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Headlight / 4Wd Switch **** Question

I know I can go out and pull the ***** from my EDGE but I was wondering if anyone has pulled these ***** and compared them to the H/AC ***** ?
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Where the **** 'locates' itself on the shaft is totally on a different degree. However, they all are round shafts with a flat. Just the flats are on different locations. I have used a headlight switch in the 4x4 spot before, but the indicator on the **** is wayyy off. Hopefully that makes sense.
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Yes it does thanks, I was hoping they were the same.
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Although, all the HVAC ***** are the same. But I don't think that helps you. lol.
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i have like 10 hvac ***** laying around lol i dunno how i ended up with so many extras
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i have like 10 hvac ***** laying around lol i dunno how i ended up with so many extras
LOL! I got like...seriously......7 sets of blue ones and like 3 sets of green ones. Anybody want some?
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ya i'd take a blue set how do u change the color
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swap the *****. that's it! Many expos, ranges, taurus, sables had blue dash lighting. I think in 98 they changed to green.
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Although, all the HVAC ***** are the same. But I don't think that helps you. lol.
I knew that and I ordered a set of replacement ***** for them but I was hoping to get a set of ***** for the other two *****, the Headlights and the 4x4 sw's, with the similar look of the Heat & AC.

As soon as I get the replacements I will take a look see what is happening with them.

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The base of the HVAC ***** are much thicker than the headlight/4x4 switch ones.

Im not really sure how the flat on the shaft is index to the pointer.


I would love a set of the blue ***** but I no longer have ***** on my HVAC. I really want to change the color of that EATC.
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I was in the truck and thought of the **** fitment.
I pulled the Temp ****, the headlight know and the 4x4 *****.
All had the same shaft size but the flats were in different location.
The base of the headlight and 4x4 ***** were thinner but workable.

The shaft flat positioning is the problem and will need some thought.

Anyone have any thoughts on the Flat of the Shaft Position ?

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Dont know how good it would hold up, but maybe take a dremel and cut the part that goes on the shaft off, and jb weld it to where it points the right direction. There is prolly a better way, but physics is draining me right now...
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Dont know how good it would hold up, but maybe take a dremel and cut the part that goes on the shaft off, and jb weld it to where it points the right direction. There is prolly a better way, but physics is draining me right now...
Good thought...

I am going to mill the flat out of the shaft hole and put in a set screw.
The set screw will be positioned to hit the flat on the shaft with the pointer in the correct position.
The **** will need to be machined a little to conform to the base of the Headlight and 4x4 ***** areas but I think this will work out OK.

Now to change the Blue pointer dots to RED.
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woah..sounds like the hard way..what i did with my hvac ***** was..used a small screwdriver to pop out the little plastic piece (the pointer dot)...and sanded off the green..to make them red i used some tailight tape (the kind people put on when they have a broken light) and popped in the lil plastic thing..does that make any sense?
Pictures a bit blurry, looks a lot better in person..now im trying to find a way to remove the green filter on the OHC so i can have a red display..(i wanna fit a digital clock in there somehow, since i dont have the temp or compass thing)

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OK on the color, great idea using the taillight repair material.

I am using after market ***** with Blue pointers, sort of round dot that is blue, it was the only color they had, clearance.
Not sure if I can even change the color until I get them and look.
They have been ordered for a few day now, just waiting and thinking; that is where I am getting my self in trouble, too much thinking.

So first I need to mount the ***** in all 5 locations, then worry about the color of the pointer.

Thanks for the idea of the tail light material, good one and maybe other will take note of it.
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Check out this thread: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ights-4x4.html for further updates.

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how do i fix the **** for the headlights, it has fell off;(
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oops on a ford ranger 1998 4xdr
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push it back in place? lol
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oops on a ford ranger 1998 4xdr
If you look at the back side of the **** it will be round with a flat spot. Line it up so that the flat spot lines up with the flat spot on the rod it fell off of.
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Not sure but if you start a thread on that subject you might get an answer.
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hey, it kept being pushed in everytime i tried to grab it with pliers. otherwise yes i know to line it up and stick it back on . it is fixed so thanks ... LOL
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Icon10 ITS ALL GOOD

FOR NOW. IT IS FIXED BROS.
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What about putting it on the shaft first then slide the **** on ?
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if its going inwards, that means the screw holding it in from the inside has come off or the plastic clips which the screws go into have been broken.
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