Review & Install Video
Hey, guys, it's Sara from extremeterrain.com and today we have our review and install of these Deegan 38 LED Headlights, fitting your '07 through '18 Jeep Wrangler JK. These 7-inch round LED headlights feature polycarbonate lenses with die-cast aluminum housings. These LEDs feature a color temperature of 5,000 Kelvin and have 1,200 raw lumens on low beam and around 3,600 raw lumens on high beam. These headlights allow you to retain your daytime running lights and are DOT compliant. They also feature a waterproof rating of IP68 which is the highest waterproof rating for electronic components. So, these will hold up to any weather and any water that the trails will throw at you. Coming in at around $400 these are on the higher end price-wise. However, for your money, you're getting the function of these LEDs, the ease of install of this plug and play installation, as well as the standout styling of these headlights.
I'm giving this install a two out of three wrenches on the difficulties meter. It does feature a direct bolt up install with no modification required and can be done in approximately two hours. With that said, let's jump right into our install. For this install, you need a pop clip removal tool and a Phillips screwdriver. Some optional but helpful tools are an impact gun with a Phillips head socket.
So, the first step in our headlight install is to remove this grille by removing the plastic pop clips holding it on at the top. Grab your trim removal tool and let's get these out. With all the pop clips removed from the top of our grille, we can pull forward on our grille and it should release all the metal clips at the bottom. Once the grille is free, you do wanna disconnect the connector on your turn signals, pull back on the red tab, press down and remove. Repeat that process with the other turn signal. And you can remove your grille
At this point we can remove the metal retainer holding our headlight in. We can do this by removing the four Phillips head screws using our Phillips head socket or just a regular screwdriver if you don't have this. Let's get these out. With your retainer removed, pull your headlight forward and remove the connector holding it into the wiring harness. Pull back on the red tab, press and remove.
Before we can get our headlights installed on our Jeep, we need to connect them to the driver and splitter according to the included instructions. First, we can connect this cable labeled projector to the cable on our headlight. Keep in mind that there is a slotted section here and you wanna align that up with the tab on the cable that's connected your headlight. Once it's all the way seated you should be able to tighten this down. And then we're going to connect the cable that's labeled low beam to the connector that has a yellow wire on it. Press this in until it snaps. Connect the final cable, this one will have a white wire and then this connector will eventually go to our Jeep. Set that one aside and let's do our headlight. Repeat that process with our other headlight. Making sure the yellow wire goes to our low beam. Now we can install these headlights.
We can now install this headlight on our Jeep by connecting the connector at the end of our wiring harness to the factory connector. Once it's all the way in, make sure you're pressing down on the red tab. You wanna make sure to mount both of these packs on the inside here, I suggest on part of the body or part of the frame. Now we can get our headlight lined up in this housing. Line up your headlight in the housing and replace the factory retainer. These tabs only line up one way, so make sure they're lined up on at least two of the holes. Grab your screws and get them installed. Install the rest of your screws.
All right, now that we have a headlight installed on our Jeep, we can really see it side by side with our OEM headlight, and really check out some of the differences. Now, as you can see, this is a complete style departure from the chrome shiny appearance of our factory headlight. This headlight has a black housing which is really gonna take it up a notch to the front of your Jeep. In addition to styling, these headlights feature LEDs, which are gonna last quite a bit longer than the factory bulbs. We're also getting away from the chrome of the reflector headlights. So these projector headlights which really adds to the blacked out look of your Jeep.
With our passenger side headlight complete, we can now repeat that process on the driver side. Pull the metal retainer off your headlight and set it aside. Pull the headlight out of its housing, pull back on the red clip and remove it. At this point, you can attach the new harness to your factory connector. Make sure you push down on the red tab to be sure this is seated. With this connector plugged in this might be a good time to test your headlight. If for some reason they don't come on right away, these connectors can be attached 180 out. So, I would suggest flipping this around and testing it again. And they should come on either one direction or the other. These plugs do have a tab on either side. If for some reason your light does not come on, flip this around and try the other direction. Secure both of these packs to the Jeep the same as the other side and get your headlight mounted. There are mounting tabs and multiple locations around the headlight. Line these up to the slots on the bucket in order to make sure your headlight is lined up. Grab your metal retainer and get it lined up on your headline as well. Reinstall the screws.
With both headlights installed we can now reinstall our grille, starting with our turn signals. Rest it on your bumper and plug back in your turn signal. Make sure you're depressing the red tab so it's secure. Line up the metal tabs on the bottom of your grille, press it into place and then line up the tabs on the top and reinsert your plastic pop clips. All right, so that is gonna do it for the review and install of these headlights. Remember for all things Jeep keep it at extremeterrain.com.
Improve Your Nighttime Drives.
Improve your nighttime drives by upgrading to Deegan 38 LED Headlights. These headlights feature advanced optics that work together with intense LED lights. The result is more efficiently projected headlight beams, ensuring any road or trail hazards are immediately visible.
Ultra-Bright LED Lights.
Deegan 38LED Headlights are equipped with ultra-bright LED lights that are engineered for intensity, while remaining energy efficient. These headlights feature 1,260 raw lumens when on low beam and 3,666 raw lumens when using high beam. Both low and high beams are DOT compliant. Additionally, these headlights feature DRL functionality, allowing you to install DRLs.
Rugged Build Quality.
Deegan 38 LED Headlights come with die-cast aluminum housings that are finished in a black powder coating for added corrosion resistance. Each headlight uses extremely clear, hard-coated polycarbonate for optimal light output. These headlights come with an IP68 waterproof rating for exceptional all-weather reliability.
Deegan 38 LED Headlights are designed as plug and play assemblies. These headlights are fully compatible with your Jeep’s factory H4 connectors and require just standard hand tools for installation.
Deegan 38 LED Headlights fit all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.
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- What's in the Box
- (2) Round LED Headlights, 7 inches Diameter
- Installation Info
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.