Adding OEM Fogs to 2wd Ranger - 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.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-15-2011
Blazing Hornet's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 43
Icon5 Adding OEM Fogs to 2wd Ranger

I have a '99 Ranger XLT 2wd and I am looking to add the fog lights to it. I am looking at buying the new lower fog valence, I need the two relays (#8 and #10), and the new bezel and button. I have found that my Ranger is prewired to the bumper for them as I found the connectors, however I cannot find anything in the cabin. Could this be possible? Where does the wire for the connector come from, so I can trace it back? I don't know where to begin looking for it. I pulled out the radio and there was nothing lying around that I noticed and nothing clipped behind where the button would usually be. I have searched threads and have managed to find all this information but nothing on the wire in the cab.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-15-2011
04RangerDave's Avatar
JDM> RANGER

iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 5,030
Wirelessly posted

It's possible is not there. Take off the heater controls and dig more
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-15-2011
Blazing Hornet's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04RangerDave View Post
Wirelessly posted

It's possible is not there. Take off the heater controls and dig more
Where does the wire stem from?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-15-2011
sheltonfilms's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 631
It will be a bright yellow and gray connector. You probably don't have the connector. I got my wiring harness from a 2000 that was prewired on the engine bay harness (what you've found) but not prewired on the dash harness. If yours was only 4wd, I have a 99 4x4 dash harness laying around.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-15-2011
Blazing Hornet's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheltonfilms View Post
It will be a bright yellow and gray connector. You probably don't have the connector. I got my wiring harness from a 2000 that was prewired on the engine bay harness (what you've found) but not prewired on the dash harness. If yours was only 4wd, I have a 99 4x4 dash harness laying around.
Do you mean that I am just missing the wires or is my harness in the dash incompatible? Where is the dash harness located, because I can trace the wire from there if I have it?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-15-2011
sheltonfilms's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 631
The dash harness is all the wiring behind your dash, from the fuse box on the left all the way over to your connector that goes to your left door. All the wiring is bundled up. You harness probably doesn't have the wires for the fog light switch. The dash harness is connected to your engine bay harness by the bulk head connectors. The three connectors behind your fuse box (under hood) near your brake booster.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-15-2011
Blazing Hornet's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheltonfilms View Post
The dash harness is all the wiring behind your dash, from the fuse box on the left all the way over to your connector that goes to your left door. All the wiring is bundled up. You harness probably doesn't have the wires for the fog light switch. The dash harness is connected to your engine bay harness by the bulk head connectors. The three connectors behind your fuse box (under hood) near your brake booster.
Wow, that made my question sound a little silly So as for this grey and yellow connector in what direction and where does that run to? I obviously see 2 boxes in behind the radio, but where does the other end of that yellow and grey connector for the fogs go?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-15-2011
sheltonfilms's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 631
That connector should branch off of one those harness bundles in that hole behind the radio bezel. I'm thinking it branches of the A/C controls. I thinik
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-15-2011
Blazing Hornet's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 43
Here are some photos I took of what it looks like inside. I still did not find a connector. There is a box on the left and right. The A/C controls appear to go with a mass of wires up to the top left towards the drivers side. You can view the images I took of what is going on in the cab.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Photo0325.jpg (1.66 MB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg Photo0326.jpg (1.63 MB, 28 views)
File Type: jpg Photo0327.jpg (1.57 MB, 26 views)
File Type: jpg Photo0328.jpg (1.55 MB, 28 views)
File Type: jpg Photo0331.jpg (1.58 MB, 28 views)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-15-2011
sheltonfilms's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 631
Yeah I don't see it. The box on your left is your CTM/GEM (central timer module if you don't have power windows or 4x4, GEM if you do). The one on your left is your ABS module. I think now that the connector may come off the radio wiring but it doesn't appear that you have this connector.

If it was me (wanting the cleanest setup) what I would do is find a junked explorer or ranger that had the fogs (more likely to find an explorer) take the dash off. Remove the whole harness and cut it all apart and remove the two wires that connect through that bulk connector and the connector itself. Then pin those two wires to your bulk head connector and ground another wire and wire one to your instrument cluster lights.

One wire that goes through the bulk head ground the fog relay. The other (through the bulk head) is a feedback wire so when the fogs get power they send voltage to the switch to show the "on" light. ANother is a ground. and the other just lights up the button when the dash lights are on.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-15-2011
sheltonfilms's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 631
Another way to wire it up is to have the headlights activate a relay that grounds the fog relay so you don't even have to have a switch. The fogs just turn on everytime you turn your headlights on.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-15-2011
04RangerDave's Avatar
JDM> RANGER

iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 5,030
Wirelessly posted

Why not just run it from the relay in the bjb to a factory switch and bezel.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-15-2011
Z7What's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 306
Why not just wire it with a standard 30a relay and hook them up to your corner lamps?

That's how I wired mine. This way they can be run without the headlights on as well as when I have my highbeams on.

Wayne
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-15-2011
Blazing Hornet's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04RangerDave View Post
Wirelessly posted

Why not just run it from the relay in the bjb to a factory switch and bezel.
The factory switch lights up when the fogs are on, so I would have to wire that somehow.

Now if I were to go to a wrecker and find any 98+ Ranger, could I not just find the connector to the switch in the dash and work my way back following the wire to where it connects to the harness, pull the wire's and plug them into my harness in the same spot?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-15-2011
robert99ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Indiana/Mississippi
Posts: 5,807
I installed them on mine. I got the factory bezel and switch and wired it to a relay under the hood. I have the corner lights that give power to my switch. Then when I turn them on it sends that signal to the relay which then gets power from the battery to power the foglights so its not draining that power from my headlight switch.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-15-2011
sheltonfilms's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 631
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blazing Hornet View Post
The factory switch lights up when the fogs are on, so I would have to wire that somehow.

Now if I were to go to a wrecker and find any 98+ Ranger, could I not just find the connector to the switch in the dash and work my way back following the wire to where it connects to the harness, pull the wire's and plug them into my harness in the same spot?
Yeah you could do that. Probably just for the 2 wires that go to the bulk head connector. The two wires of the connector are spliced into wires that already existed so those will be cut.

Plus it doesn't have to be a 98 Ranger. It can be pretty much any Ranger or Explorer around your year.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding different OEM HU to 2004 Ford Ranger XLT FX4 RoadrunnerII Audio & Video Tech 0 08-28-2009 02:10 PM
Adding Fogs to Fogless truck. Ranger_Envy General Technical & Electrical 1 08-14-2009 10:16 AM
Adding Factory Fogs to a Fog lightless truck? Ranger_Envy General Technical & Electrical 12 05-28-2009 08:58 PM
adding OEM fog lights to 1999 Ford Ranger 2WD USMCWHITENER Exterior Semi-Tech 4 11-08-2008 10:10 PM
adding fogs to 94 Ray_Welder Exterior Semi-Tech 6 06-23-2008 01:02 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 05:18 AM.


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.