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i like matts answer.....lol...... direct and to the point. theres something to be said for brutal honesty!
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i like matts answer.....lol...... direct and to the point. theres something to be said for brutal honesty!
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Oh my god. The back bulb is burned out. Put a new one in for $1.25 and move on with life. This is not complicated.
"you've got a short in your tail light...started to flicker when you made that turn back there."
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So is this light working yet?
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i have encountered something like this, pull the turn signal fuse, or the hazard fuse for a souple mins, pu tit back in, and it should be ok now if your bulbs are good
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i replaced the bulbs and it did nothing.
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pull the flasher fuse for a couple of mins, and try it... i had that problem happen to me
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Don't worry about fuses.....if a fuse is blown, nothing on that circuit will work.

If you checked your front and read signal bulbs and they are fine, pecfect, you're almost there.

Go under your dash (under the steering wheel) and look up. Pull the black cover off the red relay board and you'll see a couple of relays. (Mine has 3 under there)

Remove the top relay, it'll be the largest one. Not sure about Pep Boys or Auto Zone if they'll carry a replacement (the Ranger's relay is for the turn signals and hazzards). I got mine at Ford as the local part stores didn't carry such a relay.

Just bring the relay in with you as the part number is on it.

I just replaced mine because of a trailer issue short killed it. My signals were doing what yours sound like.

Replace the relay and you'll be all good.


........and one more thing. Just for future reference, always carry spare blinker fluid in your truck, as well as ALWAYS make sure the level is topped up. Seems our Rangers have issues with BFL (blinker fluid leaks) that cause electrical shorts. There have been cases where the flux cap has also shorted out due to the BFL, but that's yet to be recall or TSB from Ford.
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^ k i did that and theres two black ones right next to each other then theres the blue one off to the righ twhich i believe is it.

ok and im sorry but that blinker fluid thing is a joke right? lol
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It is the blue one.

Didn't you say the back bulb was out?
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Dont listen to these guys!!!.... You need more blinker fluid. If you pop your hood just unscrew your 710 cap and add it there. or you can rub it straight on the Johnson rod.
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ok and im sorry but that blinker fluid thing is a joke right? lol
No it is very serious

Just ask guys at autozone to fill it. Very corrosive.

You should also ask about the deal they have on water cooled spark plugs think they are 29.99 this week.
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blinker fluid adds a higher range of bliink to the kuhneuter valve.
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It is the blue one.

Didn't you say the back bulb was out?
ya thats whats weird. i changed the bulb and its still out. that means it something electrical.
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maybe the new bulb was a dud too.

try getting the teflon blinker fluid. it resists corrosion to the bulb sockets making the bulbs last longer. it's a little more expensive, but highly recommended for snowy/wet climates.
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Ahahahahahaha:pop corn:
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Does the parking light work in the back?
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Don't worry about fuses.....if a fuse is blown, nothing on that circuit will work.

If you checked your front and read signal bulbs and they are fine, pecfect, you're almost there.

Go under your dash (under the steering wheel) and look up. Pull the black cover off the red relay board and you'll see a couple of relays. (Mine has 3 under there)

Remove the top relay, it'll be the largest one. Not sure about Pep Boys or Auto Zone if they'll carry a replacement (the Ranger's relay is for the turn signals and hazzards). I got mine at Ford as the local part stores didn't carry such a relay.

Just bring the relay in with you as the part number is on it.

I just replaced mine because of a trailer issue short killed it. My signals were doing what yours sound like.

Replace the relay and you'll be all good.


........and one more thing. Just for future reference, always carry spare blinker fluid in your truck, as well as ALWAYS make sure the level is topped up. Seems our Rangers have issues with BFL (blinker fluid leaks) that cause electrical shorts. There have been cases where the flux cap has also shorted out due to the BFL, but that's yet to be recall or TSB from Ford.

pulling the fuse resets the flasher, i have had to do this a couole of times
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could it be that you have a short in the wire, cause if there is, it could cause the bulb to blow as soon as u cut the blinker on (before u could see it) just trace your wires back up and inspect them closely, u may find the blinker fluid tank on the way up
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since your brakelight and your turn signal use the same filament in the bulb, does the brakelight on that side work?
1. if the brakelight doesnt work either, add power to the MAJOR curcuit at the bulb housing, if it works, then you have a power supply issue.
2. if the brakelight still doesnt work, at ground to the GD curcuit at the bulb housing. if it works now, you have a ground supply issue.
3. try another bulb #3157 just to make sure the bulb you got isnt defective
4. if the brakelight works but not the turn signal, pull the trip panels off of the steering column, and add see if you have power for that turn signal directly at the multi funtion switch, if you do, then it is the wiring, if you dont, then it is the multifunction switch.

BLINKER FLUID is not real....sorry to ruin the joke, but having a blinker out for this long is not safe, get to fixing it and pm me if you need a wiring diagram or have any more questions
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hey man i had the same problem with my car. It is the turn signal actuator. It it is under the sash and is about 10 ro 15 bucks to replace. It is about 3/4 of a inch round and 1 inch high. Just swap it out for a new one.
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could it be that you have a short in the wire, cause if there is, it could cause the bulb to blow as soon as u cut the blinker on (before u could see it) just trace your wires back up and inspect them closely, u may find the blinker fluid tank on the way up
That isn't how electricity works and will not happen like that at all. If there is a short in the wiring, no electricity will ever even reach the bulb and the fuse will blow disabling the turn signals all together, and anything else on that circuit. The bulbs will remain unaffected and nothing will be damaged.
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jezz one smart remark and it's still going. wow I gotta market this blinker fluid stuff.

lmao
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I had the same problem, I used this stuff.
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replace it
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