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post #1 of 11 Old 04-30-2006, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Foglight wiring? Replacing with Hella.

Hi Guys -
FINALLY getting around to replacing the foglights on my ZJ.
It has the factory fogs, with their wiring. I was going to splice the Hella's 500's wiring right onto the factory wiring.
But - the factory uses a two-wire system - is one +, one ground?
I can't find my multitester anywhere - any idea how to differentiate the two wires?
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Red and Black? Or you could try puting them to your tongue!
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post #3 of 11 Old 04-30-2006, 06:35 PM
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If you don't have a test light, you can dummy one up with a bulb and a short piece of wire -- then test the wires to frame ground, to find the hot one -- then test from the hot wire to the other wire to make sure it's a ground wire.

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post #4 of 11 Old 04-30-2006, 08:31 PM
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ones blue and ones black. and i have the same question.

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post #5 of 11 Old 05-01-2006, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, just got them wired - guessed on the wires, and got them right.
Yay - no burnt Jeep...
So, the green wire is ground, the black is hot. Weird, I know, but thats the way it is on my 94.
All I can say is WOW - I don't know how I drove with out them before!

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tiger what did u end up doin with the harness at the end of the line? if you cut them off can i get them from you???

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post #7 of 11 Old 05-03-2006, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Do you mean the factory Jeep harness, or the Hella harness?
The jeep harness is still on the Jeep - i left it all there, just spliced he wires where I cut off the factory fogs.
The hella harness I have still, if you want it.

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i was hoping you had taken off the factory jeep harness. i have a set of hellas with the factory 93-95 harness on them. but my jeep is a 97 so i either have to replace the harness on the jeep( which is what i was hopin gyou cut off) or have to find a 97 stock foglight that i can get that harness off.

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sorry, me confused. Are your fog lights above the bumper in front of the grill, or down below under the bumper?

I was thinking to myself that Hella's were round, and you were trying to fit a round peg into a square hole.

Damn, I'm such a newb

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they have round ones and rectangular ones

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No, my factory fogs were mounted above the bumper. I just unbolted the rectangular factory lights, and bolted the round hella's in place. I think it looks better, and really lights up the road.

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