1999 OEM Fog Light Install - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-09-2013
Blazing Hornet's Avatar
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 43
Icon5 1999 OEM Fog Light Install

I've searched and searched and have not found an answer.

Here is what I got.
1999 Ford Ranger 2wd that did not come with fogs.
It is prewired from the bumper to the Power Distribution Box
It is NOT prewired from the radio bezel (I have searched high and low to no success)

So I have:
Swapped the lower valence for one containing the fogs
Plugged the fogs into the connectors hanging behind the bumper
Added both relays and fuses into there required locations.
Swapped the radio bezel for one with the fog switch
Wired the switch so that the black splices into the ground on the cigarette lighter, the blue/red splices into the temperature control illumination.

Now for the remaining two wires...
The Tan/Orange, and the Light Blue/Black.

I have no idea how:
1. Get the wires through the firewall
2. Get the Light Blue/Black to the underside of the relay in the Power Distribution Box.

Any help would be appreciated. I am trying to keep the wiring OEM.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013
Blazing Hornet's Avatar
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 43
Time for a bump and an update:

I went ahead myself and found the Light Blue/Black in the cab. I spliced the Light Blue/Black from the swich into this.

I then ran a wire through the steering boot and spliced into the Tan/Orange just where the tri split is right by the power distribution box.

When I was all set and done, I turned the ignition and tried the fogs to find out they still did not work :(

So now is the trouble shooting. I know for sure of the 4 wires that run out of the switch the ground and illumination ones work as the dash light works. As for the other two they are definitely spliced into the correct wires. The only thing I am unsure of is the front harness at the bumper.

When the junkyard gave me the bumper they had cut the front harness (from bulb to connection under bumper ~ a foot long) in half. So first thing I did was join them back together although the wires were both black. So I just guessed and soldered them.

Now is there anyway that if these wires were soldered backwards that the entire system would not work? What about if one of the two fog harness were wired backwards? Does this matter?
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013
ranger4.0's Avatar
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cambridge, ontario
Posts: 3,922
my haynes manual only shows three wires for the 1995 and newer foglight system. black is ground, tan/orange runs to foglightl blu/blk runs from relay to switch.does not show any blue/red for illumination though.

what i can tell you is your tan/orange should not be spliced into anything else, it should go to the foglights according to my wiring diagram. i have no idea what wires you are splicing into in the dash but i think you have the wrong wires for sure
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OEM Fog Light Switch Conversion Kit For Aux Lights (KY) buggman Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 65 03-24-2014 01:05 AM
2010 OEM Bedliner - Can I Install OEM Bed Rails? foamfollower Exterior Semi-Tech 1 04-26-2010 09:47 AM
OEM fog light suggestions? crazymikey Exterior Semi-Tech 21 01-21-2009 09:49 PM
adding OEM fog lights to 1999 Ford Ranger 2WD USMCWHITENER Exterior Semi-Tech 4 11-08-2008 10:10 PM
Need help installing oem fog light(s)! 2004FORDRANGER General Technical & Electrical 4 03-03-2007 05:46 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:22 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.