The fuses in your Ford Ranger are like the gatekeepers of the electrical circuits. The fuses help regulate the electricity to prevent circuit overloads, fires or other damage. If a fuse blows, it can short out the circuit or leave it vulnerable. You should change a fuse right away if it fails. Buy a variety pack of fuses at an auto parts store to ensure that you have additional fuses in the event of a failure.
Things You'll Need
Open the driver-side door of your Ranger. Use a flashlight to locate the fuse panel beneath the dash area on the driver side of the truck, just inside the door. The fuse panel door will be labeled "FUSES" or something similar.
Grasp the handle of the fuse panel cover and pull it straight off the panel. Set the cover aside in a safe place.
Remove the rubber-tipped fuse puller from the panel. The fuse puller looks a little bit like a pair of tweezers with rubber tips.
Grasp the top of the fuse you want to change with the fuse puller. Pull the fuse straight out of the panel. Discard the old fuse.
Press the new fuse into place. If the empty slot is difficult to get to, use the fuse puller to help you get it into place. Press it in until it stops, so it is properly seated in the fuse panel.
- "2007 Ford Ranger Owners Manual"; Ford Motor Company; 2006
- 1999 Ford Ranger Owners Manual"; Ford Motor Company; 1998
- Photo Credit series object on white: safety fuse image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from Fotolia.com
Description of Ford Fuses
Fuse box layouts and fuse placement vary depending on make and Ford model. Replacing a blown fuse is extremely simple once you've...
1993 Ford F350 Fuse Panel Information
The Ford F-350 truck came equipped with a fuse panel containing 13 fuses, ranging from 10 to 30 amps. Like the breakers...
How to Troubleshoot a Ford Econoline Fuel System
The Ford Econoline van is a popular model made by the Ford Motor Company typically used by businesses to haul equipment. The...
How to Fix the Horn on a Ford Ranger
A nonfunctioning horn on a Ford Ranger could be caused by three possible culprits: a malfunctioning horn, horn switch or a blown...
The Location of the Fuse Panel on a 2001 Ford Truck
The Ford F-150 is an all-purpose truck made for work and the rugged outdoors. The electrical system in the truck is protected...
The Brights Headlights Won't Come On in a Ford Ranger
If the high beam headlights on your Ford Ranger are not turning on, the fuse controlling the circuit most likely blew out....
How to Test a Fuel Pump Relay on a 94 Ford Ranger
A broken fuel pump relay causes a malfunctioning pump, starving the engine of fuel. The engine may stutter, stall or not start...
How to Replace the 2002 Ford Focus Radio Fuse
The Focus is a small, front-wheel drive car that was introduced by Ford Motor Co. as a 1998 model in Europe and...