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Old 04-20-2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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Need help wiring Aux lights

I wired my Hella Black Magic Driving Lights but for some reason they won't come on. The switch lights up so I know they are getting power. I want to use them whenever I want so I tried to bypass the highbeam only use by attaching the purple wire that is supposed to be for the high beam power lead to the positive side of the battery. Is that the issue potentially? If that isn't the proper way to do it how else can I bypass that?

Here is what I did.


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Old 04-20-2013, 10:29 PM   #2
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First off i dont see a relay. You run power to the relay then the lights are also wired through the relay, so is the switch. I ran my switch off the main power wire in the steering column then the switch is grounded along with a wire going to the relay. The switch cant bear the load of the lights alone. Im sure another member can explain it better.

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Old 04-20-2013, 10:36 PM   #3
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The harness it came with has a relay and an in line fuse in it already.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:41 PM   #4
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Bad ground???
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:48 PM   #5
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I can't really do anything to them tonight since I ran out of daylight. I will have to check everything tomorrow I guess. I don't really know what I did wrong.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:53 PM   #6
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Need more info.

Your setup should be super easy though.
1) Hook everything up as instructed with just the axillary switch, make sure that works first.
Now
**I'm presuming you have the fog switch on your stalk.
**I'm presuming your harness doesn't use ANYTHING OEM for power or otherwise.
2) Open up your fuse box in the engine bay, undo the clips to get at the back side. identify the FOG LIGHTs relay.
3) Pull the relay.
4) Identify the hot wires going into the relay. Mark them.
5) Turn the key and turn your stalk onto fogs.
6) Probe the terminals again (excluding the marked hot one) for the one that's now active due to the stalk.
7) Tap into that wire and couple it to the hot side of the coil (when your switch is on) on the relay that came with your lighting harness.
8) You're done.

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