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I have just installed the Hella 500s behind the grille on my truck. I was looking at it today and wondering how to change the bulb on it haha. I figure you take the front lense off and go from there? I ordered HID bulbs for it and ready to install them. I am just a little confused on how to do it?

I also do not know if I have to drill some holes to get the HIDs in? I have heard of people having to do this. I just wanted to know who had experience doing this??

If anyone can explain a little on how to do this it would be really appreciated!! i will be looking online as well to see how to install the HID in my Hellas
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hmmm...gonna keep an eye out on this one. That mod is on my list!
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Are they H3 bulbs?
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yes they are h3 bulbs. unscrew the screw, on the bottom front, and the lens and reflector will pop out. unscrew the screw holding in the bulb and pull it out. I had to drill a hole in the back of mine to allow room for the HID bulb and the wires coming out of the back of them. I then put the unit back together and used silicone to seal up the back of the light where I drilled the hole, with the wires coming out. hope this makes sense. I dont have any pics of the back of the lights, sorry.
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Ok since it is H3, this is the method that I used once. I used a 1.25" drill bit (the one that looks like a W at the end).

Cut the positive and negative wires. place the bulbs in and secure it. Then solder or splice the positive and negative of the bulbs to the positive and negative from the harness. After that, it should come on.
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Sounds simple enough, let me kno how it works out scat!! these are the HID's you ordered in your other thread for like $30 right? i am curious as to how good they are!

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Yea sounds really simple I think! Thanks for the help! I was thinking that the front just pops off but I wanted a second opinion!

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here is a pic I found of some ones conversion. where they have the silicone bumps on the back of there lights is where I have my wires coming out.
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and what the light looks like apart.
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^ That's what I was talking about.
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