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hella 500 100w bulb trouble

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by sch0enne, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Jun 25, 2009 at 11:05 PM
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    sch0enne

    sch0enne [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so I installed hella 500's the other day and they didnt put out like i expected. some guys on the jeep forums said they ran 100w bulbs rather than the stock 55w no problem. so i picked up a set today and installed them. they worked for a while then failed. I cant pinpoint exactly what is wrong but i know for sure the relay and lights are in working order from doing some trial and error. i checked all my grounds and it doesnt seem to have any melted wires along the way.

    I dont have much knowledge in electrical stuff and im planning on re-wiring the whole thing so im wondering if someone can suggest a relay to use and what guage of wire. and any other suggestions.
     
  2. Jun 25, 2009 at 11:20 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    From what i was told if you run the 100w bulb the wiring harness doesnt take it that well, that you would need to upgrade the wiring. Thats just what i was told.
     
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