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Old 01-18-2008
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tail light advice

I got some cheap ebay tail lights and i have a 2000 ranger and only two bulbs but the tail lights i got have the three bulbs in the lenses and i wanted to know how i could plug the third hole?
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Try the search function there are a few threads on this. You can go to a JY and get the two sockets for about $4.00. I think the socket would be a turn light one from about 94-99 or so. Someone will correct me on that. Then splice them into your running lights or whatever you like.
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go to your local auto parts store and get a single filament bulb and socket, then splice it into your brake light bulb.

make sure you get a socket that fits right, some are really loose and fall out.

then when you push the brakes, it will light up, same thing with the turn signal.
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they dont have to work i just wanted to know if there was something i could make to fill the back of the hole because its not used and not really needed
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a socket for a bulb should plug that hole up. In my truck I got a tail light harness from a 96 ranger and it has the wiring for a three bulb set up. There is a plug in on the frame at the rear of the truck where you can unplug your current harness and put one configured for three bulbs. This will give you a separate bulb for blinkers. You should be able to pick one up at a j/y cheap, but if you don't want to then you can put a socket in the spot.
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ill have to give that a try
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I just put a piece of duct tape over the extra hole on each side, you cant even tell theres no bulb there or that theres tape

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I just put a piece of duct tape over the extra hole on each side, you cant even tell theres no bulb there or that theres tape

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I was going to say the same thing.
I think I have seen OEM lights(might not have been Ford) with some paper tape covering unused hole(s) in lights before.
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its a cloth tape, but yeah.

it would be kind of retarded not to use the other light, it would be simple to hook up.
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