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Dome Light Trouble

I have a '99 Ranger XLT, and the dome lights will not come on. When i bought the truck, i noticed the light cover was behind the seat and there were no bulbs in it. The guy told me that he had meant to put bulbs in it, he just hadn't time to. So I bought some bulbs for it yesterday, and was surprised when nothing happened. I was wondering if you guys could lead me to somewhere to start looking for my trouble? i'm not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to electrical problems, so any advice you have would be very helpful.
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Here’s my take…
Interior Light Sw is in the door not on the post as it once was.
BUT, usually the interior lights fail “On" so why they are not on is another thing.
Check the fuses, test for voltage, see if the interior light sw on the Dash Dimmer Sw works.
After that if you can’t find anything, might be easier to run a new wire; at least that is what I would do.

Sorry not much help but a starting point.
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where is the fuse for the dome light?
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the fuse panel on the driver side of the dash board
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which fuse is it?
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the link wouldnt work

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https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/results.asp


here man here is the owners manual for your truck.
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thanks alot. i replaced the fuse, and now only the light on the passenger side works. but at least i've got one of them going now.
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is there anywhere i can buy the white plastic piece that the bulbs fit in to? i'm not sure what the name of it is but i'd like to replace it b/c the socket on the driver side has a crack in it and i'm thinking that might be keeping the bulb from working.
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if u pop the cover off there are 3 screws to take the light out. take it out and just check it out see if there is any corrosion. you can find those at almost any junkyard lol
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My lights stay on and I cant find the switch anywhere. do you have to take the door pannels off to find the switches? and my door ajar light is on too.
2000 ranger supercab 4x4 XLT Sport...Very confusing!
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spray some wd40 in the door latches and open and close the door a few times
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