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Old 03-19-2009
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Fog Light Help

So if you saw my truck pics, I have an edge bumper installed on my 99. The only problem is that the bumper I put on has fogs on it and I dont have a fog switch on my bezel. So what would be the easiest way to hook 'em up? Would I just redneck it and run a circuit with a switch hooked directly to the battery?

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I say get a new bezel with a foglight switch. I have a spare LED modded switch i'll sell to you!
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omg...DWB EDGE!! I LIKE IT ALOT! Did you copy that Marie? I LIKE IT!

On to your question. I'd get a new radio bezel and use the factory fog switch. Theres diagrams posted here on how to use your factory fog switch to switch on aftermarket/off road/aux can do that the same way with those fogs.

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Here is a possible way to wire auxiliary lighting to operate through a factory Ranger foglamp switch using a common automotive relay. It is critical that the two 12v sources are adequately fused and that large enough wire is used, especially for the constant 12v source to the relay and the wire from the relay to the lights. This depends on the total wattage of the load which can be converted to amps. (amps = watts/12v). Also the relay must be of adequate amp rating to handle the load.

The diagram has a flaw, though. The wire to pin 6 is coming off of the heavy wire to the lights. It should have a fuse in it that's correct for the smaller wire to the switch and then to ground.

Where it says "Keyed 12V", it would be possible to substitute other triggers like the high beam wire or the headlight/parking light 'on' wire.

Pin 3 LB/BK
Pin 4 BK
Pin 5 RD/BK
Pin 6 TN/OR
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Kool. I think I will just try to get a new bezel. Oh, and if you want to see more pics, I have a couple in this post:
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