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so i bought new factory fogs that go in the factory spot in the bumper. i installed them and they dont turn on. i have a 2004 XLT 4x4 that does not have the fogs from the factory. i have the hole and the plug in the bumper. i plugged them in and they did not work when i tried to turn them on. i was wondering if i need to buy a new relay and or switch to make them work. a friend of mine had said that if the lights were not a factory option then the relay wouldnt be there i would have to buy them... thanks guys and sorry if its a repeat thread i looked it up and didnt find anything.
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Do you have an in cab switch for them? It should be in the radio bezel. Also you may need a relay or 2 in the underhood fuse box.
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no i dont have a switch or anything... i just assumed that they would turn on when i turned on my head lights or running lights
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No switch, no foglights. Not trying to be a jerk. Not sure when ford went to the headlight/foglight switch being on the "same" switch, but if they're not then you'll have a switch on the bezel near the radio. Hope that helps. I wouldn't be able to tell if you need to relays or not.
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so if there is no switch by the radio then will ill have install one myself somewhere or could i tie into the driving lights or head lights

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I know the 07+ have the headlight/foglight switch together
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yea i dont have that i guess ill have to install a switch and all that. ill evenually have to anyway cuz i wanna put fogs behind the grill
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Just buy a bezel with a fog light switch and replace your bezel with the bezel that has the button for the fogs. look on ebay first sometimes they'll have that stuff.
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if i buy a new bezel then how would i run the wiring to the switch??
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If the truck had the wiring at the valance it might have the wiring for the switch. Not sure though. Here is a pic of the bezel with the switch.

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Don't be confused by the Explorer bezel. It has a rear wiper switch instead of the 12v aux plug and a switch above the fog lamp switch for the rear defogger.
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It does... But has a foglight switch that he needs.
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Ya, I just now got in from installing mine dude. I believe if you have the wiring down by the fogs then there is a plug behind the bezel for you to plug you switch in.
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well that sucks lol i thought i would buy them and hook them up... ill prob just get a toggle switch or something and wire it that way..
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I got my bezel from the junkyard for $10 with the switch on it. The thing is though is that I had to hard wire mine. You should not.
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thanks guys ill look at the junkyard soon and take off my factory bezel and check tp see if i got a plug back there
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To bad I did not know on Saturday. I could have picked you one up. They had a 4x4 Ranger there with fog lights on it. Had an 8.8 rear end to.
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so i was installing a amp kit in my truck today and took off the radio bezel and i have a plug for the fog lights
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