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Old 03-06-2010, 05:40 PM
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Default How To: Foglight mod 2004 - 2006

What does it do: as with most vehicles the Ranger's fog lights will shut off when you turn on your high beams. This mod disables that feature so that your fog lights will stay on with the high beams.

Tools/Equipment needed:
• wire cutters
• a Phillips head screwdriver
• pliers
• a scotch lock, or the splicing method of your choice
• electrical tape
• wire stripper/splicer

Step 1:
Remove the front screw holding down the door sill trim piece
After 2004 they did not screw them down anymore. So you wont need to remove the sill piece.

Step 2:
Remove the access hatch on the passenger side kick panel. Then firmly grab the other piece and pull it out. There is a push pin holding it on.

Step 3:
This is where for moved the smart junction box from 2004+
There are 3 connectors there. You only want to focus on the top 2

22 pin connector and the 29 pin connector.


Step 4:
In the harness coming out of the 29 pin connector, find the brown with white wire. Pull it out from the other wires.



Step 5:
Next locate the Orange/light green wire in the 22 pin connector.


Step 6:
Cut the wire far enough from the connector that you could splice it back together if you wanted to reverse this mod in the future, but far enough down from where they all bundle together that you can reach it over to the brown/white wire to splice them together




Step 7:
Now splice orange/green wire from the 22 pin into the brown/white wire at the 29 pin




Step 8:
Use electrical tape to tape off the remaining wire to prevent it from shorting against any exposed contacts and potentially blowing a fuse or damaging electrical components.


Step 9:
Now turn the truck on and turn your headlight on low beam with foglights. Check to make sure everything is working.

Now flip the high beams and verify the fogs are still on


Step 10:
Put the access panel back on and your finished
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:04 PM
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Default Re: How To: Foglight mod 2004 - 2006

Great how to. I thought about doing this but not sure if I have a reason to. My fog lights are pretty dim and dont see much point in having them on with the hi-beams. Maybe mine are less effective than everyone elses.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:43 PM
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Default Re: How To: Foglight mod 2004 - 2006

Also need to add that

2001-2003 it is a lot simpler to do. All you have to do is bend down a tab on the fog light relay.

2007+ you need to add relay.
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:03 PM
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Default Re: How To: Foglight mod 2004 - 2006

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Also need to add that

2001-2003 it is a lot simpler to do. All you have to do is bend down a tab on the fog light relay.

2007+ you need to add relay.
STL, can you give any more details or pics? Maybe a 2001-2003 how to? It would save me the time of figuring it out.
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STL, can you give any more details or pics? Maybe a 2001-2003 how to? It would save me the time of figuring it out.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-t...light-mod.html
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:03 PM
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Ok i did this today and it works just like its supposed to but I am starting to think I did something wrong. When i lock my truck with the keyless the fog lights flash now. I actually really like it alot lol i was just wondering if anybody else has reported this??or did i splice the wrong wire
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:20 PM
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Ok i did this today and it works just like its supposed to but I am starting to think I did something wrong. When i lock my truck with the keyless the fog lights flash now. I actually really like it alot lol i was just wondering if anybody else has reported this??or did i splice the wrong wire
No Mine does the same.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:24 PM
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Hell if i would have known it did that i would have done it just for that alone lol I love it!
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:27 PM
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anyone know how to do a 98-2000? i wanna do it to my 99!
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:57 PM
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anyone know how to do a 98-2000? i wanna do it to my 99!
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-t...light-mod.html<===CLICK

Same just locate the relay this only works on 1999-2003

1998 requires wiring



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Old 11-27-2010, 10:33 AM
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You da man!
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do we have to disconnect the battery for this?
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:56 PM
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Great how-to! Any idea if this would work with DRL in Canadian trucks?
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Sure does! Literally just finished. And I hit the command lock about ten times! So freakin cool!! Lol!!

I'll get some night time video up tonight hoeing the difference it makes!! Gonna be sweet once I get HID's
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:34 PM
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do we have to disconnect the battery for this?
I didnt but it is always a good idea too.
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