Originally Posted by juggle9
Man, I wish I had a camera here at work. Imagine this. If you are looking at back of the light, there are two wires, one blue and one white, (connects to a black power lead on mine). The blue wire is connected to the outer silver case of the lamp, and the white wire connects directly to the back of the bulb inside the case. The white connects to power on the relay, the blue is your ground. I ran it back under the hood and used a ground bolt something else was using. Hope that helps.
So mine were wired wrong from the factory!! My blue ( ground ) wire was connected to the white wire to the back of the bulb while the black power wire went to the outer silver case. Yes the instructions did say to use the blue wire as the ground but I never checked the bulb wires themselves. Hope I didn't blow the bulbs with this mess.
I'll try switching them around tomorrow. Looks like I will have to recheck all the fuses and grounds again too as well as the switch and the relay.
I did make sure the switch was grounded, as someone mentioned earlier.
I gotta say, I'm not impressed with Hella's documentation so far! In addition to this problem, the wiring diagram shows two different ways to attach the leads to the switch as well as being pretty vague in the first place.
Oh well, tomorrow's another day!
Thanks for the tips!