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I need to know the location of the parking lamp relay on a

Customer Question

I need to know the location of the parking lamp relay on a 97 ranger.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?
Customer: 252,000 miles. Truck starts fine.
JA: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, checked the fuses and replaced the headlight switch.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

Do you have an anti theft system on your truck?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No
Expert:  kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

If you do not have an anti theft system in your truck, then you do not have a parking light relay. Do you have a digital volt meter so we can do some testing to see why they do not work?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I pulled the instrument cluster but didn't see any relays behind it.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I do, but I am not going to work on it anymore today. Rainy and getting dark
Expert:  kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

Just to make sure there is no relay, let me post two diagrams for you so you can see where it should be, and where the relay box is. Be right back.

Expert:  kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

In the first diagram it will show you where the relay box is located.

Expert:  kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

And this one shows you where in the relay box the parking light relay should be.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
That shows behind the instrument cluster, correct?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
That should be a pretty big box to hold all of those relays. Is the box black or a cream color?
Expert:  kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

It should be black, but will be behind the dash itself, not the cluster. It will be down by the gas pedal.

Expert:  kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

It will be close to be hind the radio and ac controls.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I did see a box turned sideways and it seemed to be sealed up by a hex screw, it is probably about the right size for the relays. It is a yellowed cream color.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok, that is further to the right.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
pull the ash tray and maybe the radio to see.
Expert:  kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

You should be able to get to them with out pulling them, but it may be easier to get to it.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Is it visible without removing anything?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thanks
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thanks for your help
Expert:  kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

You are very welcome.