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Hella Wiring Help...

Ok, people that have used Hella harnesses, specifically 500's.

I wired them up and one works fine...the other, passenger side one doesnt.

I checked and rechecked the connections. And I cant find anything at all wrong.

Any help would be great. Thanks guys.
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did you ground it?
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Yes. Followed the directions. Grounded one light to the battery and one to a place on the frame with some pre existing grounds from the battery.
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Check the power to the light thats not working with a volt meter
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check the bulb. it might have gone bad
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x2 on checking the bulb. and grounds.

if you need a hand, holler. i've done quite a few of these now, with success
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the ground you ran to the battery, take that off and ground it to the frame. ive never heard of running a ground to the battery and ive never seen it in the hella directions
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x2 on checking the bulb. and grounds.

if you need a hand, holler. i've done quite a few of these now, with success
x3 I did all my buddies jeeps with them and my Subies, I'm in the process now of double relaying 4 lights on my truck just waiting for the metal to dry
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Ok, electrical gremlins got me again. When i wired them up, only one worked. 10 minutes ago when I started driving home, i decided to just turn them on for ****s and giggles...and they are both working now...

I ran a ground to the battery because I thought ground was ground...lol
I'm not any kind of electrician.lol

Thanks though guys.
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Wait why did you use the battery and hoped you relayed them w/o tapping the high beams...
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Wait why did you use the battery and hoped you relayed them w/o tapping the high beams...
he said that he grounded one light to the battery.

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