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headlight switch

is the **** supposed to light up green like everything else in the cab? or is this the only piece that doesn't? I ask because it has the white markings like everything else, but it doesn't turn on at all.
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No, at least mine didn't. I believe they are all the same.
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oh ok.
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The headlight switch is supposed to be lit. That's what I've been told. Buggmann is still working on a plug and play LED replacement. But many people have just soldered in LED's

The reason most burn out is that the switch is always lit when the truck get 12V power from the key switch.
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I don't remember mine ever lighting up in either of my Rangers.
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Mine was never lit since I bought it.

But I know people have pulled the switch out and found the bulb in there
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they're supposed to light up. each switch has a bulb on it which usually dies. best bet is to do an LED swap on it because you'll never find a workign one at a junkyard
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I'd swear my 08 headlight **** didn't light up. And, I bought my truck brand new so it should have worked. Maybe I'm dreaming, but I remember it just being painted white where it would normally light up.

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crap.
I'm gonna have to pull out the switch and find out myself then :)
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you'll def find a bulb lol. i have a 99 and it had the bulb back there it was burnt out. i took the little green filter and the bulb was black, meaning it was once lit up. I now have an LED but that thing died somehow.
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The headlight switch is supposed to be lit. That's what I've been told. Buggmann is still working on a plug and play LED replacement. But many people have just soldered in LED's

The reason most burn out is that the switch is always lit when the truck get 12V power from the key switch.
...the little dash on the switch doesn't light up, but the icons in the circles above the switch do light up like so...
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Didn't I let you know 01RangerEdge???? I've got plug-n-play led modded bulb holders for headlight, fog & 4x4 switches

Here's one of my older headlight switch led modded bulb holders:
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I never knew the headlight switch lit up until I heard about someone doing a led mod... soon after I grabbed an extra switch, found out the bulb holder is removable & put my own twist on the led mods.
I modded my headlight switch with a green led but once I have time, I'm going to change mine to blue to match my radio/voltmeter/hvac...

That little bulb is on whenever the truck is running, so they burn out pretty quick. Ford knew what they were doing though... you can't just buy the bulb holder... you gotta buy the whole darn switch.

If anyone is interested in my led mods, just drop me a PM.
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Thanks buggman. Haha, I knew I was right.
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mine lit up for bout a month after i bought it brand new in 04 then it quit, my dads 00 was burnt out he bought a new 1 a few yrs ago 4 it it was like 15$ i think & only lasted a month or 2,.how does that switch come out to do the led mod??? i never tried taking it out & how hard are the dash lights 2 change i got 1 bulb burnt out on the far right of my speedometer
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The headlight switch is the hardest (in my opinion) to do...

I had to remove the radio bezel, lower dash, steering wheel surrounds & the dash around the gauge cluster.

The switch is screwed to the back of the dash panel with 2 screws. You can remove the switch if you want, but I left mine in & just wriggled around to see what I was doing.

My led modded bulb holders are OEM headlight bulb holders that I mod with high output leds 10,000 - 20,000mcd. They remove from the switch with a flat blade screwdriver, 1/4 or 1/2 turn & the bulb holder comes out from the back side. Mine install exactly the same way as the old bulb holder except mine have the wire/resistor sticking out the back. There's plenty of room behind the switch & I just tuck the wiring along with the stock wiring plug to the switch.
My mod doesn't require any wiring on the user's part, just a flat screwdriver to install.
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Didn't I let you know 01RangerEdge???? I've got plug-n-play led modded bulb holders for headlight, fog & 4x4 switches:
I knew about the other switches, when we talked about it last you hadn't finished the headlight switch LED's
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How were me and Pedro wrong? That's what we were talking about, not the ****, just the circles.

EDIT: Now that I reread the original post, he said ****, I read over that and assumed he meant the circles
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thanx man,lol if i get board sum day ill have 2 try this
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Thanks buggman. Haha, I knew I was right.
Anytime
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How were me and Pedro wrong? That's what we were talking about, not the ****, just the circles.

EDIT: Now that I reread the original post, he said ****, I read over that and assumed he meant the circles
same. i read the title of the thread and skipped the **** part haha
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Damn mine just burned out! so let me get this straight, the bulb in the switch is not a pull out style bulb, you have to solder in a new bulb?
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It wouldn’t be hard to make a setup that would light up the HeadLight Sw ****…

This spring (warmer weather) I will be putting a single SMT LEDs in all four *****, Head Light and Heater Control, each light will have its own light, now to regulate them.

Something new for buggman to work on !
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Buggman already has an LED for these. He sent me one
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For the *****… ?
I know he has the main body one but they come on with the key, the **** needs to come on with the lights.
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headlight switch is really easy to do. no soldering requried:

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394...ar-cab/page-12

takes longer to get the switch out than it does to replace the bulb.
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headlight switch is really easy to do. no soldering requried:

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394...ar-cab/page-12

takes longer to get the switch out than it does to replace the bulb.
But does that light up the switch ?

Buggman come back to us here… is a SMT LED + resistor able to be mounted in the **** itself of the Headlight Sw and all of the heater control sw’s ?
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