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Old 11-04-2012, 11:30 AM
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Headlight wiring colors/functions

Can anyone tell me what color wires do what in the headlight switch pigtail? I tried the search function and could only find info on the superduties
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:42 PM
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http://www.thedieselstop.com/faq/949...e=stjs73br.htm

I suggest you bookmark that link it is for the shop manual on our trucks.
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I'm trying to hook up an explorer automatic dimming/lamp rear view mirror my buddy gave me using this write up:
How-to: Auto Dimming Mirror and Auto Headlights - Ford Ranger Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

If I am understanding the write-up correctly, I will need to splice into four of the headlamp pigtail wires and hook them up to the two relays. It seems on our trucks there are only two wires (the park lamp feed and headlamp feed) that can be spliced into. Am I understanding this correctly?

Wiring key for our headlamp switch: http://www.thedieselstop.com/faq/949...e=stjs73br.htm

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I have one of those mirrors in my truck, works like a charm. Its a really nice feature.

The only difference between the ranger and obs wiring is that the Blue/Orange is Black/Orange on the OBS.
You need to splice into 4 wires from the switch. 2 for the parklamps, 2 for the headlamps. And then just replicate how the relays are set up with the pink wire from the mirror and the wires connecting the relays.
Its a pretty easy thing to do. Just remember, headlight power comes through the switch so you want a good connection. And make sure the relays and wires will be secure and free of interference inside the dash.
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