Question about 1996 Ford Ranger SuperCab

1 Answer

My key got broken. The part that inserts into the socket (circuit board) is broken off in the socket. The socket is simply screwed to the underside of the dash close to the emergency brake. Is this a factory security system or after market? Need another security key.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 7,353 Answers

Its aftermarket, take it to some place that installs them, or find out the brand a google the name, go from there.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Replacing brake light

Hi Edward-
The top brake light lens is held on with two size T25 Torx screws. You need a suitable size torx screw driver to remove (and again later replace the assembly) the two screws. Once the screws are removed (do not lose these), you can remove the entire lens assembly. You'll see the wires leading to the plastic bulb socket. The bulb socket twists off the assembly like a bayonet. Once the bulb socket is off, you'll be able to remove the bulb simply by pulling it straight out. Replace the bad bulb by inserting the new bulb and then reassemble your third brake light in the reverse order you removed it. Enjoy!

Apr 01, 2014 | 2007 Dodge Caravan SXT Minivan New Cars

1 Answer

No rear running lights

1. Check fuses

2. Check for corroded/broken/damaged wire under(especailly if it has a towing package harness add on) the vehicle and around the light assembly even under the carpet especially if the vehicle is rusty.

3. Check the sockets and circuit boards(sometimes the sockets are built on a circuit board) for water/corrosion inside.

Aug 06, 2012 | 1995 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

2 Answers

I need to find out how to reset the Toyota central locking on my 1994 Celica. Toyota want to charge me $40. every time I get a flat battery. I would appreciate some help, thank you. Toyota Celica central...

Hi Georgia, try this

Before commencing, ensure all existing wireless door lock transmitters are
functioning correctly.
1. Locate the wireless door lock ECU. It is behind the centre
instrument panel.
2. Disconnect and remove the wireless door lock ECU from the vehicle.
3. Remove the four screws from the bottom of the wireless door lock
ECU, rotate and remove the top cover.

4. Remove the four screws from the bottom of the wireless door
lock transmitter and separate the top and bottom covers.
5. Remove the battery and note position for reassembly.

6. Locate the code ROM within the wireless door lock

7. Remove the code ROM from the wireless door lock transmitter
by carefully sliding back the retainer clip on the ROM socket.

8. Then slide the code ROM out of the ROM socket.

9. Locate the code ROM socket provided on the wireless door
lock ECU circuit board.

10. Slide back the retainer clip of the ROM socket.

11. Carefully insert the code ROM into the unclipped ROM socket,
ensuring the contacts are facing towards the circuit board.

12. Slide the retainer clip of the ROM socket forward to lock
the code ROM into position.
13. With the wireless door lock ECU top cover still removed, reconnect
the ECU to the wire harness taking extreme care not to allow any of the
internal circuitry or components to short out on any part of the vehicle.

14. Once in position, locate the reset button on the wireless
door lock ECU circuit board and press once only.

15. At the same time, confirm ROM coding was established by
observing the extension LED. This LED will flash once to acknowledge that
ROM coding was successful.
16. Carefully disconnect the wire harness from the wireless door lock
ECU and remove from the vehicle.

17. Remove the code ROM from the wireless door lock ECU and
refit into the wireless door lock transmitter's ROM socket.

18. Ensure the code ROM is secured and retained in the wireless
door lock transmitter's ROM socket.

19. Assemble the wireless door lock ECU and install into the
20. Assemble the wireless door lock transmitter. Ensure the battery is
installed with the correct polarity.
21. Check security system operation with all wireless door lock

Good luck

Mishy 1

Nov 04, 2011 | 1994 Toyota Celica

1 Answer

My car came with two sets of keys they have a door unlock/lock button, trunk button, and one for the alarm. They both stopped working so I bought new batteries. I had put them in and it still never worked....

Re: Key Fob - U shaped battery hold down bracket. (Open key fob with a small pen knife)

This battery holding bracket commonly becomes dislodged from the circuit board when you drop the key fob due to the weight and momentum of the battery. Closely examine the bracket and notice there are three little projections that align with holes in the circuit board. The only thing keeping this bracket in place are three points on the opposite side of the circuit board where it is soldered. It is easily repaired if you have soldering skills. Obtain a 27-watt soldering iron from Radio Shack and rosin core solder. If the bracket is still partially attached to the board, heat the solder pad(s) and completely remove the bracket. Next, heat each pad and open the pad hole with a pin or tooth pick. Clean any excess solder off the bracket's mounting feet and re-solder making sure it is flat against the board. If any of the mounting tabs are broken away, remove the broken piece from the pad hole. Then solder a short piece of wire to the side of the bracket as a substitute, insert & solder to the board. Install a fresh battery and test. Caution: Do not apply excessive heat to the circuit board. Do not use high wattage soldering gun.

