HEADLIGHT ISSUE AND LED DASH - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-16-2014
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: terrace
Posts: 4
Icon4 HEADLIGHT ISSUE AND LED DASH

In my 02 Fx4 4x4 my drivers side headlight seems to not work once and awhile. My buddy was driving in front of me and said it was out, when i went to replace it the next day, it was working fine. Tonight i was driving and my light was out then came on as i was driving. Did this twice after having the truck and lights off, at home and then after gas station. Not sure what to do. I have new bulbs i could try, but it works most of the time? Any help would be appreciated.

I also did full swap dash lights to LEDS. and one of them(sometimes two) next to each other flicker when dimmer is on full , but when i dim them down no issue. Should i just try to bulbs? Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-17-2014
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
Posts: 349
Check the bulb socket on the headlight that is "tempormental" for any corrosion or poor contact with the bulb blades. Check the condition of the wires leading to the bulb socket for breaks or fraying. If all that looks good, use a multimeter or test probe to check for steady voltage at the bulb connector. If that is good, replace the bulb.

Not sure on the LED bulbs and the cluster. You bay want to swap the bulbs that are flickering with some in another position in the cluster to see if the problem moves, proving its the LED bulbs as the culprit; although it's a PITA to get at the cluster to do this!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-17-2014
pearlkid9988's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Newnan Georgia
Posts: 828
What LED's did you order? And from your dimmer switch "fix" it sounds like the bulbs do not have the correct resistor. Led's draw substantially less power to operate from the sound of it those 2 bulbs cannot handle all the power they are receiving causing the flickering. Ive had a few cheap sets that did the same thing but the ones i soldered into the HVAC panel myself have been fine. Sometimes the lower quality bulbs have cheap/incorrect resistors for the application.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-17-2014
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: terrace
Posts: 4
OKay, thanks boys, will check headlights later tonight hopefully just a faulty wire, then will switch out LEDS for better ones one day. IF headlight issue isn't fixed ill be back on here asking. thanks
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
trans issue, and i mean issue rangerdanger01 Drivetrain Tech 2 01-09-2011 01:13 PM
Radio and headlight issue lol. Shaklakan Audio & Video Tech 4 03-08-2010 08:47 PM
Dash Swap 95 plus dash in a 94 Downey Interior Semi-Tech 19 11-04-2009 09:47 PM
Mazda headlight vs. 98-00 ranger headlight silverfox General Technical & Electrical 8 09-23-2009 03:20 PM
dash light issue kuber4 General Technical & Electrical 3 07-05-2008 01:56 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:28 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.