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ok i have seen alot of guys hook up a second fog light switch for their off road lights or extra lights... well i was wondering if there is a how-to for it or a wireing diagram that i could use to hook this switch up i have tried a volt meter and a basic set up of hooking a positve and negative to the switch to try and get it to work and nothing????
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In a simple search in the Ranger Electrical Forum with the single word "switch", as the keyword, I find this...

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ok i have seen alot of guys hook up a second fog light switch for their off road lights or extra lights... well i was wondering if there is a how-to for it or a wireing diagram that i could use to hook this switch up i have tried a volt meter and a basic set up of hooking a positve and negative to the switch to try and get it to work and nothing????

You mean something like this for an OEM Switch?

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ok yea i am usiing a factory switch but there is four wires behind the switch
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ok yea i am usiing a factory switch but there is four wires behind the switch
Yes you use term 3, 4, 5, and 6 (as above) on the switch. I oupted to use this cir to control the main light relay rather than direct power to the lights, but either diagram will work just fine.

You can tap term 5 off the the other switch.
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ok whats cir????? cause this is sounding like a big job for me since i have done nothing this big or hard before
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I think what Rev is saying is that you'd use terminals 3,4, 5, and 6 the same as the diagram. However the diagram only shows three. I'd just use a 3 pronged switch from the auto store......
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ok whats cir????? cause this is sounding like a big job for me since i have done nothing this big or hard before
The pic above or the link swoop posted (Electric diagram). Its easy to do. Just run a jumper from term 5 of the current switch to term 5 of the new switch. Then run a ground to term 4 of the new switch. Then run term 86 from the relay to term 3 of the new switch. And then run a tap off the relay term 30 to the new switch term 6.
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I think what Rev is saying is that you'd use terminals 3,4, 5, and 6 the same as the diagram. However the diagram only shows three. I'd just use a 3 pronged switch from the auto store......
Term 4 is shown at the bottom of the Switch....Its the ground.
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oops. time to take out the contacts and switch to glasses.
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As stated above, there are 4 wires to the switch with color codes as shown below. Be sure to use adequate wire gauge for the load and correctly sized fuses to protect all circuits.

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ok so what kind ok relay should i use and where can i get it and can i just splice in to the orignal wires and then hook my tn/or wire to my lights
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ok so what kind ok relay should i use and where can i get it and can i just splice in to the orignal wires and then hook my tn/or wire to my lights
Get a Bosch pattern automotive relay, either SPDT or SPST. These are available at any auto parts store for about $3~$10. You can get a good quality one from the Ford dealer for about $7 - just ask for the heater blower motor relay.

The original tan/orange is designed to handle the amp draw from two 45W foglamp bulbs. If you are going to power high wattage, off road lights, it will be too much for the fuse and wiring. It will definitely be too much if try to run the factory foglamps and aux lights together from the tan/orange. Also, unless you do the foglamp mod, the circuit will be hot only with the low beams, not high beams.
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ok so basicly ur saying i should run a seperate wire to the switch to power the lights? or is there a way to make the switch into a toggle switch to as where the light still lights up when i switch them on?
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ok so basicly ur saying i should run a seperate wire to the switch to power the lights? or is there a way to make the switch into a toggle switch to as where the light still lights up when i switch them on?
John maybe this diagram will help.

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gotcha i got it hooked up and now the only problem i have is the radio pops when i turn them on and off but i am not to worried about it or should i be
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gotcha i got it hooked up and now the only problem i have is the radio pops when i turn them on and off but i am not to worried about it or should i be
Did you splice into any of the radio wires trying to find power? If so I would find another source. It shouldn't cause any poping, but may be caused by the relay spiking. I add a diode across the coil term on all my relays.

You can see them in this diagram on each relay (note they are polarity sensitive...Power must be on term 85 and ground on term 86 for relay coil).

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