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Old 09-19-2011, 10:55 PM   #1
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Dual Color Halos with Flush LED Switch Wiring (AAC)

A few weeks ago I installed AAC's dual color halos. Long story short, they are great in my opinion. They come with an installation CD which has videos on how to remove your front fascia, remove your headlights, get the housings open, and install the halos. As for the wiring instructions.....there are none. At least, in my packaging there wasnt any. Each halo has three wires, one red and two black. They also throw in a free on/off rocker switch. For one, i didnt want to control my halos with a rocker switch. Two, i cant really use one to switch from one color to another. I think maybe it is meant for the single color halos. Dont get me wrong, im not complaining or hating AAC for any of this, i just think some people who arent that great at wiring could use more help in that area. So tonight i thought i'd draw out the wiring diagram for anyone who may find it useful. I did however do away with the rocker switch and went with AAC's flush LED switch (on\off, not momentary). I'd recommend using theirs because it goes with everything very nicely, but if you'd rather a more inexpensive switch, im sure you can find a "single pole double throw" switch or button in autozone or pep boys or even radio shack or something along those lines. When you open your headlight housing, you'll notice your factory halos are plugged in by a little white connector. After unplugging it, I cut off the wires on the halo side and spliced it to the new ones. If you want to do it that way or not is up to you.
Also, AAC's flush LED swith isnt just a simple on/off, its a single pole double throw switch. What that means is, when it is wired into a circuit controlling two devices, one of the devices will be normally on and the other will be normally off. When you press the button, the devices thats normally on, turns off while the one thats normally off, turns on. So by pressing the button, you can switch from one color to another.

Here's my diagram. I wired it in such a way that, when you turn your car on, your halos will operate like they would normally with your factory switch. Then, by pressing the button, the color will switch. That means, whatever color you change your halos to, you can turn off your car and it will remain the same color when you turn it back on. No need for two separate switches to control each individual color.
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All the little blue dots are where you make your splices.

Also, you can wire the LED inside the switch to operate how you want it to (oddly enough, there's no wiring diagram for this switch on AAC's site either, only a diagram showing its dimensions):
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A perfect place to mount your switch and to get a power from a circuit thats only on when the car is on can be found here (i think the fuse was called "convenience outlet").
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I hope someone finds this useful.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:04 AM   #2
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Nice write up. It's gonna useful once I get my retrofitted headlights. One question I have is how do u tell what color is "on"?
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:13 AM   #3
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Nice write up. It's gonna useful once I get my retrofitted headlights. One question I have is how do u tell what color is "on"?
Do you mean after it's installed and you're in the car? AAC's flush LED switch, when pressed, clicks in and stays in. Press it again and it clicks out and stays out. So, with the light on the switch (depending on how you wired it) and it's different positions, you can see and/or feel the position it's in and that'll indicate to you what color is on. I might be answering the wrong question though. Is that what you meant?
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:25 AM   #4
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Yup that's it! Just wondering as you can't tell from pictures. Thanks for answering
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:09 AM   #5
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Yup that's it! Just wondering as you can't tell from pictures. Thanks for answering
No problem. Maybe one day AAC will have a dual color switch to match the halos.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:31 AM   #6
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not to shabby of a write up, there is one similar in the diy section but i like your pictures =)
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:56 AM   #7
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not to shabby of a write up, there is one similar in the diy section but i like your pictures =)
I was hoping this would be in the DIY section, but I wasn't sure how to add it there spicifically. I'm usually on the forum using the Tapatalk app on my iPhone, which sort of minimizes the entire site into a managable mobile version. I used the actual site on my computer for the write up, but Im not familiar with the real sites navigation. So I really don't know where this post ended up. Hopefully if someone searches "halo wiring" this will pop up. Is there a way for me to move this post to the proper section?

