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Hey, guys. Adam here with americantrucks.com. Today we're taking a closer look at and installing the LED Halo Projector Headlights with the Chrome Housing and Clear Lens, available for the '06 to '08 RAM 1500. You should be checking these out if you're looking for an upgraded LED technology with the halo accent lights along with a couple other LEDs in there with an upgraded projector-style headlight as opposed to your factory reflector-style. This is gonna give you a brighter, widespread pattern when it comes to nighttime visibility, and the halos obviously give you a more modern look at the front end of what is now a pretty old RAM 1500 at this point. Now, the nice thing about this is if you're a fan of the chrome housing that your factory headlights have and you're looking to maintain that traditional or OEM-style interior, this is a great way to go because it does have that chrome reflective interior but now, of course, with the updated projectors like I said a second ago.The nice thing about that is as well as when you have the parking lights on and your headlights off, you still get the LED halos there in somewhat of a bluish hue, which is very common for aftermarket halos to have that bluish color instead of a pure white light. You also get the three LEDs in the corner there that are more white. Now, the inside of that, of course, being a reflective chrome is a lot more in your face. If you're into the more stealthy look, there are smoked or black housing options out there to darken up the front end, but it does match very well with the factory chrome trim we have here, like our grille. Now, the price tag for this guy is gonna come in right around 225 bucks for the pair. It comes with built-in H1 high and low beams as well as all the LEDs already hooked up inside. All you have to do is do some very minor splicing into your parking light harness, and I'll show you a couple of different methods you can go with and ultimately use the quick splice connectors inside the kit to help clamp them on. There's no cutting required. None of that wiring, you're just gonna clamp them on if you use the method included in the kit.Now, the install, by the way, I'm giving one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Anybody can tackle this with about 30 minutes to an hour from start to finish. It's a very simple process, two bolts at the front, one at the back, and then just a little bit of wiring, like I said, and you'll have it knocked out. With that said, let's jump into it. Tools used in the install include an impact gun, small ratchet, small extension, T30 Torx bit, and a 10-millimeter socket. All right. The uninstall process, we're gonna start here on our driver's side. You wanna grab a T30 Torx bit. I'm gonna use my impact gun. Pop your hood. And there are two bolts holding that headlight on on the inside of the grille.Next step, we have one 10-millimeter nut in the wheel well here. Now, behind that headlight where it connects to the fender, if you go straight through this open oval hole, you'll find a 10-millimeter nut on a stud. I'm gonna grab an extension and a 10 deep socket and go straight through and hook right onto it. It's fairly simple. It's tough to see from the outside, but if you peek your head in, you can see through this little crack and know exactly where you're going. All right. So we're just gonna back that guy off. All right. Now, if you can, you can get your finger in and just let it fall. Or if you can grab some pliers and you wanna pick it off, that works too. From here, you can go right back to the outside of the headlight, hold onto the bracket on the side. You might want to need to tuck your fingers into this corner. Pull that straight back. Flip it down. To remove the harnesses, of course, you're gonna lift up on the red locking tab here. Pinch and disconnect. And here we're gonna pinch and disconnect as well. Just like that, set your factory light aside.So we got our factory headlight off of the '07 RAM behind me on the driver's side, and it's on a table next to our LED halo projector light. Let's go through some similarities and differences between the two here. And, of course, they both share similarities in the sense that they're pretty much all chrome inside of the housing there. It's a very traditional OEM-style look. A lot of headlights right off the factory line have that reflector-style headlight design, which includes a lot of that Chrome interior to help reflect the light outward. Now, the modern technology here includes a projector-style headlight, something that's got a more fixated beam that gives you a really great bright nighttime visibility with the high and low beams built in. They're sharing a similar interior design as the factory lights in the way that they're laid out from the high and low beams as well as the reflector, but they're gonna include some of the modern lights like the LED accents.Now, those LEDs are very vibrant. They last a whole lot longer than factory incandescent