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Thanks, but I want to be able to turn them on and off whenever, even if my high beams are on.
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I just took that wire to my battery
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So it DOES need juice.

I'm heading out and finishing the wiring... hopefully I can actually SEE something since it' dark out. lol
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I just finished the wiring...

I connected it all before the actual routing of the wires and it worked. THEN I routed the wires... but stupid me routed the battery side first and THEN the switch. wires. It blew the first fuse in the hella wiring. I had to remove the 20A fuse in my cigarette plug adapter and put it where the 2A fuse went... JUST TO SEE THE FINISHED PRODUCT. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR...............


I gotta go to the parts store tomorrow and buy a 2A fuse first thing in the morning...

...but I'm psyched that I aimed them PERFECTLY during the install. When I put the grill back on two nights ago, I didn't think about the fact that I'd have to re-aim them if they weren't right. *PHEW*

Pics soon.
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Here's a daytime pic. :-) ME LIKEY!




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Looks good. Having that extra light when you want it is a HUGE help.
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So Justin, is yours just in the plastic or in the fiberglass also?
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So Justin, is yours just in the plastic or in the fiberglass also?
Yea, it's just in the plastic shroud
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A shot from last night using the same camera phone. This one had to be taken pointed downward due to the lights being too bright.
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If I wanted to install another pair of lights and run them on the same switch and relay, would that be possible or would the wiring harness not handle an extra 2 lights?
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UPDATE:

I went to change the switch to another one that looked/functioned better.... but when I was moving the wires around, I accidentally touched the constant hot wire that connects to the switch to a ground and it blew the fuse.

I opened the hood and checked the one fuse for the hella wiring harness and all the fuses in the cab next to the driver's door. Nothing.

After re-reading this thread, I noticed that there might be TWO fuses in the wiring harness:



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I just finished the wiring...

I connected it all before the actual routing of the wires and it worked. THEN I routed the wires... but stupid me routed the battery side first and THEN the switch. wires. It blew the first fuse in the hella wiring. I had to remove the 20A fuse in my cigarette plug adapter and put it where the 2A fuse went... JUST TO SEE THE FINISHED PRODUCT. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR...............


I gotta go to the parts store tomorrow and buy a 2A fuse first thing in the morning...

...but I'm psyched that I aimed them PERFECTLY during the install. When I put the grill back on two nights ago, I didn't think about the fact that I'd have to re-aim them if they weren't right. *PHEW*

Pics soon.


Can anyone refresh my memory on where the freakin' second fuse is located? lol
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Nevermind... I was looking for a blade fuse, but I completely forgot about the two glass tube fuses that I ziptied close to the battery terminals for easy access.



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