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Converting my 2004 Edge to work with 93-2000 tail lights

Does anyone know how to convert my 2004 edge to work with 1993-2000 style tail lights. I have read that the the older style lights will fit, but they bulbs are different because there is a separate turn signal bulb for the old ones. Is there an easy way to wire this in? Has anyone done this? The reason I ask is because I don't like any of the new tail lights they sell on ebay for 2001-2007 I want to go with an older pair.

These are 93-2000 ones I want in my 2004



Please dont post saying things like "gee those are ugly" - I am just looking for technical help, not subjective opinions. Thanks ahead of time...
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should be able to get the rear section of the wiring harness that has the tail lights and licsense plate lights on it..

i havent looked under my ranger, but on my f150, i could un plug that section of the harness from the main harness on the frame which made swappin the bed easier
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i put the three bulb set in my 2003 if i had the truck i would take some pics but it in the shop so


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should be able to get the rear section of the wiring harness that has the tail lights and licsense plate lights on it..

i havent looked under my ranger, but on my f150, i could un plug that section of the harness from the main harness on the frame which made swappin the bed easier
x2 plug and play.
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Is it possible to set this up so that one bulb works only with the turn signal, another works with the tail lights and break lights and the white one is the reverse light? How have people wired them?
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Is it possible to set this up so that one bulb works only with the turn signal, another works with the tail lights and break lights and the white one is the reverse light? How have people wired them?
[Some Rangers, like my 03, are wired from the factory for both types of turn signal lights - at least as far back as the 8-pin connector near the end of the DS frame rail. Check to see if you have 8 wires or 5 wires on the forward side of the connector. If you have 8 on the front side and 5 on the back, I can tell you how to tap the turn only wires right there. If you have 5 wires on the front side and 5 wires on the back of that connector, you will need to run 2 new wires from the front of the truck as described below.]

You would probably need to bring 2 new wires back to power the turn signal only bulbs in the tails. These could be tapped from the front turnsignals or the steering column harness. Everything else could be reused from the existing wiring for the stock tails.

L turn only = LG/WH (new)
R turn only = WH/LB (new)

L turn/brake = LG/OR
R turn/brake = OR/LB
L&R Running = BN
L&R Reverse = BK/PK
Ground = BK
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OK, Maybe I have a better, and easier idea....

I will have 3 spots for bulbs.

One will be the white reverse light, this is easy.

One will be for a dual filament bulb, this is exactly what my stock 2004 truck has. I will connect this as usual.

The extra spot (with a red lense) will be for a single filament bulb. This is the one that is originally designed for the turn signal on a 1993-2000 truck. For this single filament bulb I can connect the positive to the positive on the turn signal bulb below, and the ground to the same ground.

If I am correct, the lights will function the same, except my bottom light will be a dual filament and it will be the only tail light, where as they will both blink for turnsignals and both work for brake lights?

Does this sound right?
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I bought those tail lights last night, I also bought the black reflector headlights....
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as soon as i get my truck back i will take pics should be this weekend or Monday
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