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So that red cable with the little eyelet, you connected up to the fuse box for the spots where obviously you already have 12v supply. Did you keep the inline fuse for the headlight loom or fuse it through the little fuse box?

Also is that black wire coming off the battery your 12v supply for the new fuse box?

What did you do with headlight connector from the cars loom for the other nearside headlight? Just left it loose?
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The small, red, eyeletted cable was dispensed with. I have twin supply cables to separate fuses. This is in black cable which came in a bundle with the Hella lights. I didn't want the two sets of lights to share a cable because of the loading issue and if a fuse blows I always have one set of lights.
The old nearside headlight connector is the one I used with a male spade pushed into the socket for the main beam.
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The small, red, eyeletted cable was dispensed with. I have twin supply cables to separate fuses. This is in black cable which came in a bundle with the Hella lights. I didn't want the two sets of lights to share a cable because of the loading issue and if a fuse blows I always have one set of lights.
The old nearside headlight connector is the one I used with a male spade pushed into the socket for the main beam.
Is that not the offside in your picture with the male spade connector pushed in? Regardless, what did you do with the headlight connector from the car loom that isn't needed anymore?
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Is that not the offside in your picture with the male spade connector pushed in? Regardless, what did you do with the headlight connector from the car loom that isn't needed anymore?
I drive on every side of the road and some roads just wide enough for Murf so N/S and O/S interchangeable.
The connector on the UK passenger side is now redundant...or would be if I hadn't used part of it as a relay activation feed for the spots. Basically it could be taped up out of the way.
The three-pin spade connector is pushed into the driver's side headlight connector.
By the way, check my lovely high beam indicator LED and it's now a DED for some reason.
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I drive on every side of the road and some roads just wide enough for Murf so N/S and O/S interchangeable.
The connector on the UK passenger side is now redundant...or would be if I hadn't used part of it as a relay activation feed for the spots. Basically it could be taped up out of the way.
The three-pin spade connector is pushed into the driver's side headlight connector.
By the way, check my lovely high beam indicator LED and it's now a DED for some reason.
Looking at the wiring diagram the high beam indicator is spurred off the passenger side headlight black green wire. I would stick a meter on that wire at the discarded connector, switch the lights on and see if you still have 12v's?
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Or thinking about it further move the black three pin plug from the new loom from where it is plugged in at the moment on the driver side, over to the passenger side headlight connector and see if the main beam indicator comes back. If it will reach?????
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Or thinking about it further move the black three pin plug from the new loom from where it is plugged in at the moment on the driver side, over to the passenger side headlight connector and see if the main beam indicator comes back. If it will reach?????
Good suggestion and mabe that's somewhere related to where i went wrong. But I have fitted a standard bulb in the blue indicator and it works. I re-checked if the suspect LED would work where another LED is still working in the green indicators indicator and that proved it was DED.

Maybe somewhere along the line the LED bulb got a current surge or something because it was working fine yesterday.
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I think I finally completed this job and as always seems to happen, it's been a big learning curve. I now think that with all the modifications and having fitted an alternator, the original Fiat lights with halogens would have been adequate.
I'm not complaining though; in this video my Fiat comes straight after a "normal" car and you see the difference.

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Reminded me of freezing cold nights in Wales watching Jimmy Mcrae in a fully lit up Opel Manta 400....
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It will be in the Nairn local papers tomorrow. "Strange Man in Fiat 500". A man has been spotted in a blue Fiat 500 filming local traffic at night. He was then observed to leave his camera at the side of the road, whilst he drove towards it lighting up all around him in a spectacular light display. Police are warning this man should not be approached!!!!!

Seriously though it is really bright, need to send you back out there to film whilst driving
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It will be in the Nairn local papers tomorrow. "Strange Man in Fiat 500". A man has been spotted in a blue Fiat 500 filming local traffic at night. He was then observed to leave his camera at the side of the road, whilst he drove towards it lighting up all around him in a spectacular light display. Police are warning this man should not be approached!!!!!

Seriously though it is really bright, need to send you back out there to film whilst driving
You must know about our "Nairnshire Telegraph" which does deal with some quite trivial "news" and takes all of 3 minutes to read (if you leave out the death notices that is)
"Strange man in Fiat 500" is old news by now, me having terrorised the roads for the last two and a half years. I do get more respect with these lights though.
Fortunately, the dark road is just outside our house and the camera was on our garden wall. I really appreciated that lone car to help my comparison. He slowed down but really put his foot down after passing me; but I must admit, I think he was on low beam because at the time I was standing by the camera.
If I had the speed I am pretty sure I could go rallying with this setup.
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I'm thinking of doing something a bit like this for my next rally; smart eh?
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Might need a couple of big batteries to power that lot
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Might need a couple of big batteries to power that lot
....might need an auxilliary engine to power the batteries!!!!
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Just visit the Lazerlamps page

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