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Old 06-26-2006, 01:53 AM   #1
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Well, When I saw Bills Hella Driving lights with angel eyes, I HAD to get a pair and replace my pitted factory fogs that were on the car since birth I imagine.

Anyways, Instead of keeping things simple and using the stock fog wiring, I ran the harness that came with the Hella Optilux lights. To me, this seemed easier, but in reality? It wasnt.

I was suppose to run the relay and fuse close to the battery side, but I went in on the drivers side. After a call into Bill, we spoke a while then was handed off to the wiring guru himself, Pat.

I then had to cut out the fuse for the lighting, add wire to reach, then splice back in the fuse and ring terminal that to the battery.

All in all it was a learning experience to say the least, but now there in and I did a little something extra since I was there anyways.





















The pictured of the door leds dont do any justice. They are so brighter in person. I think my camera needs to be REPLACED!! Lol.
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looks like a pretty tricky install but those lights look awsome on your car, good job.


i think i'm going to pick up a pair
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Awesome dude, I've got to get in on those accent LEDs on the controls soon, looks SO easy there'* no reason not to!
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Cool, I did mine like a year ago and loved them. I used the factory wiring and a seprate fused switch for the rings. I later installed SS bulbs in mine and they are so much brighter! Although they're not the best in the rain.

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Looks good. I like the placement of the extra switch
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Thanks. The Hella lights was a PITA but I was anal the whole way through the install and hid all of the wiring after I ran it all which was another PITA, especially going through the headliner but im happy with the results. Now I need to buy another switch because im going to probably break this one playing with it LOL Oh and if you are going to run wiring like I did, use a metal hanger

The led light was way easy. Just pry the bottom piece up and slide out and everything is right there. Snip re-splice and solder.

More to come on the LEDS. I have my wheel well kit to go in yet and the rear door leds like the front but im putting a switch in for them so I can have the option to turn em on or off.
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Looking great Tony....

Isn't it amazing how much they do for the light output? The factory foggies are well...maybe good for fog...I'll never know.

Being that you didn't use the factory switch, you don't need to worry about the highbeam switch turning them off. There is an override that can be done if you need to ensure the highbeams don't turn them off.
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Looking great Tony....

Isn't it amazing how much they do for the light output? The factory foggies are well...maybe good for fog...I'll never know.

Being that you didn't use the factory switch, you don't need to worry about the highbeam switch turning them off. There is an override that can be done if you need to ensure the highbeams don't turn them off.
Thanks Bill. I didnt know that the High Beams cut off the fog lights. I think im going to use the fog wiring to turn on my wheel well kit though, and im hoping to get it done before the NH meet Dave is having next weekend. We'll see



I hope my battered and scraped hands are better by then

They kinda hurt at the moment. That tranny cooler really got a hold of my left hand
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when did you find time to do them. its been raining for ever around here.
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when did you find time to do them. its been raining for ever around here.
LOL Tell me about it. You know where you guys lined up at my place? Well there are half covered parking spots, so I was able to grab one and go to work


Im glad I at least had that to work with. I could have parked underneath in my covered spot, but theres not lighting there during the day, only at night

I was glad to get them done though. The inside of my car is filled with tools and crap :( I'll have that all cleaned up soon.
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