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updating the front clip. 98 to 2001+

as the title states what will need to happen to if i update my 98 front clip to 01+?

im sorry about my original post i time got a little short when i posted. here is the edited version .

im looking to change the look of my truck. i currently have a 3 piece clip and i found a 1 piece that i have interest in. if this works out i would be my entire clip for the 1 piece plus cash. i would also get everything that is mounted under the clip also.

i know that everything would bolt up if i was doing this with stock components but i would have to modify the electrical. i do not know what needs to be don't to make the 98 harness work with 01 components.

what do i have to do to make the 98 harness work with 01+ lights. im really interested and im looking for some education.

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For your truck, you will need:
Header panel
front grille & surround
headlights and corners
Optional:
front bumper & lower valance.

PM member hurley, he recently did the swap and it was a breeze. I also converted my front end from 01 to 06+ front end. Mine was a little more extensive, but yours will be cake!
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^^^ did give some insight. thank you.

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For your truck, you will need:
Header panel
front grille & surround
headlights and corners
Optional:
front bumper & lower valance.

PM member hurley, he recently did the swap and it was a breeze. I also converted my front end from 01 to 06+ front end. Mine was a little more extensive, but yours will be cake!
great wright up. i learned that i will have to go 01+ and im worried about the wiring to get the light to work.
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You should be fine, PM Hurley and get his take on it. I dont think the wiring was an issue
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will do thank you.
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i know that everything would bolt up if i was doing this with stock components but i would have to modify the electrical. i do not know what needs to be don't to make the 98 harness work with 01 components.

what do i have to do to make the 98 harness work with 01+ lights. im really interested and im looking for some education.
There really isn't much modifying needed. Remove a turn-signal bulb holder from the wiring and you're pretty much done.

Ideally, for a very clean result, I'd suggest removing the electrical tape far enough to see where the two bulb wire sets "WYE" or split into two sets, and remove the second from there. Then re-wrap with tape and you're done. It could be possible the pigtail for the small 194 bulb in the corner lamp is different between the 98-00 and 01+ trucks, but I'm a little unsure.



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Do you have more pics posted of your truck? I'm interested in what your bed looks like. Looks like a dually style side! And I kinda really dig!
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There really isn't much modifying needed. Remove a turn-signal bulb holder from the wiring and you're pretty much done.

Ideally, for a very clean result, I'd suggest removing the electrical tape far enough to see where the two bulb wire sets "WYE" or split into two sets, and remove the second from there. Then re-wrap with tape and you're done. It could be possible the pigtail for the small 194 bulb in the corner lamp is different between the 98-00 and 01+ trucks, but I'm a little unsure.

Do you have more pics posted of your truck? I'm interested in what your bed looks like. Looks like a dually style side! And I kinda really dig!
simply cut the pig tail and thats it and worry about the corner bulb till swap. with the owner with the 01+ lights can he take the pig tail that i will be cutting off be able to and splice it in to his one blinker light to have two working blinkers.

this is my build thread. i have my bed sides like that to cover an f 150 axle that is planed to be swapped in in the next couple weeks. i go in to more detail in my build thread why i did this.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/project-logs-82/swicks-runner-109283/
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simply cut the pig tail and thats it and worry about the corner bulb till swap. with the owner with the 01+ lights can he take the pig tail that i will be cutting off be able to and splice it in to his one blinker light to have two working blinkers.

this is my build thread. i have my bed sides like that to cover an f 150 axle that is planed to be swapped in in the next couple weeks. i go in to more detail in my build thread why i did this.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/showthread.php?t=109283
Pretty much...you've got it. But you don't wanna just cut yours off and leave 'em. There's still juice going to them. No body wants sparks. lol. You'll want to at least cap them off with crimp-on wire caps. Or put out the effort of tracing back the wiring to where it splits and remove from there.

The signal bulb holders may be a little bit different so you might be giving him your four for his two. 01+ are straight back. I believe 98-00 are 90-degree...like your taillight bulb holders. That's one of those deals you find out during the swap.



Thanks for the link! I'll thumb through it.
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so you just cut off the extra turn signal and put caps on the the open wires?
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you need an ep27 relay also to stop hyperflash. it replaces the one under the dash.
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