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Old 01-08-2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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so my taillights wont work and the manual doesnt tell you shit about wiring and were the rear taillights main power is. k so my signals,brake lights and reverse light all work, even my licence plate lights work. but my rear taillight wont come on. any ideas

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Old 01-09-2011, 12:23 AM   #2
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so neither taillight works? first be SURE the bulbs are not just burnt out before wasting time.

then trace the wires from the license lights back to the harness plug and wiggle it and see what happens
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Check the light switch to see if you burned it out. had that happen in another b2 that i owned. Did it twice and ended up replacing the plug it connected to since it melted the plug on it from the light switch getting to hot.

Had the same problem where the tail lights would not work but every thing else would work.
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The tail lights and license plate lights get the same power and ground.

There should be a connector behind the center of the rear bumper. I'd start there. This connector is installed so you can disconnect it and remove the bed without affecting the bumper and the license plate lights.

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Check the light switch to see if you burned it out. had that happen in another b2 that i owned. Did it twice and ended up replacing the plug it connected to since it melted the plug on it from the light switch getting to hot.

Had the same problem where the tail lights would not work but every thing else would work.
This happens with alot of early rangers I ve heard of, MIne did it and I lost all brake lights unless the parking lights were on. I had to replace the switch and pigtail. But check fuses too. most likely the bulb are burned out because the circuit still works.
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well got it all working. the rear crossmember was tugged on and ripped in half before i got it and i couldnt see any ripped wires but i searched for awhile and there was so i connected the split wire and i had one light on. so i got it off the houst and took the bulb out and checked the plug for power and i saw there was corrosion so i scratch it abit and poof! i had power, so i vasaleened the bulb up and stuck her in. i got lights now.

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not to sound redneck .. mine messed up and what i did was togo switch the taillights... its funny at night time when somones right on your butt you can shut them off and they back off.
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my signal lights and brake lights work but my taillights don't work.what do i need to check?
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Look for power on the Brown wire coming out of the headlamp switch (in Park/Head positions). No power on BN wire = bad headlamp switch.

Front left, front right and rear each have their own seperate ground, so it's NOT a ground.

If you've only lost the REAR parking lamps, start at the connector at the center of the rear of the bed, check BN wire for 12v. If that is good, clean the ground, G200, located below the fuse panel on the driver side of the dash, may be under the kick panel / parking brake.


There may be a parking lamp relay in the fuse box, under the hood, slot #13, but ONLY IF you have remote keyless entry.
Swap it with the washer pump relay in slot #14.
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