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Make fog lights turn on with running lights

Hey just wondering if anyone can help me, I know I read it somewhere a while ago and now I can't find it.... I want to have it so I can run my fog lights with the running lights. It should be simple but I can't figure it out. Is it as simple as switching a couple wires?
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running lights as in ambers?

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Yea like thAt
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just push your fog switch when you have the running lights on lol
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Well on my year it doesn't work lol
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wtf really? my 99 did it lol
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In stock form fog's come on with the parking lights.

Im assuming you bought a used truck someone else has worked on.

You need to find out what was done.
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i remember someone from a meet said...alot of wiring was different from 98 to 99. the fogs dont come on with the running lights.
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i remember someone from a meet said...alot of wiring was different from 98 to 99. the fogs dont come on with the running lights.
green 98 i had did
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I wish I could do this too. Even just lurker mode id be happy with. I tried to remove the fuse for DRL and it took my highbeams, and I think my blinkers too.
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can't you just bend a pin or something morris? I know its like that on VW but i've never messed with a canadian ranger haha
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I don't think so. I remember when I joined I asked someone in ont. they told me hold, I did it and all the above happened. I hope it's not like the dodges when it burns out.... My dynasty's DRL went and killed my battery since it left the lights on. I pulled it and lost my HB indicator. I had to guess..
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1998 models with factory fog lamps will only work with the headlamps on low beam. If you want them to work in conjunction with the park lamps and headlamps (including high beam) you’ll need to modify the fog lamp relay wiring at the PDB. This can be done by locating the relays socket #1 terminal (Dark Green with Light Green stripe wire). Cut this wire under the PDB and splicing the end coming from the PDB (relay socket side) into one of the park lamp feed wires (Brown wire). The other end of the Dark Green with Light Green stripe should be insulated (taped) and secured.

1999 and newer added a Fog Lamp Isolation Relay in conjunction with the Fog Lamp Relay and changed the relay control circuit from the low beams to the park lamps. The Fog Lamp Isolation Relay is used to cut off the fog lamps with the high beams on.
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I don't think so. I remember when I joined I asked someone in ont. they told me hold, I did it and all the above happened. I hope it's not like the dodges when it burns out.... My dynasty's DRL went and killed my battery since it left the lights on. I pulled it and lost my HB indicator. I had to guess..
I'm with Pedro, I was damn sure you had to bend a pin on a relay and it worked.


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Use google.
http://www.therangerstation.com/Maga...glight_mod.htm
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1998 models with factory fog lamps will only work with the headlamps on low beam. If you want them to work in conjunction with the park lamps and headlamps (including high beam) you’ll need to modify the fog lamp relay wiring at the PDB. This can be done by locating the relays socket #1 terminal (Dark Green with Light Green stripe wire). Cut this wire under the PDB and splicing the end coming from the PDB (relay socket side) into one of the park lamp feed wires (Brown wire). The other end of the Dark Green with Light Green stripe should be insulated (taped) and secured.

1999 and newer added a Fog Lamp Isolation Relay in conjunction with the Fog Lamp Relay and changed the relay control circuit from the low beams to the park lamps. The Fog Lamp Isolation Relay is used to cut off the fog lamps with the high beams on.
previous owner must have made the changes on my old green 98. they worked with just the parking lamps on.
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previous owner must have made the changes on my old green 98. they worked with just the parking lamps on.
It was a common Mod.

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I'm with Pedro, I was damn sure you had to bend a pin on a relay and it worked.
I believe on 1999 thru 2003 models you could bend the Fog Lamp Isolation Relay control leg off to the side and re-install it allowing the fog lamps to stay on with high beams (aka fog light Mod).
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It was a common Mod.



I believe on 1999 thru 2003 models you could bend the Fog Lamp Isolation Relay control leg off to the side and re-install it allowing the fog lamps to stay on with high beams (aka fog light Mod).
Rev gets it for the win again.

I knew it was something along those lines.
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Thanks Alex, I'll read it better later.
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Ok, I read the DIY. Are relays and relay harnesses generic or do I need exactly what is in that "how to:"
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Nah, you can make your own harness and buy the relays anywhere. i can tell you how to do that part.
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heres my lurk mode lol...doesnt get used much because i have autolamps now
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