Installation Time: Afternoon
May 26, 2012
Looks Fantastic! Pain to Install.
First off, a word of warning. This project is not for the feint of heart but it looks great once it is installed though! Be prepared to cringe as you separate your headlights from the seals. It took me a few attempts to finally pry the clear protective layer off to get to the core to install the halos. I had to place in the oven, warm it up, pry a little and repeat for each lens. Take your time and pry slowly and don't be in a rush. Plan a full day to work on this project.
Pros: It looks great once it's installed and I was turning heads going down the streets and stopping at lights and various locations. I suggest tying in to the park lights unless installing a toggle is your thing. Taking off the front bumper was a cinch.
Cons: Lengthy as heck installation. After you finally pry the lens off and install the halo's, then you have to reseal it and wait a few hours for the seal to dry. The worst part was prying open the lens. It was smooth sailing after that. The halo is just a tad smaller than the ring of the housing, but I think it was intentional. A slight tug will bend it in place. Once the halo is set, use a small amount of superglue around the halo to secure it from ever falling off from heat or rattles.
Wiring Hint: If installing to park lights, the red wire connects to the purple and white stripe middle wire and the ground wire(black wire) connects to the black wire with white'ish stripe. This will cause them to always be on as log as the park lights/headlights are on and will not blink when using turning signal. Plus it looks great when you unlock your car and the lights illuminate prior to starting the car.
Heating Headlight Hint: Heat oven to 225 degrees. Place light evenly between top and bottom elements on the oven grills. Heat for 10 minutes. Take out with insulated gloves. Slowly use a medium to large flat head screwdriver to pry the clear lens from the housing.
Re-installing Clear Lens: Make sure to remove prior seals on the clear lens and the housing or you will have a rough time placing the clear lens in the housing when re-sealing.
All in all a fantastic product. The LED's are super bright and I love how big the halo is compared to the smaller halo on the projector style lights that are so popular. It was definitely worth the time and patience in the end! These match very well with my Nitro Blue 6000k Halogen bulbs, nearly the same color. Be prepared for stares and comments :)
I submitted images and do not know if they will be posted. White mustang with black outer hood stripes and deleted grille..