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Factory fog light install?????

I tried a search, but really couldn't find what i'm looking for. All that came up was the fog light mod.

I am going to try and install the factory fog lights on my truck. It didn't come with them installed. I bought the lights and want to install them.

I know all the wires are there and I found them already.

BUT, Does anyone know what I have to do as far as fuses and relays to install??

I know that it can't be as easy as just plugging in the lights and switch to make them work.....LOL

There has to be some relay or fuses to put in the fuse box or something?????





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I tried a search, but really couldn't find what i'm looking for. All that came up was the fog light mod.

I am going to try and install the factory fog lights on my truck. It didn't come with them installed. I bought the lights and want to install them.

I know all the wires are there and I found them already.

BUT, Does anyone know what I have to do as far as fuses and relays to install??

I know that it can't be as easy as just plugging in the lights and switch to make them work.....LOL

There has to be some relay or fuses to put in the fuse box or something?????





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Vic
It's hard to say what your truck has now. If it's fully prewired, there should be a 4-wire (6-position) connector for the switch in the radio bezel. And, of course, there would be the 2 connectors for the lights.

Besides the lamps, you will need these parts (some may already be present):

The factory foglamp switch in the radio bezel
Fuse #8 (10A) in the dash puse panel
Fuse #4 (20A) in the underhood Battery Junction Box.
Foglamp Relay in the Battery Junction Box.

There is a map of the fuse and relay positions in both boxes in your owners manual or online here.
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Thanks for the quick response rwenzing.

I ended up figuring it out. All the fuses were already installed, because they are also used for other accessories. All that I need to buy are 2 of the ford mini relays that go in the junction box under the hood. They are the same ones as the fuel pump and the horn relays.

I just connected the switch and the lights up. Then I pulled those 2 relays and inserted them where the fog light relays are supposed to be, and they worked.

At first, I didn't realize that there were 2 relays for the fog lights. One was called fog lamp control relay, and the other was foglamp isolation relay. It only took about a half hour of swearing and cursing before I realized that it needed another relay to complete it. LOL

But they worked. I just need to get 2 of those mini relays. Those things light up pretty good. I didn't think that they did that good.




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At first, I didn't realize that there were 2 relays for the fog lights. One was called fog lamp control relay, and the other was foglamp isolation relay. It only took about a half hour of swearing and cursing before I realized that it needed another relay to complete it. LOL
That's odd. I know that the 2001~2003 use two relays but the 2000 Ford factory wiring manual shows only one. The book shows the foglamps triggering from the PS low beam, so it should not need the extra relay.

I looked at the 99 and 2000 owners manuals online and they show two foglamp relays in the Battery Junction Box. ??? I need to look at a 98~2000 Ranger in person.
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i did this mod about two years ago. just the two relays in the junction box and you are good to go. good luck, one of the easiest and best mods i did
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Interesting. I've been wanting to do this for awhile. I have an '03 XLT supercab w/ the Mid Atlantic region value package, and it doesn't have the fogs. I've seen the factory fog light package on Ford's site, and I was curious how difficult the install was. So, you guys are saying it's more or less plug and play. Did any of you buy the foglights from Ford or did you get them from a salvage yard? I was just wondering if the factory bought system still needed the relays. I know i'll need the front bumper/valance w/ the round openings, and the hvac/radio surround w/ the foglight switch opening. Anything else? Thanks.
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Interesting. I've been wanting to do this for awhile. I have an '03 XLT supercab w/ the Mid Atlantic region value package, and it doesn't have the fogs. I've seen the factory fog light package on Ford's site, and I was curious how difficult the install was. So, you guys are saying it's more or less plug and play. Did any of you buy the foglights from Ford or did you get them from a salvage yard? I was just wondering if the factory bought system still needed the relays. I know i'll need the front bumper/valance w/ the round openings, and the hvac/radio surround w/ the foglight switch opening. Anything else? Thanks.
I just bought the stuff as I seen them.

You need the:

valence with the fog holes
Fog lights (of course)
Radio bezel with the fog switch
And 2 relays

If your lucky, you can score it all at the bone yard. I didn't see any around here, so I had to buy as I seen them.


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That's odd. I know that the 2001~2003 use two relays but the 2000 Ford factory wiring manual shows only one. The book shows the foglamps triggering from the PS low beam, so it should not need the extra relay.

I looked at the 99 and 2000 owners manuals online and they show two foglamp relays in the Battery Junction Box. ??? I need to look at a 98~2000 Ranger in person.
Yea the truck seems a little wierd with the wiring?????? Not a bad thing, it's just different.

I went to install a remote start in it today. I've done other 99 rangers before mine. The wiring that goes to the clutch was different. The others only had 2 wires. 1 got 12V when the ignition was turned on, and the other got 12V when you pushed in on the clutch. So, it pretty much just completed the circuit.

Mine had a small box with about 7 wires coming out?????? I metered them all. And found 2 that worked like the others. I also metered the rest of the wires and they were dead?????? Nothing going to them in or out.

I know it's a standard and you shouldn't put a remote start in one. I "NEVER" leave my truck in gear. It's always in neutral.



