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'05+ taillights in a 98 ranger

I have a 98 ranger with the three bulb set up, and i have a set of two bulb taillights that are going in the truck. what do i have to do to convert it to a two bulb set up? is there a kit or just wires i need to change?
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here is the How-To i wrote up on this swap.......
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=34022

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Thanks Maurice, BTW, i dont have a trailer towing package on my truck so no hitch or wiring. will that change how i have to do this? i dont have the little black box you are talking about
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Thanks Maurice, BTW, i dont have a trailer towing package on my truck so no hitch or wiring. will that change how i have to do this? i dont have the little black box you are talking about
You have to buy the little black box.
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the black box is a purchased item from an auto parts store. It plugs into the stock wiring and comes with instructions on how to install it.....i think they run roughly $20-$30....
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It connects at the rear of your truck. Should be able to get it at your local auto parts store.
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you DO NOT need the trailer adaptor kit on the 98's.
i posted that in the howto but no one seen it.

if you look up under the bumper on your truck, kinad up by the bed, theres a plug with a gray cap over it.

figure out what wires are what and run a wire to each tail light.
its cheap and simple on the 98-99's.
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