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Fog Lights

Okay so I am thinking about putting some fogs on the truck. I am going to look for a bumper with them in it and put that on but I have a question. Are your guys fogs connected to the headlight switch or into a separate switch?

Does anyone have any wiring diagrams to do this? I am at work and can't search right now. But its boring at work so I can be on here. lol

I wouldn't mind if the fogs turned on with the headlights so what about wiring them into the headlight switch instead of a separate switch?
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As long as you use a relay for the fogs, you can have them activated by the running lights, headlights, etc.
I don't advise running them in with the headlights wiring, the OEM wiring probably can't handle the added load of the fogs.
Using a relay & fuse triggered by the headlights, etc. will let the fogs be powered directly from the battery.

Check out my photobucket pages, I've got a basic wiring diagram uploaded somewhere.
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OEM have the Fogs on only if the low beams are on.
A manual switch allows you to turn them off but no manual override for on.
I always thought a manual on was a good thing but in three years I have never needed one.
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OEM have the Fogs on only if the low beams are on.
A manual switch allows you to turn them off but no manual override for on.
I always thought a manual on was a good thing but in three years I have never needed one.
So they are wired into the headlights then correct. I would rather have then automatic because I know if I have them on a switch I will forget to turn them off. lol
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You could do the foglight mod and have them stay on with hi's and lo's. That's what I did, and they will still go off when you turn the headlights off

It will be different for the F150, but the concept is the same
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You could do the foglight mod and have them stay on with hi's and lo's. That's what I did, and they will still go off when you turn the headlights off

It will be different for the F150, but the concept is the same
Yeah thats exactly what I want to do. I will look some more tonight when I get out of work.
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OEM have the Fogs on only if the low beams are on.
A manual switch allows you to turn them off but no manual override for on.
I always thought a manual on was a good thing but in three years I have never needed one.
I dont think that is true, I'll have to check my truck though.

Yeah, fog lights can be on with just the parking lights, low beams don't have to be on.


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Yeah thats exactly what I want to do. I will look some more tonight when I get out of work.
Its up on f150online, I have it done to mine.
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I'll check the site now and see if I can find it.
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On F150 the foglight switch is part of the headlight ****. You pull it out to engage them. So if you wanted to run stock foglight setup you would have to get the stock foglight switch as well.

Not sure about running it to auto come on with the headlights, I'm sure you could wire it up to the headlight switch but have an independent relay and fuses.
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Adam do you already have the option for auto headlights?
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Yeah I have the auto headlights and that what mine is set too thats why I don't want an extra switch. haha I haven't turned my headlights off in a year.
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Me neither, its fantastic lol.

Can you pull your switch out? I'm curious if its the same switch they just don't have the fog lights wired up. I might be able to pull the wiring diagrams for you, I'll have to check my DVD in a second.
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One second I'll run out and check.
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Nope I can't pull it out. So I would need a new headlight switch.
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Alright for some reason my DVD won't pull up wiring diagrams. Can't figure it out
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You got a DVD for your truck? Maybe I'll pick up a haines manual and see if its in there. Or start a thread over on F150online.
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It has all the Ford manuals on it from 96-06, got it from a friend.

Join up on www.f150-forums.com, someone might have it there.
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Which one is better? F150forums or F150online? I thought I signed up on both but I guess I didn't. When I hit lost password nothing came up lol
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f150online has more tech info right now but f150-forums has everyone from here lol
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Nope I can't pull it out. So I would need a new headlight switch.
I thought that might be the case. My dads 05 STX F150 has foglights and the switch pulled out but a Uhaul F150 I drove for a day didn't have foglights and the switch was stationary.
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So they are wired into the headlights then correct. I would rather have then automatic because I know if I have them on a switch I will forget to turn them off. lol
As long as the Fog Light Switch on the Radio Bezel is pushed in or “On” then the Fog Lights come on with the Low Bean Headlights; “Off” with High Beams and they come on and off with the Headlight Switch.
The ‘03s are on with the Parking Lights also !
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As long as the Fog Light Switch on the Radio Bezel is pushed in or “On” then the Fog Lights come on with the Low Bean Headlights; “Off” with High Beams and they come on and off with the Headlight Switch.
The ‘03s are on with the Parking Lights also !
They're talking about F150's
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Here is some info I got over at F150Forums incase anyone else wanted the info.

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parts listing...

Chrome Bumper: 322.16
Right fog lamp: 30.86
Left fog lamp: 31.26
Right fog lamp bracket: 16.28
Left fog lamp bracket: 13.92
Bulbs: 14.69 x2
Bulb connector: .97 x2
(FOR OEM STYLE INSTALL) Headlight switch w/ Fog light option: 65.94 or 44.62, 2 parts listed.

Plus wiring, relays, etc if not in the truck already.

You will need 6 bolts and retainer clips also.

recent pricing from Tasca..
And I have a guy that wants to trade a fog bumper for my bumper and he has the round fogs so its perfect!
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Trent do you happen to know the size of the fogs? I want a brighter light in there I think and have heard the stock fogs aren't very bright.
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