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Interesting. I've been wanting to do this for awhile. I have an '03 XLT supercab w/ the Mid Atlantic region value package, and it doesn't have the fogs. I've seen the factory fog light package on Ford's site, and I was curious how difficult the install was. So, you guys are saying it's more or less plug and play. Did any of you buy the foglights from Ford or did you get them from a salvage yard? I was just wondering if the factory bought system still needed the relays. I know i'll need the front bumper/valance w/ the round openings, and the hvac/radio surround w/ the foglight switch opening. Anything else? Thanks.
check to see if you have the fog light plugs behind your front bumper and an extra female plug on the right side of your radio bezel. some people have it and some don't. if you do then it is as easy as already stated, if not then it will require more work
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Thanks for the info. I'll check to see if the wiring is already in place, then i'll go from there. I'm assuming the radio/hvac bezel is just held in place w/ metal push type clips of some sort before I start jerking on it. Most interior parts are, but someone let me know if theres some screws hidden or secret trick to it before I jerk the thing in half. Thanks.
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The bezel has 2 screws in the bottom of it and then you can start pulling gently. There are snap pins at the top of it. I think the screws are 7mm.

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hey all, im new around here and using the search button i came across this post. Im gathering info on doing this in my 06 xlt. it didnt come with the lights, and id like to put them in.

now here is what im thinking i need, foglights, bezel w/ opening for button, button, light bracket, the filler panel that surrounds the lights in the bumper cover, mabey 2 fuses.
i havent checked under the bumper to see if i have the wiring for the lights yet ill do that tomorrow. if i do have them what else am i going to need to get this done?

thanks in advance.
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I'm brand new here and doing this mod too. I was wondering what type of hardware people have used to attach the fog lights to the valance - any special, or just common nuts & bolts?
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holy old thread. i used normal nuts and bolts and painted them black
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I'd use galvanized bolts/nuts to keep them from rusting as quickly and paint them with a rust proofing paint.

I'd also bypass all the factory wiring & use one of my handy-dandy wiring kits for the fog lights.
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i agree. the factory wiring is okay but I'm having all sorts of issues with mine. some times i have power to the passenger side but its intermittent. i always have power at the drivers side.
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I got electrical stuff done - bought used bezel which had the switch. Also replaced the bulb sockets with new ceramic ones. Temporarily hooked up lamps and tested. Worked like a champ! Next step is installing the bumper and valance. I will have to figure out what hardware to use to attach valance to bumper, bumper to truck. Bought stainless nuts and bolts for t he lamps.
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to the man with the 06 from what ive read the fog light switch was moved to the headlight switch in 06 so i guess you could wire to the bezel but it wont be "factory accurate" and i doubt there will be wiring for it there.
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I decided to swap my bumper to the factory fog light one everything worked out as planed except the valance pops off the sides where it meets the chrome and there's a small gap between the chrome and the valance. I dont know how to fix it!? is it something to do with the clips?
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check to see if you have the fog light plugs behind your front bumper and an extra female plug on the right side of your radio bezel. some people have it and some don't. if you do then it is as easy as already stated, if not then it will require more work
I hate to revive an old thread but what you said caught my eye on the search. What if you have the factory plug behind the radio bezel BUT you do not have the factory wiring to the foglights in the engine bay... ?

How do you wire them up then? That is what I am looking at now, pulled the radio bezel and got all excited that my 01 might already be pre-wired for fogs.. check under the bumper and hood and have no extra plugs for foglights... At this point I don't know what to do or what the factory plug behind the radio bezel would even do?

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there should be a connector mounted on the core support. you can either splice into it there or find the connector at a junkyard.
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hey guys i have the 2010 ranger it has the valences for the fog lights is there a bracket that you have to have or do they just bolt in i have been wanting some fog lights but was unsure if i had to have a bracket or they just went in and i have been having issues with my break i have changed them and now there going back to the floor they don't have air in the lines and the booster isn't bad nore do i have a hole in the line what are yall's thoughts on this one
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Been looking through the fantastic interweb concerning fog lights for the 2004 Ranger. My Ranger came without fog lights, and since I just had to install a new engine into my truck, thought I would do some upgrades. This site seems to have the most information on what I intend t do. I have a connector on my radio bezel, but no relay or fuse in my Battery Power Box, nor have I been able to find any type of wiring for fog lamps under the hood. With all this in mind, and by no means am I a rocket scientist, I do believe that I will probably go after market on the wiring harness. Is there one out there that is better than the others? What should I be looking for? Anysitance in ttly appreciated. Great site by the way.
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Aftermarket harnesses aren't really necessary for a simple switch with relay configuration, but if you don't trust your skills at wiring, it's a good option.

Some rangers are completely prewired (my case) some rangers are only halfway prewired, and some aren't prewired at all.

At least for the 1999 year model, you should see a pair of connectors behind the bumper, somewhat above where the fog light would be. Things started changing in 2004 so this may not apply, but it's worth a look. In my case these connectors were round, next to the ABS connectors. Yours may be square instead, and may also have more than two pins in the connector itself that are left unused.

Depending on what kind you find (if), you may be able to buy them online or you may have to go to a junkyard like I did.
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Went under the hood again and looked. Still nothing there, followed the ABS , nothing. Went to the relay box under the hood, no connections for the relay. Guess I have one of the bas***d type of Ranger. Will look at the electrical schematics again, and see if I can figure where the wire from the bezel go, and take it from there. Hopefully I do not have to do a complete wiring job. I see a salvage yard trip in the future.
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