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Old 01-27-2004, 12:31 PM
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2000 ranger headlight problems

I have a 2000 ranger and the right low beam went out, we changed the bulb to no avil. I thought it might be the light switch so we changed it also ,nothing!! We have checked the only groung i can find for thr lights (on the driverside under the fuse box under the hood). This problem has me stumped . Another problem that may or matnoe be related is the cargo light doesnot work either. Can anyone give us a hand?
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Old 01-27-2004, 03:52 PM
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Have you tried using a multi-meter to see if there's power at the light socket when the switch is on? Bad wire maybe?
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Old 01-27-2004, 07:38 PM
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Check the fuse box. The older Rangers had the headlights fused separately.
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Old 01-28-2004, 01:19 PM
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Checked thewire no power to the low beam side. Was wondering if there was a relay for the lights that might be burnt out.
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I think the low beams have a fuse for right and left. If all the headlights work except the low beam right, it should be a fuse.
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Old 01-29-2004, 01:29 PM
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Not a fuse we checked them all . Was wondering if it could be the multi-function switch? that seems to be the only thing left except pulling out all the wireing.
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There are 4 fuses for the headlight system... Are you sure you checked them all... Only one would make just one headlight cut out, and that's the one in the fuse panel on the driver's side of the dash... Check your manual for the right fuse, and check that. According to my Haynes manual, the multi-function switch COULD cause a failure of one headlight, but I haven't heard of that one yet... First time for everything, though... Also, according to the Haynes, a failure of the headlight switch could NOT dump one headlight. Oooo, I did just see that the right headlamp (the one you lost) and the factory fog lamps come off the same fuse. Have you lost your fogs as well? It's fuse #8 in the fuse panel on the driver's side of the dash, or, second row down, all the way to the right. I would mess with the multi-function switch last, as it's a royal pain and pretty expensive to boot... OK, enough rambling...

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Did you ever figure this out?

Hello old dog, I too am having this exact problem right now. Just curious if you ever found out what the problem was? Thanks in advance.
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Would be helpful to know what year & model Ranger & which problem you have, the head light, or cargo light problem. If its the cargo light, its switch controlled by the dash mounted instrument dimmer thumb wheel & it must be rotated fully up, until it clicks, to turn the interior dome lights & cargo/bed lamps on, which are part of the high/cab mounted rear stop light assy.

This is an 8 year old thread, but has some good trouble shooting ideas if your having the headlight problem, such as checking fuses, so have you done all of that????
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