Today on our 2011 Ford Ranger we're going to install the Weathertech Bug Shield, part number wt50122. To begin with you may want to go ahead and clean the front edge of the hood b because once the bug shields on it may be a little difficult to clean underneath it. Let's begin by raising the hood' you'll notice there's a rubber strip at the front edge of the hood. There are three small fasteners as well as some adhesive that holds this strip to the hood.You'll need to remove this before the installation of the bug shield. You can usually get your fingers underneath and just pop them out. For the adhesive it works best to not scratch the hood-you can slide your finger along it slowly pulling on the weather stripping piece and it will slowly pull off.
Today on this 011 Ford Ranger we will be installing our Rain-X Weather Beater Wiper blades, part number rx30218. When purchasing these wiper blades, you will need to be sure that you order two of the same part number; one for the drivers side as well as one for the passenger side. A few things to note about these wiper blades is they meet or exceed the manufacturers standards. They have multi-pressure points to deliver clean wiping action. Now lets start out the test fit. Well begin with the drivers side.
Today on our 1999 Ford Ranger we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 70181. This is what our hitch will look like once it is installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you're selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper its 3-3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 17-1/4 inches. This will assist your selecting accessories such as a ball mount, a bike rack or cargo carrier.Before we begin installing the hitch we'll first go ahead and point out the attachment points.
Today on our 1999 Ford Ranger, we'll install the custom fit vehicle wiring harness 4-pole connector, part number 118241. To begin our install, we'll first need to locate the manufacturer's tow port. For this application, it's behind the bumper here on the driver's side. To gain access to it, we'll just take a trim panel tool or flat blade screwdriver and pry the connector free from the secured point behind the bumper. Then once we have access to the connector, we'll need to remove the weather cap. To do that, we'll press in the locking tab and pull it out from the connector.
Today on our 2010 Ford Ranger, well be test fitting the Rain-X Latitude Windshield Wipers in 18 inch lengths, part number RX5079275. Now to begin our test fit, well need to remove the old or factory wiper blades. To do this, well bring the arm up and push the pin on the blade sliding the blade down toward the body of the vehicle. This will release the blade from the arm and allow us to remove it from the vehicle. Well now take our new Rain-X Latitude 18 inch blade and slide it into position pushing it up into the J-hook on our wiper arm. With that our driver side blade is on and well move over to the passenger side and repeat and the same process installing our passenger side blade.
Today on our 2010 Ford Ranger, well be test fitting the Rain-X Weather Beater Windshield Wiper Blades in 18 inch length, part number RX30218. Now both the driver and the passenger side of this vehicle do take 18 inch lengths, so well two of these. Well begin by moving the factory or old wiper blades from the vehicle. Here on the driver side we can take our new Weather Beater wiper blade and slide it into the J-hook pushing up away from the vehicle. Well then take the arm and let it rest back down on our windshield. With the driver side done, well go ahead and go over to the passenger side repeating the same procedure removing the old wiper blade and installing the new wiper blade.
Today, in our 1999 Ford Ranger, we'll be installing the Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau cover, Part Number 153923. The first step of our install will be assembling the tonneau cover. Starting with the number 2 and four side rails, we'll take them and set them down with the stickers budding towards each other. To secure the two rails together, we'll use the four inch aluminum splice and feed it halfway in to the 3-1/4 inch channel on both rails. Then we'll take the 6 inch splice brace and the pre-drilled holes and put it over the top of the 4 inch splice. Next, we'll take the 516s bolts and secure the splice brace to the splice and secure the two rails together.
Today's on is 1999 Ford Ranger, we're gonna install part number 13138 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks when installed on the vehicle. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening, down to the ground, its gonna be 15 and a half inches. From center of a hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper, its gonna be 3 and a half inches. Now, I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.
