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Ford ranger headlight switch getting hot-instr. lights.

When I attach the instrument lights to the headlight switch, that connector gets hot. I've traced the wire, no problem. The entire dash is out, cannot find any visible problem.

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If the connector heats up its building a resistence up if its hot there then that is the problem the connection as if the problem was elsewhere it would heat up there first and a direct short would imediatley melt the wires yates210456

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Except With Head Up Display (HUD)
(see Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4)

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Fig. 1: Headlight switch location and mounting-1988 Regal shown

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Fig. 2: The headlight switch is secured with clips and screws-1990 Lumina shown

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Fig. 3: Light switch location and attachment-1993 Cutlass Supreme

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Fig. 4: Headlight switch assembly-1996 vehicle shown
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    2. Unsnap the headlight switch from the instrument panel.

  6. If not already done, detach the electrical connector from the switch at this time.

To install:
  1. Attach the switch electrical connector and fasten the switch to the instrument panel. If the switch is secured with screws, tighten to 18 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
  2. Install the air outlet and cluster trim plates.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.

With Head Up Display (HUD)
(see Figure 5)

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Fig. 5: The HUD incorporates the headlight, fog lamp and HUD switches
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering column opening filler panel.
  3. Remove the instrument cluster, as outlined earlier in this section.
  4. Depress the locking tabs, then pull the switch out.
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  1. Attach the switch electrical connectors.
  2. Snap the switch securely into the instrument panel.
  3. Install the instrument cluster.
  4. Install the steering column opening filler panel.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
Hope this help (remember comment and rates this).

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