I recently got the exact same problem as "guitar42" outlined in http://www.2carpros.com/forum/1997-ford-ranger--interior-lighting-vt112333.html
All symptoms are the same. Started a few weeks ago.
The only thing I would add is that while the problem is intermittent, if I leave the wiper switch on and start the engine, the wiper will cycle once then quit even though everything is in the FAILED state. This happens every time. That does make me wonder if the problem is tied to the ignition switch since the wiper seems to always work when the switch is in the START position. During that time, dome light, glove box light, and 4WD are inoperative. Of course, if things are in the WORKING state, the foregoing doesn't apply.
Does anyone know if this problem has been solved and if so, how?
Is there a way to contact "guitar42" directly by email in case he's not watching this forum to find out if he's resolved the problem and how? I'm fine with leaving my email address here if that's ok with the forum rules.
I'm retired and can't afford to donate a lot but if someone can help me with this problem I'll try to donate more as I'm able. I believe in supporting good rsources like this.
Thanks in advance for any help.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 AT 2:34 PM