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Old 07-11-2013, 03:40 PM
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Just purchased some Hella driving lights to mount behind my grille. However, I have never undertaken any aftermarket lighting installs (except HID) on a vehicle, so I'm looking for anyone to chime in with some tips/tricks. for example, where should I tap into power? how to remove the centre console trim (where the shifter is) and/or how to remove the trim under the steering wheel. Also, if extra wire is needed that doesn't come with the kit, extra tools needed... etc.

Like I said, I'm more of a nuts and bolts kinda guy, but i have a good understanding of wiring/electrical as is required by my job (Aircraft Maintenance Engineer) I also have a broad range of tools at my disposal.

Im removing my grilled this weekend to plasti-dip the chrome inserts, so I figured, I have the grille out, may as well install lights!

So yeah... any help is appreciated, maybe there is even a "how-to" that i couldnt find.

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Here's a pretty good write up on it.

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thanks, i actually found and used that write up to help. I installed them last weekend, and i love them! theres a thread a few posts down if anyones interested!
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I was going to recommend putting some hid's in them, it really helps with the light output on the hellas.
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how would one swap the halogen bulbs out of them? do they come apart?
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The hella 500's I run come apart. It has been a while but I believe I had to drill it out a little to get the hid bulb to fit. It really puts out a lot of light.
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