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Ordered a Hella 500 driving light kit from 4wheelparts.com in anticipation of the Shrock front bumper that should be showing up within the next week or two.

As you would suspect, the instructions include two different diagrams, one for wiring them into the headlights (so that they come on with the highbeams) and wiring for wiring them with a switch, independent of the headlights. The strange part is, BOTH diagrams show a wire being spliced into the high beam headlight wire.

Also, the diagram shows two contact points on the switch that need to be wired, but the diagram shows them as bein side-by-side. One wire goes to the relay and the other wire goes to the high beams (WTF?) The switch, of course, has three contact points that run from top to bottom.

I helped a friend wire up two Warn spotlights on his FJ this last weekend. The wiring kit was essentially the same. On his switch, the top contact point went to a ground wire, the middle wire went to a relay, and the bottom wire went to the positive terminal on the battery (there were two wires that went to the positive terminal altogether.

Can anyone help me clarify?
 

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Ok, first off, how do you want them to come on? Do you want them to only come on with Hi-beams, only with Lo-beams, only with marker lights or with no lights at all?

I use a dash switch to turn the lights on and off as desired, but I wired mine into the marker lights so that they couldn't be turned on and left on by accident (if I turn off the maker lights the Hella's turn off (even if the switch is on). If I forget to turn off the marker lights I get the annoying beep when I go to get out).

1. 15A fused line from Battery + terminal to Pin 30 on the Relay
2. Pin 87 on relay to the + lead on the Hella's
3. - lead on the Hella's to a grounded source (as close to the lights as possible).
4. Vampire tap into the hot lead of your (Hi-Beam, Lo-Beam, Marker Lights or wired straight to the + on the battery) and run to switch.
5. Ground to pin 85 on relay.
6. Line between pin 86 on relay to switch.
7. Ground to switch. (this is for the light in the switch)

Step 4 is so that the switch will get power to trip the relay only when one of the conitions are met.
 

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To make it a little easier, I would suggest you wire the switch to a +12V that's on an accessory line. You don't need much here (that's what the relay is for) so I'd suggest the cig lighters, or the wire in the kick panel that the autodimming mirror is powered from.
 

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Muzikman said:
Ok, first off, how do you want them to come on? Do you want them to only come on with Hi-beams, only with Lo-beams, only with marker lights or with no lights at all?

I use a dash switch to turn the lights on and off as desired, but I wired mine into the marker lights so that they couldn't be turned on and left on by accident (if I turn off the maker lights the Hella's turn off (even if the switch is on). If I forget to turn off the marker lights I get the annoying beep when I go to get out).
Oh yeah (slapping hand on forehead), I should have mentioned that I wanted to run the aux lights independent of everything else. Although... that marker light thing is pretty cool.
 

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For my lights, I use an on/off/on switch. One goes to the hi-beams or marker lights or whatever and the other works independent. Depending on the conditions, I choose which way to turn them on.
 

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I wanted to use the marker lights as I don't think there will ever be a time when I want the Hella's on and no other lights. It saves me from accidentally leaving them on and not knowing it (I run the covers).
 
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