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Old 09-02-2005, 04:32 PM
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2000 ford ranger - no taillights

Have brake lights, but no taillights.
Does anyone know where I can find a schematic of the fuse box? inside the box are only 'block 1', 'block 2' etc.

The vehicle was recently wrecked on left front side, but everything else seems fine.

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Doc here,

Not sure I understand what your asking about a schematic about the fuse box..do you mean just the fuse layout ? Look to your owners manual for that...

Other than that, check the power coming into the tail light bulbs from the harness do you have 12 volts? If not check the fuse...

Are the right bulbs installed ?? Check that..

Do you have a trailer hitch plug that may have been damaged in the accident..check for shorts to ground.

Check your headlight switch for a bad switch..(these are an Issue on Ford Vehicles..)

Run some of these tests along with Ohming out the tail light harness to ground (remove all the bulbs first these will show resistance to ground) make sure you have no shorts..

Post back with your results and if needed we can help you further,,,

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No owner's manual

Thanks for your input. Yes, I realize the fuse box mapping is in the owner's manual. Unfortunately I bought the vehicle used, and it did not have an owner's manual.

After trying some new bulbs and determining that the bulb in the left turn signal was the one recommended at the auto parts store, I am wondering if a recent rewiring of the headlight and left turn signal/running lights was not done correctly..

With bulbs in the back and front, the left turn signal goes into a fast click mode, approximately twice the speed of the right turn signal. My son wrecked this truck some time back, and as I was removing the parts, I noticed the headlight/turnsignal cable was severed.

I had to have the body straightened and the guys as the body shop made me a deal on aligning the hood and fender, and installed the other parts, including headlight and turn signal.

There appear to be three wires going into the turn signal. If the two black ones were switched, would that possible cause the quick signal and lack of running and taillights?

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Schematic

Doc here,

Here is the schematic for a 99 Ranger..sorry no 2000 available yet but 99 Should be close enough..



Sorry for the bad quaility...you may have to download, clean it up , print it out for it to be better, but this is the way it came to me..

This one is for a 94....



Slightly better copy and similar turn-signal system..best bet download, enlarge and print!


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Fords are notorious for not having tail lights, this same problem goes back to the 59 ford . Man I would have thought that ford would have found that ISSUE (for the new-bees) by now ................HA HA HA Some things just never change. The more things change the more they stay the same. " ford, fix or repair daily............"
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Okay, almost as good as new

Found a burned fuse. That was the issue with running lights and taillights.

Then we found a wire, one of the three going to the turn signal/running light that was severed, with the other two wires having a nick into the wire. Reattached and taped the nicked ones, and the turn signal is back at normal speed.

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