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Icon10 My New Hellas. Hell YA!!

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i love these lights! takes a little fine tuning to really get good light output but i got a great deal and it was well worth my time
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Looks good!
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the old cigarette lighter tat i had never even taken out just so happens to be the perfect size for the switch to fit into. i also put a set on my buddies 1500 sierra tonight but i never got any pics. we mounted the lights behind the grill like mine but we are going to order another set and mount 4 lights behind his grill.
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great idea on switch location!! i want some hellas
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sweet. Did u make that bracket? where did u mount the other end of it? thats a good idea
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ya i used flat bar about 3/16" think, 1.5" wide and cut it to fit. i had to noth the rad support so the bracket would fit flat and just bent angles with a hammer in a vice until i made something that i felt would fit and be strong enough. you cannot move those lights at all now...


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How did you get through the firewall? Well where not really how? I have some hella's that I attempted putting in but gave up since it was cold and couldnt get through the firewall.
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How did you get through the firewall? Well where not really how? I have some hella's that I attempted putting in but gave up since it was cold and couldnt get through the firewall.
There's a little hole thats behind the brake pedal to the left a little. You'll see wires going in and out of it. And to the OP. The Hellas look great man! Love the switch location!
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Nice. Now get some 100W bulbs. Best upgrade for those lights
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Nice. Now get some 100W bulbs. Best upgrade for those lights
thanks for the tip! i think these are only 45w?? i would really like them brighter thats for sure.

the switch location was pure luck... i had honestly never even pulled out the cigarette lighter in the truck before and it kinda just fell out when i pulled the radio section. turns out it was one hell of a good mistake!!!

as for the wiring i found a large rubber boot in the firewall under the fuse block (need to release the clips and pull the fuse block up out of the way to see it). i had previously ran my wiring for my subs through there so i already knew about it. easiest way to get through it is to use a coat hanger and tape your wires on it and punch it through.

as for the wiring diagrams that come with the kit i really hated how it was designed to power the switch and relay off the highbeam circuit so i tapped into my side marker lights so i can turn the hellas on any time the markers are on. (i doubt i will need the hellas on unless my regular lights are on too)
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x2 on 100w bulbs. just did that in mine the other day. i love it.
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My buddy had wired up driving lights before, so he knew how to get around the high beam 12V source.

I don't know why you'd want them wired to the headlights anyway
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they do it as a safety feature because these lights are not ment to be on when cruising down city streets. their goal is to not blind people so they get wired to highbeam... that way they cannot be turned on unless high beams are engaged
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thanks for the tip! i think these are only 45w?? i would really like them brighter thats for sure.

the switch location was pure luck... i had honestly never even pulled out the cigarette lighter in the truck before and it kinda just fell out when i pulled the radio section. turns out it was one hell of a good mistake!!!

as for the wiring i found a large rubber boot in the firewall under the fuse block (need to release the clips and pull the fuse block up out of the way to see it). i had previously ran my wiring for my subs through there so i already knew about it. easiest way to get through it is to use a coat hanger and tape your wires on it and punch it through.

as for the wiring diagrams that come with the kit i really hated how it was designed to power the switch and relay off the highbeam circuit so i tapped into my side marker lights so i can turn the hellas on any time the markers are on. (i doubt i will need the hellas on unless my regular lights are on too)
Actually there is an even easier way if you have subs. I left enough wire for this purpose. Pull the power cable back about a foot or so and tape the wires on and pull through. Way easier then a hanger since it's already been done once.
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Pics look great, I also love the switch location!!!
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That looks really good. I wanna do something like this. My 07 front is kinda preventing the behind the grill look.
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what is different about the 07 front?
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Lights look nice!

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I opened up my set of Hella's before I wired them up & found that the blue wire is actually the Hot wire & black is Ground. Even the instructions say blue is ground, never heard of a colored wire being ground before, so I investigated.
Not that it makes much difference, as long as they're both wired the same way.

I think I used 1/8" flat bar 1 1/4" wide to fab up my brackets... I had to go in front of the grille (stupid 96 grille!)

My 500FF's came with 55w bulbs.
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color of the wire doesnt matter. black in this case is power to the lights. i just used the black on the lights to match the harness
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just keep an eye on your engine coolant temperature on hot days

you are seriously cutting down critical air flow to the radiator
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This makes me wanna go buy some Hellas!
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