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dash lights not working

Hello all,

I am planning to buy a 2003 ranger this afternoon. The lady taht owns it fessed up on the phone that when she bought the truck for her daughter 3 years ago that the dash lights were out then.

Any idea what could be wrong. I was told the fuse is fine.
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When you go look at it. Check the fuse just to be sure. If its not the fuse, check to make sure that the 4x4 works and the light switch i think they are on the same fuse. The bulbs might just be blown. How you blow all off them is beyond me though.
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Thanks for the quick reply. It is a 2 wheel drive. But I will check all the fuses. She said they already have but who knows right? Like you blowing all the bulbs just makes no since. Maybe it is a connection at a plug.
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Same with me, infact I just joined the forum looking for an answer to this. I bought my 4x2 Ranger and none of the dash lights work. There must be something common going on!
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Hello all,

I am planning to buy a 2003 ranger this afternoon. The lady taht owns it fessed up on the phone that when she bought the truck for her daughter 3 years ago that the dash lights were out then.

Any idea what could be wrong. I was told the fuse is fine.
First, check fuse #33 in the underhood fuse/relay box. Second, there are six 194 bulbs in the instrument cluster and they don't last forever. It is very possible that they have all burned out over the years.
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I don't think they all would have burned out in 8 years. My 2000 only burned 2 over the course of 11 years. But then again if one can blow, they all can.
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Hey Guys, I found this thread while dealing with the same problem on my girls truck..

After checking all the fuses,I gave the dash a light smack out of frustration
and the dash lights flickered..

I smacked it once more in the area of the small wheel for the varible resistor/potetiometer
and the lights came on and have been working ever since..
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