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hella hid question

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by JR616, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Feb 4, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    JR616

    JR616 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i just got a new set of hella 500's and was wondering if i do the hid mod how would i connect the switch? would i use the standard relay? i want them to be able to go on whenever i want not just with the high beams.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2011 at 6:41 AM
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    jward2331

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    Hella's instructions say to tap into the low beam light wire. I tapped into the fuse panel under the hood using a "hot all the time" fuse. It's crappy out there right now and I don't have the info right in front of me.
    Your other question is about the relay. Wire the rest of they system as spelled out in the instructions (there are plenty of links with pics to follow on here, just do a "Search" on the forum. There is also a thread on how to mod the hella,s with HID. I just ordered my HID kit and anticpate it gettime here on the 10th.

    To do the HID install:
    search "Klipp11" it's probably the first post you see by doing that search.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/li...nversion-mount-behind-satoshi-how-w-pics.html

    Search the forum for a "How to" or "DIY" to install the Hella's, not sure of yor doing them on a light bar or behind the grill.

    Good luck. PM if you have more questions
     
  3. Feb 5, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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    MadeInMaine

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    I made Hella 500 into HIDs with DDM kit....

    I used a relay, and powered the lights through my aux fuse box. but if you don't have one of those, then you can go straight to battery. The HID kit draws more than standard 500s....
     
  4. Feb 15, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    Average JOE

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    Do you know how much more power they draw?
     
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