Spot Lights, delay, and then nothing.

Modifications to any other vehicles or things which can benefit any of the other vehicles owners.
Post Reply
User avatar
drew3
High Range 4WD
High Range 4WD
Posts: 75
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:52 am
Town: Tuli Block
Vehicle: '01 Toyota Hilux 4x4 Raider 2.7i DC
Real Name: Drew

Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:38 pm

Hey guys.

Installed some new spot lights to my Lux a few weeks back, but haven't really had a chance to test them out. They are 70W LED Spots.

Drove around in the bushes last night and they work great, but something weird happened and happened again while testing today.

When I first turned them on.... instant sunshine! Then I decided to turn them off for a bit, turned them on again and.... slight delay but they came on. Off and on a bit later, longer delay but they came on. On the third or fourth go, they just don't come on at all?!?! At first I thought it was a bad connection on the relay but checking that hasn't sorted anything out.

I originally just had a set of old Hellas (50W Halogen) which were not doing much for me.

In the end I decided to keep the Hellas wired in and mounted, and I piggy backed the wiring for the new spots off of the old wiring harness which includes a relay and independent switch in the dash.

The original wiring for the Hellas is rather thick ( I couldn't tell you the size), and I am using a 30 AMP fuse for the whole setup.

If it isn't obvious, once left off for a good while, the spots go on normally but the process repeats itself. Oh and this effects the Hellas in the same way.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.We

Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk

2001 Hilux 4x4 Raider 2.7i DC

User avatar
LouisZ
Monster Truck
Monster Truck
Posts: 2159
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:51 pm
Town: Pretoria
Vehicle: Toyota Hilux D/C 1996
Real Name: Louis
Location: Pretoria, Centurion

Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:06 pm

Does the Hella's switch the relay on on a separate switch or does it trigger with the brights?

User avatar
drew3
High Range 4WD
High Range 4WD
Posts: 75
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:52 am
Town: Tuli Block
Vehicle: '01 Toyota Hilux 4x4 Raider 2.7i DC
Real Name: Drew

Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:10 pm

Sorry for the slow response. Ended up being a faulty relay. Not sure why but it would get stuck in the off position once warmed up or something.

Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk

2001 Hilux 4x4 Raider 2.7i DC

Mars
LR4WD, Lockers, Crawler Gears
LR4WD, Lockers, Crawler Gears
Posts: 1183
Joined: Mon May 07, 2012 12:33 pm
Town: Pretoria
Vehicle: Toyota Hilux 3lt D4D DC 4X4
Real Name: Marnus

Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:32 pm

Good to know. Thanks for the feedback.

Post Reply

Return to “General Mods”

  • Information
  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users