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2003 ford ranger edge, when steering column is lowered, turn signals and brake lights will not work. when raised back up, will work fine. any help would be apppreciated.

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It sounds like there is an intermittent connection in the wiring loom at the base of the steering columna at the hinge where it tilts. Check for any loose plastic interconnection blocks or chafed or broken wires in the wiring loom around the base of the column. Jiggling the loom may help to isolate the area at fault.You may have to unwind the tape around the loom to find exactly where the problem is. Repair as necessary. You may have to splice in a bit of wire if there are any broken wires. Wrap any bare wires with tape to prevent any shorts.

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