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Old 10-19-2006
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is the metal bumper on a '91 xlt a ground?

I'm trying to hook up driving lights and the wiring instructions show a direct ground 6" to the driving light.

Can I ground it directly to the metal part of the bumper? Or do I have to run longer wires?
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ya it should work i had them on my brush gaurd and i just ran the ground to that and they workd
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ya, that is how i have my baja lights grounded
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yea i have my 2 wires hooked together and just tied them in to my mounts lol. prolly not the best but it works
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I ended up curling the wire around, clipped the ring into a C shape, and putting it between the metal bumper and the metal bolt that goes into it...worked like a charm.

I added an $18 set of "blazer driving lights" (I know..cheapo..but for a '91 ranger, nice lights don't seem worth it), aimed them today, and found that they work much better than I expected. They actually do a better job of illuminating the road in front of me than the stock headlights. I drive at night daily, so I figure it's a good investment in my safety. The only major discrepancy is that there was no relay in the packaging. I want to put one in later on so the driving lights will turn off, when I turn off the truck (independent of if the switch for the lights). It'll also keep too much current from passing through the switch.

For what I paid, I'm quite pleased...thanks guys.
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I added an $18 set of "blazer driving lights" (I know..cheapo..but for a '91 ranger, nice lights don't seem worth it), aimed them today, and found that they work much better than I expected. They actually do a better job of illuminating the road in front of me than the stock headlights. I drive at night daily, so I figure it's a good investment in my safety. The only major discrepancy is that there was no relay in the packaging. I want to put one in later on so the driving lights will turn off, when I turn off the truck (independent of if the switch for the lights). It'll also keep too much current from passing through the switch.

the rectangular ones from walmart?
baja series!
i have those, great little lights. get some good h3 bulbs and they are even better
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