Today, on our 1999 Ford Ranger, well be test fitting the UWS Truck Bed Tool Box, cross-over style, low-profile series, at five point six cubic feet, in black, part number UWS00379. This box is also available in silver aluminum, part number UWS00369. This box measure sixty inches long by nineteen and a quarter inches wide, by thirteen and a half inches deep. The low profile design makes it easy to see out the back window. It sits two inches above the bed rail. The cross-over, saddle style tool box, hangs from the truck bed rails behind the cab.
Today in our 1999 Ford Ranger well be test fitting the UWS Truck Bed Tool Box, narrow cross-over style, slim-line series, at three point two cubic feet. This is part number UWS00278. This box is also available in black, part number UWS00331. This tool box measures sixty inches long by twelve inches wide, and nine and a quarter inches deep. It sits four inches above the bed rails, and has a foam filled lid, and paddle lift handles. The aluminum construction guarantees not to rust.
Today, on our 1999 Ford Ranger well be test fitting the UWS Truck Bed Tool Box, cross over style, gold wing series, at seven and a half cubic feet. This is part number UWS00010, in silver aluminum. This box measure sixty inches long, by nineteen and a quarter inches wide, by thirteen and a half inches deep. It sits four inches above the bed rails. It has two foam filled lids, and paddle lift handles. The dual beveled gold wing style lids, feature outside opening, a heavy duty gas cylinder in each lid to hold them open at ninety degrees, and stainless steel latches with locks, one on each lid.
Today we're going to review the Thule gate mate pad and bike carrier for compact trucks, part number TH823. This is the 54 inch model designed to be used with compact and mini trucks. The gate mate is an inexpensive way to transport a lot of bikes where you can load and unload quickly. The gate mate is padded all the way around to not only protect your truck, but also protect the bikes that you're carrying. There are two blocks at the top to act as stops to keep your bikes from sliding too far to the lt or to the right. There's a strap that's stitched in to the top of our gate mate that we can use as an anchor point when we're ready to secure our bikes after we load them up.
Today were going to go over the installation of the Thule Gate Mate Tailgate Pad and Bike Carrier, part number TH823. This is the 54-inch wide pad designed for compact and mini trucks. Well be installing it today on a 2001 Ford Ranger but the installation process would be very similar for any truck of this size. The first thing we need to do is clean the tailgate. We want to make sure that any dirt and debris is off the tailgate so that the pad doesnt rub it into the paint. With the tailgate cleaned well take our pad, open it up and lay it over the tailgate.
Today in our 2011 Ford Ranger we are going to be installing the Prodigy P2 Brake controller, part number P90885 in conjunction with the ETBC7 wiring kit for our new simple harness which will be mounted with the no drill bracket from Draw-Tite, part number 18136. To begin our installation we are going to start here at the back of the vehicle. Go ahead and wire up our bracket and start running our new duplex cable to the front of the vehicle. As you can see this vehicle is already equipped with a four pole harness. Before we can install our seven-pole well need to go ahead and attach the mounting bracket. Well use some supplied hardware then once we get all four fasteners in position well go ahead and tighten them down.
Today on this 2011 Ford ranger, well be installing the axis light rider tonneau cover part number 834532000890. You can see Im in the bed of the ranger here and the first thing we need to do is clamp our drivers side rail into place. If you look at the rail you can see theres a flat edge that the tonneau will rest on. On the other side we have the hook and loop fasteners that will secure the tonneau and the next edge will have the weather striping on it. This side will be sitting plush against the inside of the truck bed. Well go ahead and set it in place now.
Today we are going to review part number S64702 from Swagman. This is our Pick-Up Rack 2 Bike Carrier. Alright this rack will carry 2 bicycles that are fork mounted here and here. And this bicycle rack has rubber end pads to help grip rails to prevent scratches and abrasions and also gives a good grip to the truck. You take this end of the rack and just pull it out, it ratchets out to the side of your truck. The fork mounts you can adjust on the bar itself.
Today on a 1998 Ford Ranger were going to install part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch. Its also supplied part number 75082 from Draw-Tite. Alright this is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements to help you out when selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 14-3/4 inches, and from the center of the pin hitch hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 4-1/2 inches.
