July 11, 2016
Makes a difference but...
First off, I love the look these give to my 05 Stang. I was hesitant about changing the look from the original lights but in the end, great choice. They were a bit of a pain to get in but thanks to Jeff in Customer Service, I finally got them installed. The enclosed directions to get these installed were not good at all, very vague at best. The enclosed scotch lock connectors weren't working for me either. On my car, at least, the wires for the parking lights are very thin. The connectors were grabbing them but not piercing them.
Some advice if you are going to install these. Forget the connectors. I went to the local auto parts store, picked up some 12 gauge wire, heat shrink, some solder, and some male/female connectors. Yes, soldering made the difference. I cut the parking light wires in half, added a piece of 12 gauge to each wire from the car and the light socket. The two wires running for the harness of the car were soldered, heat shrunk, then taped. I added two pieces of wire to the socket end of the light but I also connected a male connector to another piece of wire. That was soldered to the other end of the wire coming from the harness, heat shrunk, and taped. I made up two wires that had female connectors on them, twisted the power wire from the halos and LED strip together, then the two black ground wires, soldered, heat shrunk, and tapped off. I connected the main light harness to the harness for the low beam/high beam, plugged in the female to the male on the new lights, started the car and they came to life.
It seems like this will add some time but in the end, it only added about 30 minutes to my install. Take the time, it will make life easier so you can enjoy the new look of your car.