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Performance Lighting

Aftermarket lighting. Driving lights, fog lights, rock lights, HID, halogen. Make your Ford Explorer light up the night!!
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I'm trying to find some harnesses/pigtails that plug into the factory fog light plug on a '99 XLT. I've replaced my bumper with an RLC (LOVING IT!), and want to install new foglights, but use the factory wiring. I just found some a few days ago, but somehow lost the link and can't remember what they're called. Anyone able to help me out? These would be a two-wire harness/pigtail that has the same socket/receptacle that the factory fog light H1 bulb holder has. Thank you for any help you can provide!
Finished these today as my birthday gift to myself. I am in LOVE with them. They make the front of the truck look so much cleaner and crisper. Really, really like them. Not sure how the light is at night, but it looks to be about stock. Gonna throw some Silverstars in 'em a few weeks down the road. Old: New:
Hi, I'm a new member and have just replaced the headlights in my 2009/XLT with Sylvania H13/9008 LED's. Now I get check right/check left headlights on my menu. I need to know the resister needed to stop this. Can anyone help?
I have a 98 Explorer 4 door. I purchased a 42 in Led Light Bar, 4 pod lights and a 20 in Led Bar. Plans are to use 2 pods for fogs, 2 for backup lights, put the 20 in bar on my bumper. My problem is with my 42 in bar. I want it just above the windshield, but can't find roof mounting brackets. Has anyone made their own or found someone who makes them?
I swapped out my OEM headlights from my 2000 Ford Explorer XLT for some cheap "projector" headlight housings I found on eBAY. They came with halogens so I also modified and converted in some H1 HID headlights into the housings. Filmed most of the process 2+ years ago and just found the footage once more so tossed them into a YouTube video for anyone interested:
This is a variation from the very good and informative post Interior Dome Light LED Conversion (PICs) by MustangP51. His post didn't really detail much on wiring and provide a ton of detail on the backseat and cargo lighting and also went the much cooler and more complex method of building his own LED boards :D I went with the lazy man 10-LED disc boards that work out of the box and cost about $6 each (when you buy 5 at a time on eBay from ledwholesalers. Ooo, and I did mine in red, lol. I have this all in my build thread but figured I would post here. List of supplies for all 3 sections (with links) * Hot glue gun & glue sticks * Solder iron & solder * Wire * 5 G4-base10-LED discs (red, white, or warm white, can be found from site...
Hey all, What does everyone think of LED headlamps? I've always loved LEDs and the technology is taking off lately. They require a ballast like HIDs, but I think they would work better in reflector housings, since they seem to focus their light a bit better. Anyone try them yet? I would, but for $100, I rather wait until they drop in price a bit. HID kits go for $50 now.
Wondering if anyone has purchased a set of these off of Ebay, if so we’re they “true” projector or not? Thanks in advance!
good evening! is there a way to mount a 20 in light bar to my bumper without a drill to the visible parts? i dont think there is... but figured i ask the smart ones! :)
Does anyone know where the stock fog lamp relay is located? I want to put power to it when the parking lamps are on, not just the low beams. I realy don't want to wire up a new one so if anyone knows where this is it would be greatly appriciated!
Does anyone happen to have or know where to find the wiring schematic for the interior lights on a 2000 explorer? I am going to be doing an LED conversion on all interior lights, but for the overhead lights, I wanted to leave the white lights and also put in some blue LEDs that are switch activated. :thumbsup:
Success story, I just did the LED Upgrade in my 07 sport trac's cluster. With the white face gauges plus 1 blown and weak bulbs inside it was only readable in absolute darkness. Driving around sunset, it was impossible to read. I wish I'd taken before photos but here's how it's looking on the brightest setting. There are no hotspots and it is very readable in any type of light where backlighting is necessary. With the dimmer, they work as intended. The dimmest setting with these LEDs is as bright as my OEM bulbs. There are plenty of guides and videos that tell you how to take your gauge cluster out to remove the bulbs. I used the part B8.4D-NWHP from They fit in the cluster but are a bit loose. You have...
Im thinking about buying those projectors on ebay, the ones that are basiaclly the whole headlight housing, they dont come with directions, are they plug and play pretty much or does this require any wire splicing and all of that..
Hi all, Just picked up a 2004 ST for my son and we upgraded the fog and headlights to LED's. Now when you turn on the fogs it activates the highbeams. If you switch back to low beam, the fogs go out. But you can have the low beams on without the fog lights switch pulled, as soon as you pull it though they go to high beam and you get a faint light in the high beams indicator. Would the Bambi mod fix this? All worked perfect until with added the headlight leds. I've used these brand leds on several vehicles with no issues prior Any help is appreciated!
Not much room for additional switches in the first generation Explorers, so after putting in a roll cage added a small piece of diamond plate to hold a switch or two. . . Here's a look: With the explosion of cheaper-priced LEDs with lower amperage draws, decided to add a few to the rig, but didn't like the idea of multiple unnamed switches of assorted sizes and colors. So here's my solution: Haven't wired them all in yet, but ran "power" to all the switches on ignition so the lower writing on the switch is illuminated once the vehicle is keyed, when switched "on", the diagram also illuminates. . . The two "pods" in the upper corners of the pictures are the two interior lights used to supplement the light in the cabin...