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Old 02-04-2010, 05:57 PM
THE H.P FREAK THE H.P FREAK is offline
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Default How To: 2007 foglight mod

HI!... O.k some of you know I was trying to do the "FOG LIGHT" mod on my 2007 RANGER but all the instructions I could find to do this mod were not accurate due to Ford redesigned the electrical system in my year truck. Other years were also effected by this change.

If you don't know what the "FOG LIGHT" mod is, well here ya go. On the RANGER, the lower fog lights will stay on when the normal head lights are on or the DRL (daytime running lights). As soon as you try to use your high beams the fog lights automatically shut off. This mod is to "OVERRIDE" this so you can run your fog lights and high beams at the same time.

- First the newer Rangers no longer have a GEM module. They use a SJB (smart junction box). It is located behind the P/S kick panel. Once you have the kick panel removed, locate the black connectors that you will need to tap into.





We will be working on the two top black connectors on the right hand side. We will call the very top one, "PLUG "A".
The 2ND black connector under that one will be called "PLUG "B".

You will need a RELAY and RELAY HARNESS. Remove the center wire from the RELAY HARNESS. It is not needed.

Here is the relay harness set-up I used :





Now you need to remove "PLUG "A" from the SJB. There is a small white lever in the middle of the plug. Simple pull the lever towards the rear of the truck. The plug will basically eject itself.

Now you need to only locate one wire in "PLUG "A". That would be the GREY/VIOLET (Grey wire with violet stripe). You need to TAP this wire, DO NOT CUT IT!!!!! If you cut this wire your in dash fog light warning light will no longer function.



I installed a tap connector onto the GREY/VIOLET wire.

Now you need to remove the 2ND black connector called "PLUG "B". Use the same procedure to remove this plug as you did to remove "PLUG "A".

There is only one wire you need to locate in "PLUG "B". That would be the small gauge, solid BROWN wire.You need to CUT this wire, making sure to leave enough wire on both ends in case you ever want to reverse this mod.



The BROWN wire going towards "PLUG"B" will be capped off. The BROWN wire going up, towards the dash will have to have a (MALE) connector installed on it. I used shrink tubing on this as well.

I used male/female electrical connectors so I could easily reverse this mod if needed to. Basically "PLUG & play".

Now I took the BLUE (#30) wire on my RELAY HARNESS and connected it to the small gauge SOLID BROWN wire.

Then I took the RED (#86) wire from my RELAY HARNESS and connected it to the GREY/PURPLE wire, via a TAP connector.

On my RELAY HARNESS, I took the ORANGE (#85) and YELLOW (#87)wires and tied them together with a ground connector. Both these wires will be used as GROUNDS. I used the small bolt at the bottom of the SJB as the grounding point.



Reinstall "PLUG "A/B" into the SJB and push the white lever towards the firewall to lock them back into place.

I ended up mounting my RELAY in the SJB. It fits nicely behind the P/S kick panel, out of site.

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Old 03-19-2010, 07:52 PM
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Default Re: How To: 2007 foglight mod

do u have a part number on the relay u used for this mod?
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:04 AM
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Default Re: How To: 2007 foglight mod

Anyone know which relay to purchase??
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:16 AM
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Default Re: How To: 2007 foglight mod

sweet writeup
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:48 AM
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Were is all the lighting guru's?? I'm sure someone can tell us what relay to use for this mod..
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:30 PM
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Cool Re: How To: 2007 foglight mod

HI!... Just any generic 30AMP relay you can find anywhere.
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"2007" RANGER SPORT.
DERALE 16" ELECTRIC FAN, ASP CRANK PULLEY, CUSTOM CAI, 4.10 gears, TP tune. 1/4 = 14.42E.T at 93.18MPH 2.0 60FT. ALL N/A. 13.83E.T at 96.35MPH 1.91 60FT. on 40H.P dry shot.
"1999" F-150 SPORT.
BUILT 5.4, (8.4:1 compression) ALL N/A 354RWH.P/392RWTQ 1.8 60FT. 13.60E.T (on 7 cylinders)
"1983" PRO STREET RANGER.
408 STROKER, (700H.P) ALL N/A tubbed, caged.

JUST SAY NO TO CLUTCH FANS!
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:38 PM
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Thanks
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:05 PM
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where would i pick up a relay?
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:31 PM
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Default Re: How To: 2007 foglight mod

so this is another way to do it without bending the fuse in the fuse box? thats how i did my fog light mod.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:33 PM
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The fuse trick doesn't work on the newer rangers
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:36 PM
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Default Re: How To: 2007 foglight mod

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The fuse trick doesn't work on the newer rangers
ohhh ok i get it now.
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:22 AM
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Default Re: How To: 2007 foglight mod

This is great but of the wires attached to the relay which ones connect to the contacts and which are going to the coil?
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