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Old 12-21-2006
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when I hit lock on my 07 just the parking lights flash, be nice if the fogs did too..
You've done the fog-light mod and your fogs still don't blink? I think it'd be the same as the 05 version where they come on, but you'd have to ask one of these electrical guru's to be sure.
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I would like to know where the fuses are located for the headlights/fog lights in case we mess something up.
Use the link that I posted before for 2004+
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ead.php?t=7755

The 3 headlight fuses are in the SJB under the PS kick panel. The foglamp fuse and foglamp relay are in the distribution box under the hood. The fuse numbers and diagrams of both fuse panels are in your owners manual.
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Thanks Bob, I appreciate it!
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Just did this on my 03, extremely easy! Thanks for the info!

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I just did the mod too. It was pretty flawless. Took about 25 minutes. The only little hangup was putting the plastic panel back on. I can't wait until tonight to test them out! Thanks for all the help
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I just did the mod too. It was pretty flawless. Took about 25 minutes. The only little hangup was putting the plastic panel back on. I can't wait until tonight to test them out! Thanks for all the help
Another satisfied customer!
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can a brighter bulb be installed in the stock fog light to get a little more out of the fog light mod ?

I saw someones mod list said brighter fog light bulbs.
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Go to page 99-100 of your owner's manual which identifies the relays and fuses in the power distribution box under the hood. Locate Relay #13 (park lamp/trailer tow relay) on the diagram in the OM and then check to see if that same relay is there on your truck. I can't see why it wouldn't be. You'll also want to take note of Relay #10 which is the fog lamp relay.

If the #13 relay is there, then here's how to do the mod:

First disconnect the negative batttery cable. Then unclip the fuse/relay box (under the hood) so you can get to the wires underneath it. Once you unclip the box from the truck, the bottom part of the box can then then be unclipped and removed from the upper part which will give you much better access to the wires.

Locate the fog lamp relay (#10) in the box and then find the dark blue/light green (DB/LG) wire that leads to it from underneath (pin #1 on the relay). This DB/LG wire is the power supply that energizes the fog lamp relay. Clip this wire and seal the end that leads back into the wire harness. The other end that leads to the relay will be connected to a new power source, one that is live when the park lamps and/or head lamps are on.

Now locate the park lamp/trailer tow relay (#13) in the box and find the brown (BR) wire that leads to it from underneath (pin #3 on the relay). The DB/LG wire from the fog lamp relay needs to be spliced into this BR wire. That's pretty much it in a nutshell.

Make sure your connections are good and that they are insulated well. At this point you might want to re-connect the negative battery cable and test out the mod before you buckle things back up. You should be good to go.
Thank you for this I will prolly give this a go today. I will take pics of it and if its okay with you I will make it a HOW TO in the how to section. Or if you would rather make the how to I can just send you the pics.
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Thank you for this I will prolly give this a go today. I will take pics of it and if its okay with you I will make it a HOW TO in the how to section. Or if you would rather make the how to I can just send you the pics.
No sweat, you go ahead and do the writeup, feel free to use anything I've posted. Good luck with the mod.
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Mine have done that since new.

05's must be different
with the '01 - '06's as long as you have your foglight switch depressed (in the on position) and you hit the door lock button on the keyfob, the tailights, parkinglights AND foglights will flash. this is because the foglights are wired so that they come on with the parking lights without the headlights.

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can a brighter bulb be installed in the stock fog light to get a little more out of the fog light mod ?

I saw someones mod list said brighter fog light bulbs.
if your stock foglight bulb is a 9145 like my '01, you can upgrade to a 9005. this brings your wattage from 42 to 65 watts. i did this mod. just change the bulbs, simple. very effective!
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if your stock foglight bulb is a 9145 like my '01, you can upgrade to a 9005. this brings your wattage from 42 to 65 watts. i did this mod. just change the bulbs, simple. very effective!
dude , that totaly rocks ! Its sucks that i left my soldering stuff at work this weekend so i can't do the mod till later but i'll get the new bulb and check that out .
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99 through 2003 use 2 versions of John's bent pin mod.

1999~2000
2001~2003


2004+ needs a simple wire mod:

2004+

A short word of warning: It possible that this mod is illegal in some states. Also, if you have headlights, a pair of aux lights and foglamps on at the same time, that adds up to 6 forward facing lights. Most states have laws limiting forward facing lights to a maximum of four. Although it is rare, people on forums have reported being ticketed for running six or more front lights.
The mod worked like magic. I bent the pin and walla!!! Now I have more light at the time I need it.
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Go to page 99-100 of your owner's manual which identifies the relays and fuses in the power distribution box under the hood. Locate Relay #13 (park lamp/trailer tow relay) on the diagram in the OM and then check to see if that same relay is there on your truck. I can't see why it wouldn't be. You'll also want to take note of Relay #10 which is the fog lamp relay.

If the #13 relay is there, then here's how to do the mod:

First disconnect the negative batttery cable. Then unclip the fuse/relay box (under the hood) so you can get to the wires underneath it. Once you unclip the box from the truck, the bottom part of the box can then then be unclipped and removed from the upper part which will give you much better access to the wires.

Locate the fog lamp relay (#10) in the box and then find the dark blue/light green (DB/LG) wire that leads to it from underneath (pin #1 on the relay). This DB/LG wire is the power supply that energizes the fog lamp relay. Clip this wire and seal the end that leads back into the wire harness. The other end that leads to the relay will be connected to a new power source, one that is live when the park lamps and/or head lamps are on.

Now locate the park lamp/trailer tow relay (#13) in the box and find the brown (BR) wire that leads to it from underneath (pin #3 on the relay). The DB/LG wire from the fog lamp relay needs to be spliced into this BR wire. That's pretty much it in a nutshell.

Make sure your connections are good and that they are insulated well. At this point you might want to re-connect the negative battery cable and test out the mod before you buckle things back up. You should be good to go.
I did this on my 98 and it works except now when I just have my parking lamps (ambers) on my passenger side headlight stays on. Help?
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I did this on my 98 and it works except now when I just have my parking lamps (ambers) on my passenger side headlight stays on. Help?
Check for a loose/corroded/broken ground terminal bolted to the inner fender near the washer fluid reservoir.
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When I click on the link for 01-03 it says I do not have permission?
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