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Hella 1000 Install - Switch Works But Not Lights

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Reznor88, May 24, 2013.

  1. May 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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    Reznor88

    Reznor88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just installed a set of Hella 1000s and cannot get the damn things to come on for whatever reason. The lights come with a complete wiring harness with relay/fuse. I'm not the best when it comes to wiring but I thought this would be simple enough with the harness provided.

    The only thing I am attempting to do differently than the provided instructions is tapping into a source dependent upon the ignition rather than tapping into the high-beams.

    I used the sticky'd write up as a guide for tapping into the fuse block. Plugged my adapter into the same source as the wipers...

    No idea why photobucket is flipping my photo but where I tapped in is actually the bottom left corner, not the top right.

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    I put the original wiper fuse (10) into the bottom slot of the adapter and put another fuse in the top slot (3). My switch is getting power and lights up when I flip it on but I'm getting nothing from the lights themselves. Checked the simple things like the cables being attached to the terminals and everything looks good. Even took the lights apart again to make sure all the connections were good, so unless something came undone as I was putting the lights together again, I have have no idea what's wrong.
     
  2. May 24, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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    did you make sure the lights have a good ground?
     
  3. May 24, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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    Do your Hellas work when the wipers are on?

    Just tap into your low beams. I did that with my Hella 700FFs and they worked fine. And yes this means your low beams need to be on to use your lights.
     
  4. May 24, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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    Is your ignition on when you're testing?
     
  5. May 24, 2013 at 3:51 PM
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    Quick responses...awesome!

    - Lights have good ground.

    - The wiper reference is just where I put the fuse tap in. That way the light switch only works when the truck is on, no accidentally draining my battery. The wipers themselves have nothing to do with it.

    - Ignition is on when testing. The switch lights up when I flip it to on but nothing from the lights.
     
  6. May 24, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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    For whatever it's worth I can hear/feel clicking in the relay when I flip the switch for the lights.
     
  7. May 24, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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    Then is the cable that goes from the relay to your lights... Or the fuse, did you check that its not blown? The only thing missing is the power or ground...
     
  8. May 24, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    Reznor88

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    I'm going to go take the lights apart AGAIN and make sure everything is connected. I'm hoping its something that simple but I'm also hoping its not something that stupid...
     
  9. May 24, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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    Problem sovled, everything works.

    My theory is that somewhere between the connections to the lights being messed up and said connections being fixed, a fuse blew. I say this because I looked everything over before setting in on the connections. After redoing the connections multiple times I checked everything again for the hell of it and had a blown fuse. Whatever, it's fixed now.
     
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