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Hella 500ff install help

i need some help installing 4 Hella 500ff lights in the front of my ranger. I've never done anything like this so any help would be good. Thanks
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A little more info would be helpful. Do you need help mounting them? Wiring? Do you have a box of lights and dont know what to do? lol
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The lights should have come with directions and all the wiring you need
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i have all the wiring, and im mounting them on my front prerunner bumper...but i dont really understand the wiring diagram that came with them
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First get a relay. then wire it like this diagram.
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I tried finding a diagram with a 5 pin relay that has a terminal for each light but found this instead haha
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Can i connect them without connecting them to the high or low beams?
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Yes, just find another 12V source
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like the battery?
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Mine goes to my battery and my under hood fuse block
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were does it go ive tried the battery on positive?
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i tied mine into my marker lights... your never going to really want to turn the hellas on without the lights on anyways and this way even if you forget to turn the hellas off they will be shut down as soon as the lights are turn off on the truck.
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Check out this thread:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/interior-exterior-electrical-123/how-aux-light-hookup-indicator-light-105901/

This is my way, the schematics is from JeepForum.
Simple easy, straight forward.
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can it go connected to the battery at all?
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can it go connected to the battery at all?
Explain please ?
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can it go connected to the battery at all?
i think thats what i did but i can't remember its been a while
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Explain please ?
People have told me that the battery is a source for it,.........or where would you guys recommend putting it
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People have told me that the battery is a source for it,.........or where would you guys recommend putting it
BJB post mine goes there. use the supplied relay. all the wire should be together and already connected to the relay plug. follow the wiring diagram other have listed
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if i put it in the fuse box does it matter in which slot i put it in
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I know it seems like a pita but main power should be a fused line directly from the battery and the sw can get power from either the Circuit Panel, any circuit that has the type of power you want - on all the time or on wit the key, or the sw can get power from the main battery line but make sure to fuse it too.

Short cuts always lead to problems down the road or on the trail when you don’t want them.
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Ok thanks for the help everybody
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