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Old 11-05-2012, 05:36 AM   #496 (permalink)
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Just installed 2 sets of hellas on my 2000 Forester S. The 500FF's' are on the hood and the 550's are mounted on the cargo box. Each set is controlled by a ON/OFF/ON rocker switch. They are wired so that UP=High Beam Trigger and down=Manual Override. This gives great flexibility to control the lights exactly the way you want to.

Took lots of pictures. The wiring is complex so only do this if you have some skill with electrical circuitry.
That's exactly how I wired my switches. Love the washer / grille mount, that's quite brilliant.
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Hella 500's mounted to the bumper. Added them this morning
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Hella 500s mounted directly to the bumper. Not finished wiring (seems to be a trend ;)) I'm actually going to try to wire this to a stock switch :D

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Scooped up some driving lights for $45 and mounted them straight onto the screws previously used for mounting the nudge bar. Turned out looking pretty okay
Simple wiring from battery to switch to lights using an in-line fuse.
Made the switch mount using the pre-existing button delete. I had nothing but scissors, kitchen knives and pliers at my disposal for this... so it took me about 2 hours to make haha. But it's all worthwhile now for that clean look

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Researching, enjoyed this thread, full for ideas.

An 09 grill , AC and AT would limit behind grill install.
Has anyone used Aries B2801 Black 2.5" Diameter Tube Sport Push Bar listed on Amazon?

How about upgrading the existing factory fog lights?
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:16 AM   #501 (permalink)
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Default Piaa fog lamps in factory location?

I bought a set of Piaa 540's, and will be attempting to fit them in the factory fog lamp locations of my 04 XT. Has anyone else done this? I'll be taking photos along the way.
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Just put these LED driving lamps behind my grille... Holy profanity are they bright... Stupid bright... I know its a daytime picture, ill get a nighttime one up, but just... wow
Are these similar? - 9LED 27W Driving Work Spot Lamp Light For Offroad Boat Car ATV SUV Jeep 4x4 4WD | eBay
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:53 PM   #503 (permalink)
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Default I was told this would be difficult!

I was successfully able to mount my Piaa 540's in the stock location with little modification. In fact, all that was necessary was to remove the stock fog light assemblies (obviously), including hangers, and bore out pre-existing holes which the stock assembly hangers mounted to. This does put the lamps at a slight "V" shape, however this has helped a great deal casting light on the logging roads I frequently drive. Spot the deer easily.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:48 PM   #504 (permalink)
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It's nice to have a fwe days of. Got some time to fit my new Hella 1000FF. Night pictures to follow.

Nice setup Madmax!

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Do you have any pics of the mounting hardware/location for these? Looks pretty good. How stable is this from vibration standpoint?

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Default FS: Hella 500 Lights

Recently traded in my Forester, now I have a pair of Hella 500 driving lights that I need to part with. The wiring is all intact, and ready to go. Also willing to include a DIY mounting bracket for behind the grille for a 2006-type Forester.

Looking for $40 shipped. Send me a PM
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:04 PM   #506 (permalink)
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Updated my bar mounted aux reverse lights with some 18w CREE LED units. (3w x 6 LEDs)







Holy mother of brightness. They are brighter than most car headlights. I'll try to get a good night shot with them.

I'll be painting the mounting bracket soon so it will match.
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Those backup lights are freakin sweet. I have been toying with that idea, since I have some small ones mounted above my license plate on my S2000 that i use to um, "remind" people to turn off their brights when they are behind me.

And you (thebeephaha) replied to me a while ago about my LED driving lamps behind my grille... here is a link to them...
Super Bright 27W High Power LED Work Light for Truck SUV Off-Road
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Those backup lights are freakin sweet. I have been toying with that idea, since I have some small ones mounted above my license plate on my S2000 that i use to um, "remind" people to turn off their brights when they are behind me.

And you (thebeephaha) replied to me a while ago about my LED driving lamps behind my grille... here is a link to them...
Super Bright 27W High Power LED Work Light for Truck SUV Off-Road
I suggest you put each of your back-up lites on a separate switch and aim them appropriately. The first switch for very near ground behind you and the second at a higher dispersal range.

I found a 'gentle', low directed lite,(Plan A) reminder worked majority of time on my Kenworth. The second higher directed rear lite (Plan B) was for the true a$$ whole.

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Nightshot with everything lit up.. HIDs, fogs, corners, and aux lights
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