3rd Brake Light Wiring - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource
Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiast!

Go Back   Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource Arrow Ranger-Forums Technical Forum Arrow General Technical & Electrical

General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-18-2008
mtbphoto's Avatar
Thread Starter

I am: Wes P
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Orange County, ca
Vehicle: 04 ford ranger edge
Posts: 100
Total Props: 0
3rd Brake Light Wiring

Hey, im horrible w/ electric stuff, so i got a question. I got a camper shell on my ranger and I need to hook up the 3rd brake light, it has 2 bare wires coming out of the shell. I was told I need to tap into my rear brake light and connect the wires. Does this sound right? and what should I do for the tap. I will try to get photos tomorrow

Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 09-18-2008
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
I am: Trent Morgan
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Vehicle: 2006 Ford F-150 XLT
Posts: 23,426
Total Props: 0
Ground the black wire for the camper 3rd brake light onto a good metal surface and tap into the LG wire at the third brake light.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 09-20-2008
ryan_88's Avatar
I am: Ryan Audet
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Somersworth, NH
Vehicle: 2001 Ford Ranger XLT
Posts: 71
Total Props: 0
1. what i did was attach a light to the cap, drill through and pull two wires though (one hot, one ground)

2. i ran the wires down the inside of the cap, then out a small gap at the end of the bed. (the red wire is the hot for the brake light, the blue ones are for a dome light and a fan.)

3. next, i removed the driver side taillight for easier access to pull the wires down the side.

4. lastly, you need to crawl under the truck and find this connector by the spare tire. in the harness you will find a light green wire, tap the hot wire into this, and find an appropriate ground for the other.

Reply With Quote
+ 0 -

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3rd brake light cargo light ques. HighRollerII General Technical & Electrical 8 11-21-2007 02:39 AM
Quick ? about 3rd brake light/cargo light! 05RangerXLT General Ford Ranger Discussion 7 04-23-2007 08:40 PM
3rd brake light wiring Gearhead61 General Technical & Electrical 14 04-24-2006 08:18 AM
3rd brake light/blinker/abs light NewfieRanger General Technical & Electrical 9 04-02-2006 06:35 PM
3rd brake light Cargo light ? Ranger1 Exterior Semi-Tech 7 08-03-2005 11:35 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:22 AM.