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Old 03-31-2011, 08:28 PM
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Default How tu run cables from fogs to inside of ranger....

2010 Ranger reg cab XL 4 cyl stick w/reverse. with no FOGS.

How do I run wiring (a pair of wires) from under dash to engine bay? I would like to avoid driling a hole through firewall.


My plan is to wire the hid ballasts directly to battery w/ a fuse and just have the switch near hood release.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:44 PM
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Default Re: How tu run cables from fogs to inside of ranger....

try going through a like rubber gromet that the hood cable or something that goes through the firewall. i would go through where the throttle does though to be safe

it might be different on your truck where itl go through but this is what i mean... the green wire...
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:55 PM
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Default Re: How tu run cables from fogs to inside of ranger....

Are you going to be running the wire from the switch inside the cab to a relay under the hood that controls your lights?
I wouldn't recommend running the power inside the truck to the switch then back out to the lights directly... there will be a high current passing through the firewall which isn't a good idea, plus it's never a good idea to run lights directly from a switch without using a relay.



Using this diagram as a guide, you can run a trigger wire from the switch to the relay under the hood. This keeps all the high current wiring under the hood & will lessen the chance of anything shorting out or catching fire.

With all that said, you should be able to find a factory grommet in the firewall that you can push your wire through safely. ALWAYS use a grommet when running any wire through the firewall.
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where is that relay
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: How tu run cables from fogs to inside of ranger....

ok tell me if this will work...

I have an unused 9007 HID kit relay harness that I never used. I can wire a switch switching the power on and off directly from battery to the 9007 connector trigger wires of the hid relay harness. will that work??? Or will It still draw lots of current to inside of cab.... with this setup hid ballast fogs will get power direct from battery, but question is, will there be big current flow to the switch>>>???
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