Question about 2004 Ford Ranger
My 2004 ford ranger battery went dead. I replaced it and had a smog test performed after driving about 6 miles. The test failed because the light would not come on. It has now been 30 hours since replacing the battery. I have now driven the truck approximately 50 miles. First, since I don't remember the light..what does is say or look like on the instrument panel. Secondly is it likely that the light is burned out?
Your vehicle does a "SPECIAL TEST"...
Every-time you turn on your ignition.. all your lights
get ILLUMINATED... (or should get illuminated)
Described right here in your owner's manual: (Page 10)
FORD Ranger Owner Manual Instrument Cluster
Your OWNER'S MANUAL says it is a "bulb test"...
(To me... it is not unlikely... that a 2004 bulb has
EXPIRED... (croaked (has gone to a better place)).
Before you decide to HIRE the whole
GENIUS BAR at your local dealership...
Consider buying that bulb (I'm just saying)...
While I can find ABSOLUTELY no indication
WHAT bulb... the schematic drawings
(or FORD FACTORY MANUALS)... definitely
show "bulbs" (and some LIGHT EMITTING DIODES)
Just no USEFUL nomenclature (bulb type).
Where I you (when located & identified)...
I would buy a bunch... (consider the age of the other bulbs while you're there).
Finally ... a reason to talk to a DEALER... (in my opinion)
you have a "micro-processor" resident on the
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER ...
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Hope this helps
Carnac the Magnificent
Posted on Jul 21, 2017
Check engine light . Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop . Special testing needs to be done to determine what the problem is . Bulb or the insturment cluster .
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Actually the Speedo is controlled by the PCM I would pull the NEGATIVE battery cable for 30 minutes and then hook it back up. this will reset the PCM.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
whoever installed the egr valve, if it wasnt you, just cleared the engine codes, thus giving you this problem once again. Get it scanned at autozone, and go from there.
Posted on May 18, 2009
check the volts runing threw ur battery to the starter.check in several spots cables could be bad from inside.had that problem before.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
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