Troubleshoot your headlight problems through the process of elimination. No information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Crap Hey guys, My explorer 2000 has the exact same problem, cept the lights still work. Install these now and drive confidently during the night! I soldered the new harness to my wires and heat shrinked them and taped em together and all is working fine now. Crank the engine, turn on the headlights and stand in front of your Ranger to determine which headlights are nonfunctional. He told me that every single wire behind the dash has to be replaced.
The truck uses standard halogen bulbs, powered by automotive relays and a headlight switch. The wires got hot within 4 minutes of turining the headlights and fogs on. If only one of your headlights is nonfunctional, you probably have a faulty bulb or relay. Forgive me if this is the wrong place to ask. All do-it-yourself projects entail some risk.
I got way too much time into this now the hee haw factor is running very high. Are you a Ford Ranger fan? The switch only controls the relay. The five pin version has pin 87a, this pin will be live with 12v when the lights or other accessory is off. Please Read Proposition 65 Warning In The Description. Also, could just replacing the switch help? I grabbed the headlight switch which was loose, and it and the harness were so hot they almost blistered my fingers. It seems that the answer would be to replace the wire harness and switch so my question is how hard is this to accomplish? This box will disappear once registered! After some investigation, I found a burnt wire at the headlight switch wiring harness.
Or for wiring aftermarket fogs via a relay? I also have to replace the driver's side fender wall starter relay solenoid tomorrow. The part I used was from a 2000 or 2001, but still fit fine with a little modifying. Problems with your headlights can range from the simple and inexpensive bulbs and relays to the complicated and costly wiring and switches. Sorry about the dead thread resurrecting thing : Edit: I fixed the problem by replacing the switch and harness, have had no problem now. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more.
Please Read Proposition 65 Warning In The Description. Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Best of all it's totally free! If you do not how to install, please look for professional installation. I finally troubleshot it to the headlight switch, found the wires, connecting harness, and switch were melted. I believe that what happens is that the headlight switch contacts build up corrosion, and thus resistance, and the switch itself draws too much current and heats up. Two kind of beam pattern as Driving Beam long and wide beam for low-speed trail riding and Pencil Beam super-long and narrow beam for high speed ally racing or performance riding.
The 1 Ford Explorer enthusiast resource on the Internet since 1996. What if the problem is deeper? Take the new switch apart if you can and clean up the contact surfaces before you install. We also cover the Ford Ranger, Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Navigator, Mazda Navajo, Mazda Pickups, and the Aerostar. Check your high-beam and low-beam bulbs. Use your engine-bay fuse box as a guide; relay type and location will depend on the year model and engine size. Energy-efficient and low power consumption Advanced Frontlightning System, brighter than normal ones.
I finally got this back together and working. Check your headlight relays for continuity using a multimeter. The process of checking the relay will depend on the type of relay and the number of coils and switches in the relay. Last night my son comes home and tells me the headlight switch fell off and he almost couldn't turn them off. Most Ford Rangers contain two headlight relays: one for the high-beam and one for the low-beam. I went to the junkyard and bought another switch but my headlights still don't work but the running lights and signals all work, everything but my headlights. Ill get pics in the morn' but im wondering if all the power from the headlights + Fogs is directed through that switch? If the relay has a 5th terminal, it is not used.
The car's old wiring harness was a rat's nest to put it mildly. Remove the bulb sockets from the rear of your headlight assembly and inspect their filament. Pod lights, Auxiliary Driving lights and Auxiliary Fog light. I checked the fuses in the dash and they all seem fine. Your lamp kit harness my have different wire colors.