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Old 01-12-2014, 09:54 PM   #1
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Hella 500 Lights Wiring Help

I own a 2002 Sahara TJ and recently got the Hella 500ff light kit. I decided to place the lights on my rack above the car and it all mounted well.

From the relay, i connected the following...
-the red to the positive side of the battery
-the blue to a ground
-the yellow to the switch
-the black to the lights

There were three prongs on the back of the switch. I know the yellow wire from the relay went to one, and one of them was also used as a ground. The kit also came with a green wire (has a fuse) and the instructions show it going from the switch to the high beams. However, I don't want the lights to be hooked up to the high beams I want them to be run independently. I looked at some other diagrams and they show the green wire going to the battery as well but I tried that and it didn't work. If anyone has any experience with lights or suggestions anything will help. Thanks!

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Old 01-12-2014, 10:23 PM   #2
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Since the wiring color code is not consistent for things like that, the colors mean nothing to me in terms of being able to figure out the problem.

Perhaps one of the two below diagrams will help. The first one is animated but you have to click on it first to get it larger & start its animation.
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Thank you Jerry I've been trying to see a variety of diagrams to find out where that darn green wire goes but I'm still not sure. I'll keep looking
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Ok that green wire can go to the +battery terminal so the high beams don't have to be on. But since the lights don't turn on even with it connected there, there is obviously a wiring error somewhere you're overlooking.

However, I definitely would connect that green wire to the high beam's + wire as instructed. That way you can easily and quickly turn the driving lights and high beams off together when surprised by oncoming traffic. Having to quickly turn the driving lights off separately by fumbling for their on-off switch while blinding oncoming traffic is not good.

I first wired my KC driving lights like you want to but later rewired them so they turned off with the high beams. It only took a couple encounters with oncoming traffic & fumbling to shut both the high beams and driving lights off to convince me to rewire them so the driving lights shut off with the high beams.
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Now that you mention it, it does seem a lot smarter to hook them up to the high beams. I'll have to rewire it when I get the chance an test it out again. Thanks for all the help
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