bulbs as do the halogens inside of the projector. And you get a really vibrant amber reflector on the side there. That's something you get with all of your parking lights. And with all of the accents, there is a little bit of splicing on the backside. Aside from that, it shares a similar OEM layout, and it's obviously a very bright, flashy, in-your-face-style chrome for the guys looking to maintain that style of the OEM look but with a more modern layout with projectors and halos. With that said, let's swap over our factory bulb from the side. That's gonna be our marker light. We're gonna transfer that marker light or parking light over to the new one, and we'll get to displacing.Next up, we got them flipped around. You're gonna look at your factory light. You're gonna twist counter-clockwise on the parking light bulb to unlock it and pull that guy straight out. We're gonna swap that right on over to the new housing in this bottom corner. You just wanna make sure you're lining that guy up. Once it drops in, you can lock it in place by turning it clockwise. At this point what I wanna do is twist together our halo wires. There's two whites that are power and two blacks that are grounds. Now, we don't need them to be four individual wires. We need them to be two wires. So we're gonna take the two blacks and twist those guys together so that they become one wire end. That's gonna make it a lot easier for us to splice in. So just take those exposed wires, and you're just gonna twist them together just like that so they become one. Do the same thing with the two whites. All right. You wanna get them nice and tight. Now we can take this guy and splice them in and install the headlight.Next up, we got to do a little bit of splicing. We're looking at our factory brown harness that plugs into the bulb that we transferred over. As you can see, we have a couple of wires pre-spliced in from a different video shoot that we did earlier on. I'm to be ignoring these today. This is another method you could use. You could find your parking light wires, the black and the yellow here with the white stripe. You could cut them, splice in an extra wire, and then put female connectors on the end of those. That's what you see here. And then you can put the male connectors on these wires and plug them in. That's one option. That's the option we went with in the past. Or you can use these quick splice connectors included in the kit that clamp right on so you don't have to cut anything, pre-wire anything, none of that nonsense. So it's up to you. This is one method. I'm gonna show you this method. So what you're basically gonna do is locate the black wire on that brown connector. I'm gonna go a little bit farther up here. And you're gonna hook that on. You're gonna put it right through that open slot.Next, what you wanna do is take the black wires that we twisted together on the table and put them in one side through the open hole just like that. Once it's all the way in and secure, you wanna take a pair of pliers, and you're gonna crimp down that metal connector at the top, and it's gonna make the connection between the factory wire and the new wire so it runs power to it. So that's our ground wire. And you can close that over. Now what we can do is the same thing to the yellow wire with the white stripe. Now, keep in mind there is another yellow wire, so you may need to do some testing to see which one is gonna draw power. You can use a light tester or you can do some trial and error, but we obviously already know because we've spliced into it before. So I'm just gonna do the same thing. Put that there, grab the white wire that we twisted together on the table, these two. And I'm gonna insert that into the side. Make sure that's in there nice and secure. You can kind of peek through and see it. Grab your pliers and crimp down that metal.Also not a bad idea to give them a little tug to make sure they're nice and secure. Close that guy up. And now we can plug everything in. So I'm gonna plug in the brown connector. You may need to plug it in before turning it to lock it in just so there's enough room to clear. Grab this guy. Plug it into the main green harness. You wanna hear that click. And drop the red locking tab. Now we can install the headlight. Grab the factory Torx bolts and put them back through the side. All right. So next we can grab those T30 Torx bolts, put them right back through. And the 10-millimeter in the wheel well. All right. So next I'm gonna put my 10-millimeter nut on the end of my socket and just feed this guy into that stud. All right. So you just wanna put this nut on the end of that socket and just carefully feed it in and then start threading it in. Okay. From there you can repeat on the other side, and you're good to go.That's gonna wrap up my review and install for the LED Halo Projector Headlights with the Chrome Housing and Clear Lens, available for the '06 to '08 RAM 1500. Get yours right here at americantrucks.com.
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