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Old 01-13-2008
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Icon4 Need a lil help wiring some Foglights

heres the deal. Bought some Hella 500's from Advance..Hooked it up best i could no power...before anyone starts..Ive grounded everything well..

2nd..Theres a green wire that is supposed to tap into the POS end of the headlight and the other end connects to the switch..IS THAT OPTIONAL OR MADATORY????

3rd..These damn lights are pretty confusing to set up..I thought that i could take the POS end of the light connect it to the POS end of the battery and NEG vice versa..Well that dont work....The little light wont even come on on the switch with everything working????

4th ANYONE had the same trouble or could give me a purty good walkthrough???

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2nd..Theres a green wire that is supposed to tap into the POS end of the headlight and the other end connects to the switch..IS THAT OPTIONAL OR MADATORY????
Its mandatory that it gets power from somewhere or the relay will not turn on when you flip the switch. Where you take power from is your call. Hella recommends taking power from the high beams, but you can hook it to Ign or constant power. With it hooked to the high beam, you'll only be able to have them on with the high beams. Hooked from Ign you can only turn them on with the ign switch on. Hooked to constant power you'll be able to turn them on any time you want.

The green wire would be the equivalent of the red 12V power source wire going to the switch in this diagram.

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Well i tried messin with it again this weekend..I ran the green wire to the POS end of the battery, because its the same thing as running it to the highbeams right??? Well when i did that the lil green light on the switch came on when flipped up, but it blew the fuse on the RED wire or the POS wire connected to the battery..

SO i bought some more fuses, and the same thing happend again, SO can i run the green wire to the POS end of the battery and bump up the FUSE AMPS to like a 30 AMP?? Will this work.....

ALSO...if the fuse blows when i try this, will it not blow when i connect it to the highbeams????
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Which fuse blew on what power feed? The one going to the switch or the one going to the relay?
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Its cool man, I took them off...Found out its bad wires, not my fault...Traded em for some different kind...The new ones are 100w i belive..much easier to wire up....anyways...Thanks for your help
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The green wire has to be hooked up to a power source such as parking lights/low or high beams. This tells the relay when to kick on and only requires low current/voltage. Chances are when you hooked up the green wire to the battery you fried the fuse and the wiring because of the current load that it was not intended for. I have hella driving and fog lights on my truck and you can get any better lights, especially from autozone.
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OK bought some new foglights hated em, exchaged them again for the HELAA 500s...Well i talkes to a guy at advance and he told me what to do::: I bought a 30 amp 2 prong switch..Grounded the foglights, ran the other Wire with an fuse relay on it to the OFF screw on the switch, Then ran a red wire from the switch to the POS end on the battery...WEll they cut on finally but then about 30 sec later they cut out so i checked and i melted the fuse...Well i put another one in it, flipped the swtch and I started glowing red to i cut the swtich off, and it melted another fuse???


ANY HELP TO THIS PROBLEM....The fuse is the stock fuse off the green wire form the HELLA harness...the Switch is a 30 amp switch with two screws in it for ON and OFF...
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are you wiring everything up just like this pic?
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...according to his description in post #7 of this thread, the answer is "no".

beyond constantly referring to that diagram (originally posted in post #2 of this thread), I don't know how much help we can render...
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Ok sorry for the confusion..I DID NOT follow hellas diagram, i dont want my lights on with the parking lamps either...I WANTED a switch i could just manually flip off and on..I bought a 30 amp switch..its a 2 prong OFF/ON switch...I Grounded the fog lights to the fog lights base tempoarily b/c its the only place i found that would make the lights come on....Well i then cut the green wire from the HELLA harness off..Ran the other wires from the foglights to the green wire and then ran that to the switches OFF screw...Then a cut the red wire off the harness and ran that to the swtiches ON screw, and the other end to the POS battery......UNderstand now...I believe i dont have it grounded in the right place is why its melting the fuse..'

See i had the switch on and tough the wires to the bumper and nothing then to the tow hooks, nothing...BUt when i touched them to the bracket that holds the foglight on it produces the light......
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This diagram, again, is not "Hellas diagram", and your lights will perform exactly as you requested, were you to simply follow it. I'll post it again, just in case three is the magic number...

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