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Old 03-07-2007
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Got the new Radio Bezel in

I put in the explorer bezel i got about 3 weeks ago in today, looks good, just have to figure out what to do with the rear defrost button, im going to try and put the 12V plug in where the rear wiper switch is, oh, and can someone help me out, my truck had the fog light wires attached to the original bezel so i hooked them into the switch only thing that i need to know is where to look for the wires in the front of the vehicle or is there any cause my truck didnt come with fog lights

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put a second foglight switch in the defroster hole and then put some lights up front.
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i thought about that, but what are the switches rated at, can the they handle kc's or somthing that pulls that much power
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i thought about that, but what are the switches rated at, can the they handle kc's or somthing that pulls that much power

yeah, the switches will be fine because the KC's run off a relay...so all the switch is gonna see is the 12vDC from the battery
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i thought about that, but what are the switches rated at, can the they handle kc's or somthing that pulls that much power
Yeah run a relay on any lights. Even 55w lights should be switched with a relay.
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very nice... i have a bezel like that sitting around that im gonna install whenever i get myself some kc lights
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i have a hole that i cut in mine for the extra switch....whenever it gets a little warmer out side, i am going to finish my Explorer bezel with the 3 gauges in were the air vents are........

my 2nd fog switch controlls all my blue lights for the fire department......all you need is a 30 amp relay SPST and it is all good....
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There most likely aren't any wires forward of the relay box under the hood for the foglights but some do have it even if they weren't factory equipped with fogs. Mine didn't however. Remember that the foglight switch actually switches the ground and not the 12V power so it has to be wired slightly differently to a relay. Rwenzing on here has a nice schematic on how to do it and thats what I used to add factory fogs to my truck. I used a 40amp Ford Ranger Blower Motor relay on my setup because they are supposed to be more reliable than the auto parts store ones.
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cool thanks for the help yall
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I have one of those explorer bezels and had not thought of an extra light switch. great idea!
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Please dont bring up old treads
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