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Another Hella behind grill mod

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by jward2331, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Mar 29, 2009 at 7:11 AM
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    jward2331

    jward2331 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know it is old hat now since many have done this mod. I just wanted to post it anyway. Finally finished last night. I tapped into a low beam fuse under the hood in the main fuse panel instead of splicing into the high beam wire (as suggested in the paperwork). I realized last night that they go off when I put on the high beams so I'll tap into a empty fuse holder I found that is hot all the time.
    I bought the 500 FF's. While driving around last night checking them out, they aren't all that bright like I was expecting. I am sure being behind the grill defuses some of the beam. I am sure that when I can use the fogs, 500's and the high beams, it will be as bright as I need.

    I also attached pics of how I got the wires through the firewall. I stumbled across the little "finger" that was there. All you have to do is cut the end off and the wires feed right through, no struggle.

    Lights behind grill b.jpg
    Lights behind grill c.jpg
    Fire Wall outside.jpg
    Fire wall inside.jpg
     
  2. Mar 30, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    G-Sak

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    Looks good! I ended up having to cut a hole in the rubber grommet because of some other wires that I had previously ran through the little nipple/finger. How nice of Toyota to give us a convenient spot to run wires through the firewall!:)
     
  3. Mar 30, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    jward2331

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    G-Sak

    Looks good!! I'm trying to decide my next mod.... maybe the fog lamp anytime is next up.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Looks great. I am thinking of doing the same MOD.
     
  5. Mar 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    G-Sak

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    Fog lamps on anytime would be a great next mod. There is plenty of info on TW as many members have done this and provided write ups for the rest of us.

    I haven't done that mod yet because I got pulled over for having my fogs on with my high beams and driving lights at the same time in my previous vehicle. I forgot to turn the fogs off and sure enough a state patrolman was on the side of a country road late at night when I came around a corner. I don't want that to happen again as I talked my way out of it, next time that might not work so well.:eek:
     
  6. Mar 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    longbow

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    Looks greats, makes the front look better :)
     
  7. Mar 31, 2009 at 4:31 AM
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    Burns

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    Looks badass man!
     
  8. Mar 31, 2009 at 5:03 AM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

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    Great job man. Looks awesome.
     
  9. Mar 31, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    Thanks Guys..... I like it!

    Funny thing at work today, my Boss saw my truck and thought I was making it, well let's just he didn't have a politially correct comment about it. LOL Oh well, it's not his. IMO it's mine and I'll do what I think is cool.

    Keep on modding!
     
  10. Mar 31, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    like the way the lights look behind grill, really considering this for my tacooo :D
     
  11. Mar 31, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    hey do you happen to know what fuse amp is the hella 500 using? cause my amp blew and I didn't know I was suppose to look at the amp, and now I threw the stock fuse now I don't know which fuse amp to use for the red and green wire
     
  12. Mar 31, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    hey tc...
    I did a little online searching..
    and found that its a 15amp 250 volt fuse
     
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