Wondering how to install halo headlights? This guide will help you get those new halos installed so you can show off your vehicle’s new look to the world.
Keep in mind that this is a general guide about how to install halo headlights. The exact process will vary slightly depending on your specific type of car. For information about how to install halo headlights in your exact car model, visit our YouTube channel or check out the installation guide that came with your Halo kit.
How to Install Halo Headlights: The Tools You’ll Need
We’ve designed our halo headlights to be easy to install yourself without complex machinery. All you’ll need are a:
- Phillips-head screwdriver
- Flat-edge screwdriver
- Regular home oven (gas or electric)
- ORACLE halo headlight kit
- Roll of painter’s tape
- Protective gloves or oven mitts/holders
- Soft towel
How to Install Halo Headlights: A Step By Step Guide
Now that you have your tools, it’s time to learn how to install halo headlights and make your car turn heads on the road.
1. Remove the Screws from the Body of the Headlight
Most headlights will have two Phillips-head screws securing the lens to the body of the headlight. Some headlights may have four screws. Remove all of them.
2. Heat the Body of the Headlight
The glue seal holding the headlights inside the body needs to be melted away with slow, even heat.
Before turning your oven on, do a trial run to see how the headlight fits inside your oven. Make sure that your headlight is centered in the oven. There should be an even amount of space between both the top and the bottom, as well as the left and right sides. The headlight should face out towards you so that the plastic body doesn’t come into contact with the metal parts of the oven.
Remove the headlight and preheat your oven on “bake” to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
When the oven is warm, put the headlight back in its centered position. Let the headlight “bake” for approximately 15 minutes.
Make sure that you have oven mitts or protective gloves nearby. The headlight will be hot when you remove it from the oven. Make sure that you also have a soft towel laying upon your workspace to set the headlight down upon before you take it from the oven.
3. Remove Lens from Body
The headlight will still be hot for this next step, so please find a way to keep yourself safe, ideally with protective gloves.
Find the front bottom tab on the headlight. Pry at it gently to remove the lens assembly from the body.
Carefully pull the body away from the lens using a slow and consistent motion. The goal is to not get any of the sealant glue on the inside of the light.
Bend the tabs back into their original places. This helps to make sure that you don’t have any problems in the future with moisture seeping inside the body and damaging your lights.
4. Remove Chrome Housing from Light
Apply pressure to the chrome housing, then separate the chrome housing from the headlights.
If you want to customize your chrome housing with a paint job, this is the perfect time to do so. Check out our video tutorial for tips on painting your chrome housing.
5. Install Halo Rings
Each ORACLE Lighting halo ring is created specifically for different kinds of vehicles to make sure that the shape and contour of the rings fit perfectly around the headlights.
Simply slide the ring for the high beams right into the spot for the high beams on the chrome housing. Once you have the ring correctly aligned, secure it with a piece of painter’s tape.
Repeat this process for the low beams.
Next, it’s time to create the adhesive epoxy that will make sure your Halos stay in place. Take the kit that came with your Halo package and mix two equal parts of the blue and red vials.
Use your kit’s applicator to add small dabs of the mixed epoxy behind the silicone ends on either ring.
6. Reattach Housing
Snap the housing and the lens assembly together the way they originally were.
After that, thread the wires. The wires that go to the inverter go through the back parking lot hole of the body.
The whole assembly is now ready to go back into the oven (same settings as before) to be resealed.
Once your headlight has finished “baking,” get your protective gloves and set the headlight on your towel.
You’ll need to apply pressure to the headlight to make sure the body stays secured. This can be accomplished either with your hands or tools you have around the house, such as vice grips. Make sure that the chrome housing faces down against the towel. Apply pressure for about fifteen minutes.
7. Hook Up to Car Power Supply
Now it’s time to attach your brand new Halo headlights to your vehicle.
First, take the wires that connect to the Halo rings and attach them to a power inverter. Just hook up the small connectors on the power inverter to the back of the headlight body.
Attach the red and black wires to any 12 volt source in your car. Our recommendation is your car’s parking lights, as this will allow you to control your Halos with just a flick of your factory headlight switch.
Now that we’ve taught you how to install your Halo headlights, all that’s left to do is hit the road and show off your new tricked out car!
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