Fog Lights blink with Turn Signals | Ford Explorer - Ford Ranger Forums - Serious Explorations

  • Register Today It's free! Once registered you can join the Elite Explorers to eliminate ads from the website.

Fog Lights blink with Turn Signals




Join the Elite Explorers $20 each year.
Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links.
Add an avatar, upload photo attachments, and more!
.



BradR

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 28, 2009
Messages
902
Reaction score
2
City, State
Novi, MI
Year, Model & Trim Level
'99 EX 4.0 OHV
Tap it into the blinker socket. But If I ever saw you driving I would think your truck has some serious electrical issues.
 






Fordy55

Well-Known Member
Joined
February 27, 2010
Messages
147
Reaction score
3
Year, Model & Trim Level
2005
I'd agree.. but its worth a try to see what it looks like. I understand I can go with that method but heres how I wanted it.

Lets say my fogs are on. When my turn signal blinks, the fog light turns off. So its like the opposite.. I figured a relay but I do not know how to wire it if I would turn off my fogs when my blinker goes on... help please lol.
 






BradR

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 28, 2009
Messages
902
Reaction score
2
City, State
Novi, MI
Year, Model & Trim Level
'99 EX 4.0 OHV
The only way I could see that being done is a couple of relays and almost rewiring the whole foglight and blinker harnesses. Unless I'm missing something and all you would need is 2 5-wire switching relays, but then... i don't know I don't feel like thinking and it's late (for me at least :p)
 






Bill Kemp

Elite Moderator Emeritus
Moderator Emeritus
Joined
April 2, 2000
Messages
5,118
Reaction score
5
City, State
Greenville, MI
Year, Model & Trim Level
98 Mountaineer 5.0 AWD






Lankhimself

Well-Known Member
Joined
July 8, 2005
Messages
228
Reaction score
1
City, State
Shirley, MA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1997 XLT
You're asking for a ticket with this one.
 






Fordy55

Well-Known Member
Joined
February 27, 2010
Messages
147
Reaction score
3
Year, Model & Trim Level
2005
I figured it out, for anyone who is interested. Use a standard 5-lead Bosch-style automotive SPDT relay.

85 ground
86 is the turn signal wire
30 is 12V from the battery
87a is positive fog wire

I think that would work to turn off the fog light when the blinker is on, or to dim the brightness maybe just put a resistor? I don't know if that would be safe.

edit: oops I believe it would be 87 not 87a, not sure haven't test it yet.
 






R1dd1cK

Well-Known Member
Joined
August 8, 2009
Messages
842
Reaction score
3
City, State
Kansas City, Kansas
Year, Model & Trim Level
1999 Sport V8 4406 4X4
Any updates on this?
 






Dennis J.A.A.

Elite Explorer
Joined
December 26, 2021
Messages
255
Reaction score
78
Location
South/central Wisconsin - Janesville
City, State
Orfordville
Year, Model & Trim Level
2017 Explorer Interceptor
Don't even ask me how it happened BUT I installed the fog lights on the 2017 FPIU and then followed everything in FORScan for foglights and that is exactly what is happening right now. Not bad for not even trying really! However, I will go back into FORScan and see what I screwed up!
 






Top