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Headlight Fuse

I blew the low beam headlight fuse while trying to wire up some other lights. My fog lights dont work now either, are they on the same fuse as the low beams?

anyone know where this fuse(s) is located in a 07 or 08?
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Can't help with the fuse replacement, but next time use relays and you won't run into the same problem.


Try looking in the manual, theres a few pages that say what fuses are for what.
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i did use a relay. its a long story as to what happened, but at any rate, i just need to know where this fuse is located so i can replace it
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The ingnition key must be on for the fogs to work, not sure if you were aware of this. I know I wasn't aware of this on my 08 Ranger
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The fuse is in the passenger side kick panel. Trust me I know. As to what fuse it is I can't remember right off. Look in your owners manual. It is somewhere in the middle of the fuse block though under that panel.
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Not sure of the long story but independently fed, fused power, through a relay and you should be good. Need help figuring it out so the power is not drawn from the stock fuse again?
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Keith- Try fuse 3 (F3) or fuse 4 (F4) in the SJB (Smart Junction Box). If those aren't it, then try fuse F23.
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Well, im an idiot! its in the damn owners manual. lol

Anyway, not really too sure what the hell I did to blow the fuse. Long story: i have HID headlights, they are single beam meaning that they are not high beam. You select high beam and the damn things turn off. I am in the process of wiring up a "custom" harness to keep the high beams on at all times so I can run my off road lights using the high beam power as the switch to thier own separate relay/harness/fuse etc.

While working on this, i figured the parking lights are always on when the headlights are on, so i spliced into that and ran it to the power wire on the HID harness. That worked in keeping the headlights on while both high and low beams were selected.

Now, what blew the fuse is still a mystery. It blew when I wired in the aux lights as described above. Im still working this glitch out... Its wierd cause it doesnt blow the fuse all the time, only the first time I had it all wired up and hit high beams to turn on the aux lights. This bothers me, so Ill have to do some more playing with it as I am not comfortable with that fuse blowing even though it only happened once.

Confused yet? lol i sure as hell am, Im about to run a switch in the cab and forget the whole idea.
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