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hella 500ff wiring help!!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Shemicals, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Oct 26, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    Shemicals

    Shemicals [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i installed the hella 500ff behind the grill and everything was working perfectly. i was aiming my projectors the other day and i think i pulled on the wire on accident, the light was on and it lit up quite bright and then went out slowly. the right light continued to work. i tried to rewire it and nothing. so i went back to where i bought it and changed the lamp housing and bulb. i installed the new one and nothing. i didnt ground the new one but i dont think it made a difference.... as i was pulling the wire apart, the wire running to the non working bulb touched a bolt and the fuse blew. i bought new fuses and plugged them in, wired p both lights. again only the right light works. should i cut the length running to the non working light completely off and quick connect crimp a new length of wire from the running light section and wire it to the non working lamp? should i ground the non working lamp? any help pleasseee.
     
  2. Oct 26, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    Shemicals

    Shemicals [OP] Well-Known Member

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    and now the entire passenger headlight is not working
     
  3. Oct 26, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    The light needs to be grounded, so connect the gnd on the non-working light. Maybe something else got fried? Did you check all the fuses/relays?
     
  4. Oct 26, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    Shemicals

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    a fuse was blown i got it working thank you man!
     
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