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small-list Digest Sat, 10 Mar 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 038

In This Issue:
tail light wiring
Re: tail light wiring
Re: tail light wiring
Re: tail light wiring
Re: 93 headlight aiming
Re: tail light wiring
Re: Ranger Transmission

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Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 14:09:09 -0600
From: Joe Mitchell <meloyelo swbell.net>
Subject: tail light wiring

I have a 97 Ranger, and I want to put a set of taillights from a 2000 Ranger onto it. First, my truck has 3 bulbs in the tail light. One for the brake/running light, one for the blinker, and one for the reverse light. The 2000 Rangers' have 2 bulbs, one for reverse and one which is the blinker, brake, and running light. This is where my problem arises. If I get some harnesses from a 2 bulb system, how would i go about adapting it to my wiring? I looked at my friends 91 Ranger, which has a 2 bulb system similar to the 2000. His top bulb has an orange wire (blinker), a black, and a brown wire. I suspect the black is ground, and brown is brake/running light. Well, if I take the orange wire (from the blinker), and splice it into the brake light wire, will this work? Or should I go into the running light wire? Or will it not work at all? I'm not much of an electrician, so any help/advice is appreciated! Thanks in advance..

Joe


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Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 16:32:05 -0500
From: George Kowal <gkowal earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: tail light wiring




Joe Mitchell wrote:

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> I have a 97 Ranger, and I want to put a set of taillights from a 2000 Ranger onto it. First, my truck has 3 bulbs in the tail light. One for the brake/running light, one for the blinker, and one for the reverse light. The 2000 Rangers' have 2 bulbs, one for reverse and one which is the blinker, brake, and running light. This is where my problem arises. If I get some harnesses from a 2 bulb system, how would i go about adapting it to my wiring? I looked at my friends 91 Ranger, which has a 2 bulb system similar to the 2000. His top bulb has an orange wire (blinker), a black, and a brown wire. I suspect the black is ground, and brown is brake/running light. Well, if I take the orange wire (from the blinker), and splice it into the brake light wire, will this work? Or should I go into the running light wire? Or will it not work at all? I'm not much of an electrician, so any help/advice is appreciated! Thanks in advance..
>
> Joe

First you have to check and see if some of thes bulbs have 2 separate filaments in them, which is actually 2 bulbs in one.
This is quite common and such a bulb will have 2 contacts in the base, then the shell of the bayonet is the common or ground.
I think the common 1157 type bulb has 2 filaments in it.

After you check this out I would draw everything out on paper to see if it makes sense before you go cutting any wires.
If you have the same amount of bulb filaments before and after, you just hook them up accordingly.
If you have a different amonunt, say in the new setup one filament does twwo things, then you have to put in diodes, which function as one-way valves for dc current, which then let your light bulbs light up when either of the diodes attached to them are energized.
If you need to put in diodes, someone probably makes an adapter kit with these already built in, or you can figure out how much current the bulbs draw and get a diode, they're usually pretty cheap, that is rated to handle that much or usually more.

George K.



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Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 13:56:09 -0800 (PST)
From: Chuck Badger <chuckbadger yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: tail light wiring


Take the easy way on this one.  You can spend $10-15
and get an adapter for trailers.  European style has
the amber turn signals with red brake lights.  Take a
look at most trailers and you will see they only have
one bulb with two filiments.  The trailer light
adapter will convvert this for you.

Chuck

--- Joe Mitchell <meloyelo swbell.net> wrote:
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> I have a 97 Ranger, and I want to put a set of
> taillights from a 2000 Ranger onto it. First, my
> truck has 3 bulbs in the tail light. One for the
> brake/running light, one for the blinker, and one
> for the reverse light. The 2000 Rangers' have 2
> bulbs, one for reverse and one which is the blinker,
> brake, and running light. This is where my problem
> arises. If I get some harnesses from a 2 bulb
> system, how would i go about adapting it to my
> wiring? I looked at my friends 91 Ranger, which has
> a 2 bulb system similar to the 2000. His top bulb
> has an orange wire (blinker), a black, and a brown
> wire. I suspect the black is ground, and brown is
> brake/running light. Well, if I take the orange wire
> (from the blinker), and splice it into the brake
> light wire, will this work? Or should I go into the
> running light wire? Or will it not work at all? I'm
> not much of an electrician, so any help/advice is
> appreciated! Thanks in advance..
>
> Joe
>
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From: "Joe M" <merchjo bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Re: tail light wiring
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 09:48:49 -0500


Just interested....why would you want to change the tail lights?

