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90Watt Whelen Hide Away Strobes

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by I RocDuP I, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. I RocDuP I

    I RocDuP I Member
    Messages: 40

    Hey Everyone,

    I just bought a 90Watt Hide Away Kit and Im having a few problems. I Drilled out my one headlight and wanted to see how it would work in there before I drilled out my other one. So i ran all the wires for the power unit and for the strobe itself. Hooked everything up and the unit turned on but the strobe would not. I checked all my connections, continuity in every wire but still cant get the strobe to power on. If I hook it directly up to the power unit it will turn on and go as normal. I have tried the other wires and are still having the same problem. Anyone have any idea?
     
  2. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    Heres my suggestion. Follow the instructions and then see how it goes. Strobes are easy to install but take time and usually if you have not done it before up to 6 hours for a 4 strobe kit. Check all wire orientation when putting the pins in the connectors, be sure to run the right size fuses, etc.. Good luck and take your time.
     
  3. I RocDuP I

    I RocDuP I Member
    Messages: 40

    I have rechecked everything multiple times. I have even redone the connections. I ordered the strobes through your website. Didn't know you were a member here. I have checked continuity through the wires so I know they aren't broken inside the casing. I have used an inline 15 amp fuse like the instructions said. Have the switches wired correctly because everything works as normal when you hook the strobes up to the power unit. Its just I cant get any of the strobes to turn on when there hooked up to the wires running to the front and rear of the truck. Im stumped at this point.
     
  4. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    If the system works when you plug the strobes directly into the power supply then sounds like you have a shorted cable that is causing the system to shut down. Try activating on the 1 and 2 outlets and one strobe connected via the cable plug then into outlet 1 and see if they work. If you get to one and it stops then that could be the bad one.
     
  5. I RocDuP I

    I RocDuP I Member
    Messages: 40

    I have just tried that and still no luck. The one strobe thats directly connected will still light up but the once to the wire will not and im positive the wires are connected correctly.
     
  6. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    cables grounded properly?
     
  7. I RocDuP I

    I RocDuP I Member
    Messages: 40

    Yes I have the unit grounded to my frame. As for the cables them selves everythings hooked up but the Drain Wire on them
     
  8. BrandonSRH

    BrandonSRH Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Maybe for some odd reason you need them all connected.. 6 Hours for 4 strobes! it took me maybe 2 1/2 hours the first time I did a set.
     
  9. fordtruck661

    fordtruck661 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 404

    Have you tried all the cables you have? were the connecters already on when you got them? If not it sounds like you have the pins put in the wrong spot. this is why I switched to LED hideaways no more power pack and running all these wires to it. Thumbs Up
     
  10. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    Send it right back to us and just be sure to write repairs on the outside of the package so it can clearly be seen. We will take care of it.
     
  11. I RocDuP I

    I RocDuP I Member
    Messages: 40

    I figured it out. It was a coincidence that I ran all of the wires the same way. I thought they had the same end on both sides but they dont.Just reversed all the wires hooked the connections back up and bam everything works. They should have that labeled on the wire with a little tag saying which end runs to the power pack and which end runs to the light. Thanks for the help everyone
     
  12. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    ........ lol
     
  13. I RocDuP I

    I RocDuP I Member
    Messages: 40

    Yea I know well I thought both ends were the same and I was positive that the connections were made right, as in the sequence of wires. Im surprised even with the wrong end of the wires they were able to connect normally.