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How do I convert my headlight to LED?

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Considering conversion to LEDs? Some of the best LED headlights come from SEALIGHT. Here’s how you can make your LED Conversion project a success! With the various types of bulbs, sockets, holders, heat dissipation methods, housings or canbus modules it could seem kinda complex. Relax! Just read on for all the necessary knowledge and instructions in simplified steps. Upgrading your car lights at first may seem like more work than you might imagine but with the right information it’s quite simple.

First select the appropriate LED headlight conversion kit compatible for your car or truck. You then set them up. It’s simple in most cases, taking minimal effort but in certain European models or hatchbacks, you may need to remove the housing for installation. Otherwise it just takes removing 2-3 screws, that’s all. 

Remove your existing halogen bulbs. If the back of your housing is hard to access, which mostly it isn’t, you may need to remove the assembly. The back of the assembly will have either a plastic or rubber dust cover. Twist to unlock, loosen and remove. Unplug the power cable connected to the globe to remove obstacles. Twist the globe, mostly counter-clockwise, and pull towards the engine bay. If there’s a metal clip, push it in and away from the locking tab. 

Disconnect the CANBUS or driver and install the LED Globe into the housing. Twist to secure or clip any brackets that you have unhooked to remove the old bulbs. Copper heads have copper tails that will need to be maneuvered into the housing to make sure that the dust cap can be put back on securely and retain a water tight seal. Most units have a pre-drilled slot in the dust cap to run wiring from the globe to the power source. Some modern vehicles may have the wiring running internally within the beam. If the dust cap has a slot for the wiring, feed the wire from your LED globe through the dust cap and reinstall the cap to the back of the housing. If not you might have to be a bit more patient when fitting all of the components inside the housing.

You would need to check if the driver & canbus, that’s in case you require the additional canbus module, fits inside the unit. If not you would need to run the driver or canbus on the outer side of the housing. Drill two holes, one to run the cable and the other to return the wiring back to the power source. Rubber grommets come handy in such cases to hold a water tight seal around the wiring. 

Plug back all the components. Connect the driver into the globe mounting and the driver on a flat surface under the globe socket. If you have modified or have an additional CANBUS Unit, find a flat surface within reach to mount the driver onto. Secure the unit from moving freely by using double sided tape or cable ties. 

To position your low beam globe manually, park your vehicle 3m from a wall. Adjust the angle such that the beam runs horizontal to the headlight and doesn't exceed the height of the bonnet. This can generally be done via a tilt adjustment screw near the top or at the rear of the headlight housing.

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