As for the pictures, I don't know why the last two look upside down on the site, but right side up on Tapatalk. They were correct when I posted them on my computer last night.
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:43 AM   #8
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send a message to one of the mods they can move it
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:12 PM   #9
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send a message to one of the mods they can move it
Thanks, attempting that now.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:25 PM   #10
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instead of the flush switch, I have the halo switch that I got from ORACLE. it has three prongs. One ground, and two others. Each light has three wires.(two black, one red). I'm sure that the red splices into the positive wire in the light harness, but I'm not sure for the two black ones. I'm going to guess that there is one for each color for the halos. But I only have one switch, and then the bulky, single-channel box. Does anyone have some advice they can give me on this subject? It would be VERY grateful! I also did NOT get the instructional DVD with the kit... so I would benefit greatly from any help I could get
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:29 PM   #11
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instead of the flush switch, I have the halo switch that I got from ORACLE. it has three prongs. One ground, and two others. Each light has three wires.(two black, one red). I'm sure that the red splices into the positive wire in the light harness, but I'm not sure for the two black ones. I'm going to guess that there is one for each color for the halos. But I only have one switch, and then the bulky, single-channel box. Does anyone have some advice they can give me on this subject? It would be VERY grateful! I also did NOT get the instructional DVD with the kit... so I would benefit greatly from any help I could get
I started with that switch too and I'm not entirely sure why they include it with dual color halos. It's only an on/off switch (that one ground terminal that you mentioned is just for the little light inside the switch itself), which doesn't really help in changing the color.

You are right about the wires. The red one is power, which you can connect to the factory halo power wire. The other two black wires are the grounds for each color. So, you would either need one switch (like the one you have) for each color OR get a "single pole double throw switch" from somewhere like RadioShack. That's why I used the flush LED switch.

As for the single channel box. The first two terminals will be the ground (1) and power (2) for the box. Connect the power directly to the battery and connect the ground somewhere on the chassis or directly to the battery as well. Don't ground it to a ground wire from another circuit. Connecting power and ground to the box will allow it to keep its memory of the last setting it was on. That way, you don't turn on the car and your lights start flashing or something. Every other terminal on the box is where you will connect the ground to whatever circuit youre controlling.

I'm about to be a nerd and make a diagram for you. Give me a few minutes.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:00 PM   #12
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Hope that helps. Let me know if i can clarify anything.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:11 PM   #13
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I have 4 flush switches from AAC in orange cheap brand new never used with extra wire for easy connect pm me if interested. Love my color shift halos
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I wired mine all to the control box and then had interrupt switches placed so I can turn on whatever lights I want to. Ie just the halos or just the fogs. The light on switch is on when they are on and off when turned off. Same setup for my grill lights and fender lights work ausome
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I wired mine all to the control box and then had interrupt switches placed so I can turn on whatever lights I want to. Ie just the halos or just the fogs. The light on switch is on when they are on and off when turned off. Same setup for my grill lights and fender lights work ausome
Sounds like a lot of switches, where'd you mount all that?
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That was easy and is Fantastic one of the best mods yet...Photos does not due it justice and the functionality is better than anything I have used. While my arm is resting on the armrest can switch off and on with ease. I had them all custom label with the purge switch right in the middle
You can configure switches any way you like. I chose four off and on switches that will light up so I know when lights are on. The the purge is a rocker switch.



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Old 02-20-2012, 02:15 AM   #18
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Really nice writeup!

Love seeing these out there for the folks to understand just how easy it can be to do these things on their own.

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Thanks Ivan.
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Thanks so much, Alban! That's really gonna help my wiring! That explains so much more to me!
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No problem. Good luck with the install. Let me know if you need anymore help.
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That was easy and is Fantastic one of the best mods yet...Photos does not due it justice and the functionality is better than anything I have used. While my arm is resting on the armrest can switch off and on with ease. I had them all custom label with the purge switch right in the middle
You can configure switches any way you like. I chose four off and on switches that will light up so I know when lights are on. The the purge is a rocker switch.



Where did you get that cupholder pannel. Please message me the link
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Ok......I wired my dual color (orange/white) halos as illustrated above. They work fine...no issues. I want to add a small orange LED so that when the orange halos are on, the LED is on. I spliced the + wire of the LED to the orange halo wire and the - wire of the LED to the ground. What's happening is that when the toggle is in the off position (center), the LED is lit, as well as being lit when the orange halos are on; but the LED is off when the white halos are on.

Any suggestions??

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Ok......I wired my dual color (orange/white) halos as illustrated above. They work fine...no issues. I want to add a small orange LED so that when the orange halos are on, the LED is on. I spliced the + wire of the LED to the orange halo wire and the - wire of the LED to the ground. What's happening is that when the toggle is in the off position (center), the LED is lit, as well as being lit when the orange halos are on; but the LED is off when the white halos are on.

Any suggestions??
Not sure what the specifics are of the switch you are using, but if you notice on the diagram the halos are getting constant power (+) and the switch controls the ground (-). So since you spliced the + wire for the LED to the halo power wire and the - wire for the LED to ground, I'm surprised the LED turns off at all. I would expect it to just be on all the time.

Using the previous diagram and pretending red is orange, wire it like this
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