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Icon6 2007 RANGER BLINKER MOD.

HI!... Well this weekend I decided to do the "BLINKER MOD" on my 2007 RANGER. As you know the newer Rangers only have a turn signal bulb in the front head light assembly. Well this mod turns the corner marker light into a turn signal as well. This mod allowing more visibility of your turn signals to other motorists.

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Here is the stock set-up from the factory on the D/S.

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The BLACK/YELLOW (black wire with yellow stripe) needs to be cut. Make sure to leave enough wire so that this mod can be reversed if desired.

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I used weather tight male/female electrical connectors for a cleaner look plus it would be very easy to return to stock later if I wanted to. The dead end of the wire got a opposite connector, and I simply used another connector to block it off. I then used some shrink tubing to make it water resistant.

Now I took the other end of the wire and tapped it into the PURPLE/GREY (purple wire with grey strip). This would be the bottom wire out of the 3 wires on the turn signal harness with the quick clip facing up.

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It should look like this :

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This is the finished product after everything was taped back up :

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you Canada guys are getting this stuff done quick
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Why not post this in the how-to section?
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Come on where is the visual aid of a video??
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I did this the other day too.. I read the other how to for it but obviously the wire colors were different for our 07's. I just figured out the right wires with a DVM. Anyway it works good except the odd time (only when the headlights are on) the DS blinker will blink fast to indicate a blown bulb, but the front blinker/cornerlight still blinks fine as well as the rear. I'm sure I'll be able to figure it out, it's just hard to get my butt out there in the cold to pull the headlight out and recheck my wiring.

You're on the ball with this electrical stuff Neal! What's next? lol
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did mine last year :-P
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Neal is pumping out mods faster than I have seen in a while...


I sent you a PM also Neal....
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Again,another great how to.

But srsly,after all that work you didn't even make the headlight shut off when the signal is activated like on Chryslers? Half assed! lol.
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Again,another great how to.

But srsly,after all that work you didn't even make the headlight shut off when the signal is activated like on Chryslers? Half assed! lol.
Speaking of which, what is the purpose of that? It drives me nuts when I see it!

The "How To"s are great THE H.P FREAK!
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You're on the ball with this electrical stuff Neal! What's next? lol
HI!... Next will be installing a relay and push button to disable the door chime when the doors open. Like when your listening to your radio or trying to clean out the truck. Then once the doors closed it reactivates again, so this way you don't accidentally lock your keys in the truck.
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That'll be sweet too.. You're obviously not a stranger to electronics. The more that I play with my truck the more I'm finding that one of the parts I like most is playing with the electrical, and hooking up electrical accessories. I've never installed a relay before, I'll have to read about that because I'm sure I'll eventually have to put a few in.
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HI!... Next will be installing a relay and push button to disable the door chime when the doors open. Like when your listening to your radio or trying to clean out the truck. Then once the doors closed it reactivates again, so this way you don't accidentally lock your keys in the truck.
Lol I already did that! Great mod IMO, your going the fancy route, I just wanted a switch on mine.

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That'll be sweet too.. You're obviously not a stranger to electronics. The more that I play with my truck the more I'm finding that one of the parts I like most is playing with the electrical, and hooking up electrical accessories. I've never installed a relay before, I'll have to read about that because I'm sure I'll eventually have to put a few in.
HI!... To be honest, most of these mods have already been done and are all over the net. I've had to modify most of the instructions to make it work with my 07 due to Ford redesigned the electrical system in my year truck. Concept is the same. Just have to go about a different way to get there. I don't mind doing the electrical but by no means am I good with electronics. That's for sure. I'm more into the mechanical, and fabricating parts (mechanical) from scratch.
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Aren't those wiring manuals handy as heck
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yup, if you know how to read them, lol... can;t wait to have the door chime mod, that would be handy! glad you have an 07 like me
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Speaking of which, what is the purpose of that? It drives me nuts when I see it!

The "How To"s are great THE H.P FREAK!
Probably something to do with the proximity of the turn signal to the headlight bulb and the visibility of the active turn signal being reduced while the headlight is still lit.

I dunno. I'm gonna go search on that.
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Yeah I searched into it,and my original guess was right. They turn off because the headlight/signal are in the same housing and so close together,that when both are lit is is hard to tell if the signal is on, so the headlight shuts off to make the signal clearly visible in the day or night.
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buicks do that to come to think of it...
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Just saw this and decided to do it.. took about 15 min. Thanks for the thread!!!
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I just did it two days ago on my 2003 rig, it looks awsome.

Also Anyone else from canada If you want to disable your daytime running lights I found the fuse, Its the box under the hood, I think 21 or something.
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i gotta look in the welcome area more. neal, you're from windsor? does that white ranger in your avtar have the 5.4? i'm also from windsor. shoot me an IM.
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Nice work want to do mine.
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did mine last year :-P
did mine about 5 years ago
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Looks to be the same for 01-09 Rangers.

What's different from the 01? Wire colours??
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far as i know, they are the same
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