No dash lights

Tiny
CWZRD1
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  • 1996 FORD RANGER
  • 2.3L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 165,000 MILES
I have replaced the bulbs, fuses appear good. I have no dash lights, headlight switch lights or heater/c back lights.
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Thursday, February 1st, 2018 AT 4:24 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

You must be losing power somewhere it sounds like a headlight switch but to be sure here is a guide and the headlight and dash light wiring diagrams to help us see whats going on.:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

Check out the diagrams (below).

Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Cheers, Ken
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Friday, February 2nd, 2018 AT 12:20 PM
Tiny
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I got and replaced the headlight switch on Saturday, running and headlights work just no dash. I was thinking it was the dimmer switch module (with the circuit card) but I have to find one with six pins 95-97. All I can find so far are four pin.
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Monday, February 5th, 2018 AT 2:41 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Do you have power at the light blue and red wiring headed to the cluster when the lights are on?
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Monday, February 5th, 2018 AT 10:48 AM
Tiny
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I will take it back apart as soon as I get home from work and test. Thank you very much and I will get back to you Sir!
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Monday, February 5th, 2018 AT 11:11 AM
Tiny
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I tested and I do have power on the light blue and red wiring headed to cluster. I jumped out between light blue and red to red/black and now I have dash lights, headlight back light and AC/heater lights. I know this is temporary, I believe it is the instrument dimming module giving me the trouble. Is that your conclusion? A new one is $164.00 and I wanted to be sure.
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Monday, February 5th, 2018 AT 3:00 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Yep you found the problem. Let me know what happens.
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Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 AT 10:57 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for your courteous help and schematics! Will do!
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Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 AT 3:44 AM
Tiny
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I got a used switch and installed for $25. Good to go! Thanks Again for your help!
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Thursday, February 8th, 2018 AT 12:07 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Use 2CarPros anytime, we are here to help. Please tell a friend.

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, February 8th, 2018 AT 2:32 PM

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