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Foglight Functionality

When I drove home from school for Xmas break I had to leave after my last exam late Friday afternoon. Thus, I was on I-75 as the sun was going down. Normally I leave my running lights on until maybe 30min before the sun hits the horizon then I switch on my low beams.

However, I saw a newer Ford Ranger cruising up behind me with the running lights on, just like me, only their fog lights were on too!

How can I get my truck to do this? I dont want them on when I have my high beams on, but I think it would be cool to just run fog lights with your running lights. I did a quick search and just found a bunch of threads about modding the fog lights to stay on with the high beams, not this.

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What year is your truck? My 02 has a separate button on the radio trim for the fogs.
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The fogs on my 03 have a separate switch and are on when I have my parking lights on. The newer Rangers have a different headlight switch and you have to pull the switch to turn on the fogs.
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2000 Fogs should come on with Parking or Low beams, but you DO have to push the button.

You can do the Mod for use with high beams, it's as simple as bend a relay contact.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...12&postcount=6
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Cool mod,I might do that.

My Daytime Running Light relay must be pooched,as my DRL's do not work anymore. I like to drive around with my parking lights and fog lights on, with no headlights during the day unless the weather is crappy.

Most of the time though,I just drive with my full lights on.It's just a safety habit. See and be seen.

Fogs & Parking lights. Looks cool.
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Cool mod,I might do that.

My Daytime Running Light relay must be pooched,as my DRL's do not work anymore. I like to drive around with my parking lights and fog lights on, with no headlights during the day unless the weather is crappy.

Most of the time though,I just drive with my full lights on.It's just a safety habit. See and be seen.

Fogs & Parking lights. Looks cool.
This is what I want.

I have a 2000 Mazda B3000. I have a fog light button next to the radio bezel, but it only turns on the fog lights when the low beams are on. So I can leave it switched on but my fogs only come on when my low beams are on.
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hmm, on mine i just turn my headlight switch to the first setting and my fogs come on with running lights.
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Really? Mine come on with the parking lights and always have. My dad's 08 is the same way. They work with the Parking lights and the Low beams and shut off if the lights are turned off or the high beams are on.

Like I said,mine only looks like that because my Daytime Running Lights aren't working.
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ah, we dont have DRLs here down in the states. running lights and parking lights are the same to me, is that how you see it? i did the fix so they dont shut off with the high beams. but the fogs wont come on with the running/parking lights turned off.

switch position 1: no lights on
switch position 2: blinker and corners (parking/running) and fogs on
switch position 3: everything above plus headlights
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I drive with the parking (corner lamps) and lower valance lights on a majority of the time during the day/evening, or I leave my HID'd projectors on.

Parking lights and fog lights on look great on most vehicles IMO.
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dude just go to a auto store and buy some cheap lights, and aim them low like 10 feet in frnt of the truck mount them where you like and put the switch somewhere in the cap, you turn them on, when you want them on, with low or high, or even no lights at all
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2000 Fogs should come on with Parking or Low beams, but you DO have to push the button.

You can do the Mod for use with high beams, it's as simple as bend a relay contact.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...12&postcount=6
not trying to thread jack but.. will this mod work on an 01 ranger edge?
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dude just go to a auto store and buy some cheap lights, and aim them low like 10 feet in frnt of the truck mount them where you like and put the switch somewhere in the cap, you turn them on, when you want them on, with low or high, or even no lights at all
That's lame considering I already have fogs that turn on automatically if I leave the button pressed.
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Different years have different wiring, so that link is Not for other years.
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this is how I drive in the day...



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Looks good and provides enough visibility during the day.

After 1991, it has been law in Canada for all vehicles to be equipped with DRL's.
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I want it!

Could I just tap the relay for the fog lights into the running light switch in parallel with the head light switch?
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I think DRLS are a good idea, just wish my parking lights were as bright as the corvettes

BINGO think I found a way to do this... this kit is for a 05+ mustang, but I think you could install this lil bugger near the SJB to get it to work... any electric gurus add to this>

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go to online instructions then mustang DRL kit, and they show how to install, I know the rangers not like that but is that the same relay thing I would need to do this?





see the brighter parking lights
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In case anyone doesnt understand. I have Running lights. They are above my front turn signals and make my brake lights have a dim glow even when I'm not touching them (bright when I do). Just like I have my head lights on...but my head lights aren't on.

I want my fog lights to come on with my DRL if I so choose with my OEM fog light switch on the radio bezel.

I do not want to add running lights (I have them) and I do not want to add fog lights (I have them). I want to conjoin the two.

More or less I'm asking the ranger wire harness crew (haha) if they can crack open the haynes manual and tell me what wires need to be jumped to where. Hell, I'd even post up a How To if I didnt have to do the hard work myself (actually figuring out what wires need splicing).
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For proof in case anyone doesnt believe me. Lol

no, actually I'm just a pic *****. This one is old as hell. It was actually snowing in FL...but melting as soon as it touched anything.
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I think DRLS are a good idea, just wish my parking lights were as bright as the corvettes

BINGO think I found a way to do this... this kit is for a 05+ mustang, but I think you could install this lil bugger near the SJB to get it to work... any electric gurus add to this>

www.webelectricproducts.com

go to online instructions then mustang DRL kit, and they show how to install, I know the rangers not like that but is that the same relay thing I would need to do this?





see the brighter parking lights
One thing I really hate is bright freakin orange DRL's like all the stupid GM's have.
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man I love those, especially those on the vette, the bulb is a 4157 btw, and what they do is make the parking lights run dual filament all the time and when you hit the signal it shuts off one of the filaments... looks awesome...
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So if you have your lights off, but the foglight switch in the on position, and then turn your headlights to running or park lights, do the fogs come on?
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Only on headlights.

The switch to the left of the steering column has lights off, running lights, and headlights.

Interestingly enough, the little gauge brightness wheel directly to the right of that switch turns on the 3rd break light when I flip it all the way up to turn on the dome light.
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I know in 98 ranger fog lights would only work when the low beams were on like the op is saying about his truck. Bud it is the the way ford has wired the trucks over the years. I'm not sure when they started letting you run your fog light with the parking lights like you want to do. I'm sure you could run a jumper wire some where to let you do it though.
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