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PostSubject: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 24, 2011 3:31 pm

I am about to mount my Hella 700FF's on my rack. However I must admit I'm not so great with the electrical stuff. I also like to be fully prepared before I tackle a job.

I have the wiring diagram

http://www.hella.com/produktion/HellaUSA/WebSite/MiscContent/Download/Drivers/Lighting/500550MountingInstructions.pdf

However I have a few questions about it.

Where did you guys mount your relay?
Where did you connect your grounds from the lights?
What switch should I use that will fit into stock mounts?
The Green wire from the switch thats supposed to connect to the parking lamp. How does that work?

Anything else I should know or have for this job?

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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 24, 2011 3:51 pm

The green wire I have running directly to the battery so I can run them independant from the headlights, if you wire it into the headlight wire the headlights have to be on for the hellas to work. As far as relays I have them mounted on the passenger side inner fender, they can be mounted anywhere you have room. The grounds I have running to the hella mount and it gets ground through the rack, I had to run a separate ground wire to the rack itself but it makes it a lot easier then running that mutch more wires. As far as switches I made my own switch panel that mounts on the overhead console where the sunroof switches are,( you can also use the fog light switch to run them also) but I have my air compressor, lockers F&R, and 4 seperate light switches in that panel.
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 24, 2011 3:57 pm

Long Haul wrote:
The green wire I have running directly to the battery so I can run them independant from the headlights, if you wire it into the headlight wire the headlights have to be on for the hellas to work. As far as relays I have them mounted on the passenger side inner fender, they can be mounted anywhere you have room. The grounds I have running to the hella mount and it gets ground through the rack, I had to run a separate ground wire to the rack itself but it makes it a lot easier then running that mutch more wires. As far as switches I made my own switch panel that mounts on the overhead console where the sunroof switches are,( you can also use the fog light switch to run them also) but I have my air compressor, lockers F&R, and 4 seperate light switches in that panel.

So you run the green and the red to the battery? I'm guessing it's just a loop?

I wanted to mount the relays some where that will make all the wiring simple.

Did you just take one ground from one of the hella light mount and run it to solid ground?

I like the set up it sounds pretty sweet.
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 24, 2011 4:09 pm

Yes I have the green wire going to the battery, if you run it to the headlights like the diagram shows you have to have the headlights on in order for the Hellas work.

The relays can go anywhere really I just found it easy to put mine on the fender but I think it would be cleaner looking if you had space under the dash.

Yes I have one ground running to the base of one of the lights to ground the entire rack, didnt really need it because the rack grounds off of the body but its worth it not haveing to deal with issues later.
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 24, 2011 8:25 pm

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Got them up and my relays set up then it started to rain.
Put a fresh coat of paint on the bumper too.

Looks pretty good though eh?
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 25, 2011 12:06 am

Looking good.
I have the relay for my lights mounted onto the battery box.
I welded a bar onto my bumper this week, and finally got the lights back on. Now to continue welding all the open seams in the bumper.
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 29, 2011 9:14 pm

durt d1ver wrote:
Looking good.
I have the relay for my lights mounted onto the battery box.
I welded a bar onto my bumper this week, and finally got the lights back on. Now to continue welding all the open seams in the bumper.

Damn that does not sound like fun. Just got my RTE sliders have to sand them down and cover them in paint. Will be spending quality time with the angle grinder.
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 30, 2011 12:35 am

Jake wrote:
durt d1ver wrote:
Looking good.
I have the relay for my lights mounted onto the battery box.
I welded a bar onto my bumper this week, and finally got the lights back on. Now to continue welding all the open seams in the bumper.

Damn that does not sound like fun. Just got my RTE sliders have to sand them down and cover them in paint. Will be spending quality time with the angle grinder.

I just picked myself up a $9.99 angle grinder from hf. I now have one for grinding, one for cutting, and one with a wire brush. All got used last week.. Still have more to do, but I had to give the welder back to my brother in law.
I'm not looking forward to refinishing my sliders. I will probably end up sandblasting them I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 30, 2011 12:42 am

durt d1ver wrote:
Jake wrote:
durt d1ver wrote:
Looking good.
I have the relay for my lights mounted onto the battery box.
I welded a bar onto my bumper this week, and finally got the lights back on. Now to continue welding all the open seams in the bumper.

Damn that does not sound like fun. Just got my RTE sliders have to sand them down and cover them in paint. Will be spending quality time with the angle grinder.

I just picked myself up a $9.99 angle grinder from hf. I now have one for grinding, one for cutting, and one with a wire brush. All got used last week.. Still have more to do, but I had to give the welder back to my brother in law.
I'm not looking forward to refinishing my sliders. I will probably end up sandblasting them I think.

I probably should have had the ones I have now sand blasted. I'm hoping to have them on by Rausch. I might also be trading them for a pair of Rockstar Fab sliders. We will see what happens once they are refinished.
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 30, 2011 12:49 am

Well, if you want to make a trip down the shore, I'm probably going to pick up a cheap sandblaster in the next month or two. Probably not before rausch, but definitely before the pines trip.
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 30, 2011 12:54 am

durt d1ver wrote:
Well, if you want to make a trip down the shore, I'm probably going to pick up a cheap sandblaster in the next month or two. Probably not before rausch, but definitely before the pines trip.

