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Old 02-06-2014, 05:50 PM   #1
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First time installing KC Hilites clip issue

Let me start off by saying that I am no good when it comes to wiring. I just purchased these :

KC HiLiTES 150 - KC HiLites 6" Apollo Pro Series 100 Watt Long Range Lamp System with Stone Guards in Black - Quadratec

I bought the lights that came with free windshield brackets. When the lights arrived today, I took them out of the box and quickly noticed a huge bulky clip on the back of the lights.

If any of you have these same lights, how did you wire these things up? Were you able to hide the clip or did you do something else?
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:39 AM   #2
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Me Slimlites were the same way. I cut them off and wired them directly to my Spod.

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I have the same ones in 5" I just hooked up Saturday. I left the clip and tuck it right behind the light. It leaves me room to rotate the light if needed. Here are some pics before and after I put electric tape around them
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That looks great, thanks for the pics! Im hoping to be able to get a chance to install these this weekend.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:21 PM   #5
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I just wired these up today, and got them working.

I have one more question though. The black wire on the relay, the ground, I put that on the negative terminal of the battery. Is this a bad idea? Do i need to find a new spot to put it?
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I just wired these up today, and got them working. I have one more question though. The black wire on the relay, the ground, I put that on the negative terminal of the battery. Is this a bad idea? Do i need to find a new spot to put it?
Nope. That will work perfect.
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Nope. That will work perfect.
Ok cool. Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!!
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I have this same set except the 5" kind. Do you guys know how to wire it with a plasma glow switch? There is a green wire white wire and brown ground. Should I have to split the wires to get it to light up too?
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I have this same set except the 5" kind. Do you guys know how to wire it with a plasma glow switch? There is a green wire white wire and brown ground. Should I have to split the wires to get it to light up too?
Sorry I can't help there, but I wouldn't think you would have to split the wire . I'm not familiar with those switches.
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I have this same set except the 5" kind. Do you guys know how to wire it with a plasma glow switch? There is a green wire white wire and brown ground. Should I have to split the wires to get it to light up too?
-do you want the ring light on all the time or only when the switch is turned on? -and where are you drawing power for the relay's control circuit? That would be the other end of the white wire in this case.
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White = hot, brown = ground, green = relay

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