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No brake lites,no backup lites,no turn signals[in rear]

No brake lites,no backup...

No brake lites,no backup lites,no turn signals[in rear] .cruise control quit. if turn signal is on and indicating on dash panel , when brake is pushed the indicator will dim. all fuses are good all bulbs are good .also noted @ backup lites only getting 5.4 volts.so far replaced h/l switch & brake switch. 93 ford ranger

Mechanic's Assistant: Most vehicles have two fuse panels. Have you located both?

Yes, under hood &under dash [left side]

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

93 ford ranger xlt extended cab 4.0 eng auto xmsn

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

Checked fuses,bulbs,wire connections inrear area . replaced headlight switch & brakelite switch.

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

If i can locate the ground points for the rear would be helpful

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Jaybird61
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Hi, My name is Jay

Have you replaced the turn signal multifunction switch yet?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i have one on order,and waiting for it to arrive .

The turn signal switch is most common cause of your problem. I would pay special attention to all the bulbs to make sure the filaments inside bulbs are not shorted to gether inside bulbs.

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Also make sure to check the connector to turn signal switch that it is not melted.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i was thinking that 'might' be it,as most of the grounds are thru it ,or so it seems looking @the diagram.

The switch is what separates the turn and brake lights and the short can cause the cruise control problem also.

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If you have any trailer wire connector in back make sure it is not shorted too.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the only dis colored component i found was the h/l switch . ido have a trailer connector. all wire connection are soldered and well insulated.

Okay. Lets see what the turn signal switch fixes. If you have no other questions for me then please enter a 5 star rating so i can get credit for assisting you today. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
will do and thanks for the help. will let you know if it fixz it.

Thanks.

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