Today on this 2004 Ford Ranger we are going to install part number 70181 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. Next we will give you some measurements that will help you out in ing some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 21 inches. From the center of the hitch pin to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 3-1/2 inches. Alright, now we will go ahead and show you how the hitch gets installed on the vehicle. 0:26
Today on this 2001 Ford Ranger we are going to install part number MF15679 from MagnaFlow. The first thing we are going to do to get ready is go ahead and move the spare tire. You do not have to do that but it makes things a lot easier to get to and see. The next thing we are going to do is spray down the bolts going towards the catalytic converter. Let it sit for awhile and we will go ahead and loosen them up. And also, you will notice, this is not the original factory connection going to the catalytic converter too. This is actually another aftermarket exhaust. We will leave that set for now. Now we will go back to the rest of the exhaust and remove all of the rubber hangers. Just spray them down with some lubricant also and pull them apart. Alright, we will just push it to one side and pull it out. And then we will pull out the other side. You should be able to pull it all out as one piece. 0:56
Today on this 2008 Ford Ranger, we are going to install part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch. This will also apply to part number 75082 from Draw-Tite. OK, we will show you how the hitch mounts up to the frame of the vehicle. You are going to use the existing hole right here and you are going to use this existing spot right here, with the bolt in here. This bolt will be removed and replaced with new hardware. The J-nut behind it will be replaced also. We will start off by removing the hardware right here. And one little thing that you might want to do is go ahead and loosen this bolt up a little bit. That way, it makes it a little easier to move this J-nut here. We are done with the driver side. Let us go ahead and do the same thing again on at the passenger side. 0:44
On this 2006 Ford Ranger we are going to install part number 70181 from Hidden Hitch. Okay looking at the drivers side frame rail I will show you where the hitch mounts up. It is going to mount up on the bottom of the frame right here using an existing hole and also, two bolts go into the side of the frame. It is going to be identical on both sides. :17
Today on the 2001 Ford Ranger we are going to install part number TFRR0504A from Timbren. Before we started we actually did a few test runs. We did it fully loaded, halfway loaded, and empty. Now we will go ahead and install the Timbren kit and then we will go ahead and try it again.
Alright today on this 1998 Ford Ranger, we are going to install part number 13019 from Curt. Alright this is what the hitch looks like when it is on the vehicle. And next we will give you some measurements to help you out in selecting accessories. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground on this particular vehicle is 13-1/2 inches. And from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 3-1/2 inches. Alright, the first thing we need to do is go ahead and remove these bumper bolts at the very end of the frame. We are looking at the driver side and it is going to be the same on both sides. We will go ahead and remove that bolt. And you can also see when we release the bolt, the bumper came down a little bit. We still need a little bit more room, so we are going to loosen up this second bolt going towards the front of the vehicle just enough to let the bumper come down some more. And we are going to do this on both sides of the vehicle. 0:46
Today we are going to show you part number TH01571250 from Thule. This is Thules XB16 tire chains. As shown here, the tire chains come in a nice carrying box. Also the kit comes with a pair of gloves to help keep your mitts dry while you are installing the chains. It even comes with a couple of extra repair links. And finally it comes with a little kneeling mat to keep your knees from getting wet while you are kneeling in the snow. These tire chains use unique, color-coded connection points to ease installation. Basically you are just matching color for color to put everything together. This is also compatible with anti-lock braking and electronic stability control systems on some of the newer cars and trucks. Actually this set is specially made for commercial vehicles, RVs and for off-road adventures, too. Construction is hardened manganese nickel alloy steel. The chain link diameter is about 16 millimeters and it has internal clearance required to operate within the fender well of about 16 millimeters too. This does come complete with a 1-year warranty. Now we will go ahead and show you how it works and show you a typical installation.
