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Discussion in 'Lighting' started by RIDDICK3, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Jul 31, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    RIDDICK3

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    Ok, i bought some lightforce 170's and im having a little problem installing them. I want to convert them to hid's and i have no damn clue on how to wire anything, the guy told me that, the yellow and white wire were the wires that went to the switch. but now where do i connect the other wires to the lights there are two blue wires one with a white strip and a black wire that supposedly go to the lights but i cant seem to get anything to light up. if anyone can help let me know

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  2. Jul 31, 2012 at 11:14 PM
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    LEER Shell with dome lights operated with 3 way switches, aux backup lights with relay and 3 position switch, modified wiring to compass/temp display and clock to include switch that disables dimming function (poor man's DRL solution), Scan Gauge 2
    If you look at the bottom of the relay, it should be marked with numbers for each terminal.

    30-power from battery/fuse
    87-power out to lights
    85,86- relay coil. one side gets grounded, other goes to your switch.

    Switch should have one wire connected to positive power. You can use battery power, switched power such as your high beams, or ignition key on power, depends on how you want them to operate. Second wire on switch should go to the relay's coil. If it's a lighted switch, it will also have a ground.

    In your picture it appears that the wire that connects the fuse holder to to battery is very long. You should fix that. Ideally the fuse holder will be right next to the battery. Any length of wire before that fuse is unprotected and can start a fire if it shorts out.

    Can't help with the HIDS. Never done that.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    RIDDICK3

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    i think he sold me a piece of crap wiring kit the relays dont have numbers on them
     
  4. Aug 1, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    Which wires did you say we're to long?
     
  5. Aug 1, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    The one with the yellow crimp terminal on it that's attached to the fuse holder. You want the fuse holder right at the positive battery terminal.

    Are all the wires the same thickness? Or are two of them at the relay one size and two another size? The thin ones are going to be for the switch and ground to activate the relay. The red one from the fuse holder and one other one (thick) will be for the high amp power that goes to the lights.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    ok thanks for the input im gonna play around with them some more and see how it turns out
     
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