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Old 11-28-2010
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Need some help with Hella 500s

I am installing my Hellas and I am not sure where to hook the 12v power for the switch. I have alreadt run all the wires from the relay and for the actual lights.I thought that I could tie it into the power for the headlights but I am not sure which color wire that is, I think its black. Also I read in some places to attach it to a fuse that is not very important, but that seems a little crazy. If anyone has an idea about this it would be really appreciated.

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I got my constant power from the battery
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there is a light green wire that comes from the switch that you hook to the headlights maybe so the indicator light inside the switch comes on when you turn your headlights on. I believe that is it. But I was also thinking that could be hooked to the battery for the 12v
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Yea, you could get that off the battery, or just splice it to any constant 12V behind the dash. Like the constant power for the radio or 12V plug or cig lighter
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ok well i will def try that... i guess that means it stays on all the time?
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No the light will only come on when the switch is turned on
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I've got mine hooked directly to the battery with the Hella harness/relay and my switch doesn't stay lit up all the time. Only when I flip the Hellas on does the switch stay lit.

EDIT: 01RangerEdge beat me to it..


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I just hooked mine onto the cigarette lighter power wire.
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cool thanks a bunch yall, i finally figured it out.. the whole time I thought that the switch would light up all the time, but the light only comes on when you switch it on. I got them in and working, thanks for the help
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I wanted to hook it to my highbeams but not sure what color wire at the switch? So for now I have it hooked to my cigarette lighter. Someday I will figure out what wire it is
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if you hook the trigger power supply to the white/green wire that goes into the headlight harness it will be on the low beams I know for a fact cause that is where I tied into the 12v. I believe if you tie into the other two-tone wire, the green/black wire that will put it on the highbeams..... Since you have your power coming from the cig lighter, can you turn your fogs on without the headlights being on?
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Since you have your power coming from the cig lighter, can you turn your fogs on without the headlights being on?
I can turn mine on anytime... truck on or off. There is always power going to the lighter.
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Yeah ok that makes sense...I am real new at electrical work, but that is actually a good idea, that way they can always be turned on, even when you have your brights on or not at all
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In my opinion, it's much easier to mount the relay on the inner fender behind the battery and hook the power directly to the battery. I'd never hook foglights to a wire behind the dash for a main power source. Just my 2 cents....


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In my opinion, it's much easier to mount the relay on the inner fender behind the battery and hook the power directly to the battery. I'd never hook foglights to a wire behind the dash for a main power source. Just my 2 cents....


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We're not talking main power sources... just the power for the switch.
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Oh, gotcha.. I was like WTF...


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Yeah mine come on whenever I flip the switch. I want to wire them to the high beams and the switch so I can turn them off come inspection time....
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