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Fog light conversion

Has anyone seen this kit before or used it? just wondering how good it is. Also I have a broken foglight lens. Anyone know how much for a replacement? Or do I need to get a whole new light? thanx!

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um.. there's a simple modification that you can do for free to your truck. Search for it under how-to
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Has anyone seen this kit before or used it? just wondering how good it is. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/01-06...66095664QQrdZ1
You can do the foglamp mod on your 2003 in 2 minutes for free.









Pull the correct relay from the underhood distribution box.
Choose the correct blade and bend it over as shown.
Reinstall.

Works on 2001~2003 Rangers with factory foglamps
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and it doesnt draw too much power off that circuit?
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and it doesnt draw too much power off that circuit?
It actually draws less from the high beam circuit than stock. It just prevents the high beam circuit from powering a relay to turn the foglamps off.

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Awesome thanks alot. Now back to the lens thing; anyone know how much to replace?
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I doubt that the lens can be purchased separately. There are aftermarket knockoff foglamps on eBay or sometimes there are used OE fogs.
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Thanks!!! works great and takes no more than 2 mins
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Thanks!!! works great and takes no more than 2 mins
Credit goes to John Griggs. He pioneered that mod.
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would this same procedure work with my 99 ranger 3.0 4x4 offroad?


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would this same procedure work with my 99 ranger 3.0 4x4 offroad?


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The procedure is very similar but the relay layout is slightly different in the 99~00 distribution box.




1999~2000 Ranger foglamp mod:

Open the distribution box





Locate the foglamp relay at the rear corner of the box closest to the DS fender
(#10 in the owners manual)





Remove the relay and bend the correct pin as shown. Reinstall.





Map of Distribution Box. The red arrow shows relay #10.

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so doing this wont mess anything up at all?
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so doing this wont mess anything up at all?
Dozens of people on this board run this mod with no problems at all. All it does is prevent the high beam circuit from energizing the foglamp isolation relay which turns the fogs off. After disabling the relay, the fogs will operate with parking, low or high beams, as long as the dash switch is on.

Just be careful if you also have aux driving lights. Most state laws say that you can't have more than 4 forward facing lights on at a time. Headlights + driving lights + fog lamps = 6. Some police will ticket for more than 4.
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and i have 8 lol..
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ive had mine done for a few months now and havent noticed anything bad...
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On an 07, is it just that easy as bending a pin, or do you have to follow the how-to section and tap into the wire as described?

Yeah, about the question I JUST asked, completely disregard as I read another post and it says for 04 +, so that's where I would fall. Sometimes I wonder about myself...

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instead of having a bent pin on your relay, couldn't you just bend it back and forth until the pin weakened and just snapped off, leaving a cleaner, more easier to re-install look?
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instead of having a bent pin on your relay, couldn't you just bend it back and forth until the pin weakened and just snapped off, leaving a cleaner, more easier to re-install look?
Yes, many people simply remove the pin. If you choose to just leave it bent, it reinstalls easily and there is a good chance that you could bend it back to reverse the mod if necessary.
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On an 07, is it just that easy as bending a pin, or do you have to follow the how-to section and tap into the wire as described?
The tapped wire method has been done successfully on 04 through 06. I suspect that it would also work on a 2007 but I haven't seen the schematics yet.
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When you get a chance to look at the schematics, please post. It would be nice to be able to have the fogs on at the same time as the high beams.
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When you get a chance to look at the schematics, please post. It would be nice to be able to have the fogs on at the same time as the high beams.
I bought a used 2007 Wiring Manual on eBay tonight but I probably won't have it for a while. This seller always ships by media mail which can be very slow.
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Any luck on the wiring manual yet?
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Any luck on the wiring manual yet?
The method used for 2004~2006 will NOT work on 2007. 2007 would require bypassing the SJB and adding wires and a relay or 2.

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