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Explorer dome light in ranger
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 Posted: Tue Aug 20th, 2019 12:22 pm
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Specifics: 99 explorer sport (not sport trak just 2 door sport) dome light, 2000 ranger single cab. A lot of them might be the same in the explorers, and I know there are mild differences in short cab/extended cab dome lights but just by a plastic tab.

How I did it? So simple I didn't have to think much which is good in my case. I took the explorer dome light, busted the plastic location tab off the back, and had to use the ranger screws because they were longer. Really that's all it went right in!

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The hardest part? Removing the 2 map bulbs to insert LED's. Seriously they are so far in the plastic it is impossible to grab them with your fingers.

But be careful, I tried needle nose pliers and was successful in getting one out, but the other was kinda melted in the socket (the previous owners must have had kids, they tend to be map light heavy users) SO in my efforts to pry and use pliers I totally smashed one of the bulbs. My finger was close to the pliers trying to assist:




The glass might still be in there no telling.

Have a safe install!



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I have the sport trac dome in mine



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1996 explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0 AWD sold
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2001 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0 4x4 auto
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I have one from a Mustang in my Ranger.



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Was there a plastic tang you had to break off? Both of you?



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JAMMAN wrote:
Was there a plastic tang you had to break off? Both of you?
IIRC it was a direct bolt in mod.



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99 Explorer Sport 4x4 4.0 SOHC, Auto( Wife's DD)
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JAMMAN wrote:
Was there a plastic tang you had to break off? Both of you?
No I didnt have to break anything off



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2006 ranger xlt ext cab 4x4 4.0 auto
1992 ranger xlt reg cab 2wd 2.3 5 spd (SOLD)
1996 explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0 AWD sold
1995 ranger splash reg cab 2wd 2.3 5 spd
2001 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0 4x4 auto
1998 Ranger XLT ext cab 4x4 4.0 auto
2000 Ranger XLT ext cab 4x4 4.0 5 speed
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