No Dash Lights, None!
I have a 2003 4.0 Ranger:
I installed my new radio, and used the adapter that Crutchfield sent me. Well, I hooked up both orange wires off their pigtail to my illumination wire on the deck. Problem was I was only suppose to hook up the one that said illumintaion and not the one that said illumination dimmer. So when I turned on my lights it was creating a short and blowing fuses.
Don't know why I did what your about to read because I do know better, with that said, out of curiosity (guess I do know) I started to put in higher amped fuses (location 33, under hood box, parking lamp). When I did this I saw smoke, I know I'm a dumb***, coming out of my dash. I thought great I fried my light switch. I got a new light switch and tore everything apart only to find that it was my radio shorting out, radio showed no signs of this. When I put in the bigger fuses I ended up cooking the BLUE wire with a RED stripe connected to my dimmer switch. I ran a new wire to the radio harness and now I don't have any shorts, but I still don't have any dash lights, with the exception of the radio. So is that blue with red stripe wire running from the dimmer switch connected to all of my instrument pannel and when I ran a new wire just to my radio I cut all of the dash out? Or is there something else here that I'm missing? Thanks for any input
I forgot to mention that I have gone through and checked every single fuse under the hood and in the cab. Thanks, Again
Last edited by davidwarner1979; 03-07-2008 at 02:14 AM.
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