Dash Lights out - simple things first...ideas?

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by sdowiat, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. sdowiat

    sdowiat New Member

    Mine is a '99 3.0 4x4 still in really good shape. I was driving home last night on the interstate and all the dash lights went out. ( cab light, high beam still work... so do the actual gauges )

    I've checked the fuses. Appears to be 3 related to the instrument cluster.. all are good.

    I've wiggled on the dimmer rheostat & the headlight switch... nothing.

    I guess my next step is to go under the hood and check all the breaker resets...

    Ya'll got any suggestions or ideas? Ever heard of this before?
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  3. Shawn

    Shawn Cranky old man

    If all of the fuses are good, My first guess would be the dimmer (Pulse-width module). This is the rotary dial that controls how bright the lights are. They don't use rheostats anymore. It's all electronic. Which means wiggling it won't do a darn thing.......
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
  4. portert

    portert New Member

    Mine just did this. It was the headlight switch.

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