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Bull bar and lights mounted

Well after 2 months of back and forth with the shipper and nothing being resolved i had to bite the bullet and just keep the 2nd bull bar that came damaged. Here's a pic mounted with hella's.

Q. How long would it take a professional to wire these hella 500's?



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Looks good, as for the wiring it shouldn't take more than an hour.
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it depends on the professional. it took about an hour and a half to do my hellas, but the end result was amazing: unless someone pointed out the wiring, you literally cannot see it. he put wire loom around it and ran it along the exsiting wires in the engine compartment and installed the relay(s) under the dash. when i asked why he didn't put them in the engine area, he said "they could get wet there, this way, they are safe and dry all te time"
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I did mine in about an hour. Ran all wires in wire loom, relay mounted against firewall away from all weather and elements.
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Why not wire them up yourself? Search around here there are diagrams for hooking up a relay.
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Hella sends a diagram with their lights, should be easy enough to follow.
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thanks for the posts... in regards to installing them myself i honestly wouldnt even know where to start. I have never seen these kinda lights wired and wouldnt even know where to begin. I would also like to have the lights wired up for the weekend for i mite be making a trip up north to the cottage and would love to test them on the back roads.

Well if I get off work early enuff tomorrow I think I can have them done for me. I was asking for a general time frame this way I can feel good about not being taken advantage of or something. Thanks for the help.
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very nice man. looks good
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qiring them is the easy part, its aiming them that i found to be the most aggrevating and time consuming. loosen tighten loosen tightn, turn em off when cars approach, and when your playing with the bolt trying the tightn or loosin u go blind so u cant see anything to aim them, ugh! their a pain to aim, but once their aimed properly, their amazing!

Oh and i put my relay with in 6inches of the battery next to the radiator
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and installed the relay(s) under the dash. when i asked why he didn't put them in the engine area, he said "they could get wet there, this way, they are safe and dry all te time"
umm.. that scares me in a way, make sure theres a fuse no less then 6" away from the battery.
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qiring them is the easy part

lol i wish i could say the same. Just looking at those wires in the box...... im already confused lol..
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looks good

i had them on my old truck and me and my roommate ran the wiring in like 2 hrs
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That looks good on your truck!
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looks great... 2 hours tops to wire them
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hey guys, i appreciate the comments.. i had them wired today. took them to a car audio shop and they had them done in less then an hour..

Q. is the hella switch to turn on the lights suppose to light up?
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