Installation Jeep headlights is not a very difficult thing for some of us Jeep enthusiasts. But do you know how to install Jeep headlights? Many of us are installing them in the wrong sequence and in the wrong way.
The standard headlights on all Jeep Wranglers are inherently high-quality. However, in the life of every Jeep driver, there comes a time when they want to break away from the original car and develop their look with aftermarket parts. When this is the time, Jeep owners usually start by replacing their old headlights with a set of shiny new ones.
New Jeep owners may need a little help figuring out how to start their custom journey, so we've decided to create a general help blog to help any Jeep owner understand how to get their headlights installed.
1. Remove the grill
The hardware needed to install the headlights is all behind the grille. Unless you get creative, there's no way to replace the headlights without removing the grille.
The first thing to do is to remove the black tab on top of the grille. You will see that these tabs have a central section and an outer section. You have to remove the middle part first. This part applies pressure to the label, causing it to expand and prevent the grille from falling off naturally. Use your fingernail or a flat-blade screwdriver to gently remove the centerpiece.
Once the centerpiece is removed, the outer edges should pull out easily. Remove those tabs across the top of the grille in the same way. Once they are removed, pull the grille back with careful force to unlock the metal tabs. If you have a winch, you may want to loosen it to make room. Then lift it and set it aside.
2. Remove the retaining ring
Fixing the headlights is a circular metal ring. Four screws attach the retainer to the body of the jeep. Unscrew all four screws and remove the frame while holding the headlight.
Be careful not to let the headlights slip, as this could damage your headlights and wiring harness.
3. Unplug old headlights
Slowly pull out the headlight to expose the wiring harness that connects the headlight to the power supply. Unplug the headlight and remove your original headlight.
4. Install DRL (if applicable)
Some aftermarket headlights, like Epiccross' Spider Series, have a DRL (Daytime Running Light). This light stays on as long as the engine is running, so it needs a separate connection to the Jeep's fuse box.
First, connect the headlight's DRL cord to an extension cord that should be included in your kit. If you don't have the included wires, then you can use any 12-volt wire as long as you can make a proper connection.
Next, take the wire to the fuse box and connect it to a fuse socket that should be plugged directly into the accessory power supply (ACC), not constant power; this way the lights don't stay on when the engine is off.
Once connected, make sure the wires are tied in a safe place from any moving parts of the engine and hung up to prevent the wires from falling out.
Power on the Jeep and make sure the lights are connected properly. Plug into the main headlight
Your headlights should have a harness or canbus that assists with general stability or plug adaptability. Plug the male end of the wire harness into the Jeep headlight plug and the male end of the headlight into the female end of the wire harness.
6. Secure with a locking ring
There should be grooves showing exactly where the headlights should be placed. Hold the position of the headlight and put the retaining ring on it, all the holes are lined up.
Then, screw all the screws back to hold the light in place. Before going to the final step, test the function of the headlights, including high beams and turn signals.
7. Reinstall the grill
Once the headlights are fixed and tested, you can put the grille back on. First, realign the metal pieces with their notches and apply pressure to the grill until you hear them snap into place.
Then, stick the black label on it, starting on the outside, followed by the stopper on the inside. Once, this is all done, you can lower the hood and reattach the hood latch.
Follow these steps and you can install just about any aftermarket headlight. Good luck and happy jeep driving.