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wiring Hella 500 lights and switch compatibility

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Alex352, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Alex352

    Alex352 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey guys i have 4 hella 500s that i want to wire and i want to bypass the high beam wiring so i can turn them on anytime. can this be done? If so does anyone have a diagram of the instructions?

    The switches that come with the hellas look kinda cheesy so i did some research and found some nice rocker switches on www.OTTRATTW.com. Does anyone know if these switches would fit in the empty aux slots to the left of the gauges? thanks in advance
     
  2. WhatThePho?

    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

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    I'm not sure if the switch would fit, Make sure the switch can handle the amp going through them

    Amp = watts/volts.

    4 lights is 220/12 = 18 amps.

    I used 10 gauge on all the wires.

    Wiring them is pretty much straight foward.

    A line from the battery to the relay
    a line from the battery to the switch to the relay to activate the relay
    one from the relay to a ground
    one from the relay to the lights.

    heres a half assed diagram i drew [​IMG]
     
  3. Alex352

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    Ok thanks. The size of the switch if .830x1.45 inches if that helps. im just in love with these switches.
     
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    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

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    I'm not sure about the switch I got a first gen, I know 05 prerunner found some switches for his 2nd gen they fit in really well they are rocker switches as well.
    I'm not sure which rocker switch you're looking at there's a lot on there.
    Pm him

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    ok thanks for all the help man I appreciate it. + rep
     
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    Yes, you can bypass the headlight side of the relay so you can turn them on at will. Install them as per the instructions from Hella with the exception of tapping into the headlight circuit. What you want to do is to tap into the cigarette lighter circuit. Once you do that, you can turn them on and off when you feel like it.

    Doing it that way will give you lights any time you want them and they will turn off when you shut the ignition off, so it won't kill your battery if you leave them on.
     
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    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    x2

    I used the battery for my power though.
     
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    Just to be clear, the switch doesn't need to handle 18 amps or use 10 gauge wires. It just needs to handle enough current to activate the relay (which is minimal). That's the point of using the relay, so you don't have to run all that power through the switch.
     
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    As far as the right switch, go to a Toyota Dealer and order a 00550-35976 I think it was $14 it will work. I used it for my 500 Hella lights. I had to trim just a very little bit but they are tight and work/look great.
     
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