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Old 11-11-2000, 01:01 PM   #1
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I just got done wiring my Hella 500's and the instructions say to run the green wire (wich isn't long enough) from the switch to my high beams. What dose that mean and where do I attach the wire. I have no clue what to do and I know a number of you have them. Thanxs
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Old 11-11-2000, 07:05 PM   #2
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What they want you to do is put a tap on the highbeam hot lead. This is only for the purpose of relay control, but since I dislike cutting into the wiring harness, here's what I'd do:

First, determine which lead it is. The Impreza uses a switching ground, so that the current flow is (I think, you need to check this with your electrical tester) fron the black lead to the yellow lead on lowbeam and from the blue lead to the black lead on highbeam. Don't ask me how or why, this is what my multimeter tells me. Anyway, if the blue one turns out to be the hot lead then open up the stock plug housing and pick it out. Now to to the electronics store and get a package of 90 degree female spades just like the ones in the stock plug and a package of 2-to-1 spade connectors. Now make a short piece with one of the 90-degree connectors at one end and the 2-to-1 spade at the other. Now attach the stock lead and the green wire to the 2-to-1 connector. Put your new lead into the plug housing and close it back up.
This is a little extra work over just setting a tap but does not cut into the wiring harness.
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Old 11-11-2000, 08:41 PM   #3
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Or you can do it the way I did mine and just wire them hot so you dont have to worry about any of that. Also you dont have to have the headlights on at all to turn them on. In fact you dont even need to have the key in there. It is very helpfull in some situations actually. Of coarse it is up to you.
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Old 11-11-2000, 09:21 PM   #4
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THANKYOU so much. I was clueless on what to do. It dosen't seem to difficult.
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GREEN HORNET, personally, I don't like your idea. Subaru got a clever design (over Honda), no key, no light. It saves my battery in winter time.

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Old 11-12-2000, 10:40 AM   #6
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I don't know. I like it. It's pretty easy to tell when those lights are on. Plus it gives you much more usable light when you need it. To each his own though. No idea or opinion is wrong, just right for the person who thinks it. The main reason I did mine that way is I didn't want to mess with the stock wireing in case I didn't like having them on there. Maybe some day I will change my mind and agree with you. If that day comes I will change them, but right now I like it the way it is. Good luck storer with the lights I am sure you will like them as they are hella bright.

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