(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
Justin: If the stock halogen headlights in your 2018 through 2020 F-150 just aren't cutting it in the looks or performance department, well, might be time to consider a full LED upgrade like the Raxiom projectors that we're talking about here today. Now, these DOT-approved headlights will feature the LED high and low beam projectors, along with the LED daytime running lights and stealthy black look, all for right around that mid $900 price point.Install, at least according to the site, is gonna get a very strong one outta three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and take a couple of hours to complete from start to finish. But as always, guys, hang with me for a bit, and we'll show you how it's done later in the video. Now, the headlight category is a place where there really is something for everyone. You're gonna find mild stock-style replacements, all the way down the line to a wild aftermarket-looking option just bristling with LEDs and everything in between.Now, in my humble opinion, the Raxioms that we have on the table today are gonna do a good job of balancing a little bit of both. You are getting some extras like the LED lighting and the black housings, but things like the chrome-surrounded projectors give off kind of a higher-end factory look, which I think is personally awesome.Now, if these guys just for whatever reason aren't your thing, and you wanna check out something else, well, you're in luck. We have a ton of options back on the site, so feel free to check out the rest of our selection at americantrucks.com, to see what we are fully working with. But what do you say we run through some of the features here with the Raxiom? And the first thing that you will notice is that you are gonna be replacing your dated chrome reflector-style housings with a much more modern, superior projector for both your high and low beams.Now, on top of that, the Raxioms are completely replacing every ounce of dated incandescent lighting with a bright and super powerful LED variant. Now, not only is this just gonna look a lot cooler, a lot more higher end, for lack of a better word, but it will also greatly improve your nighttime visibility, thanks to the brighter, more focused beam of light and those more powerful LEDs.Now, between those high and low beam projectors, which again are surrounded by a nice, little chrome trim, just kinda adds to the look a little bit, you are gonna find the turn signal portion here, which as you might have guessed, is also LED-powered, guys. The entire headlight is fully LED-powered. Now, I like how Raxiom has added a little bit of detail here in between the projectors themselves. It kinda gives you that three individual block look. And, of course, the LED lighting is just gonna really make those hazards or turn signals stand out a bit more than before.But last but not least, guys, will be the daytime LED running lights here that are gonna kinda surround the headlight or the outline of the headlight itself. These guys are gonna shine whenever your parking lights or your headlights have been switched on. And as you can see from the footage of our shop truck, they really do look sharp and contribute to more of that upper trim OE look that I mentioned earlier.Now, all of that LED lighting firepower has been built into the durable ABS gloss black housing, which is then topped off and sealed up with an impact-resistant clear polycarbonate lens. Now, again, the projectors have been given both DOT and SAE stamp of approval, which does make them legal for use in all 50 states. But now we wanna shift gears and show you just what it takes to get these installed on your F-150 at home.Site's gonna call this, again, a strong one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and a couple of hours to complete from start to finish. You do have to slightly disassemble the front end of your truck to not only remove the stockers, but also get the new guys in place. I should point out that there is also some wiring harnesses included here, which does make for an easier install. But regardless, to give you a better idea of what you're in for at home, check out our detailed walkthrough and tool breakdown now.Man: The tools you'll need for this project is a trim removal tool, a 7-millimeter socket, an 8-millimeter socket, a 10-millimeter socket, and a 13-millimeter socket, along with a ratchet, and a T25 Torx bit, and a pair of needle-nose pliers. Hi, everyone. Today we're installing a set of headlights on our 2018 F-150. But before we can do that, we've gotta get the stock lights uninstalled. So let's get busy. Okay. Our first step is going to be removing this lower grille panel by removing the two 7-millimeter screws just inside the fender lip.We're gonna use our 7-millimeter socket to do that. And repeat that process for the other side. Now we can go ahead and pull this filler panel out and away from the body, and that'll get it uninstalled. Now we can remove our push pins that hold our radiator cover in place, using our trim removal tool. Now we can go ahead and disconnect the connectors for our active grille, simply by pushing in the tab, and lifting them up. Now we can remove the 4 bolts at the top of the grille using our 10-millimeter socket.Now we can remove the 2 lower bolts for the grille using our 13-millimeter socket. There's one on each side. And repeat that for the other side. Now we can remove our grille by lifting up, and pulling out. Now we can remove the 2 top bolts for our headlight using our 10-millimeter socket. So there are three bolts at the bottom of our headlight. We have an 8-millimeter here, a 10-millimeter here, and another 10-millimeter over here.Now we can go ahead and remove our headlight by pushing down on this plastic holder at the bottom and pulling out slightly so that we can disconnect the connectors on the bulbs in the back. Now you see we have three connectors back here. Just push in on the locking tab and pull them out. Now that we've got the driver's side uninstalled, you can just repeat that process for the other side.All right. So, the first thing we need to do before we install the new light is transfer this bracket here from the old light to the bottom of the new light. To do that, we're gonna need our T25 Torx bit. Let's get that done. And we're gonna reuse our original hardware. And repeat that step for the other side. So, now we're going to run our DRL harness in front of the radiator, and behind the headlights. Now we can connect our fuse tap to a power supply inside the fuse panel. So, let's remove the covers.So, the fuse that we're gonna tap into is this 10-amp fuse right here. So, we just remove that fuse, and plug in our fuse tap. Reroute our wires a little bit. Now we can connect our adapter harness to our factory harness here. And finally, connect our DRL harness to the adapter harness. And repeat that for the other side.Now we can connect our adapter harness to our headlight, and go ahead and slip our headlight back into its slot. And repeat that for the other side. Now we'll reinstall our 2 bolts up at the top up, and tighten them down with our 10-millimeter socket. Now we can install our 2 lower bolts, and tighten them down with our 10-millimeter and our 8-millimeter wrench. And repeat for the other side.All right. Now we can go ahead and reinstall our grille. And we'll tighten them down with our 10-millimeter socket. And now while we're up here, we'll go ahead and reconnect our active grille connectors. Now we'll install our lower grille mount bolt, and tighten it with our 13-millimeter socket. And repeat that step for the other side.Now we can install our lower grille filler panel. And we'll secure it usually using the original hardware, and tighten it down with our 7-millimeter socket. And repeat that process for the other side. Now we can reinstall our radiator support cover, and reattach it using the original push pins.And that wraps up our review and install of the Raxiom LED Headlights with the Black Housing and Clear Lens for our '18 to '20 F-150 with Factory Halogen Headlights. Thanks for watching. And remember, for all things F-150, keep it right here at AmericanTrucks.com.
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