High beam problem

Discussion in '1993 - 1997 Ford Ranger' started by Shaneo, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Shaneo

    Shaneo New Member

    My headlights work fine, but when I push the switch to click it into High beam, the lights "switch over" but don't actually get any brighter, they stay the same as regular beam. However, when I pull the stalk forwards, Flash to pass, the beams get brighter as you would expect. In both instances, the dash light indicator comes on.

    What should I check for? The bulbs are brand new.
    Am I right in thinking it could be the multi function switch rather than fuses/relays?
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  3. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    Sounds like a switch problem.
    The Ranger Headlight switches have been known to go bad.
    Since the problem is just when the high beams are turned on and work ok for flashing, i would start there.
    Take the dash apart, pull the switch check the wire going from the switch to the headlights, via the relay.

  4. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    What did you do ?
    Your input will help other members !

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