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hella 500 instructions suck

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by stevenstaco, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    stevenstaco

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    im trying to wire these lights but the directions make no sense ive hooked up aftermarket lights before no problem its saying i need to run one of the vwires thru one of my headlights??? doesnt sound right anyone got a diagram for dummies thanks
     
  2. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    Do you want the lights on a switch or run in with like your high beams? Post up a pic of what you have and we will just tell you where to wire things haha.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    i want them on a switch
     
  4. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Even easier. Do you have a relay?
     
  5. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    yeah it came with everything
     
  6. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    Is the relay prehooked up? If not, do you know how to hook that up anyway?

    (I'm just getting the easy questions out of the way...)
     
  7. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    yeah its hooked up....do i need to ru a wire thru a headlight at all thats my main question
     
  8. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    from another thread this might help you out

    heres the link : http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/li...nversion-mount-behind-satoshi-how-w-pics.html

    on to wiring and mounting...

    the hella 500's come with a relay harness and switch, so i just used those. you can also use the relay from ddm or any other switch you prefer.

    just pop out the blank insert with a flathead. drill a hole in the center and ream it out until it looks like this

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    pop in the switch

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    this is the relay. attach the red wire to the +ve terminal of your battery, blue goes to ground, yellow goes to the switch, and black goes to power the hid's

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    on the floor behind the parking brake you'll find a foam / rubber plug where you can pass your switch wires through the firewall

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    run the wires up your dash and through the hole where you removed your blank. you'll find it easier if you remove the coin tray from the dash. connect your female blade connectors to connect the switch. here the yellow wire is from the relay harness, the brown wire is my ground, and the green wire is my power (i simply tapped into the +ve terminal of my battery, which gives you the ability to run your hellas when the truck isn't running. alternatively, you can tap into the low beam, high beam, or running lights depending on what you want)

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    connect the wires to the corresponding male blade connectors (you'll see that they're numbered 1,2, and 3 on the back of the switch. 1 is power, 2 is relay wire, 3 is ground)

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    now connect the black wire from the relay harness to the red wire from the hid kit. ground the black wire from the hid kit. test the circuits by flicking the switch.

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    perfect.

    pop the switch in the dash

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    get yourself some industrial strength velcro at the hardware store to attach the hid ballasts to the truck so they don't bounce around when you're driving

    prep the surfaces first by cleaning them first with rubbing alcohol available at any pharmacy. cut the velcro strips to match the length of the the ballasts and simply slap em on

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    now on to mounting these bad boys...

    i've seen other mounting methods where the hellas are attached to pieces of plastic on the grill surround, however i was looking for a more solid type of mount that wouldn't jostle around as i'm driving. i wanted to mount my 500's to metal, not plastic. with the satoshi it's a little tighter back there than if i had mounted the grillcraft flush with the front. so this is what i had to work with

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    the tranny cooler was in the way along the bottom, so i decided to mount the hellas from the top. i started by removing the hood latch cover (just remove the two 10mm bolts that hold it on). you'll find two steel tabs that stick out at the bottom of the latch mechanism that are also in the way. i just cut them off flush with a cutting wheel (sorry no pic)

    for the bracket i used a 4' piece of 1/8" angle iron available at any hardware store. i went with aluminum so i wouldn't have any rusting issues.

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    i cut a section about 28" long for the light support and 2 brackets 2" wide

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    after you drill your holes and bolt it together (i used three 1" long, 1/4" thick stainless bolts with locknuts), you'll have something like this (you can position your lights wherever you want, i measured and drilled so that the hellas would be centered horizontally in the grill and flush with the grillcraft when the grill was back on)

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    simply use the rad support bolts on either side to secure the ends and use the pre-existing center support bolt to secure the middle of the light bracket.

    looks good. take it all apart, scuff the aluminum with 400 grit sandpaper, and paint it. i used flat black spray paint

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    now you've got this

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    installed looks like this

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    setup allows 2.5" clearance between the lights and the rad

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    with satoshi grill in place (great fit!!)

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    BAM! [​IMG]

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  9. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    i saw that im not doing the hids i cant find any easy diagrams
     
  10. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    No, just run the power to the battery (unless you don't want them to be able to be turned on unless the headlights are on which I don't suggest), ground somewhere. Just run the wires into the truck for your switch.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    thanks for the help guys:D
     
  14. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    the only reason you would need to have them wired up to the headlights is if you wanted them to turn on when u flipped the headlights on. otherwise no u dont
     
  15. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    Here is the thread I used when I wired up my set on my old truck and still didn't know how. Very informative. I suggest you check it out.

    Hella DIY
     
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    still no luck ..so i dont need to tap into the fuse box and i should only have 2 wires going to the switch?
     
  17. Mar 9, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    No need to tap into the fuse box... But I suggest an inline fuse (which COULD be installed later) in order to protect your wiring. In that case though, you only need two wires going to the switch and to be safe, you could ground your switch as well.
     
  18. Mar 9, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    both lights get grounded?
     
  19. Mar 9, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    If they each have a black wire coming out the back... Then yes, they both need a ground :D.
     
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    does this look right guys...if its right hope this helps you out
     
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