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Name: Grev B
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I was really hoping to get the whole wiring from the 99 Ranger I saw in the salvage yard today but it was almost impossible to get it behind the dash even though the cluster was already gone. Then there was the splices I had to remember. I don't know if it would have been just a straight complete harness for the fog lights or if it would've been spliced in with 30 or 40 more different wires. According to the wiring diagram it had quite a few splices so I wasn't sure if it was a stand alone harness. If anyone knows it is I may go back and try to get it out. I gave up when I got to the power distribution box. Trying to get the pins out for the relay didn't work too good. I've done it before on older cars when there wasn't so many wires. I hope that I don't have to drill any holes through the firewall but I didn't notice anywhere I could use. I hope to order it by Monday so I can go ahead and get it done. Does Buggman have these wiring kits on a site or ebay where I can order them? I still haven't found out how to order one.
Let see, I am not pissing at you but listen... using the Stock Harness is not the best way to hook up your light that you are trying to retrofit into a Ranger without OEM Fog Lights, period !
Get over it now before you get yourself into major problems, i.e. removing the OEM Harness from a JY vehicle, which you have already experienced, running the harness back in the truck, and getting all of the necessary wiring hookups inplace and working, without causing more electrical problems.
Your truck is electrically sound now, correct, don't F--- with it; you don't want to get further into the electrical system of the truck than you have to.
"The Buggman" offers the best all around solution to using an OEM Switch with Fog Lights, either added OEM or aftermarket; and the quickest way to handle the situation. Remember the switch and trucks electrical system is the problem not the Fog Lights.
Other methods... use OEM lights and a NON-OEM Switch, there are plenty of switches out there to meet any and all ideas of LOOKS and FUNCTION, so you can select from anything you want. BUT... since you want both the OEM Switch and the OEM Fog Lights, and you want an easy as possible install, who doesn't, there is as stated above in this thread and others, two methods, "The Buggman's Harness" or an aftermarket/Home made harness; Buggman's being easier.
So I ask you, "What do you want to do"; you need to get that straightened out first, then you can proceed to deciding what you need for parts to complete the project ?
One other suggestion, I may get bump from the site for this, but go over to the other Ranger Site, "Ranger-Forums.com", check out there How-To's, ask them about your project, see what kind of responses you get and then, please, come back and let us know where you are or what you did ! This can be a far easier project than you are making it.
p.s. One more thing, it has been said above in more than one way, running an OEM harness in a Ranger for the Fog Lights or other accessories that were not original Equipment, and connecting all of the intersecting wiring, without causing more electrical nightmares than you want to handle, it is not worth the trouble.
p.p.s. Please don't think I am jumping in your s--- just to be the A-Hole I am, because I am not, well I am an A-Hole, but I am just trying to let you see that installing and hooking up an OEM harness in an older Ranger is not... as easy as expected and unless you have the necessary auto electrical abilities, you WILL run into problems. Ask me how I know !
Good Luck on finishing this project, I do really hope it works out because those OEM Fogs will light up the road in front of the truck really well.
Last edited on Sun Apr 15th, 2018 04:04 pm by Scrambler82
2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15"
Mod'd Backrack to fit Steppie
Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK; now Mike's Welding and Fabrication.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !