Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Lighting

Notices

Hella Question

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-11-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
sambojee [OP] sambojee is offline
Senior Member
sambojee is a splendid one to beholdsambojee is a splendid one to beholdsambojee is a splendid one to beholdsambojee is a splendid one to beholdsambojee is a splendid one to beholdsambojee is a splendid one to beholdsambojee is a splendid one to beholdsambojee is a splendid one to behold
 
sambojee's Avatar
Name: Sam
Joined: Mar 2011, #53629
Location: Iowa
Gender: Male
Posts: 286
sambojee's Tacoma Gallery
Hella Question

Ive got Hella 500ff...i think, but i have a relay that always goes out about every 3 months and i was wondering if u could just cut it out and spice the wires together? it should still work right? what r the risks? thanks
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 11:35 AM   #2
Senior Member
JasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
JasoTaco's Avatar
Name: Jason
Joined: Jan 2010, #30057
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,095
JasoTaco's Tacoma Gallery
I'm no electrical expert but that does not sound like a good idea.

It sounds like something is not right if you have relays constantly going out. You should double check all your wiring.

Are you running all four of those lights through one relay?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 11:38 AM   #3
Vivid Illumination
memario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
memario1214's Avatar
Name: Colton
Joined: Oct 2009, #23628
Location: MT recently relocated to Willmar, MN
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 12,894
memario1214's Tacoma Gallery
Yes, you could do it that way I suppose. You'll be running the power through the switch. That happened to me this last fall because I didn't know any better. My switch failed and o found myself with a small fire in the cab... ALWAYS use a relay. If yours keeps going out, you're doing something wrong or you have the wrong relay
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 02:03 PM   #4
sambojee [OP] sambojee is offline
Senior Member
sambojee is a splendid one to beholdsambojee is a splendid one to beholdsambojee is a splendid one to beholdsambojee is a splendid one to beholdsambojee is a splendid one to beholdsambojee is a splendid one to beholdsambojee is a splendid one to beholdsambojee is a splendid one to behold
 
sambojee's Avatar
Name: Sam
Joined: Mar 2011, #53629
Location: Iowa
Gender: Male
Posts: 286
sambojee's Tacoma Gallery
Well i figured out my problem and im going to just take it too an expert to have him do it the right way, he said everything looked fine but since my relay is in my engine bay its starts to corrode
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 02:15 PM   #5
Vivid Illumination
memario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
memario1214's Avatar
Name: Colton
Joined: Oct 2009, #23628
Location: MT recently relocated to Willmar, MN
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 12,894
memario1214's Tacoma Gallery
My relay is in the engine bay, and I don't see it corroding any time soon. What is it exactly that is corroding? And falling apart in in 3 mos? I'm certain that my weather conditions are harder on components than the central US... I'm just confused
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 02:24 PM   #6
Senior Member
JasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedJasoTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
JasoTaco's Avatar
Name: Jason
Joined: Jan 2010, #30057
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,095
JasoTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by memario1214 View Post
My relay is in the engine bay, and I don't see it corroding any time soon. What is it exactly that is corroding? And falling apart in in 3 mos? I'm certain that my weather conditions are harder on components than the central US... I'm just confused
X2

I hope somebody is not trying to take advantage of you.

Wiring these lights really is a simple job.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 02:54 PM   #7
Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983
Pugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pugga's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jun 2010, #39131
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Posts: 27,143
Pugga's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by memario1214 View Post
My relay is in the engine bay, and I don't see it corroding any time soon. What is it exactly that is corroding? And falling apart in in 3 mos? I'm certain that my weather conditions are harder on components than the central US... I'm just confused
Some relays aren't meant to be exposed to the elements. If the OP bought a cheap one in an autoparts store that's meant to be in the cab, I'd bet 3 months in the engine bay would fry it. OP, that being said, it shouldn't take an expert to take out the old relay and replace it with a better one, that's a 5 minute job unless you found something else wrong...
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hella hid question JR616 Lighting 3 02-15-2011 09:58 PM
Hella 500 question nb_tacoma Lighting 1 01-23-2011 03:34 PM
Hella 500 Question mwerner1 Lighting 6 07-10-2010 05:08 PM
Hella question? bill-e-boy Lighting 1 12-19-2009 03:51 PM
hella lights question j1999t Lighting 9 11-27-2009 04:04 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.