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I just bought a set of Hella 500's and some windshield mounts and started installing then yesterday, but I have a few questions for you guys that have done these before.

When you guys feed the wires from the lights under the panel how are you getting them into the engine bay? Do you have to drill a hole?
Do the gnd wires from the light have to run to the battery negative? And is the ground on the hellas for some reason the blue instead of the black?
Also... where is the wire to splice into for high beams?

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Yes you will have to drill a hole and use gromets to get through the cowl and engine area.

No ground does not have to go back to the battery. Ground under the cowl at the most convenient location.

I used the unused output from the stock fog/high-beam/bypass relay to trigger it on only for high-beam use. Simple and easy. Just use that output as the switched 12v trigger to your switch, then new relay.


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No ground does not have to go back to the battery. Ground under the cowl at the most convenient location.
What exactly IS the cowl?

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I used the unused output from the stock fog/high-beam/bypass relay to trigger it on only for high-beam use. Simple and easy. Just use that output as the switched 12v trigger to your switch, then new relay.
Where is this?

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What exactly IS the cowl?



Where is this?
That panel that buts up against the windshield, runs along underneath the wipers, that has the venting in the middle.
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The space between the hood and windshield.
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Where is this?
Above the fuse box on mine. They moved around a few different years.


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I'm pretty sure there is a big old rubber grommet on the driver side where the main harness goes through the firewall. Use some kind of poker, I like to use old car antennas, and tape your wires to it then push it through the rubber grommet. I would drill the firewall as a last resort in a TJ, I don't drill unless I absolutely have to. JMHO

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