Jun 05, 2011 | 2005 Pontiac G6

1 Answer

Driver side taillights not working

Obviously check the bulbs or try known good ones. Next check the connector that plugs into the circuit board at the tail lights, carefully look at the black wire plug both sides of connector, if black or looks melted, replace the circuit board. If still nothing, check the socket portionwhere the bulb inserts, when disconnected carefully bend the spring terminals of the socket inward, for more tension on bulb. Make sure they aren't touching each other and try again.

Jan 28, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

2 Answers

Windshieldwiper stuck on front will not go down

check your fuses that control the windshield wipers. your owners manual will have a brief despription and where to locate the fuse, etc.

Sep 03, 2010 | 2003 Buick Rendezvous

1 Answer

My flashers work on my 1998 explorer, but the turn signal stops after a couple of blinks.

i would think the multi function switch is bad. if you move the lever slightly, do the turn signals start flashing again? does it happen for both left and right signals? perhaps the connector on the switch has become loose. to inspect the switch, remove the ignition lock cylinder. on the underside of the steering column, there is a hole to access the pin to remove the cylinder. insert the key and turn to the on position. using an 1/8" punch or equivalent tool, insert it into the hole. depress the pin, and pull the cylinder out. to re-install, depress the pin and turn the key to the run position. install the cylinder ensuring it is completrly seated. turn the key to the off position. remove the steering column covers. access screws from the underside of he column. use a phillips screwdriver.
disconnect negative battery cable and wait 2 minutes before starting procedure to disarm airbag

it is located to the right of the steering column under the dash.

May 12, 2010 | 1998 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Replace rear signal light for bmw 323

Lift trunk hood remove plastic panel right behind the light assembly. This exposes all the light sockets. The signal light socket screws out. there are no wires as the socket gets power from the circuit board. then the bulb can be unscrewed from the socket and a new one put in.

Oct 26, 2009 | 1999 BMW 323 Series

2 Answers

Air bag light blinks then syays on

If you mean the passenger airbag light no longer lights up and airbag light on the dash blinks at start-up and then stays on; the read the below and check this site:

I went to radio shack cost me $2.99 for 3 bulb packet. But the post below worked. It really didn't that long, pretty easy job. Took longer to find the tools. The first guys idea/fix, the second guy gave pretty good instructions. Just a little more detail: (3) the clips are one each side of the panel; (5) these two screws are on the inside lower part of module, (6) unclip the plastic tabs from the back (where the plug end is) first and it should lift up easily.

I had this happen on my 98 Ranger.(code 27) My light on the module that turns off the passenger side airbag was burnt out. I went to Radio Shack and bought a 12v light with wires attached and soldered them to the existing light.(didn't even take it out!) It fixed it!! Cost, about $1.50 and 20 minutes of fix time.

Note: If the light by the key switch to turn off the passenger side airbag does not work, it disables the entire airbag system! Hope yours is as easy to fix.



Thanks for your post. I have no way to read codes, but I heard the five tone alarm every time I started the vehicle and the passenger air bag off light did not light up. I was skeptical, but tried your advice and it worked.

1) 12-volt colored lamp (Radio Shack part: 272-1099)

1) socket set
2) philips head screw driver
3) soldering iron

1) remove ash tray from console panel
2) using a socket set, remove 4 hex head screws from console panel
3) pull console panel out of the two clips
4) remove connector from air bag key module in console panel and take console panel to a work bench
5) remove 2 philips head screws to remove the airbag key module
6) carefully unclip the plastic tabs that hold the airbag key module case together
7) remove connector circuit board from air bag key module
8) solder the yellow replacement lamp to the two solder pads for the original lamp on the back side of the circuit board (which wire to which pad does not matter)
9) tie the replacement lamp in place next to the original lamp
10) replace the circuit board in the airbag key module and snap the case back together
11) connect the airbag key module in the truck and start the engine to check that the lamp illuminates and that the alarm does not sound
12) screw the aribag key module back into the console panel
13) snap the console panel back into the truck
14) replace the 4 hex head screws
15) replace the ash tray

Sep 05, 2009 | 2004 Ford Ranger

1 Answer

Wont start do i need to progran new key

the dealer needs to set the key code using the on board diagnostic computer.the body control module needs the signal
otherwise,thieves would simply plug in a new ignition to the existing harness and steal a car.

May 23, 2009 | 2004 Honda Civic

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Ford Ranger SuperCab Logo

Related Topics:

67 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

79847 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5685 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides