Tail lights not working

Tiny
MURDOCK 1
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  • 1995 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 100 MILES
Changed headlights last weekend, then the dashboard cluster and tail lights went out including the amber running lights. I've checked the fuses and bulbs.
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Sunday, January 13th, 2019 AT 2:53 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

There is a parking lamp relay that is not working right. here is a guide to help confirm the issue by test and the location of the relay below in the fuse panels:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what you find.
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Monday, January 14th, 2019 AT 11:46 AM
Tiny
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One of the headlights was out so I changed my bulbs. Ended up finding a 20 amp fuse blown. Traced the wire to a spot the wire was shorting against the frame. Repaired the wire and replaced the fuse and this solved the issue.
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Monday, January 14th, 2019 AT 3:06 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the help. The forum definitely led me on the right track.
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Monday, January 14th, 2019 AT 3:09 PM
Tiny
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 10:36 AM
Tiny
TREY CANIPE
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My left turn signal and brake light is working. My right side rear lights do not work at all. When the truck is switched in the on position It has power, I checked it with a light tester. I switched the socket and still nothing. The light does not flash, but it is just a constant power coming through the wires. Please help!
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check for a bad turn signal flasher.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TREY CANIPE
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I changed it and that's not it. I'm getting constant power through the wire and the hazard or turn signal won't break the circuit
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check the ground for the taillights it may be on rear frame make sure it's clean and makes contact. There is also a relay on left quarter panel for this so it may be bad as well check ground for that as well
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
PRAPPL93
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  • 1996 FORD RANGER
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I have a 1996 Ford Ranger XLT without a towing package, and my tail lights have stopped working a couple of months ago, and I have just recently tried replacing them with new bulbs, but that didn't fix it. Not only did the tail lights go out, but the license plate lights are also not working. Both turn signals, backing-up lights, and brake lights are receiving electricity and functioning properly, but the tail lights and license plate lights aren't working. I have also checked the front lights, and the parking lights, low and high-beams are working. What could be the problem, and how could I fix it?
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
PROTECH1980
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Do the dash illumination lights work? If so I suspect you have a broken wire somewhere underneath the truck, If you could I would get under the back and start checking for a break or rub thru in the harness, I can post a wiring diagram if you want to try and track it down.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
PRAPPL93
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The dash illumination lights do work. I would greatly appreciate the wiring diagram so that I can check it out.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
PROTECH1980
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See diagram:
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
PRAPPL93
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That image looks a bit small for me to read, could you possibly e-mail it to me at jworth93@gmail. Com?
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
PROTECH1980
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Hey there, just wanted to see if you found out anything with the lights.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
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BACKDRAFT642
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1994 Ford Ranger, No tail lights and no brake lights but head lights, directionals and dash lights work. Is there some kind of relay that maybe went bad?
Leo.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check and test Fuse no. 10 15amp, brake switch and the headlamp switch
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BACKDRAFT642
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My kid checked the fuses because the tail lights weren't working and he apparently missplaced a fuse. Now I have front parking and brake lights Thanks for your help but I still do not have tail lights. That is a broken wire behinde the bumper
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check ground point G-104 at top center of left fender apron-
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KARLY14
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  • 1992 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
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I have no tail lights are dash lights on my 1992 ford ranger
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 11:10 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I would check your fuses
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