I'll see how the grinder and paint holds up. I may take you up on this even after painting them if it doesnt hold up. If I trade them it wont matter anyway. I wish I had room for all of the fun toys. The sliders and gas tank skid are sitting in my living room. My girlfriend is going to kill me if I dont have it all on my truck soon.


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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeMon May 16, 2011 12:04 pm

grade 8 bolts for the win!
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeMon May 16, 2011 12:32 pm

Hilltoppersx wrote:
grade 8 bolts for the win!

Lol the sliders are ON minus Rivnuts! (fuck rivnuts)
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeMon May 16, 2011 12:34 pm

Oh and the lights are up but DO not work. I'll throw somebody a 12 pack and some cash if they get them to work. I seriously suck at eletrical stuff. Got everything wired and flip the swith and the green light comes on anddddd no lights up top. I need to figure out where the disconnect is. Everything is wired the way is should but but in this process I think I poped a fuse.

So for now they are there for looks!
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 02, 2011 10:30 am

did you get this figured out yet?
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 02, 2011 10:38 am

Hilltoppersx wrote:
did you get this figured out yet?

No my work list looks like this.

Fan clutch (the source of my over heating) Will Tillery offered me one for $75 with a two year warranty
Put console back together and mount CB
Get new battery terminals and winch installed (This week waiting for terminals, fairlead and remote)
Get southdown steering guard installed (Billy is going to buy my AB steering guard and I'm getting one that will fit with this tray)
Install new drive shaft/rotoflex conversion and remove sway bars (at Billys on the 11th)
Install spring spacers
Install wheel spacers
Install TF gas tank skid which I'll be picking up next paycheck or when I sell some of my stuff
Finish wiring lights (Still offering $$ to somebody to do this so I can check it off my list)
Weld together exhaust and weld on QT front diff guard when I can get a welder and some help.

I probably forgot something but this is the majority of it.


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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 02, 2011 10:46 am

this is all going to be done by next week? LOL... im getting those roverbones diff guards $100 for the pair, that is what he is selling them at the Wilds for. get those sway bars off tomorrow and hopefully solve the electircal starting issue, then i need not fun stuff, front 02 sensors and a purge valve so i can pass emissions this month!!! by the end of the month i should have money together for a rear bumper which i need very badly. every time i step on mine to get up the ladder the tail light pops out.
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 02, 2011 10:49 am

Hilltoppersx wrote:
this is all going to be done by next week? LOL... im getting those roverbones diff guards $100 for the pair, that is what he is selling them at the Wilds for. get those sway bars off tomorrow and hopefully solve the electircal starting issue, then i need not fun stuff, front 02 sensors and a purge valve so i can pass emissions this month!!! by the end of the month i should have money together for a rear bumper which i need very badly. every time i step on mine to get up the ladder the tail light pops out.

No not all by next week - I wish lol

Going to wake up really early a couple days next week. Try to knock out as much of it as possible. Waiting for some more stuff right now mostly small things but once I get everything I will be hard at work!
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 26, 2011 12:08 pm

for what it's worth,i put my CB antenna in between my 2 top lights and ran a 1" wide ground strap off the antenna mount down the rack,i then ran smaller ground straps from the rack to under the rack mounting brackets.i then ran the ground wires from my lights to the back of the CB antenna mount.they all work well
i need to re space the lights on the rack,they don't look quite right to me
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 26, 2011 12:10 pm

They look good man! My lights keep getting pushed to the back burner. Maybe I'll get them done before the Pines and have a chance to use them..
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 26, 2011 1:31 pm

it looks like you have the wilderness rack like me, did you use the wilderness mounts for your lights? they are so damn expensive im looking at alternatives and am VERY interested in how you mounted em up!
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 26, 2011 3:35 pm

Hilltoppersx wrote:
it looks like you have the wilderness rack like me, did you use the wilderness mounts for your lights? they are so damn expensive im looking at alternatives and am VERY interested in how you mounted em up!

It looks like the Garvin mounts in the picture. I told you, buy a set of tabs for $10 , and just weld them on.
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 26, 2011 3:41 pm

durt d1ver wrote:
Hilltoppersx wrote:
it looks like you have the wilderness rack like me, did you use the wilderness mounts for your lights? they are so damn expensive im looking at alternatives and am VERY interested in how you mounted em up!

It looks like the Garvin mounts in the picture. I told you, buy a set of tabs for $10 , and just weld them on.

easy to say for a guy who can steal his brother-in-laws welder.
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 26, 2011 5:21 pm

Hilltoppersx wrote:
durt d1ver wrote:
Hilltoppersx wrote:
it looks like you have the wilderness rack like me, did you use the wilderness mounts for your lights? they are so damn expensive im looking at alternatives and am VERY interested in how you mounted em up!

It looks like the Garvin mounts in the picture. I told you, buy a set of tabs for $10 , and just weld them on.

easy to say for a guy who can steal his brother-in-laws welder.

Just by the harbor freight welder already! I'd be willing to give you some $$ if I needed to borrow it too so it will probably pay itself off quickly.
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PostSubject: Re: Hella Light Wiring   Hella Light Wiring I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 26, 2011 8:42 pm

Actually, if you're going to buy a cheap welder, northern tool sells a refurbished version of their 135 amp MIG/flux for like. $250. If I didn't just steal. Pat's lincold all the time, I would pick one of those up myself.
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