Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 01-24-2011, 09:17 PM
fedupdon fedupdon is offline
Like the Forums
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 33
Default off road lights and bar

have a friend who has a light bar off a 96 ranger he says it will fit my 01 ranger if it dose whats the best way to hook up off road lights should yhe be wired into the heaad lights or added on a new switch
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-24-2011, 09:20 PM
02maz 02maz is offline
I love my truck
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,528
Default Re: off road lights and bar

I would add a new switch

Heres what I did, I needed alot of switches but you could put a singel switch just aboat anywhere, inside that little tray, on the cupholder, side of dash, radio bezel. If you look around here you might be able to find some pics of where other people put switches, they're some pretty cool setups.

__________________
2002 Mazda B3000 3.0L V6 4X4 | 2010 F-150 | 1990 Jeep Commanche 4.0L |
Mods:
off road lights | back up lights | auxiliary bed lights | interior LEDs | rhino liner | John Deere mudflaps | fog light mod | air box mod
Mustang dome light | Explorer OHC | Rampage LED brakestrip | maxed t-bars | Dixie horn | painted interior accents | undercoating | Cooper Discoverer AT3s

Mods to come: louder exhaust

Last edited by 02maz; 01-24-2011 at 09:29 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-24-2011, 09:23 PM
delta6 delta6 is offline
SURF & TURF
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 264
Send a message via Yahoo to delta6
Default Re: off road lights and bar

Quote:
Originally Posted by 02maz View Post
I would add a new switch
X2
__________________
It is better to be violent if there is violent in our hearts than to put on a cloak of non violence to cover indepence..

==========
98 Ford Ranger Splash 4x4/4.0 V6/3 inch body lift and a 4 inch super lift and 35s
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-24-2011, 10:06 PM
TerrenceStuart TerrenceStuart is offline
Old man driver.
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14,895
Default Re: off road lights and bar

if you hooked the offroad lights to the headlights, 3 things will happen:
1. you will blind everyone
2. you will get a ticket
3. your trucks electrical harness will catch on fire.

so yes, you need a seperate switch for every 2 lights (4 lights=2 switches)
__________________
some kind of vehicle.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-24-2011, 10:07 PM
DiabloBlanco DiabloBlanco is offline
Get Lifted.
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 6,402
Default Re: off road lights and bar

Quote:
Originally Posted by machine090767 View Post
if you hooked the offroad lights to the headlights, 3 things will happen:
1. you will blind everyone
2. you will get a ticket
3. your trucks electrical harness will catch on fire.

so yes, you need a seperate switch for every 2 lights (4 lights=2 switches)
I laughed so hard at this.
__________________
YZ the way to be!
The Brotherhood!

Mods to come: Camburg entry 6.0 system. FiberwerkX Fenders and bedsides. Tube bumper.
R.I.P. Jeff Ashton. 1992-2011
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-24-2011, 10:31 PM
rynoaasheim rynoaasheim is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 205
Default Re: off road lights and bar

I do have a switch for my lights but I have it ran thru my high beams so that when I turn my high beams on all 4 of my KC Daylighters come on and when I turn my high beams off all 4 of my lights turn off plus I still have the rocker switch
__________________
2005 Ford Ranger 4.0L 5spd 4x4
305/65r17 Baja Claw TTC, 17x8" Black Teflon AX188 wheels, 130w KC Daylighters, Custom Built Bumpers, Red Top Optima, RS9000XL Shocks, Torsion Bar Lift, Add a leaf rear springs, 3" PA bodylift, Pioneer DVD/CD Player, JL Audio 1000w Amp, Two 12" Type R Sub's, Polk Audio Door Speakers, Open 8.8 4.10's, Flowmaster Super 44
2001 Harley Davidson Dyna Lowrider 107ci
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-25-2011, 06:42 AM
fedupdon fedupdon is offline
Like the Forums
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 33
Default Re: off road lights and bar

thanks now if the bar fits i will be in good shape
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-27-2011, 07:50 PM
fedupdon fedupdon is offline
Like the Forums
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 33
Default Re: off road lights and bar

should have the bar on sat if it wont fit will be looking to sell
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-27-2011, 08:23 PM
FireRanger FireRanger is offline
Blinded by the light
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 7,674
Send a message via AIM to FireRanger
Default Re: off road lights and bar

See my how-to for wiring auxiliary lights. There are three different options. For a lightbar, I would suggest #1 or #3.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/exter...ht-wiring.html
__________________
(Formerly)
FireRanger
2003 Edge 4.0 4wd

How to: Aux light wiring, relays, & fuses
Info: 300+ intake threads here on FRF
Info: HID Projectors
How To: NO HEAT Troubleshooting Guide
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-28-2011, 02:44 PM
fedupdon fedupdon is offline
Like the Forums
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 33
Default Re: off road lights and bar

looks likec the one i just picked up was told it would hold 4 lights 2on top 2 on bottom need to drill holes in bumper and on the frame will it run the 4 lights ok
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-29-2011, 06:46 AM
fedupdon fedupdon is offline
Like the Forums
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 33
Default Re: off road lights and bar

thanks to all i guess i should have looked closer the bar is to short and the bottom mounts hit the tow hooks thinking of having a welder to make new mounts also was tolg the bar would hold 4 lights 2 on top 2 on bottom but all the pictures on the forum showes only the 2 bottom lights can the top bracket hold to lights
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Off Road Lights XLT1986 Exterior Tech 8 07-28-2010 10:27 PM
Wiring off road lights - Help desjardo Exterior Tech 7 05-14-2010 05:10 AM
[SOLD] Off road lights and light tabs - SoCal RangerJustin Exterior Parts 7 04-21-2010 10:51 AM
Want to Buy: off road lights and light bar steelfabit Exterior Parts 10 01-19-2010 11:37 AM
Want to Buy: Hella or KC Off Road Lights Ranger01 Exterior Parts 0 01-15-2010 10:38 PM