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Subject: [small-list] tail light wiring


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I have a 97 Ranger, and I want to put a set of taillights from a 2000 Ranger
onto it. First, my truck has 3 bulbs in the tail light. One for the
brake/running light, one for the blinker, and one for the reverse light. The
2000 Rangers' have 2 bulbs, one for reverse and one which is the blinker,
brake, and running light. This is where my problem arises. If I get some
harnesses from a 2 bulb system, how would i go about adapting it to my
wiring? I looked at my friends 91 Ranger, which has a 2 bulb system similar
to the 2000. His top bulb has an orange wire (blinker), a black, and a brown
wire. I suspect the black is ground, and brown is brake/running light. Well,
if I take the orange wire (from the blinker), and splice it into the brake
light wire, will this work? Or should I go into the running light wire? Or
will it not work at all? I'm not much of an electrician, so any help/advice
is appreciated! Thanks in advance..

Joe

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From: "Joe M" <merchjo bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Re: 93 headlight aiming
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 09:52:07 -0500


You should see 2 rods that look like a 20-25 size torx driver.  You need a
special tool (or you can use vize grips) and turn them in/out depending on
what you need.  If I remember from my 93 they are under the hood right
behind the core support next to the head lights.

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Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2001 2:42 PM
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Subject: [small-list] 93 headlight aiming


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I have a 93 Ranger.  The left  headlight is aiming way too high.
Not seeing the usual on older cars headlight adjustment screws, I
consulted the 93 Ranger shop manual I purchased; it told me to refer to
the Rotunda Aiming Machine instructions!  What the hell is this!  All I
want to do is aim a headlight!  No pictures or theory mentioned.

Can anyone walk me through aiming a Ranger 1993 headlight without going
to a dealer?  Thanks,

Paul G.

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Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 11:59:49 -0500
From: Jean Marc Chartier <jmc.chartier sympatico.ca>
Subject: Re: tail light wiring


Joe M wrote:

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> Support FTE - Check out our store:
> http://www.motorhaven.com/
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>
> Just interested....why would you want to change the tail lights?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Joe Mitchell
> Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2001 3:09 PM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [small-list] tail light wiring
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> Support FTE - Check out our store:
> http://www.motorhaven.com/
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> I have a 97 Ranger, and I want to put a set of taillights from a 2000 Ranger
> onto it. First, my truck has 3 bulbs in the tail light. One for the
> brake/running light, one for the blinker, and one for the reverse light. The
> 2000 Rangers' have 2 bulbs, one for reverse and one which is the blinker,
> brake, and running light. This is where my problem arises. If I get some
> harnesses from a 2 bulb system, how would i go about adapting it to my
> wiring? I looked at my friends 91 Ranger, which has a 2 bulb system similar
> to the 2000. His top bulb has an orange wire (blinker), a black, and a brown
> wire. I suspect the black is ground, and brown is brake/running light. Well,
> if I take the orange wire (from the blinker), and splice it into the brake
> light wire, will this work? Or should I go into the running light wire? Or
> will it not work at all? I'm not much of an electrician, so any help/advice
> is appreciated! Thanks in advance..
>
> Joe
>
> Joe.

  Check out the different adapters available at RV stores and get one that
adapts a 3 light system to a 2 light system.  Talk to the counter person about
what you want to do and he should be able to sell you the proper adapter.  The
install instructions apply to trailers but should be easy to modify to your
truck.

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier


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From: ManicMechanicNC netscape.net
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 22:22:24 -0500
Subject: Re: Ranger Transmission


> Does anyone know where I can sell this tranny?  (other
> than the FTE website)  I need to sell now!!! If you
> guys know of anybody or anyplace that would buy it,
> E-mail me please.

I've seen trannys and transfer cases on Ebay if that helps any..


Tim T
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