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Ryan: These Raxiom LED Headlights are for those of you that have a 2007 to 2018 JK that are looking for a way to upgrade your headlights. From the factory, Wranglers, in general, are known for not having great headlights, and if you didn't get the LED headlight package that was available in the very late model JKs, this is going to be a huge upgrade for you. This is going to be a nice easy 1 out of 3 wrench installation. You are gonna have to do a little bit of wiring to get the accent light in this headlight fired up, but we'll talk about how to do that in just a second. So as I said, the headlights from the factory are not great in the JK. The factory setup for the JK is a headlight housing, a reflector housing with a bulb in it, and that is going to be a standard incandescent bulb. If you put a very bright light in a housing that isn't designed for it, you're going to get a lot of scatter and that's not good for oncoming traffic, so I do recommend going with a headlight like this. It's going to be more expensive than just a bulb upgrade, but you're going to get a lot more usable light and it's going to be better for you as the driver and any oncoming traffic as well. Now, this is going to be an LED headlight, but it is an LED reflector headlight. So some of these will have a projector, some will have a reflector. The projector does a very, very nice job of giving you an incredibly crisp and clean cutoff, allowing all of that very bright light to be aimed exactly where you need it. The reflector isn't going to give you as crisp of a cutoff, but I have to say after checking these out that these provide a really nice beam pattern and a very crisp cutoff for something that is a reflector housing. You're gonna have of course your top side here, which is going to be you're headlight, the bottom side, which is going to be your high beam, and then across the center here is going to be your accent light that you will have to power independently. Other than having a power that accent light independently with this pair of wires here, this is going to be plug and play. As you can see, you have a plug here that doesn't exactly match you up with what you have on your JK, but they provide you with this adapter harness, so that will plug right into your factory wiring harness getting everything fired up for you, no problem. The other nice thing about this set of lights is that they include the surround. They actually include the headlight bucket. So in the past, some of these lights, even though they are 7-inch round, if they have a slightly different shape to the back of them, they don't play nicely with the factory headlight bucket. So with this one, you remove the factory reflector housing, that entire headlight surround, everything is going to pop out and this is going to pop right onto those adjustments studs so that makes the installation that much easier. As for the accent light and those two wires that you have to power, you can do that in a variety of different ways. I think a lot of you are gonna hook those right onto your parking lights. So when the parking lights are on, those lights are on as well. You could, of course, hook them right to an ignition [inaudible 00:02:39] if you wanted them on all the time including during the daytime, or if you really wanted to get fancy, you could hook them to an independent switch on the dashboard and have them switch separately if you chose to. So, I said before, you're going to get some really nice light out of these and they do a really nice job of controlling that light for a reflector housing. That light is going to be, of course, a LED light. So you're going to get a really long life out of that LED. You're also getting something that is right around that 6,500 Kelvin colored temperature, which is going to match a lot of other aftermarket LEDs that you might add onto your Jeep so you're not getting something that's super blue compared to a nice crisp white. These are going to be a really nice white color bordering on that blue, on that cooler side of the spectrum, but that does give you a really nice usable light.Overall, I think these are pretty well built and they do provide a really nice beam pattern and you're getting all of that for right around that $330 mark, which I do think is going to be a pretty good deal for what you get. So, nice easy 1 out of 3 wrench installation. Let me show you how to do it. Male: Tools used for this installation are as follows. We have a set of wire strippers, a small flathead screwdriver, a small pry tool, and a roll of black tape. All right, now let's get started with the install of our new headlights on our JK Jeep Wrangler. Now to do this, we're gonna have to remove our grille first and to do that we're gonna have to open our hood and remove some clips at the top. There's a couple clips at the bottom but they just pop right off. Once we get those out of the way, there's going to be about four screws each on the headlights. We're gonna pop them out, exchange the old headlights for new ones. Should be a pretty much just plug and play operation. Now, let's get started. Now with a flathead screwdriver, we're going to go ahead and just pop these clips up. You can use a panel pry tool. I actually just like the way a small flathead works a lot better. Now with our top clips removed, we can go ahead and just pop the bottom ones out by giving the bottom of your grille a slight tug. Once those are out, make sure that you unplug your marker lights. Now carefully, just set your grille off to the side so it doesn't get damaged. All right, now with a small pry tool, we're gonna go ahead and pop our entire headlight and bucket unit out of our Jeep. Just get behind it, give it a little pry and take your time. There's no need to rush. And just go ahead and unplug your factory headlight. All right, now we're ready to install our new headlight with our old one out of the way. Now with our small jumper harness installed, we can go ahead and plug that into our factory harness, and as for these other two wires, we're just going to tuck those down and out, and I'm gonna show you how to wire those up in a second. We're gonna wire those into our side marker lights because they're gonna illuminate our halos on the front of our new headlight. So, tuck our wires down. And you want to make sure when running any wires, keep them clear from anywhere they can get pinched or cut, burned, any damage to them at all because that could start an electrical fire later and the last thing you want to do is set your Jeep on fire. Now just line up the four pegs and pop your new headlight in place until you hear it click. Now, you don't want to force these, you just want to push them on gently. All right. Now with the new headlight installed, you can see the difference between our new aftermarket headlight and our factory original headlight. Aesthetically they look very different, but at night is when you're gonna see the real difference. Now let's go ahead and get our halos wired up. We're going to take our marker light plug, that plugs into the front of our grille. Our black wire is our ground, so we're just going to go ahead and strip that back just a little bit, just enough to expose the wire. We're just gonna go ahead and connect our two wires together here, wrapping it around tightly. Then we're gonna secure this down with a little bit of electrical tape. Next, we're gonna take our marker light wire, which is gonna be our second one in, and here on the driver side, it's gonna be the white with the green stripe. Now if you do it to the white with the gray stripe, then your halo is going to be hooked to your turn signal. Now with those all wired up, you could tuck back the rest of your wires, tie them out of the way so they don't get pinched or damaged in any way, but your halos will now be functional when you turn on your marker lights and your headlights. Now you can go ahead and repeat everything we just did on the opposite side. Now once your headlights are installed, go ahead and reinstall your grille. Now with our headlights installed, our halos wired up and the front of our Jeep all put back together, we are done. For more parts of videos like these, make sure you visit us at extremeterrain.com.
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