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I just finished installing the Roush signal mirrors. However, their instructions has the rt & lft signals wired into the rear brake/signal wires. I don't really want the signals to come on with the brakes. Do any of you know which wires are the front right and left signal wires on a 2005 Ranger?
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I just finished installing the Roush signal mirrors. However, their instructions has the rt & lft signals wired into the rear brake/signal wires. I don't really want the signals to come on with the brakes. Do any of you know which wires are the front right and left signal wires on a 2005 Ranger?
Look up under the dash on the left side of the steering column for a harness that goes from the turn signal switch down to a multipin plug connector. You will find the front turn signal wires on either side of that connector.

Left signal: light green/white
Right signal: white/light blue

This will give your mirrors turn signals only without the brake lights.
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Do I need to remove the panel under the steering column to find the wires easier? It looks like there is a metal plate as well.
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Why not do the turnsignal mod, and tap into the wire you added in the mod? That's what Kyle(harrytasker) and I did to his truck. This way just seemed easier then tapping into the harness and all.
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^ thats actually not a bad idea... jsut alot of wire...
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Do I need to remove the panel under the steering column to find the wires easier? It looks like there is a metal plate as well.
I don't have a 2005 to look at but I think you can find those wires without pulling the panel or the plate. Crawl under there and look at the driver side of the the end of the column closest to the front of the truck.

From the steering column, the wires go forward through the firewall into the engine compartment and then to the front signals.

I suggested that you look near that steering column connector because it is easier to sort through ~20 wires than the much larger bundle at the firewall. And there are often duplicates in the big bundle that can throw you off.
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Hey Bob is this the same for my 03 ?

Left signal: light green/white
Right signal: white/light blue
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Hey Bob is this the same for my 03 ?

Left signal: light green/white
Right signal: white/light blue
Yes.
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I need to replace my mirrors since one is cracked and that guide is awesome. I think i see turn signal mirrors in the future.
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Thanks! I need to install my Roush mirrors too lol
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I put those mirrors in on my truck. It doesn't tell you to connect them to the rear lights. Not sure what you're reading. Do what Bob suggests and it will work.
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I just installed my mirrors saturday. I hooked them up under the dash. It's a real Pain in the A__, but worth it. Mirrors look great, especially at night.
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I'm buying a set just to have one on stand by for when I buy my L2 someday. (i don't have power anything...mirrors, windows, etc)
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