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dimming mirror and auto headlight trouble ,please help

hi i followed the how to word for word and instaled the ohc and mirror and relays for auto headlights and everything works great except the headlights dont turn light on there own i stil have to turn the switch
but after i turn the switch and there on i can turn it off and they stay on at night and the turn of on there own when i shut the truck off

the only thing i can think of os that the wires at the headlight switch were not the colors they said
i only had a
(brown with white stripe ) and i used that as brown
and a (off white with black stripe) and i used that fro the tan and white
could these be reversed and thats why the lights dont go on automaticly at night
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we need info on your truck!! whats the year? I've got my '01 wiring book that'll tell me what all the wires do...should cover up to 03. Trent has a '04 book, which should cover 04-current trucks.
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it is a 2000 ford ranger 3.0 4x4 ex cab
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check your other thread... i'll post it here too, since i havn't a clue which thread will be deleted.





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the wires i have are off white with black stripe and a
brown wire with white stripe not sure about other colors but could i just go off of the diagram ?
the wire in the (how to says) i need the brown this is the lead for parking lamps
and the tan and white (the power for the parking lamps
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anyone ?
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You can go off the diagram wire locations...but the colors might be differnet.
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