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I have to replace the rear tail lights on my ranger, the

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Customer: Hi I am Currtis, I have to replace the rear tail lights on my ranger, the retro fit lamps for the center lights have 2 wires but the original lamp has a three wire, what ones do I cut? 2 black and one green. Retro has 1 red one black?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: some one ran into the rear lamp. retrofit has a 2 wire and original has 3 wires what ones do I splice into? the 2 black I assume?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question,

What year is your Ranger?

What are you calling the center lamps?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
98 ranger and it has 3 lamps per tail light. The retrofit came with a center lamp wiredd in the top and bottom twist in like the original ones. The center on that came wired has a black and red wire but the original socket has 3 wires, where do I splice in the two black or a black and green?
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

Curtis, The black wires are all grounds but the turn signal are separate circuit for both sides. See the wiring diagram in the link below. Copy and paste the link to your browser to open and view the diagram. have a look and see if this is what you need.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
On the drawing I dont see any lamps with three wires? I dont know if it is reverse, turn or back up lamp.. Its my friends car:)
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

The back up lamps are the black/pink wires. See the link below.