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Old 15th February 2012, 21:44   #181
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Thanks Anuj, I felt the same about the size and height of lamp.

I have taken out the clamp and will be lowering the position so that top of the lamp is in line with the headlamp.

I have not yet painted the clamp. I was also contemplating steel color but was not sure whether its available in the paint shop. I will check with the paint shop tomorrow.

Bijoy - The lamp is actually pointing outwards as this was not the final fit. I need to make some adjustment to reduce height and focus it properly.

Clamp is mounted at a point which is used to hold the plastic grill. I have marked this with red color in my previous post in the same thread.

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Old 17th February 2012, 12:56   #182
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Hi,

I was able to paint the clamp with two coats of Red Oxide and one coat of Aluminum paint.

Red Oxide two coats

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Aluminum one coat

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I have been trying to find the following connector online but was not able to find this anywhere. Does anyone know where I can find this in Bangalore.
Once I get this I can make this setup removable by removing the 2 X 2WAY connector or 1X4WAY connector
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Old 17th February 2012, 18:08   #183
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I have been trying to find the following connector online but was not able to find this anywhere. Does anyone know where I can find this in Bangalore.
Once I get this I can make this setup removable by removing the 2 X 2WAY connector or 1X4WAY connector
This is Tyco Superseal 1.5 Series connectors.
Superseal 1.5 Series Product Feature Selector - TE

Might be impossible to source in Bangalore. You can try your luck online, but might end up very expensive for your use.
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I got these from Amazon.com:


Anderson Power Pole connectors
http://www.amazon.com/Power-Pole-Connector-Black-Anderson-Sermos/dp/B000QUZD4W/ref=pd_sim_t_1

Accel 2pin connectors
http://www.amazon.com/ACCEL-74812-We...gy_auto_text_b

3 pin connectors:
Amazon.com: ACCEL DFI 74813 Weatherproof Electrical 3 Pin Connector: Automotive
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Old 18th April 2012, 12:50   #185
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Hi,

I finally took out some time to fix the lamps after making some changes in the clamp angle. The point where these clamps are fixed is a very light weight metal structure that holds the bonnet lock, hence there is a lot of vibration when vehicle is moving.

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Lack of metal (mount point) behind the bumper makes it very difficult to attach this clamp on another points.

If anyone else has done a similar setup on Swift/Wagon R or similar vehicle please share your experience.

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Guys, how to wire the circuit ?

I want the Hella's to come on only when the key is in the ignition. For this, I will need to tap the input to the switch from some other connection (eg- Audio, brake lights, wipers, etc).

So which is the best place for this tap ?
I dont want to use the brake lamp circuit, because if the fuse blows, then I lose the brake lamps- and that can be dangerous.

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the switch controls the relay which then drives the lamps)
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Old 10th May 2012, 20:40   #187
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So which is the best place for this tap ?
How about the Cig lighter / 12V outlet feed, if you have one? This would be the least interfering circuit IMO. Or else, you can tap from the ceiling light. Check the fuse rating though.

Edit: No, ceiling light is always on. My bad :(

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@Bejoy, thanks. I think the lighter socket is also not controlled by the ignition. One option is the wipers. The other is rear fogs.
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@Bejoy, thanks. I think the lighter socket is also not controlled by the ignition. One option is the wipers. The other is rear fogs.
@Condor, Please check the lighter socket again. At least in my car it is controlled by the ignition switch. Otherwise a bad device can drain the battery overnight.
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Here's my Hella Experience :-)
No clamps but directly bolted with two nuts on the top of the bumper.

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@Condor, Please check the lighter socket again. At least in my car it is controlled by the ignition switch.
@bejoy, I am not able to check it - it seems to be disconnected during a recent work at the A.s.S. So I will let you know soon.

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No clamps but directly bolted with two nuts on the top of the bumper.
Have you tried using the lamps ? I had thought of this option and I asked one garage. They said that the bumper is not strong enough to hold the lamps firmly in place. If mounted on the bumper, the light will bounce/vibrate.

Almost every one suggests using clamps and fixing it to a metal base.
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Have you tried using the lamps ? I had thought of this option and I asked one garage. They said that the bumper is not strong enough to hold the lamps firmly in place. If mounted on the bumper, the light will bounce/vibrate.

Almost every one suggests using clamps and fixing it to a metal base.
Using clamps would be the best as you don't have to drill holes onto the bumper. But I never had issues even on rough roads. Bumper is certainly strong to hold these lamps. They look big but are lightweight. The Lightforce are more expensive but featherweights. I had to change the front bumper so now I am considering getting clamps made.
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Guys, how to wire the circuit ?

I want the Hella's to come on only when the key is in the ignition. For this, I will need to tap the input to the switch from some other connection (eg- Audio, brake lights, wipers, etc).

So which is the best place for this tap ?
I dont want to use the brake lamp circuit, because if the fuse blows, then I lose the brake lamps- and that can be dangerous.

(Note:
the switch controls the relay which then drives the lamps)
You can consider Acc wire (which goes to audio) for triggering the relay power and don't forget to use a good quality wiring harness with proper rated fuse for the battery hot wire. In case of blown fuse, only the audio and aux lamps will be affected which is not a safety hazard issue.
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@Bejoy, thanks. I think the lighter socket is also not controlled by the ignition. One option is the wipers. The other is rear fogs.
I used cig lighter power source for headrest monitors in my car. It is working good and switch off upon removing ignition.

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You can consider Acc wire (which goes to audio) for triggering the relay power
I'm using this power source for lighting DRL's in my car with fuse. No issue till now.

Both of these controlled of ignition.
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Hello,

Planning to pick up the 700ff for my Figo. Got a price of 6k which was mentioned on the box at an accessory shop. He stated that it is includes only the lamps and not wires and relay which I knew was a rip off.

Any information on the latest pricing of the 500ff and 700ff would be appreciated.

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