Loud high pitch noise in the dash of my 04 ranger.

Asked by May 07, 2017 at 11:32 PM about the 2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently installed a light bar over my
windshield. Now there's a loud high
pitch noise that seems to come from
the dash. It starts at 25 mph "lower
pitch at this speed." At 40 mphit get
to I high pitch sound like a
harmonica. I've tried disconnecting
the fuse to the light bar, but no luck.

Any ideas on what is going on?

1 Answer


Take the light bar off and see if the sound goes away, if could be setting a harmonic as it cuts through the air and it telegraphs down to the dash area. I remember a vehicle that I put a roof rack on then the customer complained of a howl right at 35 mph, said it was in the back seat, anyway long story short moving the forward crossbar back a few inches cured the problem, it was just the air flow setting up tone that focused in the back seat, wierd I know.

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