A buddy gave me a set of Hella 500s with 100 watt sylvania bulbs for xmas, to hold me over until I get some IPFs. Those factory fogs weren't even visible with my IPF headlights
Anyway, I got them all wired up and worked through the evening. We get some food, come out, and they wont fire?! I replaced the fuses this morning, even though they were good (put 20a fuses in, since the 100 watt bulbs are drawing 16.5 amps). Now, I have power all the way to the switch and back to the relay. The relay is clicking, and I even tried a new relay. Right off the relay, there is zero power coming down the black wire to the lights. I am assuming its probably the relay mount that isnt connecting to the relay somehow, but what do you guys think? I have 12v to the relay, its clicking when the switch is pressed, but no power coming out of the relay and a brand new one is doing the same thing. BTW, the relay is 30a so it should still be good with the 100 watt bulbs.
Nevermind. I don't know why I asked a forum for help with wiring anyway, that was pretty stupid The fuses were good, but the fuse HOLDER for the positive side was not making a connection with the fuse. How the switch and relay were getting power, I don't know. I just cut the fuse out of the equation until I can get an inline from radio shack on wensday.
ecksjay just bought hella 500's and had be wire them, The only thing I used was the relay. I threw out the entire harness they came with and made my own from 16guage wire and soldered it all and heat shrank it. I feel much better about it knowing that snow, salt and rain won't destroy my hard work.
Ironicly though, the bulbs that came with it were defective out of the box? I had to bend the tabs to make them work. They also had the diagram labeled incorrectly.
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Yea, the Hella wiring is kinda light weight, I just went out and bought a few rolls of automotive 12ga stranded wire and used that from relay to battery and from relay to lights and lights to ground.
I decided to build my own aux harness for the headlights too using the same wire and dual fused hella relays on the TJ with it's CIBIE H4 7" rounds.