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Old 07-13-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default Hella 500 Wiring Question.

Hey guys ive searched a few times and come up with nothing so heres my question.
Can i wire up four Hella 500 lights using one wiring harness? just wire up the blue wires and black wires for each light together? This way i dont have to run two different switches?
Please let me know what you think....
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:22 PM   #2
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I haven't wired up these lights myself but I assume they use a relay to control the power to them. If that is the case and you have two relays, one for each set of 2 lights, I recommend you use both relays and tie the two coil leads in parallel, with a switch tied to power in series to one side of the coils and the other side of the coils tied to ground. To provide power to the lights use a fused power lead connected to the battery that can more than handle the combined current needed for the four lights. You may need about a 10 gauge wire for that. Then split the other end to the relays using two short 12 gauge wires, tieing one wire to each of the two relays switched contacts. Tie the lights to the other side of the contacts. If you want to use a single relay be sure to use one that will more than handle the required current needed by the lights. I would use at least a 10 amp safety factor.
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I agree with cougar, one relay running 4 lights would probably be too much, but it's easy to use one switch to actuate two relays. If you're already wiring one switch a second wouldn't be bad, and you could maybe get a 3 position switch to control both sets (one on+one off / both on / both off). I'm not sure where to find something like that but I'm sure they're out there somewhere.
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How would i wire one switch to actuate two relays? Anybody thats great at drawing up wiring diagrams please chime in. haha really i appreciate the help guys. Thanks.
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As I stated before, you connect the coil leads of the relays together, in parallel with each other. Then connect them to the switch circuit.
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