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Hella lights part II

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hobbs, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Hobbs

    Hobbs Registered Member

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    Got the Hella 4000 metals installed and working...I think....

    Each light has 2 bulbs. Only the center bulb is lighting. The one in the lower half of the light is not coming on, in both lights. I have Euro beams. Should the 2nd bulb be on? Or is it for an additional feature? I installed with the hella wiring kit.

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    Hobbs
     
  2. Slapperbar

    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner Premium Member

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    Do you have high and low beams? They could be d.r.l.s
     
  3. Hobbs

    Hobbs Registered Member

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    I believe that some of the 4000 eurobeams have city lights built in.

    "A City Light or Position Light is a European thing. They are similar to daytime running lights in the US. Simply a 5 watt bulb that lights up the reflector to make you more visible to other traffic, but creates no appreciable illumination. In the big cities of Europe the street lighting is excellent and cars are not permitted to use even their low beams, in order to control light pollution. Several new types of city lamps have been introduced including Celis "Angel Eye" rings and LEDs."
     
  5. Hobbs

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    That may be the answer. There is a wiring option of taping the parking lights that the instructions give as a +/- option.

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    Hobbs Registered Member

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    Response from Hella. Suprise I got such a quick response. K5 Silverado you were correct.

    The bulb that is in the middle is the main beam, but the bulb on the side
    is called a "city light". The city light is a 5 watt bulb that is
    primarily used in Germany as something we would call a daytime running
    light here. It is not necessary to wire them in, but if you do decide
    that you want to, just remove the bezel and you will see the wire(s) coming
    off of the daytime running light. If you have any more questions, please
    let me know.
    Thanks.
     

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