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Old 08-11-2020, 04:51 PM
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I still am not understanding Gaz64 and XB-60 not taking a look at the RHD Hella lights from the UK I posted above which clearly show the lenses are flipped compared the to factory BDR Hellas....
I looked at the pictures posted and my thoughts were that the lights are RHD, but to be doubly sure before commenting, I had a look at the lights on my '76 Alfa, and also the lights on my Cobra. They both had the same RHD glass pattern that is in the OP.

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So I figured out why my City Light bulb is not working. Although it is wired on the backside of the headlamp, it's not wired back to a 12V source.
So I'm thinking that since I have a non-functional toggle switch on the dash (wired for an electric fuel pump which I do not have), I can utilize that switch for turning on/off the City Lights on the Hella headlight. Just have to put the toggle switch in line with the supply wire to the little bulbs. But first I need to confirm that the two wires currently attached to the switch are fused (i.e. connected to the fuse box where the E. Pump fuse is located...if there is a fuse there).

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So I figured out why my City Light bulb is not working. Although it is wired on the backside of the headlamp, it's not wired back to a 12V source.
So I'm thinking that since I have a non-functional toggle switch on the dash (wired for an electric fuel pump which I do not have), I can utilize that switch for turning on/off the City Lights on the Hella headlight. Just have to put the toggle switch in line with the supply wire to the little bulbs. But first I need to confirm that the two wires currently attached to the switch are fused (i.e. connected to the fuse box where the E. Pump fuse is located...if there is a fuse there).

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I don't see any 'glaring flaws' - but have you thought about wiring them to the parking / running lights circuit? Alternatively you could set them up as DRLs, either with a DRL module or a relay that powers them up when the ignition is on.
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I don't see any 'glaring flaws' - but have you thought about wiring them to the parking / running lights circuit? Alternatively you could set them up as DRLs, either with a DRL module or a relay that powers them up when the ignition is on.
"I don't see any 'glaring flaws' - but have you thought about wiring them to the parking / running lights circuit"

Of course! Just splice directly into the hot lead of the parking light harness, which is right there!!!! I'm sure it wouldn't be too much more of a current draw on that circuit - not to the point where it would blow the fuse.
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Spliced, diced and connected! Now I have city lights! Tapped right into the parking light 'hot' wire.

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Resurrecting this thread....is there a Hella 7" headlamp with City Light that is designed for LHD vehicles (RHT)? This would be a direct factory replacement for the current Hella I have which is designed for RHD vehicles (LHT). A part number would be greatly appreciated.
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Here are some LHD lamps, note the cutoff in the prism is in the opposite side of the glass:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HELLA-LHD...-/391721829489
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