Tools that you might need:
- Socket wrench and 10mm socket
- Phillips head and flat head screwdrivers
- Clear silicone caulk, oven, oven mits, flat pan, goo-gone, crappy towels, Windex, newspaper
Estimate time need: 4 hrs
Difficulty: If I can do, why you can’t?
You get the new pair of projector headlights with halo rings and L.E.D. and are urged to get them installed? Don’t worry, read on! First of all, let us make it clear, it is a general installation guide for installing headlights, so we will not go to detail about each steps because it varied from different car models; however, generally, the steps that we describe will be the step to get the headlights installed perfectly on your car. This guide is suitable for crystal headlights, projector headlights with or without halo rings or L.E.D. Before you start the install process, please make sure you are capable to spend the time and effort, and you enjoy the installation process, if not, we highly recommend you go to professional install, because they are able to do a better job and get the job done perfectly. During the installation process, remember to wash your hands if they get very greasy, you don’t want that on your headlights. Also, make sure you checked what kind of screws you need to take off, and check if you have the appropriate tools available.
1. Taking off the front bumper
Unscrew the screws attaching the bumper to the front, usually there will be screws on the headlights and close to the wheel. You might need to use appropriate force to pull the bumper out, but make sure you don’t force it out because you are not trying to break it! Before you pull the front bumper out, make sure you check all screws are taken off. For some cars such as Honda Civic, you might not need to pull off the whole bumper, if the bumper is loose enough you are able to get the headlights out, but we recommended you to take off the bumper because it will give you more space to work with and make the installation easier.
2. Taking out the stock headlights
You have to unscrew the top part of the headlights and pull it out, it should be straightforward. Just make sure all screws are taken off, and you unplug or cut all wire that the original headlights are connected to your car. When you take off your headlights, please make sure you place the light bulb carefully. Some xenon or halogen light bulbs can burn if you get oil or fingerprint on it, so be careful.
3. Place your new projector headlights in Tips:
We’ve received some complaints about the headlights fog up in areas that is highly humid. One way to avoid headlights fog up is to dry the inside of the headlights housing with a dryer, and reseal the edge with silicon. Take your clear silicone and squirt it where the sealant is. Make it about as thick as a pencil all the way around. Take your sweet time also, because you do NOT want a leak in your headlight. A little overflow when squishing the housings back together is fine. This step is not 100% necessary but we highly recommend you to do so to avoid headlights fogged up. Again, if you go to professional installation, you should request them to do this step for you too. Placing the new headlights in is as straightforward as pulling it out, so if you are installing crystal headlights or projector headlights only, it is all done after you check the screw is tight and you fit light bulbs in. If your new projector headlights are with halo rings or L.E.D., don’t tighten the srcews for now, because you need to connect them to the power source and make sure the item works properly.
4. Connecting the halo rings and L.E.D.
First of all, some halo projector headlights have plug that preassembled, so it is easy plug and play, and you are happy; for some projector headlights, you will find that there are couple wires coming out, and the wires will contain red, white or black wires. To determine which wire is for power and ground is tricky, because different manufacturers might have wire in different colors; however, the general rule is if you see red wires, it is always to the power, if you see black wire it is always to the ground. So, for instance, if you see red and white wires, the red is to power and white to ground; if you see white and black wires, the white to the power and black to the ground. You can always try to connect the wires to the power source and ground and test out which one is for the power and ground, or you can always email us and get an answer. The most recommend place to connect the halo and L.E.D. is to your parking lights connector, because you want your light to light up when you turn on your parking/low beam lights instead of lighting up all day. Do not wire the halo/L.E.D. to the signal because you do not want your halo ring to blink with your signals! We recommend using a wire clamp or tap (can be find in store like Auto Zone), it is the easiest, fastest and safest way of doing this, they can be found at most auto part or electrical stores. Basically it is a small clamp were to put two different wires together and close down on a locking clamp. It properly connects the two wires together without any cutting of any of the wires yourself. After you connect all wires to the parking power source and ground, turn on your parking lights and see if the halo/L.E.D. light up as well. If the halo doesn’t light up, check if you connect them correctly. If you are sure that you connect correctly, the item might be defective and you need to contact us and file an exchange.
Congratulations!! You have installed the Halo Projector successfully!! Enjoy!!
Want to go further than that by adding a HID Xenon Conversion Kit to your projector headlights? Read our latest post about HID conversion kit and installation of HID Xenon Conversion Kit!
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