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Duel fog light switchs Any 1 know how to??

I got duel stock fog light switchs. four lights on my canopy aka two sets of lights....wanna use both stock switchs...but the truck was only wired for one. I have that set working but can't figure out how to get the other. I know what three out of the four wires do. one i don't....and I don't know what to do anymore...anyone got any idea? do i need a relay or can i just connect illum ground and then power to light and not worry about the extra wire? i am lost please help!!!!
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You have 2 stock fog light switches? Are you the original owner of the truck?
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no ranger ever came with 2 stock fog light switches. It's obviously an add-on.
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Check out my post HERE... several of the guys here have my kit & seem pretty happy with it.

While Rangers don't come stock with 2 fog switches, it's possible to mod the bezel/bracket to hold two or three. I've got 3 OEM fog switches in my bezel.

The wiring is a different story. You'll need a conversion kit to get an OEM fog switch to control a set of lights or any other 12v accessory due to the way Ford engineered the switches. Unfortunately, there's no way to get an OEM fog switch to work with lights, etc. just by using the switch.... believe me I tried for the longest time before I figured out how to get it to work with the wiring kit I make.

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he probably has an explorer radio bezel with where someone took out the rear defroster switch and put in a foglight switch.
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Check out my post HERE... several of the guys here have my kit & seem pretty happy with it.

While Rangers don't come stock with 2 fog switches, it's possible to mod the bezel/bracket to hold two or three. I've got 3 OEM fog switches in my bezel.

The wiring is a different story. You'll need a conversion kit to get an OEM fog switch to control a set of lights or any other 12v accessory due to the way Ford engineered the switches. Unfortunately, there's no way to get an OEM fog switch to work with lights, etc. just by using the switch.... believe me I tried for the longest time before I figured out how to get it to work with the wiring kit I make.

Hope that helps

Unless you use it to trigger a relay like I did. Which is what Buggmans wiring kit is from what I understand??


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Yup GB

I make a harness with the OEM fog switch connector, relay & everything put together so there's only like 5 wires to connect.

He could have an Expo bezel or just a modded Ranger bezel... I've done mods to both.
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I have Buggman's wiring harness kit, it's awesome. Just sayin
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The switch is simple to wire, I have a diagram saved some where I will post up. I have an explorer bezel with 2 fog switches one triggers the stock fogs the other my KCs on the front bumper.

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Found the diagram depending on what pig tail you have for your second switch the wires are slightly different but this should at least give you an idea.

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Lb/Rd goes to your dash illumination in the cab, I just tied it in with the other one from the stock fog wiring
Bk is ground
Lb/Bk goes to the 85 pin on the relay
Tn/Or ties into the power feed for the lights at the 87 pin (with a 5amp fuse!!!)

basically the stock fog switch works in reverse of a standard switch and you connect to ground not to power.

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I wish I could get my light to stay on like Mikerider, on my factory switch. It just flicks on real quick when you hit the switch on or off. It never stays on. NOT the headlight shaped one but the little indicator above it.

I used the factory connection up front to trigger a relay for my aftermarket fogs. I grounded the other factory fog wire to the bumper. It turns them on and off perfectly but the little indicator won't stay lit when they're on. It just flickers about mid travel during the switches movement.


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Id hit up buggman for his harness..im in the same boat but gonna run aftermarket fact. fog and some hella's on my brush gaurd..mine didnt come with any fogs fact. but he's gonna mod a expo bezel for me and i have two fact fog switches.....BTW buggman im gonna get that out to ya soon!! LOL!!! just gotta get xmas stuff outta way first...got 2 kids to buy for first!! LOL!!
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It's cool hozII, it's so cold in the garage I think my fingers are getting frost bite when I wet sand
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I wish I could get my light to stay on like Mikerider, on my factory switch. It just flicks on real quick when you hit the switch on or off. It never stays on. NOT the headlight shaped one but the little indicator above it.

I used the factory connection up front to trigger a relay for my aftermarket fogs. I grounded the other factory fog wire to the bumper. It turns them on and off perfectly but the little indicator won't stay lit when they're on. It just flickers about mid travel during the switches movement.


GB :)
Thats what that 5amp wire from the hot lead to the lights does, so when the lights see power the little indicator light is illuminated.
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It's cool hozII, it's so cold in the garage I think my fingers are getting frost bite when I wet sand
LMBO!!! BEEN THERE!!! and that stuff LOL!!
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So i am still lost...I would like to try to do it my self....just don't wanna buy something home made. Do I need to make my self a harness or is there an easier way? And thanks for the addvice so far. I have so much aftermarket stuff I just don't want more wires going to my battery...you know.
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So i am still lost...I would like to try to do it my self....just don't wanna buy something home made. Do I need to make my self a harness or is there an easier way? And thanks for the addvice so far. I have so much aftermarket stuff I just don't want more wires going to my battery...you know.
I will be back home in a week and a half and would be happy to help you wire something up if you like.
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I will be back home in a week and a half and would be happy to help you wire something up if you like.
off topic but what part of renton are you in? i live in the area and i was just wondering
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off topic but what part of renton are you in? i live in the area and i was just wondering
I live in between Maple Valley and Renton on Petrovisky road near lake youngs, when I am not at school over here in Pullman.
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So i am still lost...I would like to try to do it my self....just don't wanna buy something home made. Do I need to make my self a harness or is there an easier way? And thanks for the addvice so far. I have so much aftermarket stuff I just don't want more wires going to my battery...you know.

yeah i can understand where your coming from but when your running lights with that much wattage its best to run off the battery and from what i hear buggman's harness is very professionaly made and easy to use...its almost like buying it from a retailer and just a reputable!! sometimes some things are just easier to buy then to make yourself and his stuff is tried and tested...lol!!
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I live in between Maple Valley and Renton on Petrovisky road near lake youngs, when I am not at school over here in Pullman.
Thats not too far from me at all. haha. Glad to know someone on here is close by me. Im up by the fred meyer and o'reilly auto parts off Petrovisky and Benson Rd
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No worries on the quality of my kit...
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I have MANY years experience in manufacturing & more than my share of engineering experience. The last thing I'd want is to have one of my kits cause a problem with somebody's vehicle. I test, re-test & test again each kit I make to ensure everything is in working order before I send one out.

I've added extra fuses to the critical connections where +12v is connected so to lessen the chance of any issues... other than blowing one of my fuses if somebody hooks something up wrong.

Each wire is labeled as to what it needs to connect to what (the actual color of the wires I use is irrelevant.... I just use whatever color wire I pick up first) and I include a very detailed instruction manual & connectors.

All the end user needs is: some wire, pliers, electrical tape or heat shrink tubing & basic hand tools to remove the bezel, etc.

Not saying that there's anything wrong with making an adapter yourself, but if you've never dealt with the plugs, switches, relays, etc before, it can be a bit overwhelming. I've just taken a lot of the guess work out of the equation.
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Buggman does some nice work-I have his LED conversion bulbs in all of my switches. He started selling his harnesses right after I posted my write-up in the How-to section.
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I just bumped my How-To
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Dang Mike!
Can't believe I missed your How To: back then

Now I'm going to have to re-work my instruction manual with some pics
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