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Problem Converting tallights - 3 bulb to 2 blub HELP!!!

Ok so I just did the conversion. I followed every step in this write up - https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...s-00-05-a.html. Now i dont have any brake lights. Everything else works, my back up lights, turn signals, running lights, and my 3rd brake light. But no brakes lights in the tails. I checked the fuses. all of them are good. Any suggestions? Any fuses that i need to double check??

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Here is what i did.
-Swapped my reverse plug for my turn signal plug on both sides.
- then i cut the green wire going to my running lights/brake lights and taped the side going to the harness up and tucked it away. The remaining wire going to the the plug i extended it and ran it to the turn signal plug on my trailer harness.
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Anyone help?
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Put everything back the way it was and just drill a third hole in the taillight for the third plug. A 1 inch hole saw and a dremel will do the trick. It is way easier than having to read through 20 steps and hacking apart your wiring harness where you could have crossed wires or grounded something.
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forgot about this thread...........well i ended up getting fed up and i took the drill and dremel to it. ALOT easier! Thanks for the reply tho.
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forgot about this thread...........well i ended up getting fed up and i took the drill and dremel to it. ALOT easier! Thanks for the reply tho.
Heck yeah.. thats the way to do it :-D Dremel FTW!
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No prob. just did this on my bro's truck a few weeks ago so figured i could help.
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i had to do this to some 00 tail lights i had and now i have 06's so i have to do it again
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i had to do this to some 00 tail lights i had and now i have 06's so i have to do it again
u drilled a third hole in the light? how did u get the bulb to stay in?
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kinda just eyeball it but dont make it tooooo big, i made it smaller and wedged it in lol
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kinda just eyeball it but dont make it tooooo big, i made it smaller and wedged it in lol
haha sounds good. i don't want to mess up my wiring so i may do it the easy way also. ill prob like tape it in or something haha
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u drilled a third hole in the light? how did u get the bulb to stay in?
use a 1 inch hole saw and a dremel to make holes for the tabs on the plug. That way you can turn the plug an lock it into place just like the oem holes.
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use a 1 inch hole saw and a dremel to make holes for the tabs on the plug. That way you can turn the plug an lock it into place just like the oem holes.
nice. sounds good. i just need to get some new tail lights now haha
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