Here is a very detailed step-by-step installation guide posted by rickaren from Dodge-Nitro Forum (dodge-nitro.com) for 2007, 2008, 2009 Dodge Nitro CCFL Halo Projector Headlights, and I think it will be a very useful instruction for our customers, so we would like to share in our blog:
Tools for installing these 07-09 Dodge Nitro CCFL Halo Projector Headlights:
– Needle nose pliers
– Small straight blade screwdriver
– Headlamp torx screwdriver
– Wire ties (not included but may be required)
– Painters masking tape (recommended)
– Short bungee cord (not required)
– Wire connectors (not included but required)
Step 1: Mask off top of your Dodge Nitro bumper with painters masking tape and outline of grille to keep from scratching when removing or reinstalling Nitro grille.
Step 2: Raise hood, remove black pop-pins (4 total) two on fenders to grille may have a screw type center, screw counter-clockwise, and pry up center pin, the pull complete pin out with needle nose pliers. The two center pins require prying-up the center pin section, the pulling complete pin out with needle nose pliers. Remove two torx screws to radiator support on each side.
Step 3: Carefully pull on grille at sides to release fasteners at fenders.
Step 4: Remove side marker lamp, headlamp and turn lamp connectors at this time. With the top released and all wire connections pull the grille outward and the bottom fasteners will released. Nice to have help at this point but can be done by you, only. Take the complete grille inside as I did and place on carpet or a smooth non abrasive surface and turn it over. You will find that only three screws hold each lamp assembly into the grille.
Step 5: NOTE: When installing these new Projector housings make sure that neither ballast/inverter has attached themselves to the side of these housings during shipping. They do have adhesive tape, but cannot be attached to these lamps for them to fit back into the radiator housing.
If you are doing this with no help as I did, you might want to wrap-up the ballast/inverters (brown and black with the two “Halo” wires with a rubber band to ease install.
Align the center lower grille pin and fasteners and then re-hook side lamp bulb, headlamp and turn lamp connectors making sure the ballast/inverters are inside the engine compartment with the one red and black wires to power the “Halo” rings. I used a bungee cord to secure the top of the grille while hooking everything up and checking to see if all lights work before reattaching top of the grille. Only thing left is hooking up the “Halo” wire to some power source, such as parking lamps. You might want to do this now also. You will also need to secure the two ballast/inverters on each lamp. I used long wire ties.
You are done, and WOW your Dodge Nitro is Sexy NOW!! If you want to apply HID Conversion Kit with these 07-09 Dodge Nitro Projector Headlights, you need to use H7 HID kit, Dash Z Racing carries 6000K H7 HID for pure white output, 8000K H7 HID Kit for blueish white output, 10000K H7 HID Kit for pure blue output and 12000K H7 HID Kit for purple output, and you can get these HID kit with the Nitro projector headlights for a discount. For installation about HID Kit, please read this article: High Intensity Discharge (HID) Conversion Kit Installation Guide.
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