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Old 10-10-2010, 07:28 PM
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alright, 2000 ranger, 3.0 <--- ew i know, but i recently ripped out stock fogs cuz they suck my sac and i threw on advance auto 55W auxillary lights. I wired them to the same wires from the old lights by snapping off the funky head, and stripping wire are wrapping, after some time and a multitude of lights later I have upgraded the 55W to 100W and added four more lights. I upgraded the fuse also. can my old fog light system maintain 510W? cuz it is right now but for how long, i blew the 20 fuse and put in a 25 just wondering if any electrical geniuses out there
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:34 PM
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rewire the lights in pairs of two to relays and independant switches
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:37 PM
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I had that set up for the longest time..being two weeks, however, after a short while the switches stopped working and stuff just wasnt working, so i pulled my wanker out, said i will not be defeated and did what I have now. Idk, its working and they only are used maybe 20 mins at a time and ive got loads of extra fuses. is there any serious issues with this?
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:40 PM
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yeah could fry you wireing then start a fire in your truck
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:49 PM
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come on...............thats not serious.........
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:47 AM
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each set (2 lights) needs it's own independent relay and wiring harness and switch. otherwise, you run the risk of a short and possibly a fire.
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:55 PM
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yeah could fry you wireing then start a fire in your truck
He's dead serious and correct!
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:21 PM
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I know he was aha im just joking, yea, so i went out and disconected the bottom 2 100W so now its running 310 instead of 510 haha I may even bump the two remaining 100Ws down to 65's
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:38 PM
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Default Re: auxillary light set up...

...well, you don't need a complete separate setup for each pair of lights... you can wire two (2) 100W per [40A] relay... and trigger all of the relays from a single switch, if you want.

OP: if you have 510W of lights, you were pulling in excess of 40A through that circuit. I'm not suprised that it stopped working reliably. I am somewhat surprised that it didn't burst into flames.

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just wondering if any electrical geniuses out there
Would you settle for a generic genius, with degrees in electrical engineering?
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Old 10-11-2010, 03:34 PM
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I origionally had it set up from battery, to switch, then from switch to lights, but afetr 3 days it quit and everything was by the book so i just skipped it all and redneck rigged the crap together, well thanks yall and now i wont be a firball blazing down the road
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Old 10-11-2010, 03:55 PM
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Oh my god. This is why people burn down their cars. I've seen it happen. You need to stop doing everything you are doing before you kill yourself or someone else with the fire you cause.

Please read this and do exactly as I have described. If you do ANYTHING ELSE, you are a retard.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/exter...ht-wiring.html
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Old 10-12-2010, 05:43 PM
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or you can just keep your useless comments to yourself
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:19 AM
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Ok. When your truck catches on fire and burns your house down because you bypassed every safety and overload mechanism despite being told how to do it correctly, please post pictures for us all to see.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:32 AM
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will do, ill even take a video of me dancing around it naked why humming like and african
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:06 AM
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Default Re: auxillary light set up...

By far, this has to be the most retarded thread I have EVER read on lighting...

STUPIDHEAD11: if your going to ask for advice, fucking take it. Don't be a douche to the people giving advice. They were absofreakinglutely correct about a lot of the wiring stuff.

anyways, getting to the important info that you really want (and should pay close attention to)

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alright, 2000 ranger, 3.0 <--- ew i know, but i recently ripped out stock fogs cuz they suck my sac and i threw on advance auto 55W auxillary lights. I wired them to the same wires from the old lights by snapping off the funky head, and stripping wire are wrapping, after some time and a multitude of lights later I have upgraded the 55W to 100W and added four more lights. I upgraded the fuse also. can my old fog light system maintain 510W? cuz it is right now but for how long, i blew the 20 fuse and put in a 25 just wondering if any electrical geniuses out there
Yes, I am an electrical genious. and those purpleass aftermarket fog lights 1: look gay 2: are WAY to expensive for the lack of light output..

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I had that set up for the longest time..being two weeks, however, after a short while the switches stopped working and stuff just wasnt working, so i pulled my wanker out, said i will not be defeated and did what I have now. Idk, its working and they only are used maybe 20 mins at a time and ive got loads of extra fuses. is there any serious issues with this?
Fuses are there for a reason. To protect the electrical system from getting too much current for the wiring, switches, and relays to handle. if you put an 80A fuze on a system only meant to handle 20A, your wires will get extremely hot, melt through, short out on eachother, sparks will start flying due to electrical arcing, and you could start a fire, have the battery explode, ruin the rest of your electrical system, etc.

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I know he was aha im just joking, yea, so i went out and disconected the bottom 2 100W so now its running 310 instead of 510 haha I may even bump the two remaining 100Ws down to 65's
310W = 22.46A at 13.8V
510W = 36.95A at 13.8V Still a LOT of current, and with your vat-o-zone halogen bulbs, you still wont get a whole ton of output.

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I origionally had it set up from battery, to switch, then from switch to lights, but afetr 3 days it quit and everything was by the book so i just skipped it all and redneck rigged the crap together, well thanks yall and now i wont be a firball blazing down the road
That is the most retarded way to wire a vehicle's lighting system. Yes, it works, but all of the current is flowing through the switch. if something shorts out in the system, you could easily get electrocuted. It is MUCH better to wire in a relay, that way you have a tiny bit of current flowing through the switch, (Just enough to trigger the relay to turn on) then the relay carry's all the current through it, well away from you.

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or you can just keep your useless comments to yourself
I addressed this comment before. he is absogoddamnlutely correct.

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will do, ill even take a video of me dancing around it naked why humming like and african
Once again, I addressed these comments before. If you want advice, you're going to get it. Don's ask for advice, then tell the people that know what they are talking about, that they are wrong. If you knew anygoddamn thing about what you were asking about, then why would you be asking about it.



Here's what I reccommend, if you are looking for super bright lights.

-Go to this website: http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/Ap...Raptor-HID-Kit. These are a million times brighter than any halogen bulb could ever dream of.
-Order the 55W kit (You don't need the Hi-Lo beam kit, there is not really a difference)
-If you want white light (for headlights) get 5000K or 4500K,
-If you want a bluer light, go 8000K with 55W, 6000K with 35W
-I believe the correct bulb for the rangers is the 9007 bulb for headlights, Fogs, I'm not 100% sure on for your year.
-Follow the instructions on the package, and test it out. if that doesnt work, the click this link: http://www.ranger forums .com/f59/ho...ion-kit-62147/

The HID's will give you MUCH more light output than anything else. but if you must have more, than I suggest you get a set of off-road lights like these:

(Off-road lights behind grill, 55W 8000K HID's in headlights)


When you wire them up, be sure to use a relay, and please for christs sake, do a clean wiring job.

I hope that helps. If you would like me to go more in depth with reasons as to why electrical systems are done this way, let me know.
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