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I tried to wrire up some hella 500's for my front bumper yesterday. Took me forever because hella's instructions for the relay were wrong. After blowing 5 fuses, i finally found the right wiring diagram on yotatech. Anyways..after getting them to work and wrapping up all the wires and stuff, i went to hockey with the lights working. When i had got home, they had stopped working. I checked the relay and all the wires were still plugged in. The ground was still grounded, the battery was still connected. The switch was all still connected along with the wire and ground to the lights. i'm kind stumped as to why they are not working. Any suggestions???
 

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Well pull out a bulb and test it right on the battery to make sure its still good or jsut look at the filament i guess. Then check the relay somehow, either have someone turn your lights on while you listen to the relay for a click. Or you can use a tester to see if there is continuity between the relay tab and ground when the switch is on. Just get a tester and poke around to see if its all good.
 

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Digger33 said:
I tried to wrire up some hella 500's for my front bumper yesterday. Took me forever because hella's instructions for the relay were wrong. After blowing 5 fuses, i finally found the right wiring diagram on yotatech. Anyways..after getting them to work and wrapping up all the wires and stuff, i went to hockey with the lights working. When i had got home, they had stopped working. I checked the relay and all the wires were still plugged in. The ground was still grounded, the battery was still connected. The switch was all still connected along with the wire and ground to the lights. i'm kind stumped as to why they are not working. Any suggestions???
Re check your ground connections- (ground to each of the lights & ground for the switch) - pick a place with some exposed bare metal
90% of my electrical issues are due to poor grounding

What was incorrect about the Hella wiring diagram?
What are you using to power the switch?
 

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it had the wire that went to the lights mixed up with the ground on the relay. I switched it and it worked, along with no more blown fuses. I have the accessory outlet powering the switch.
 
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