Today we are going to be installing hitch part number 70181 on a 2003 Ford Ranger. The first thing we want to do is lower the spare tire and get it out of the way. OK, looking at the passengers side frame rail, we are going to go ahead and point out the mounting location for the hitch. There are three existing holes in each side of the vehicle which are going to provide the mounting location. There is one here at the bottom of the frame, and two on the side of the frame one here, and one here as well. The first thing we are going to do, were going to go ahead and put the hardware in the locations on both sides of the vehicle at the bottom of the frame and put the hitch up into position. We can hold them in place with a nut onto this bolt. OK, and with the two bolts loosely installed at the bottom of the frame, we can go ahead and put ones in the side of the frame next.
This product slides over your existing mirror and gives you a wider field of view while you are going down the road. This product will fit a variety of vehicles; including the 1996-2005 Ford Explorer, 1996-2003 Ford Ranger, 1996-2005 Mercury Mountaineer, and the 1994-2004 Mazda Sport Pickup. This is a simple device. Basically it slides over your factory mirror and there is a hook that clamps it in place. We will start our install by putting our felt backer on the back of the mirror. This felt gets installed in the center of the opening where your factory mirror will reside. Basically it is a nice big sticker. At this point we can go to our factory mirror and install it. After we slide our towing mirror over our existing mirror, we install the hook. This hook will grab the edge of the factory mirror and comes through and reaches the opening on the other side. Now we take our knob and install it through the opening and tighten it down. There you have it, and as you can see the factory mirror is ready to rotate too. That pretty much covers it for part # 2200-A, the towing mirror from Longview. This part comes with mirrors for both sides of the truck.
This works with the professional series ladder rack. To install the ladder tilt, what we have to do is disassemble a couple parts of the rack thats on your vehicle. What happens here is this rubber strip gets taken off and these ladder holders get taken off, they get replaced by the ladder tilt. The next piece that has to come off only temporarily is the end cap. We put this back on when we install the ladder tilt. This is the completed ladder tilt, it slides onto the track. This one rides on the top track and this one rides with a special bolt on the side track, then it just slides into place. Once its in place we can put our end cap back on. Then this whole assembly gets slid all the way to the end. You have a little adjustment left or right obviously. Start at the end and tighten down these bolts here. When youre finished with this one, repeat the process for the other rack.
This is the second video showing the final steps required to install the Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller on the 2006 Ford Ranger truck. It can sound like a lot of work but finish watching the video, you will see it really is not as hard as it may sound. You will see where the brake controller is actually mounted in the drivers area and how the connections to the battery are made
We show you here how to hardwire your vehicle with an electric brake controller. We are using the popular Tekonsha Prodigy and using our Brake Controller 7 and 4 Way Installation Kit, ETBC7, to set this 2006 Ford Ranger up to tow a trailer with electric brakes. Even though the truck is not pre wired to accept a brake controller it can be done allowing you to safely tow campers, utility trailers, horse or livestock trailers and more.
Today we are going to install part number 75082 which is Draw-Tite Class III Max-Frame Trailer Hitch. We will be installing it on a 2007 Ford Ranger XLT. After lowering the spare tire underneath the vehicle here, on the driver side and passenger side we want to remove the rear most bolt on both sides. After removing both rear most bolts we need to remove the retaining clip that holds the threads out of the frame rail here. You actually pry this piece away from the frame rail. Because it is actually clipped around it. To give a little more clearance we are going to loosen this bolt on both sides. That should give you enough room here to pop the clip out of the frame. Now that the clip is removed from the frame we will go ahead and tighten these bolts back up. Now we will the hardware down from the top of the frame down into the holes in the frame.
Today we are going to do an install of part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch. This hitch install also applies for part number 75082 from Draw Tite. We will install this on a 2002 Ford Ranger with the Edge package. To begin our install we must do a couple things. We have to take out this bolt and the J-Nut on top. Basically it is just a nut that clamps on the frame. It must be removed also. The new hardware will be ped in so that it is pointing straight down. This nut towards the back will stay in place however we will loosen it up so we can have better access to the J nut. Then the last piece of hardware will be going in this hole here. The bolt that we loosen will always stay here in the frame. We will repeat this process for the opposite side.