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Old 01-30-2010, 01:32 AM   #1
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How To Wire Dual Halos On Single Switch

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Well I figured out how to wire my dual color halos with a single switch so i dont have to put 2 switches in the dash or use an ugly toggle switch that doesnt lite up when in use. I used the single throw switch that comes with the halo kit. They dont give you a double throw switch they say because they give you that one free but I think it sucks for the money you spend for the lights, How freakin hard is it to get an On-Off-On thats not an ugly toggle

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Go to Oreilly, Napa, and pick up a 5 pole 12vdc relay and wiring harness. These are very common and easy to get. It needs to have 2 terminals for the coil, 1 terminal for the common and 1 Normally closed contact, 1 Normally open contact. Terminal 85 & 86 are the coil either can be ground or 12vdc-
#30 is Common or Ground to the body-#87a is Normally closed (white)
#87 is Normally Open (Blue) The only circuit not fused is the coil for the relay everything else is fused through the Halo Circuit
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I mounted the switch undr neathe the cowl for convenience with a few wire ties
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First wire the Red positive wire for all the Halos to the existing Halo 12vdc wire. If you dont know take a volt meter and check each wire to a ground bolt if you get 12vdc with the parking lights on then Bingo thats the one. (This is not part of the relay) Install your on/off switch with a 5/8" paddle bit or hole bit in the dash, run your wires through the hole and solder to the switch. I ran the ground from the switch to a bolt in the cabin above the fuse box. (This energizes the light on the switch so you know when its on)

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Drill small hole through the firewall and run (2) 22 guage wires into the engine compartment. I hid the wires under the engine compartment seal foam along the radiater cover and this is a great place to hide wires it's not glued and comes off real easy. The Middle terminal of the switch I ran over to the the engine fuse box Positive Terminal outside the fuse box (Hot all the Time) This only gives energizes the coil not the lights (control circuit). This also allows you to change the color anytime even without the key in the ignition.

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The Other wire goes From the Top terminal of the switch to either side of the Coil of the relay and solder. Then Take all four White Halo Ground Wires and Solder them to the normally Closed side of the Relay. (This is so the White halos are the default and operate as normal with the headlights and parking lights.
Then take all four of the Blue Halo Ground Wires and wire them to the normally open side of the Relay (Blue will only work when you flip the switch)

You then will have 2 Terminals left on the relay, I wired both of these together to wire terminals and mounted them to a body mounting bolt inside the engine compartment (This is Ground) This supplies ground for the color of the Halos Its really quite easy to do and is a simple concept and works like a Charm.

This is just a Gratuitis Shot of My Footwell lighting connected to the dome light but I had to put it on here because it looks so freakin sweet
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:52 AM   #2
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Great write up! Thanks alot, going to show this thread to my installer when i do the fogs (Going to disable the auto headlights and wire the fogs to the switch)
Thabks again, this DIY thread will be very helpful to others
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Old 02-07-2010, 02:58 PM   #3
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Harness part#?

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Go to Oreilly, Napa, and pick up a 5 pole 12vdc relay and wiring harness. These are very common and easy to get. It needs to have 2 terminals for the coil, 1 terminal for the common and 1 Normally closed contact, 1 Normally open contact. Terminal 85 & 86 are the coil either can be ground or 12vdc-
#30 is Common or Ground to the body-#87a is Normally closed (white)
#87 is Normally Open (Blue) The only circuit not fused is the coil for the relay everything else is fused through the Halo Circuit
Did you get the harness (pigtail?) at Napa too? Do you have a part number for it? Thanks.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:01 PM   #4
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damn wish I saw this thread this morning. I just changed from my rocker switch to a toggle. DAMN DAMN DAMN!
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:26 PM   #5
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Maybe it's the picture playing tricks on my eyes, but do you have dual color halos in the fogs, too?
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:53 PM   #6
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Well I figured out how to wire my dual color halos with a single switch so i dont have to put 2 switches in the dash or use an ugly toggle switch that doesnt lite up when in use. I used the single throw switch that comes with the halo kit. They dont give you a double throw switch they say because they give you that one free but I think it sucks for the money you spend for the lights, How freakin hard is it to get an On-Off-On thats not an ugly toggle

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Go to Oreilly, Napa, and pick up a 5 pole 12vdc relay and wiring harness. These are very common and easy to get. It needs to have 2 terminals for the coil, 1 terminal for the common and 1 Normally closed contact, 1 Normally open contact. Terminal 85 & 86 are the coil either can be ground or 12vdc-
#30 is Common or Ground to the body-#87a is Normally closed (white)
#87 is Normally Open (Blue) The only circuit not fused is the coil for the relay everything else is fused through the Halo Circuit
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I mounted the switch undr neathe the cowl for convenience with a few wire ties
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First wire the Red positive wire for all the Halos to the existing Halo 12vdc wire. If you dont know take a volt meter and check each wire to a ground bolt if you get 12vdc with the parking lights on then Bingo thats the one. (This is not part of the relay) Install your on/off switch with a 5/8" paddle bit or hole bit in the dash, run your wires through the hole and solder to the switch. I ran the ground from the switch to a bolt in the cabin above the fuse box. (This energizes the light on the switch so you know when its on)

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Drill small hole through the firewall and run (2) 22 guage wires into the engine compartment. I hid the wires under the engine compartment seal foam along the radiater cover and this is a great place to hide wires it's not glued and comes off real easy. The Middle terminal of the switch I ran over to the the engine fuse box Positive Terminal outside the fuse box (Hot all the Time) This only gives energizes the coil not the lights (control circuit). This also allows you to change the color anytime even without the key in the ignition.

