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Help w/ wiring diagrams on Hella 500 light kit

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Ordered a Hella 500 driving light kit from 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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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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