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Old 01-04-2009
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my hella's stopped working

the fuses are good, the light still lights up in the little switch. what gives?

gonna take a closer look soon. this is bugging me. they worked just a few days ago. i dont see what could have happened that made them stop working.
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Did you wire them up on a realy? Or just a switch? (should be a relay...)

Could be the switch, bad ground, open wire, etc. i don't know how multimeter inclined you are so I can't quite go too far into diag.
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my relay went bad once, try that
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my relay went bad once, try that
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I dont run a relay with mine and I have 100 watts in them :)
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I dont run a relay with mine and I have 100 watts in them :)
I'd be putting a relay on if I were you.
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I've been running it for the past 1 year never had a problem
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Yep, no relay here, just hooked to the switch, battery and lights.

to the OP... check your switch. I went 18 months w/o mine, because I hooked the switch up backwards.
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my kc's did that, i would double check the grounds thats what went on mine. 3 years they worked the nadda
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well checked the grounds, and the switch. both are fine. it must be the relay. i have no idea where to find a replacement.
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Any Auto parts store will have relays.
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ive been to both autozone and checker and neither had them.
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www.delcity.net
http://www.delcity.net/store/Relays-...-Distribution/


Order from there. But be careful cause it is really easy to spend lots of money.
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Ground wire most likely. You should have them either on a fuse or a relay though.
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ive got a whole wiring set up for hella's brand new never used, ill sell it to you and ship it tom if you want.
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I've been running it for the past 1 year never had a problem
'problem' is subject to what you are looking at... Every time you flip that switch it arcs internally. Over time that will cause a voltage drop to your lights, slowly making them dimmer and dimmer. Relays are designed for that much better than most switches, also keeps bulky wiring from the inside of your pickup.

So "no problems" could be said if you used a multimeter and showed low voltage drop over the switch. Not quite otherwise.
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Ground wire most likely. You should have them either on a fuse or a relay though.
Both, definitely a fuse. Fuse and a relay aren't really a 'either or'. Always have a fuse, relay is optional.
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got it! it was the relay.

and mine are on a fuse and a relay.

i finally found an autozone that has Pilot relays. sweeet!
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my cousin on his yota just did this and he thinks it the relay but we havent looked into it
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What the Hella is wrong with your lights, LOL
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that is so hella not cool man
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that is so hella not cool man
Why the hella not?!?! I could go on for hours.
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ive had Hella problems with them ol wirin harness's since the last time my brother said "HEY WATCH THIS" and about set my truck on fire was hella good time lol
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Why the hella not?!?! I could go on for hours.
one of the many reasons i could never own a Hella man its just to hella stupid lol
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Hella YEA! lol
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