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Dashboard warning lights have stopped lighting up. 2009

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Dashboard warning lights have...

Dashboard warning lights have stopped lighting up. 2009 Ranger

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

Have not

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?

Its my son's truck and he's 60 miles away So I haven't gotten to do anything yet

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Could it be a fuse only? Running light out?

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago
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Will the truck still crank and start and run fine?

Which engine?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
starts & runs fine. Low tire pressure light came on yesterday, aired up tire. But today, none of the warning lights are lighting up when starting
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Not sure which engine, V6. Son is at work so I can't ask him now
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

While driving are the gauges all responding correct?

Do the turn signal indicators and high beam indicator work?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I assume that everything else is working OK, all he told me was the warning lights weren't working. Reckon that I should have had more information before contacting you
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Could it something as simple as a blown fuse?
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I read earlier that if a tail light or run'n light was out, that might make the dash lights go out?
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

Prior to you and me just assuming and you ending up with an answer of not much use. Do you want to just hold off until later when you have more proof?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
that would be much better, thank you. How do we do that?
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

Just log back in and reply later. I take a break around dinner for a few hours then come back online.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
OK, thank you
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

You bet

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Chris, just talked to my son after he got off of work. All lights and warning lights working now on his truck. Must have been a fluke, dang flakey electronics!
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

Keep in touch as needed

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