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anybody put an under hood light on a newer ford ranger

im trying to put a hood lanp on my 2007 ranger, but cant even find a loose plug for one. any ideas? thanks
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rangers never came with them. people that add them use a ford probe light and mod it to work
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* the 93-97s did come with them... for the record... so dont say they naver had them... check your 99... I think they have them too I believe around 01 they quit installing them
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* the 93-97s did come with them... for the record... so dont say they naver had them... check your 99... I think they have them too I believe around 01 they quit installing them
my 97 doesnt have one, i dont think they ever came with them, my 07 f150 doesnt even have one
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I know for a fact my 93 came with one... want proof...
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my 99 xlt sport doesn't have one so theyre not in 98 up unless it was a really random option
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my 87 ranger has one and my moms 97 explorer has one. my 87 ranger even has a glove light and ash tray light. ford got cheap.
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my 97 ranger came with the wire and plug, but no light.

it also has the glovebox light.
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I grabbed mine from a Mustang. Same as a Probe though. Easy to hook up. Mount under hood w/ bulb facing the front of the vehicle, add power and ground and you're done.
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TrePaul rigged one up, it looks really good. Just need a little LED pod and a switch and wire that bad boy up.
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I grabbed mine from a Mustang. Same as a Probe though. Easy to hook up. Mount under hood w/ bulb facing the front of the vehicle, add power and ground and you're done.
If you do something like this, make sure you put a fuse within 10" of the battery.
I would use a 5 amp fuse for something like that.

I've already seen one truck on here get scrapped because of something like that.
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My 96 has one.
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maybe its a higher end package that has them, like the xlt. i know thats how it used to work when there were cargo lights, i already added one of those and it looks factory.
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If you do something like this, make sure you put a fuse within 10" of the battery.
I would use a 5 amp fuse for something like that.

I've already seen one truck on here get scrapped because of something like that.
Power for mine comes form the 5amp power mirror fuse in the CJB. I don't like dingle berries hanging from my battery.
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haha dingle berries.

my truck has some of those.
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If you do something like this, make sure you put a fuse within 10" of the battery.
I would use a 5 amp fuse for something like that.

I've already seen one truck on here get scrapped because of something like that.


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so that was the final reason travis? i never heard the conclusion of that story
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so that was the final reason travis? i never heard the conclusion of that story
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...fan+controller


I was contacted by my insurance company a few months back that they just started the litigation process with the company at fault. I still have the fan, controller, wiring, etc from the fire. They said they needed it as evidence.....


I said I needed my $500 deductable before they'd see that fan.
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aah gotcha,

bring roxy back down here to jordan lake for our meet :P i bet shes grown a ton in a year
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aah gotcha,

bring roxy back down here to jordan lake for our meet :P i bet shes grown a ton in a year
haha, she's tiny! i got the runt of the litter.

truck is in the shop awaiting a tranny, tcase rebuild, both rear shocks, both coilovers(coil and shock!) lol

she's gonna be sitting for awhile
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My 92 XLT and my 93 XLT never had a light. Didn't even have a wire or harness for it.
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My 93 has one, can take pics of anything if anyone is interested in the stock setup
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Sure, I'd be interested in some pics. I'd like to pirate one into my '01 Ranger.

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Sure, I'd be interested in some pics. I'd like to pirate one into my '01 Ranger.

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i bought the 'mercury' lamp style from a probe. i haven't gotten around to install it yet though.

find a place to mount the thing, run and hide the wiring, find a constant positive source and a good ground.....voila

bob(rwenzing) has pics of his somewhere. check his cardomain page, the link is in his sig.
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