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Did you all just do the swap or have to put new wiring in or what? if there is wiring i might need help anyone around the Vancouver/Portland Or, area care to lend a hand? PM me
It depends on the year of your truck. I know I had to run an extra power wire in my '08.

Also those still looking for this type of dome light, you can find them in T-birds and Crown vics too.
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i have an 03', I think the 04' and newer you have to run wire im not sure, going to try again this weekend. anyone have advice would love to hear from you.
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There is a How To: on this for the 04+ rangers the one doesnt show where to get the power from though here is the one I did on RPS and Generation Edge

Tools needed:
Philips & small flathead Screwdriver
9/32" 6 point socket/rachet
Replacement Dome Light (From Mustang/Explorer/F-Series etc)
3 screws (should come with new dome light, or you can match one to the two in your current dome light)
1 Wire Tap
About 8 feet of wire
Electric tape
Electrical Fish tape (not required but helpful)



Step 1: Remove existing dome light.
Pop off the plastic cover with a small flathead. Then take out the two philips screws and the old dome light should be off.


Step 2: Removing trim.
You have to run power from the headlight switch to the dome light.
Start by taking off the dash access panel



Remove the grab handles on the A-pillar. This is accomplished by first removing the plastic trim plugs to expose the 9/32" hex bolts





Now you can pull off the A-Pillar trim piece. there are 2 plugs that hold this trim in place. Just pull the trim straight down towards the seat and it'll pop out. Just take your time



Remove the 3 Phillips screws that hold the sun-visor in place. After removing them, you should be able to drop the corner of the headliner, allowing you to run the wiring



You should now have a clear shot to run the wiring. Start from behind the headlight switch, up the a-pillar, tucking the wire behind the rubber strip to hold it into place then through the headliner and to dome light. This is where the wire snake would come in handy to run the wire to the dome light opening
Those with high powered subwoofers may want to take this time to secure the power wire with plenty of tape and/or wire ties. I had to secure mine in many places because it caused a few annoying rattles when the sub hit.

Step 3: Running the constant power wire.

Standard disclaimer: Caution, you can shock yourself, cause a fire and/or blow some fuses if you don't do this right, so be safe and disconnect the battery. Generation-Edge.info and the author of this how to are not responsible for any damage or injuries.

Locate the Green wire with Orange Stripe behind the headlight switch. This is the wire missing behind the dome light on 2004 and newer Rangers. This wire is "behind" the power saver relay, which means this wire will deliver constant power for approximately 10 minutes without a key in the ignition. If you want constant power without any interruptions, you will need to run a line from the battery (with fuse) or tap into the fuse box (passenger kick panel).
Use a wire tap to splice into the Green/orange wire



Now you want your new power wire to connect to the screw circled in Black. The RED circle is for switched power and this hole should line up with the black/blue wire Ford put behind the dome light. As stated before, the ground is the chassis. Just make sure the last screw hole circled in yellow lines up with a pre-drilled hole into the dome light brace.



Black = Constant
RED = Switched
Yellow= Ground



Step 4b: Mounting the light.
By using the screws for ground and switched power (screwed to the factory locations)
should be sufficient for a secure mount.



Step 5: Test the installation.
CHECK ALL WIRING. Make sure all dome light screws are contacting the factory wire, your power wire, or the chassis. Make sure the wire tap is in contact with the wire.
Reconnect the battery.
Close all doors to reset the battery saver relay. Then turn the rotary dial by the headlight switch to turn on the dome light. The center bulb should illuminate. Turn the switch back to "off".
Test the map light switches on the dome light. Each switch should turn on one bulb and one bulb only. It should be obvious which one that it. These map light switches should work independently of the headlight dome switch, because of the power wire you ran.

Step 6: Replace trim.
Follow step 2 in reverse order



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a heads up, on the 07+ there are two red/white wires, you'll want to tap the thicker gauge one, the other will cause a short and blow 2 fuses... ask me how I know, lol
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nice! im thinking about putting a mustang dome light in...how hard was it to install?
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not bad this is what I put in...

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i got mine done! thanks for all your help....
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nice! im thinking about putting a mustang dome light in...how hard was it to install?
follow what I posted and your good to go
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i have another light if anyone wants it

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i have another light if anyone wants it

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got a pic of the light? what color?
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i have a black one up for sale in the classifieds.
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replied in the classifieds ad
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i just listed one in the classifieds if someone wants to buy one. Its black.

EDIT: Sold lol but if u need one i can get somebody one

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