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Installing domelight with map lights

I have a 2001 Ranger with a rectangle domelight. I bought a domelight with maplights from a later ranger. I have both wires up there but the Ranger domelight with the maplights doesn't bolt right in. I thought it would be plug and play. First thing is that it has a piece that will need shaved off but what do I need to do about the wiring?

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if the new one is also a mustang dome light. that should help you.
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if the new one is also a mustang dome light. that should help you.

Yes I read over that but the domelight I'm installing is from a Ranger. I hooked up the wires where the screws are on the Ranger dome light with map light. All the lights just stay on...

I did a search and couldn't find anything on adding a Ranger Dome light with map lights to a ranger without them.

I don't have a mustang dome light.
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You will need a contant wire run to the light. This can be tapped from any number of places or else ran from the battery.
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You will need a contant wire run to the light. This can be tapped from any number of places or else ran from the battery.
No, I have a 2001 so both wires are there. In the mustang dome light mod how to you can skip directly to the last step.

I'm trying to install this dome light:
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I hooked up the wires where the screws are on the Ranger dome light with map light. All the lights just stay on.
You shouldn't have needed to add any wires for the swap. The three mounting screws are the conductors: dome. map and ground.
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Reason it doesn't quite fit, is that you have a reg cab. My brother has a reg cab 01 and added an explorer dome light. I believe he shaved it a little, but it just bolted right up, and has complete function w/o any more wires added.

It's the 04+ rangers that get sorta funky.
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You shouldn't have needed to add any wires for the swap. The three mounting screws are the conductors: dome. map and ground.
I didn't run any extra wires but I figured I could just use the wires where they were since it came from a Ranger. When I did that I got the result above...all the lights stay on. I remember in my 94 Reg cab had the same dome light and only the dome light came on when the door was open...not all three.
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