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Old 01-04-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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hella light hookup?

I got a light bar that was takin off another jeep, just woundering if anyone knows off hand how it would be wired. there are four wires on the harness, a blue, white and the other two i didnt uncover because they are in a plug. does the bar ground the lights or is it a dual filiment bulb? i would try to answer my own questions but its dark out and I bolted it to my jeep....

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Old 01-04-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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No lights that I know of a self grounding. The lights may be grounded to the bar, but there is a ground wire on each light somehow I would say.

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Old 01-04-2011, 10:45 PM   #3
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ok, I put a positive and negative to two wires and the positive got hot (all four lights lit up). Im going to assume a relay and inline fuse would be a good idea? I just need to figure out the other two wires.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:03 PM   #4
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well now that I have looked into it, i have a mopar light bar, with hela lights... im being impatient, getting a light and going outside
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:44 PM   #5
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Sorry for any confusion, or sounding stupid I took a better look at the whole set up. I have four hella lights mounted on a MOPAR light bar for the windshield. The "four" wires I thought I had, were two wires with a connector taped on them that was cut off. The switch that was wired in my jeep has the power wire comming from the fuse box...yea right in the front. It has an inline fuse. So the order goes, fuse box, fuse, switch, light. So why was the wire getting hot when I hooked it up at the light bar? Also, being a mopar light bar, does the connector plug into a factory connection on my jeep?
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:32 AM   #6
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The wire probably gets hot because of a possible number of reasons: Weak ground, wire size is to small, weak connection somewhere. Those lights draw a lot of power and when it is all forced though a small contact somewhere it heats up. As far as the factory plug, I dont know of jeeps having a factory plug for a light bar...
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:46 PM   #7
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yea, my first jeep had a nice little fire under the dash due to the p.o hooking it up wrong. If I put a relay in and inline fuse, I should be good to go I think. And find a better power suply the the fuse box
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I like to use in-line fuses and run anything that isnt electronic, like lights, strait to the battery to avoid all issues with wiring... I have personally never used relays but I have always kept only 2 lights to a circuit before, probably not a bad idea though, especially if you already have 'em...
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:07 PM   #9
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selling the light bar if anyone is interested

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