592Junkyard crawl. I found a tachodash for 28$, a good dash bezel with headlight switch mounts not kicked off, got the headlight switch plugs too, and the MP3 player was 35$. I got out for 81$. Now I...
Forum: Audio / Video 05-09-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,821
Posted By Beater
Factory stereo upgrade

I bought a '03 cd player from a better Ranger and will attempt to stab it in my '98Beater. So I just compare the wire colors in the first sticky and match function to function? I've done all kinds of...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 05-09-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15,998
Views: 792,087
Posted By Beater
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread

New brakes AGAIN. Warped a rotor somehow then figured out they were not quite exactly like stock. Got new rotors, pads, wheel bearings delivered and boy does it roll nicely now. Makes for all new...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-30-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15,998
Views: 792,087
Posted By Beater
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread

New belt and tensioner
attempt to change power steering fluid
drain radiator and refill with Water Wetter and coolant
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-29-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By Beater
Trans cooler

After swapping radiators I took off the side tanks so I can get scrap money easier. I found the little pinche trans cooler comes right out and still functional. Would it work better as an...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-29-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15,998
Views: 792,087
Posted By Beater
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread

In the last month,

New calipers
Brake hoses
Pads
Full bleed job

New radiator
Hoses
Heater control valve
Forum: Suspension Tech 08-26-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,826
Posted By Beater
Re: Bilstein shocks

I purchased my Bilsteins off ebay for less than 3 huneys and they do what Bilsteins do. Not my first set off ebay either.
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 08-16-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,430
Posted By Beater
Re: Air Box Mod?

I dare you to put in the K&N air filter. They will ride you out on a rail on this site.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-16-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15,998
Views: 792,087
Posted By Beater
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread

New calipers and hoses. Big long bleed job.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 07-30-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,525
Posted By Beater
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 07-30-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15,998
Views: 792,087
Posted By Beater
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread

Changed oil y filtro, VSS, five tire rotation, new brake pads.
Forum: Vehicle Snapshots 07-23-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By Beater
Re: My Ranger 3 months and $300 later...

Looked fine to begin with.
Forum: Interior Tech 07-19-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,981
Posted By Beater
Re: Junkyard cluster swap

Thanks Sarge, it's ready to swap when a replacement is found. Speedo fine, looking to add tach like any motor should have.
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-15-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,213
Posted By Beater
Re: Anyone Know how to make a 3.0 faster?

Umm. I think JP7 would know your truck a little better than you. I mean he was there right? And where were you? He even knows when your filter is dirty apparently. What a dick.
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-14-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,757
Posted By Beater
Re: improved performance

Oh yeah I just made that shit up, put the goddamn filter on and see for your goddamn self. Then post about something you DID, not something you READ! I tuned up my buddys car, he paid me, now I'm a...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-13-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,757
Posted By Beater
Re: improved performance

What am I in Bizzaro World? I've been putting K&N filters on things since the seventies. Anyone here remember the seventies? Narrowed it down a little there. They have been used on dirtbikes how...
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