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hella 500's install

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by wildjerseyfirefighter, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Feb 17, 2009 at 2:08 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter [OP] I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    well..I got my hella 500's today, but the instructions are a bit less then..well..GOOD. This is very confusing. Can anyone help me with wiring? Ive got green wires, red wires and yellow wires..The instructions dosent say anything about green:confused:
     
  2. Feb 17, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    green ey... i must get wired to the accelerator... i mean green means go right lol... just kidding i wired up some lights a couple weeks ago. mainly the wires went from the switch to the acc fuse/and the relay. relay to the LIGHTS+/Battery/ and a ground, next the lights just grounded and that was it
     
  3. Feb 17, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    i completely skipped the relay and just went from lights, to switch, to battery, and grounded my lights. very easy
     
  4. Feb 17, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter [OP] I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    how does it work without the relay? Does your switch get hot? Any problems?
     
  6. Feb 19, 2009 at 5:50 AM
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    :eek: :eek: :eek: The switch wasn't designed to handle that current!! Hence the relay!! That is a fire risk!
     
  7. Feb 19, 2009 at 5:59 AM
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    The green wire is if you were going to connect to your headlights, using one of those clips.
    So green wire from #1 on switch to headlights
     
  8. Feb 19, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    i have two pair of hella 500s with a switch for each pair and everything is fine:cool:

    the only fire I have had in my truck was in the back seat at the mall parking lot last saturday....:D:D haha
     
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