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whelen vertex hideaway lights

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Ziob34, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Ziob34

    Ziob34 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    anyone got any help in wiring in the new whelen led vertex hideaway lights. i have them installed in my front amber lenses for plowing wondering if i can wire them to my strobe light bar switch or do i need a seperate powersupply for them.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    That. Black box on the wiring cable is the power supply.
  3. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

    You should have no problem feeding them from the same switch that turns on your lightbar.
    You may want to add a separate switch if you want to turn them on independently.
  4. Ziob34

    Ziob34 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    thanks so basically ijust need to power it to the battery ground it and then have a toggle power switch to hit them on or off.
  5. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,539

    Read the instruction sheet that came with them and all your questions will be answered. ;)

    If you can't find the instruction sheet, Whelen has them online.
  6. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

    Ground them and switch the power feed wire. Select a flash pattern and connect the sync wires if you wish and you are finished....end of story.
  7. Ziob34

    Ziob34 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    connect the sync wires to eachother correct i got the rest of it all set.
  8. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

    Correct, connect the sync wires together and the will either flash together or alternately depending on which pattern you selected.
  9. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    heres what you do,
    1. get a drill that can hold a 1" bit
    2. go to harware store and get 1" but, a 7/8" bit and a gramuet i think its called (a piece of rubber put in a hole to prevent metal from slicing wire), also you will need silicone and 10 amp glass fuse, 3 amp regulard fuse, and a few butt connectors, and some 14 ga wire, and a switch, 2 switches if you want to change pattern and 3 if you want to have a Hi/ LO powermode (i just have 2) (mode and on/off
    3. put your power supply under your seat (drivers seat) drill a hole under the carpet, this requires pulling up that plastic step, run all your wires under it and there will be a hole in your firewall some where, so find it and put wires to battery, and run your passenger strobe thru there too.
    4. that 7/8" hole that you put under your carpet, put your other 3 wires in there, and run the 2 back ones up into the lights. and the drivers side up thru the engine compartment.

    5. headlights first, (if you werent able to find a 1" bit, you can use a door handle drilling bit)
    6. mark where you want you lights, mine are on top, and drill slowly, if you do crack it, there only about 500$ lights to replace :) .... so drlll. place the strobes in the light, make sure there not touching anything and silicone time. si,licone it it and your good,
    7. ok so after your headlights are done, pull your tail lights out, if your smart, you would know that you have to turn your bulb holders counter-clockwise, and they will come out, and then your tail light will come off, now if its warm out side you can drill this out side but if its cold, below 40' then do it inside. drill the hole where you think the light wont touch plastic (it will melt the plastic). put the light in and silicone the S*** out of it, you dont want water getting in there.
    8. hook all your wires up and your good. (you can not have the ground be a poice of metal for your power supply, you must complete the circiut, and run it to the neggitave of the battery, then hoook up your switch, and your good,

    this took me about 2 hours total time.

    have fun and if you need help pm me Good luck
  10. Ziob34

    Ziob34 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    thanks i got a full lightbar on the truck but am putting these in most likely in the taillights as every year i almost hit idiots that still don't get out of the way.
  11. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    what part of ct are you in