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Old 04-06-2008, 11:07 PM   #1
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HOW TO: Install halo headlights

----How to install Halo headlights-----


This is going to be a very time consuming install (it was for me). Plan on taking 1 day to 2 days to finish this correctly. Okay, to get these lights you can use many ways, ebay, manufacurer, grandamgt.com. Look for a good quality and make sure they have some type of shipping insurance and manufacurer warrenty before installing.


List of materials that you will need that you ABSOLUTLY NEED!

Dremel
Saw
Flathead screwdriver
Wire cutters/strippers
mechanic work gloves


Other things that would be nice

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A headlight adjustment screwdriver ( I think its a 4mm hex...)



step1_________________________

Take your factory headlights out of their factory locations and clean the area a little bit. Make sure that you survey the area for electrical wires where you will be cutting and mark them. It would really suck if you got a little crazy with the dremel and cut off your electrical lines.






Step 2________________________

Mark out what areas you will be cutting, refer to the picture for a rough estimate. You will be doing a LOT of fitting to trim the area down so be pacient. Make sure you use the dremel for big cuts and the saw for smaller more detailed areas. A saw like the one above was perfect for getting into small areas and sawing out the plastic.
WARNING!!!!
There are areas on the plastic where you should NOT CUT! These areas are near the headlight retaining clips. Start from the bottom and move to the top making sure that each cut is clean and has not cut any electrical wires. There are a lot of them so work slow.



Focus on one headlight before moving to the other as the other will take half the time to cut because you will know were to cut.
Each time that you cut a big piece off, take the new headlight and try to fit it in place. If you feel any resistance before the clips can lock in, go back and mark were the headlight is touching the plastic. This will get fustrating at times so work at a pace thats easy and observe before cutting and soon enough it will go in.


Okay, so you got your headlight to fit now to the wiring!

The main projector and high-beam will plug directly to your headlight socket from your harness. No big problem there, just make sure the pins line up with your socket and that it is firmly locked in.

The turn signals use the stock wiring harness bulbs and fittings so you should be good there.

Now, your halos and leds. There are two ways of doing this, either hook them up to the 3rd parking lamp in your harness or wire them to a switch in your car. I choose the first because its easier and no wires are needed to go through the grommet.



Step 1________________

Cut the wires leading to the parking lamp leaving as much as possible on the harness. Some headlights will come with simple blue wire taps to use but they suck and I didn't get them to work correctly so I hardwired them.



Step 2_________________

Refer to the diagram for the wiring scheme, but once you cut the parking lamp, there will be two wires, a brown and a black. The brown is the incoming and the black is the ground. Warning! Don't do this in dark conditions as this can lead to miswiring. Your headlight will have 4 wires coming from it, 2 white and 2 black, white are in the incoming and the black is the ground. Wire the white wires to the brown and the black wires to the black and your done. Cover with waterproof tape and install your headlights. Enjoy them as they are pretty nice

Congrats your done now go cruise!

edit: Please add any important info if I have missed something.
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:14 PM   #2
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Right on man I am glad someone did a How-To for this, Props
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:20 PM   #3
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Damn, thats a lot of work. Props.
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:23 PM   #4
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:25 PM   #5
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Yea, I was scared a little when I found how close the wiring is to the plastic. I had to go real slow.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:43 AM   #6
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:54 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the great comments, If you have any specific questions about the install pm me and I'll be happy to answer them.
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:23 AM   #8
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Nice. I thought about doing a how to with mine, but was too lazy

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Old 04-08-2008, 08:06 AM   #9
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So if anyone lives in Canton/Akron sorrounding area, I'd be willing to pay someone who did this already. Im not much of a mechanical guy

Also, good write up bro. Very detailed.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:08 PM   #10
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looks like im not going 2 b doing this haha this the same thing you have 2 do with most headlights?
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:50 PM   #11
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hey guys sup? i just got my new angel eye headlights the other day.. im gonna be putting them in tomorrow and i can't wait... thanks for the pictures during the 'cutting' process and the overall steps on how to wire it up properly. After i install these lights i want to disable the automatic lights and the DRLs so i can run my LEDs and Halos without any other lights on.. i think that looks really sweet. but i have just one question about that.. if ive got my parking lights on and i want to put all my lights on do i just click ahead one more and all my lights turn on? and then if i want to turn them off i just click back to Auto? i can't wait till the lights are in and everything is complete.

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Old 05-22-2008, 07:38 PM   #12
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^^^ basicly, if you have the fog light switch on when you click from auto to just parking lamps they will turn on too, as well as clicking it on all the way... so to ride with just ambers the fog light switch will be off
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:58 AM   #13
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LED Halo headlights ****ed up

Ok you guys are not going to believe this... friday night i spent 5 hours cutting the plastic, wiring up the headlights and then trying to mount the headlights only to find all the mounting brackets on the driver side headlight were reversed and i cant fix them or move them around.. The only reason i know they are ****ed up is because i looked at the brackets on the back of the stock headlight on the driver side and then looked at the new headlight and they were reversed. Also one of the brackets on the passenger side was broken so it wouldnt fit in properly... what do you guys think? I really hope they will accept a return of these headlights as they weren't manufactured properly

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Old 05-29-2008, 10:14 AM   #14
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They shoud accept them since there was something wrong with the manufacturing. I had the same problem with the driver side headlight. But was able to fix it. But since the passenger side is f'd up, its better to just get them replaced.
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so i talked to the guy that sold me the headlights and he said he would re ship a new set to me but i have to send mine back to him first... cost me $60 to ship them back to him... he better reimburse me for the shipping and send me back a new set or im gonna raise hell
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good luck with that, ussually shipping isnt covered.
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after i get the headlights back and installed.. i would like to get an HID conversion kit.. how much for a good one that doesn't cost too much? and do the HID bulbs replace the H1 bulbs?
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This mod is necessary to install these? http://customgrandam.com/projectorv2.htm
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:29 PM   #19
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Good How To. Ive been searching the halos on ebay, customgrandam.com and such. I want something alittle more customizable. On ebay there are a set of these Angel Eye headlights with interchangeable Halo rings for whatever color you so desire. Would these be worth the money? My car has alot of green accents and I would like to carry it out with the halos, my headlight bulbs are green also .
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This mod is necessary to install these? http://customgrandam.com/projectorv2.htm
no those are the new design that doesn't require any modifications of cutting they just slip right in like your factory ones.
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