Foglamp Mod 1998
The 1998 Ranger requires a minor wiring change to make this happen. Here's how I would do it. Proceed at your own risk:
- Cut the dark blue w/light green stripe a few inches from where it comes out of the underhood Distribution Box
- Insulate the cut end of the DB/LG wire that is going toward the firewall.
- Extend (if necessary) the cut end of the DB/LG wire coming from the Distribution Box and tee it into the solid brown wire that feeds the front parking lamps.
The brown wire is in the large wire bundle that runs close to the Distribution Box. So, with a little planning, the mod could be done in a very tidy manner. The underhood area is a harsh environment and any electrical connections need to be solid, waterproof and well-insulated.
When finished, the foglamps should be operational whenever the high beams, low beams or parking lights are on provided that the foglamp switch is also turned on.
Note: This mod may be illegal in some states, especially if you also have driving lights that come on with the high beams. Many states limit you to 4 forward-facing lights on at the same time.
Canadians and others with Daytime Running Lights
: This mod may possibly have undesired side effects on the operation of the DRLs.
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Last edited by rwenzing; 06-28-2011 at 12:44 PM.