Video: SVT F-150 Lightning Fog Light Install (99-00)
Published on 2013-06-03
These SVT Lightning fog lights are available in factory original, ultra clear, smoked and black beauty. When installing these fog lights on your 1999 and 2000 SVT Lightning, there are a couple quick modifications needed to make these fog lights work on your Lightning. Jmac will walk you through the wiring pigtail modifications needed during this video.
We chose to use the 1999-00 Ford Lightning Ultra Clear Fog Light Kit (Latemodel Restoration Part # LTP-15200CDK ). This ultra clear fog light assembly includes a factory style housing, ultra clear lens, pigtail connector, and bulb. These fog lights offer a clean, updated look to the front of your 1999-2000 Ford F150 Lightning.
Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 1999 (99), 2000 (00), 2001 (01), 2002 (02), 2003 (03), 2004 (04)
SPEAKER: If you've got a '99 or 2000 lightning, replacing the fog lights is extremely easy. Or if you've done like us and upgraded the headlights to the '01 to '04 style, you probably want to update your fog lights to the ultra clear style to match.
We're going to show you just how easy it is remove them. However, there is a little bit of wiring involved because the factory connector on the lightning is a little different than the aftermarket connector on these fog lights, because these fog lights are actually intended for a Mustang. Physically, exactly the same.
Just has a little bit different connector on it. We'll show you how to swap those out as well. Now pulling out your original light is very easy. All you're going to need is a 14 millimeter socket on a 3/8 ratchet. Crawl underneath, unplug the electrical connector. Use your ratchet and socket to remove the retaining nut.
Then, go ahead and slide the fog lights out from the front of the bumper cover. Now here's the difference in electrical connectors that I was telling you about earlier. What we're going to do is go ahead and cut the sleeve on the factory fog light, trim the wires at an alternating length, and then do the same thing on the new fog light connector.
You can use butt connectors to put these back together, but here, I'm going to solder. Now that you've got everything cut to length, grab your fog light, the new fog light and your factory connector. Cut you a few small pieces of heat shrink tubing. Slide it onto the fog light wires. Twist your two pieces of connections together. Solder both connections. Then slide your heat shrink up. Shrink it down into place.
Grab you some 3M Super 33 plus, or equivalent quality electrical tape. Throw you a few wraps around the soldered joints, and completely wrap the wires all the way up to the fog light itself to prevent abrasion of the wires in the vehicle.
Now that we've got everything soldered back together, we're going to go ahead and stick the electrical connection through the square hole in the bumper cover, and then line up the threaded stud with the oval hole right beneath it, slide the light into the place, tighten the attaching nut, reconnect the electrical connection, and test for operation.
All right. Now that's a great improvement for not a whole lot of time, and definitely not a lot of money. The fog lights now perfectly match the headlights. Now the same process will apply even if you're just replacing your factory '99 fog lights. Now for more lighting options for your SVT Lightning, check out latemodelrestoration.com.