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Old 02-02-2010
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Factory Foglights for a 09XLT

Hey everybody,

I would like to install factory fog lights for my 09 XLT

Ford doesn't list a kit

Anyone done this before?

I have seen parts lists that show: the foglight, brackets, connector, headlight switch, center dash panel, fog light switch, bracket, but not any harness to connect it all together.

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youll need a bumper valance, the pigtail connectors from the fog lights to the wiring that is secured to the core support, the radio bezel with the foglight switch, the fuse that goes in the fuse block under the hood and the relay as well
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i was told by ford they could do it. my truck already has the wires ran they would just put in the switch and lights. my bumper has the cutouts for fogs.
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why didn't you order it with them?
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My '07 has fog light switch incorporated into the main light switch. You pull it out while turning it clockwise in "parking light" and "headlights" modes.

Reason I'm mentioning this is that the factory wiring turns my fog lights off while on Hi-Beam . . . which I think is stupid. Also, while its nice to have the amber fog light icon illuminated when they're on . . . it's the only light on in my dash that is on while I'm driving around (Yah, I like to drive around with my fog lights on 'cause I think they're cool). Being the only indicator light on in my dash on while driving looks dumb and has a tendency to make my peripheral vision think that it's a warning light (like the amber "low-fuel"). The only thing I want to see in that area of the dash is the Hi-beam indicator and any other light that requires responsive action.

If I had a choice, I'd mount a separate illiminated switch somewhere powered when both Hi & Lo beams are on (it would be cool if I could find a rocker switch with the same fog light icon). I would then remove the bulb from the one in the dash.

P.S. Well, I guess I do have a choice (duh). Let me know what you end up doing and I might integrate all the good ideas on this thread to help make my own the way it should have been.
(BTW, you might want to attend one of the PNW CREW get-togethers sometime )
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I believe all 06+ valences are pre-set up to accept foglamp housings. Just need to remove the block off plate, and bolt on the fog light housing and you're done. Wiring them up, I'd personally add an aux switch or go through the hassle of incorporating it into a factory headlight switch, which will be cool, and OEM.

But I could be wrong. I've never really had a real close look at an 06+ XL/XLT w/o fogs.





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why didn't you order it with them?
Yeah...I thought 09 year XLT's all got 'em standard.....?? Maybe I'm thinking 2010?
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09 Fog lights

Thanks for all the help guys,

the 09's did come with the correct valence, but you couldn't get the fog lights unless you ordered the Sport or 4x4 model.

I'm ordering the parts tonight (thanks for the LMC pages )and will be checking out what it takes to install them like oem and maybe rewiring them to work with hi beams
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Many states do not allow the use of fog lights and bright lights at the same time. Bright lights are totally no good in the fog and only make things worse.But anywho, the reason they don't work at the samne time is that in many cases you are running illegally while doing so.
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Thanks for the information, makes sence, the hi beam would only throw the light back at you in the fog
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If it's foggy out, well then of course I'd use Lo-beam only w/fogs.

If it's a clear, dark night on the winding backroads it would be nice to have Hi AND Lo w/fogs to light-up the whole damn road.
(Maybe 'cause I'm getting old and need all the visual help I can get lol)
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09 Fog lights

didn't think of that, maybe that is the way to wire them
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LOL...according to my State Patrol, factory foglights are to be treated just like high beams. They've told me about that ordinance or whatever 2 times now. lol.
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Well, isn't that kind of bassackwards?
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OK, now that's just dumb! If it's foggy and you have your Lo beams on w/fog lights they say you're supposed to take you hand off the wheel to reach the button to turn them off (and by the time you see someone coming at you they're only 50 feet away)? Yah, that sounds safe (not).

I've found I'll start with Lo beams & fogs and on a nice long, clear, open road I go to Hi beams and I can't see so well up close. Worse yet, a car comes along and I switch my "Hi only" lights to Lo beam and my fogs come on then the opposing car gets pissed off & flashes me like I'm trying to blind them by adding a set of lights. That's why I think it would be better if the fogs would stay on for both Hi- and Lo so oncoming traffic could see I'm actually trying to help them . . . not be a *****.
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LOL...according to my State Patrol, factory foglights are to be treated just like high beams. They've told me about that ordinance or whatever 2 times now. lol.
so wait, your telling me in oregon if you have your fog lights on its just like having your high beams on?
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so wait, your telling me in oregon if you have your fog lights on its just like having your high beams on?
supposedly.... only Staters and Corvallis PD care about it. lol. I still always run fogs on. lol.
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