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The Other wire goes From the Top terminal of the switch to either side of the Coil of the relay and solder. Then Take all four White Halo Ground Wires and Solder them to the normally Closed side of the Relay. (This is so the White halos are the default and operate as normal with the headlights and parking lights.
Then take all four of the Blue Halo Ground Wires and wire them to the normally open side of the Relay (Blue will only work when you flip the switch)

You then will have 2 Terminals left on the relay, I wired both of these together to wire terminals and mounted them to a body mounting bolt inside the engine compartment (This is Ground) This supplies ground for the color of the Halos Its really quite easy to do and is a simple concept and works like a Charm.

This is just a Gratuitis Shot of My Footwell lighting connected to the dome light but I had to put it on here because it looks so freakin sweet
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That is cool. Great work. What grille is that you have on there?
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:23 PM   #8
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:57 PM   #9
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Sweet setup! red would look killer too but i like the blue. gewd job!
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:50 PM   #10
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Nice Job on the write up. I love the dual color.
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does the camaro come with the halos or hid?
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does the camaro come with the halos or hid?
If the Camaro is equipped with the RS package, it comes with both.
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:13 AM   #14
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This is gonna piss cops off !!! Lmao

There gonna Pull you over for blue halos

Drivers reaction ... "What Blue Halo's", .. Officer you look tired, there's a Dunkin-Donuts down the road, lol
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:21 AM   #15
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This is gonna piss cops off !!! Lmao

There gonna Pull you over for blue halos

Drivers reaction ... "What Blue Halo's", .. Officer you look tired, there's a Dunkin-Donuts down the road, lol
That's the whole point of the thread........

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Nice write up and job on those, awesome look.
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were do you get the other equipment to change the color of the halos.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:32 AM   #18
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were do you get the other equipment to change the color of the halos.
Single Color Halos http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35663

Dual Color Halos http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42600
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:37 AM   #21
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Sweet!! I do want the Halo lights.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:15 AM   #22
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AAC provided A JOKE of instrucions. !
And for 200 bucks you get that switch!!!!! WHAT A JOKE!
After all my hard work and extra money spent on stuff it looks great. But com'n AAC!
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:32 PM   #23
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FYI -Wiring my non RS model (see sketch)

After reading and interpreting Kismyss's instructions. I sketched what I will be doing for my dual red/white halos that I ordered (when they arrive). In fact I've already built a mock up and they works great. Using a 5 post relay w/switch I am able to control weather the white halo's or the red halo's will be on or off.

The relay is actually just a coil, when energized, closed contacts flips from post 87a to post 87

(1) post 87A in normally closed, feed by power from post 30. so the white halo's will come on when I start the car. (I could control this by inserting a switch between the fuse and post 30. This would stop all halo's from coming on until that switch is turned on)
Or running the power to post 30 from the fog lights (so when the fogs are on, power to post 30 energizes and the white halo's are on thru post 87A)

(2) either way, when the toggle switch in turned on. It energizes the coil in the relay and flips the contacts from 87A to post 87 turning on the red halo's and turning off the white. its that simple. When I turn the switch off, the white halo's come back on and the rd are turned off.
Note: I used a switch that has a red lamp when turned on, so I know that the red halo's are on. (Just for show...not good while driving) again the white halo's are on at default when the car is running.

I am not an electronics engineer. So, if anybody see a potential problem with this setup. Please advise... Any and all input is appreciated.




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Old 06-16-2010, 06:43 PM   #24
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Here is revised diagram thanks to CIGAM21. I origianally drew the diagram based on the switch thru the positive wires. But, the halo's come with (1) + power lead and (2) (-) negative leads. So, the switching needs to be directed to the negitive leads...It make more since. I re-wired my mockup an it works exactly the same. Just with the neg's are being switched. Perfect. Thats works great. Thanks for your help CIGAM21. Any body adding dual color halo's should take a good look at using this wiring set-up. It allows you to control both halo's with just one toggle switch...



Now, all I need is for ACC to deliver my red/white halo's... lol
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Ok i wired my dual halos as shown in the 6-16-10 schematic from Bone. One problem though, they never go off even when the car is off. Now, one thing i did different from the diagram is that i skipped inserting a fuse in the 12v line, which i dont think wil change whether they go on or off its just a precaution. My queston is how do i make it so i can turn the halos off. I kinda like being able to have them on even when the car is off but need a way to make that optional. If i add another switch just for on and off how would i wire it?
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