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I just bought a pair of Hella 500 driving lights. I have them hooked up as per what the directions indicate, but I have my new lights hooked in to the fog lights. But the new lights will not work! The directions say to hook the lights to the high beam lights. I want to know can I hook my Hella lights to my fog lights? Or can I hook them in with my regular driving lights? I do not want to hook the new lights in to the high beams because I do not use my high beams much. Also is there only one wire that hooks the Hellas into the other lights. Last note I do not have the switch hooked up. I want the Hella lights to come on when I turn on the fog lights
 

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I just installed a pair of Hellas on my disco and I love them! I installed my lights to come on with the fog lights as well. I spliced the lead coming from the relay for the Hellas into the hot lead going to the right fog light. Of course you can use the power lead off either light, but I chose the right side so the relay could be mounted close to the battery. Hope that helps!
 

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Got it!

I got it all worked out. I had the splice on the wrong wire and the wires messed up. The reason why I put the driving lights on with the fog lights is I do not drive in fog much but do drive in hard rain at times and many of the roads I drive do not have stree lights.
 

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Dont forget to align those lights.....and more

Hi from Adam from NYC :drive:

Thanks for that idea; I had forgotten about those "fog" lights. I also have the 500 wired on the high beams but really was looking for a better switch than dropping in another.

The 500s are perfect for urban nightdriving in rainy weather.

It is amazing how many knuckleheads wear jetblack in the rain. I even remember waking up a driver when I turned on my 500s and he did not even see a rogue crossing into his lane. Did he swerve and scare the daylights out of that fool!

I had the FF1000s but the dang lights fell apart. They also beamed enough light to drive oncoming traffic crazy.

Make sure you get the alignment right with those 500s. I replaced them with the 500 driving lights. Their beam pattern is pencil thin and aim right down the lane without killing the nightvision of oncoming drivers.

Thanks again for the tip and enjoy your investment.
 

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I use my 500 drivers for seeing the wildlife far enough ahead to avoid impact. They really do have the sharp pencil beam that will illuminate the road ahead, in most cases farther than you are able to see. I wired mine into the high beams, with the hella switch located in the accessory location on the dash to the left of the steering wheel (by the mirror adjuster). Great lamps for what they do, I just suffer in the fog, as I have no fog lamps. LRW
 

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FYI, check your local Vehicle and Traffic Laws....

Before I started to hack into the rewiring of the 500 to the foglight circuit, I checked into the local Vehicle and Traffic Laws.

Ouch!

Can only wire the driving lights to the high beams. If you want you, you can do it but you may get stopped for it or in my case, if I get stopped for doing something else. It aint California (where the California Highway Patrol get anal) but I am a tri-state kind of guy.
 

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Adam in NYC USA said:
Before I started to hack into the rewiring of the 500 to the foglight circuit, I checked into the local Vehicle and Traffic Laws.

Ouch!

Can only wire the driving lights to the high beams. If you want you, you can do it but you may get stopped for it or in my case, if I get stopped for doing something else. It aint California (where the California Highway Patrol get anal) but I am a tri-state kind of guy.

I litterally just got my Hella 500 box in the mail an hr before I read this. I'm in Cali(porn)ia I live out in a rural area but commute to the city daily. I was wondering why wouldn't I be able to connect to my fog lights. the hella kit has it's own indepentant switch. Is it possible to tap into the fog lights and the high beams this way It would work even if I put my high beams on?

Rudeman
 

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I don't think so

Rudeman,
I do not think you can wire the hellas into the high beams and fog lights at the same time. You might want to use the switch that came with your lights. I like my hellas wired to the fog lights my self.
 

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BIRD said:
Rudeman,
I do not think you can wire the hellas into the high beams and fog lights at the same time. You might want to use the switch that came with your lights. I like my hellas wired to the fog lights my self.
Is there a wire I can tap into so that I can switch them independantly from the hi or low beams in general..
 
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