dash and running lights went out


Asked by Nov 17, 2013 at 12:20 PM about the 1999 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Left key in ignition and went home and got spare key. went back and started engine. ran fine on the way home the dash illumination lights went out, later noticed that the running lights also.
any suggestions

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They are controlled by the same circuit. Check for blown fuse. Also check for possibly bad lighting relay.

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Thanks, I was looking in the wrong fuse box. Found blown fuse. But blown instant after replacing. Turned dimmer switch to off and lights to off replaced fuse. Works! turned lights to on position. Still works. turned dimmer to partly on. still works. Scared to turn dimmer to full on position. LOL

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Glad you got it.

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