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Hi there - I want to add fog lights to the grill of my mini and was thinking about the Hella 500 series. Does anyone have recommendations and knowledge of how to install these babies? Is it something highly complicated that requires professional install?
 

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Hi there - I want to add fog lights to the grill of my mini and was thinking about the Hella 500 series. Does anyone have recommendations and knowledge of how to install these babies? Is it something highly complicated that requires professional install?
You should be able to google the instructions somewhere. Many websites will have write ups and diagrams. Just follow those, but remembering that you have a slightly different car.

It may not be the clean look you are hoping for if you are going with the universal set up.
 

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Thanks for the advice Polarisboy385! I have some homework to do!

Just remember that electrical is easy once you understand the components ( I still don't so I'm very hesitant about wiring anything up). Do your homework, plan twice cut once, and you'll be in business for as long as you have your car.

Do not ever cut corners when it comes to the electrical components of your car (wires, fuses, relays, etc.). The last thing you want is a fire under your hood which will quickly help ruin any sort of warranty coverage you have.
 

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Just remember that electrical is easy once you understand the components ( I still don't so I'm very hesitant about wiring anything up). Do your homework, plan twice cut once, and you'll be in business for as long as you have your car.

Do not ever cut corners when it comes to the electrical components of your car (wires, fuses, relays, etc.). The last thing you want is a fire under your hood which will quickly help ruin any sort of warranty coverage you have.
VERY TRUE but on the modern mini it's worse as it operates on a can bus system. All operations are not just simple wire but the ecu is told by the switch for eg to put lights on then the ecu does this. if you simply add lights to the existing wiring I think you will get error codes up as the ecu detects xs current drain . A dealer will reprogramme the system I think. Therefore if you're adding lights on your own best add a totally separate wiring loom that incs a switch relay and main battery positive and negative feeds direct. Anywhere metal on car will do for the negative. Think you're playing with fire. Proceed with great caution and do lots of research. Golf r32 forum is full of this. Many added new stereos on a totally separate loom and our mini is far more advanced!best of luck.
 
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