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post #16 of 61 Old 02-07-2006, 07:39 PM
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How is the light output? Looking for some to go on my new windsheild mounts
you wont want fogs on the windshield, you'll want a projection pattern. Such a som kc 150's


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post #17 of 61 Old 02-07-2006, 08:06 PM
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post #18 of 61 Old 02-07-2006, 08:07 PM
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how easy was it to install them
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how easy was it to install them
pretty easy. took me about 30 min.
the mounts came with 3/8" bolts and they wouldnt fit in the holes already in the stock bumper, so i bought 5/16 carrier bolts with lock washers and nuts. perfect fit.

other than that very easy. there is a main hole in the tub where 90percent of the electrical wires come through, just below that there is a drain plug. i put a hole in it and that is where i ran the hot wire.

wireing
ground - i scratched the bumper where you could see metal and ran the ground right under the lights themselves.

hot - i ran the passanger side hot wire through the bumper to the driverside and then ran both of them into the engine compartment, where i tied them together.
then i ran the single wire inside to the 'on' side of the toggle. then ran a wire from the 'off' side of the toggle to the fuse box. i put in an inline fuse just before the fuse box, and pluged the wire into the rear wiper. (that was a blank for me)
they only come on when the key is on so i wont forget and leave them on and kill the battery.

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you wont want fogs on the windshield, you'll want a projection pattern. Such a som kc 150's
i agree.
i would put some nice kc's on my window.
the only reason i went cheap on the bumper is i plan on messing them up.

im not sure what the light output is, all i know is that they are about 30-40percent brighter than the head lights.

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pretty easy. took me about 30 min.
the mounts came with 3/8" bolts and they wouldnt fit in the holes already in the stock bumper, so i bought 5/16 carrier bolts with lock washers and nuts. perfect fit.

other than that very easy. there is a main hole in the tub where 90percent of the electrical wires come through, just below that there is a drain plug. i put a hole in it and that is where i ran the hot wire.

wireing
ground - i scratched the bumper where you could see metal and ran the ground right under the lights themselves.

hot - i ran the passanger side hot wire through the bumper to the driverside and then ran both of them into the engine compartment, where i tied them together.
then i ran the single wire inside to the 'on' side of the toggle. then ran a wire from the 'off' side of the toggle to the fuse box. i put in an inline fuse just before the fuse box, and pluged the wire into the rear wiper. (that was a blank for me)
they only come on when the key is on so i wont forget and leave them on and kill the battery.
Could you have tied both ground wires together and ran them to the headlight ground instead?

There was a single 'hot wire' for each light plus a single ground wire for each light?

Did you splice the two 'hot wires' together, run it to a switch, out of the switch, then run it into an in-line fuse?

What kind of fuse?

Did you run a single wire out of the in-line fuse into your fuse box?

How did you 'plug' the line into your empty fuse slot?

What empty fuse slots would be applicable for the light?

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post #23 of 61 Old 02-08-2006, 12:22 PM
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similar set up

I've been running a similar setup to this for awhile. I gotmy lights for around 27 at wal-mart. They are more oval shaped though, and come with a plastic gaurd. I mounted mine in the middle of the bumper(surprisingly not bashed yet). The install was a little more involved with fitting the nuts and studs around the front frame tube. I wired mine in a similar fashion.

The brand was BAJA I believe, but they are frickin' bright...

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just picked up my hellas 500 fogs. total cost $80.61. Hopefuly wont have problems with installation. Will post some pics when I'm done.

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERES

Could you have tied both ground wires together and ran them to the headlight ground instead?
IM NOT THAT ELECTRICALLY INCLINED BUT I DONT SEE WHY NOT.

There was a single 'hot wire' for each light plus a single ground wire for each light?
YES

Did you splice the two 'hot wires' together, run it to a switch, out of the switch, then run it into an in-line fuse?
YES. THEN FROM THE INLINE FUSE TO THE FUSE BOX (FUSE LABELED 'REAR WIPER')

What kind of fuse?
ONE SIMILAR TO THIS (I PUT IN A 12 AMP)


Did you run a single wire out of the in-line fuse into your fuse box?
YES

How did you 'plug' the line into your empty fuse slot?
WITH A FITTING LIKE THIS. (SECOND FROM THE BOTTOM ON THE LEFT)


What empty fuse slots would be applicable for the light?
YOU WILL HAVE TO GET A TEST LIGHT AND SEE WHICH WORKS WITH THE KEY ON.
EXAMPLE - THE 'SUB WOOFER' FUSE ON MINE WORKED WITH THE KEY ON AND OFF.
THE REAR WIPER WORKS WITH THE KEY ON ONLY.
DEPENDS ON YOUR OPTIONS I SUPPOSE.

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Thank you very much for the reply. I appreciate it.

Would Radio Shack be a place for the fuse and switch or Autozone?

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Thank you very much for the reply. I appreciate it.

Would Radio Shack be a place for the fuse and switch or Autozone?
I HAD THE INLINE FUSE LAYING AROUND SO I DONT KNOW WHERE TO GET IT. I THINK A PARTS STORE WILL HAVE MOST OF WHAT YOU NEED.
IM SURE RADIO SHACK WILL HAVE IT ALL TOO. (I HAVENT BEEN IN A RADIO SHACK FOR YEARS)

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did u use a wiring hareness of somekind?

how did u wire them into the fuse like that?

im looking to add some foglights but im a complete noob @ wiring
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did u use a wiring hareness of somekind?

how did u wire them into the fuse like that?

im looking to add some foglights but im a complete noob @ wiring
re-read his post- it has the info about how to wire it.

It looks like he just tie-wrapped the wires and fished them through the firewall to me- no wiring harness

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With that much current it would be a good idea to run off a relay. That way the current doesn'y go through the switch, I melted one that way. And the power would go straight through the relay to the lights. Not having to go through the cab and back out could make them a tad bit brighter and your dash less likely to ignite. They look great though.

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