1999 Ford Ranger check engine warning light

Tiny
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  • 1999 FORD RANGER
  • 2.3L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 144,000 MILES
Would removing the bulb from the instrument cluster prevent this vehicle from starting?
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Thursday, June 18th, 2015 AT 12:16 PM

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Tiny
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What is blown? But normally not, this would depend on what light is not working and if that is an indication to other problems.
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Thursday, June 18th, 2015 AT 2:43 PM
Tiny
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Sorry just saw that it was the check light, can you get any scan info from the check connector, if not there may be an issue with power supply to the ECU.
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Thursday, June 18th, 2015 AT 2:44 PM
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While removing the instrument cluster I neglected to disconnect the battery. After reassembling everything I tried to start it but key turns on everything but doesn't turn the starter over. No selenoid click. Could I have shorted out a relay or fuse? I don't have access to a scan tool at this time. I did replace to check engine light bulb.
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Thursday, June 18th, 2015 AT 3:01 PM
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Check the 3 fuses as shown in the pic supplied.
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Sunday, June 21st, 2015 AT 5:00 AM
Tiny
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I checked the fuses incicated and they are good. Code reader says no codes stored in memory.
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Monday, June 22nd, 2015 AT 1:33 PM
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OK back to some basic tests, check for spark, injection pulse and fuel pressure and if you can get the fuel pressure reading at the rail.
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Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 AT 2:32 PM
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Can't perform those tests. When key is turned on dash lights light up and all accessories work however when key is advanced to start position the starter does not engage and no solenoid noise.
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Friday, June 26th, 2015 AT 10:33 AM
Tiny
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With a test light check for power at the small solenoid wire at the starter with the key on crank and ensure that the battery connections and main starter cable is tight and clean.
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Friday, June 26th, 2015 AT 5:42 PM
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Checked for power at solenoid with key in crank position. No power!
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Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 AT 1:13 PM
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Check the starter relay, at the battery junction box l.H rear of engine bay
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Thursday, August 13th, 2015 AT 6:59 AM
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Relays and fuses all checked ok.
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Thursday, August 13th, 2015 AT 1:01 PM
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If all that is ok, you will have to look at the ignition switch and if that is working you will have to do a continuity test down to the starter or get an IDS or a quality scanner and see what codes if any are set.
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Thursday, August 13th, 2015 AT 6:15 PM

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