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keithinnc 02-14-2010 03:53 AM

Hella lights
Went to Walmart, decided to get the lights I've been looking at for awhile, and picked up some paint to make them go with the jeep a little better:

I peaked in the box to checkout the light covers, and thought I'd pick up some paint so they would go with the jeep a little better.

I took some painters tape I had at the house and taped off the lettering.

sprayed two coats and let them set for about 30 minutes.

pulled off the tape, I think I waited too long, because the paint came up with the tape in a couple places

I plan on touching up with a brush before all is done.

05GT-O.C.D. 02-14-2010 09:21 AM

Nice work!

keithinnc 02-14-2010 01:18 PM

thank you...:D...

APPSTATEwrangler 02-14-2010 01:32 PM

you are the second person today i have talked to that has done this!!!


keithinnc 02-15-2010 09:04 AM

with the jeep having a silver and black scheme I figured the white would stick out like a sore thumb.

MCDavis 02-15-2010 02:55 PM

Pics mounted would be great!

keithinnc 02-16-2010 05:27 PM

will try to get them mounted on Saturday. I work Mon-Fri so all my installs are usually done on the weekends, unless I get my hours in early.

blkrubi88 02-17-2010 09:57 AM

NICE! I saw a guy on another forum doing the exact same thing!

MCDavis 02-17-2010 10:13 AM

Funny, so did I!

keithinnc 02-17-2010 05:46 PM

you guys are just too funny...

tarheel 02-23-2010 07:30 PM

Scary how funny those two are:eek::flipoff:

MCDavis 02-25-2010 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by keithinnc (Post 548848)
you guys are just too funny...


Originally Posted by tarheel (Post 554267)
Scary how funny those two are:eek::flipoff:

Jealousy is an ugly thing, isn't it Chris? :flipoff: :p

Cons_Table 02-25-2010 10:05 AM

those look good! im not a fan of their new covers (the ones you bought), but that paint job makes them look 100x better

blkrubi88 02-26-2010 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by MCDavis (Post 555492)
Jealousy is an ugly thing, isn't it Chris? :flipoff: :p

It sure is!!!

keithinnc 03-02-2010 10:32 AM

here they are mounted, going to try and get power to them this weekend:[IMG]ht...s/100_2105.jpg[IMG]ht...s/100_2105.jpg

APPSTATEwrangler 03-02-2010 12:38 PM

wow those look great keith!!!
let us know how bright they are

keithinnc 03-02-2010 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by APPSTATEwrangler (Post 559675)
wow those look great keith!!!
let us know how bright they are

thanks man, will get some more pics up as soon as I get power to them

keithinnc 05-09-2010 02:42 PM

been real slack in posting this in here, but here it is:

gryph 05-09-2010 06:32 PM

These look really great, can you show detail pics of how you ran the wires and mounted the switch?

Are these driving or fog lights? How do you like having them mounted up there?
Do you get a lot of reflection off the hood?

keithinnc 05-10-2010 08:26 AM

Dont have pics of running the wire, I just ran the wire under the windshield in the "channel" next to the hinges. The lights are Hella 500FF Driving lights from Walmart. I really like the lights mounted there, I bought the KC light mounts for $25 off the internet. They light up the hood a little but not much in my opinion. I ditched the included switch and bought 3 switches and installed all of them so when I add more lights the switches are already in place. I wired them up according to the instructions to come on with the low beam, but the directions are flawed and they still only come on with the bright lights. If I had it to do over again I would open up the lights run bigger wire and just run straight to battery and fuse the positive side. Here are the pics of the switch installation:

Holes drilled:

switches installed:

bezel re-assembled:

ski0rb0ard 05-10-2010 08:55 AM

not to be off topic...but that area where you mounted the switches, there is nothing there in my jeep either. I was wondering what goes there on some stock jeeps. anyone know?

AfterMath 05-10-2010 09:04 AM

Mine was an ashtray. I didn't bother reinstall mine the first time I got broken into.

UpChuck 05-10-2010 09:15 AM

In my '98....
...that's the ash tray.
I did something similar, with the same Hella lights and same switches, only I put my switches in those switch blanks in the area just to the left, above the power outlets. Figured if I wanted to remove the switches, I can just replace those blanks and it's like they were never there!

keithinnc 05-10-2010 01:30 PM

My switches are there to stay, unless I decide to wire in a power inverter in that spot, I would have put them in the blanks but I couldnt get my hands on any daystar switches right away which would pop right in:

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