CANBUS EXPLAINED MK1 MK2 FORD RANGER & MAZDA BT-50

CANBUS EXPLAINED MK1 MK2 FORD RANGER & MAZDA BT-50

MK1 FORD RANGER & MAZDA BT50

When it comes to the canbus system on a Ford Ranger or Mazda BT50 they can be quite temperamental depending on the year model.

The BCM runs a solid state circuit protection which the BCM monitors the load and resistance and cuts any circuit outside it's tolerance. When activated it logs a fault which can only happen X amount of times before the BCM is no good.

The old myth was that LED headlight conversions could not be used in Rangers or BT-50's or you would fry the BCM.

The vehicle year model determines if it does require an additional canbus modules or not.


The vehicles that require a separate canbus module are 

  • 2014 - 2015 - PX MK1 Ford Rangers
  • 2014 - 2018 - Mazda BT-50

These vehicles above in these year models will and do trip the bcm WITHOUT the canbus modules that we supply.

IMPORTANT FAQ - MK1 Ranger & BT50

  •  Q. Have you had previously installed LED headlights or HID without the canbus modules and you have had fault codes and lost your low beam after a couple of seconds?
  • A. You may need the fault codes cleared once our kit has been installed not necessarily every vehicle is the same just the odd occasion this may be required.
  • Q. Has the vehicles low beam circuit dropped out and required multiple resets or faults cleared due to LED or HID fitted without canbus modules?
  • A. Please contact us before purchasing as you run the risk of doing irreversible damage to the BCM if you had the vehicle reset 2 - 3+ times.

The canbus modules can be purchased separate or they come included when you purchase the VANQUISH LED headlight conversion just make sure you select your correct year model for your vehicle.

Link - H4 Canbus Modules

Link - MK1 Ford Ranger VANQUISH LED Headlight Conversion
(Select your correct year model in the drop down menu)

Link - Mazda BT50 VANQUISH LED Headlight Conversion
(Select your correct year model in the drop down menu)

 

MK2 FORD RANGER

With the MK2 Ford Ranger being the face lift model of the Rangers these do not require canbus modules when using the VANQUISH LED headlight conversion. When using the VANQUISH LED upgrade they are a Plug N Play kit so will plug directly into your factory wiring loom without any faults or issues.

Link - MK2 Ford Ranger VANQUISH LED Headlight Conversion
(Select your correct year model in the drop down menu)

 

 CANBUS F.A.Q

2014 - 2015 MK1 Ranger & 2014 - 2018 BT50

Q. - After installing the VANQUISH LED headlight conversion the lights come on for a couple of seconds then shut off. After putting the halogen globes back in they still don't work on low beam. (In some cases no low or high beam)

  • This can happen for a number of reasons. If you had previously installed LED or HID headlight conversion which has tripped the BCM in the past it may need to be cleared from the previous fault. 
  • You don't have canbus modules installed which is causing the issue so would refrain from installing them till you have purchased the canbus modules for your vehicle.
  • Rangers & BT50's are highly sensitive to change even when wiring up aux lighting you need to be careful otherwise they can register fault codes as well when tapping into the high beam as a trigger wire. We sell Plug N Play Quick Install Wiring Harness. Link - Quick Install Harness

 


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